About us

Southern Hospitality

For nearly seventy years Barbecue Inn has served the Greater Heights/Garden Oaks area of Houston, Texas. Four generations of families have come through the doors and returned often to experience the finest in Southern comfort food, personalized service, and old-fashioned hospitality; making this family-owned restaurant a landmark in the Houston area.

Our menu

Our history

A Family Tradition

The Barbecue Inn was founded in 1946 by Louis and Nell Skrehot. After finding the perfect location on Crosstimbers, Louis began converting the little house, building a new storefront façade, and the original barbecue pit. Starting with a simple menu of Barbecue, Louis added other items over time.

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Legacy of
the barbecue inn

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We have high hopes that this Skrehot family tradition will continue with a Fourth Generation serving you in the not-so-distant future. If you have not had a chance to visit, we invite you and your family to come by and enjoy an experience reminiscent of times past and a real taste of Houston nostalgia.

We invite you to come and see what 67 years of delicious food, excellent service, and great value have kept The Barbecue Inn a constant landmark of hope in the Greater Oaks and The Heights area for just about 7 decades… they must be doing something right. Come taste the difference.



116 West Crosstimbers Road
Houston, TX


We are closed on both New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day