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The Pit Room – One of the Best Restaurants To Visit in Houston

If you are in Houston and looking for something to eat, The Pit Room should be on your list. The meats, the sausages, and sandwiches are a must-try!

The Pit Room One of the Best Restaurants To Visit in Houston

It’s my first time in Houston and I’m just so glad to get the chance to try different food that this city has to offer. Just this month, I visited The Pit Room for some oh-so-yummy BBQs and snacks!

Just a warning, if you’re currently on a diet we don’t recommend this place as it was really hard to resist the temptation of having even just one bite! The tender and juicy meat are inviting me to try them. Then I just found myself giving in to the temptation, haha! Don’t blame me though, the smell is already addicting, I bet you’d feel the same way I did when I was there!

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So, to give you more idea about The Pit Room, just read more below so the next time you’re in Houston, you know where to go when your tummy suddenly demands some good food!

About The Pit Room

The Pit Room is a BBQ restaurant that also serves tacos, desserts, beer & wine located in Montrose Houston. The two brains behind this successful business are Michael Sambrooks and Bramwell Tripp. 

Michael has prior experience working at different popular Houston restaurants which proves his love for cooking and serving people with delicious cuisines. In these experiences, he first met Bramwell “Bram” while they were both working at Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette in River Oaks. 

While Michael was still in the process of developing the idea for The Pit Room, he again met Bram at Revival Market and he soon joined The Pit Room and became the executive chef/pitmaster. 

The beginnings of The Pit Room might come unusual but this leads to what we have now. It is not new to us that some new restaurants endure growing pains as they start. As for Michael and Bramwell, they experienced delays – many delays, before they could even start. But they used this opportunity to refine and improve their recipe and menu.

After spending a long time in the kitchen working on their recipe, they were finally able to create the masterpiece that would lead The Pit Room to its success. So when they were finally offered occupancy, they already have their to-level products ready for the business.

What To Order?

The Pit Room One of the Best Restaurants To Visit in Houston

You can enjoy a 1 pound of brisket at $24. It might be a bit pricey but you know you’re in for a good meal when you’re in The Pit Room. Its peppery flavor and a good amount of smoke are already enough to make you drool. 

Their pork ribs are also top-tier! You know that fall-off-the-bone moment which I think, most of us like to see, will make you more excited to dig in. The tenderness and juiciness of the meat will make you go back to The Pit Room.

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Don’t you ever forget to also try their made in-house sausages! It is one of the crowd’s favorite! It is kinda hard to find a restaurant in Houston that offers sausages that are made freshly on the spot daily. The Czech-style beef sausage has this garlicky taste and is smudged with mustard seed and pepper. Yum! 

The Pit Room One of the Best Restaurants To Visit in Houston

If you still have space in your tummy, try their sides as well. It includes mac n cheese, mustard potato salad, coleslaw, charro beans, and elote-style yellow corn topped with cotija and cilantro. After that, finish your meal with some good desserts such as the seasonal pie and ice cream sandwich!


Note: This price list is from their main website.


  • Brisket – $12 (½ LB) / $24 (1 LB)
  • Beef Ribs – $25 (1 LB)
  • Pork Ribs – $10 (½ LB) / $20 (1 LB)
  • Pulled Pork – $9 (½ LB) / $18 (1 LB)
  • Turkey – $9.75 (½ LB) / $19.50 (1 LB)
  • Chicken – $9 (half) / $18 (whole)


  • Beef (Czech-style) – $5 each
  • Pork (Jalapeno cheddar) – $5 each
  • Venison (Blackpepper garlic) – $5 each


  • One meat – $10
  • Two meat – $13


  • One meat – $16.25
  • Two meat – $19.25
  • Three meat – $22.25
  • Tex Mex – 2 tacos of your choice ($15.95) / 3 Tacos of your choice ($18.95)


Single – $3.5 / Pint – $6.5 / Quart – $11.25

  • Coleslaw
  • Mustard Potato Salad
  • Elote
  • Charro Beans
  • Mac n Cheese


Feast No. 1 (good for 4-6 people) – 1 lb Brisket, 4 Pork Ribs, 1 Beef Rib, 1/4 lb Pulled Pork

1/4 lb Turkey, 1 Beef link, 1 Jalapeno Cheddar link, 4 Sides ($105)

Feast No. 2 (good for 6-8 people) – 1 1/2 lb Brisket, 6 Pork Ribs, 1 Beef Rib, 1/2 lb Pulled Pork 1/2 lb Turkey, 1 Beef link, 1 Jalapeno Cheddar link, 6 Sides ($145)

A La Carte Tacos 

  • Brisket (Chopped brisket, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa roja) – $5.5
  • Pulled Pork (Pulled pork, pickled red onions, salsa verde, cilantro, cotija) – $5
  • Chicken (Smoked chicken verde, griddled cheese, charred garlic) – $5


  • Tortilla Chips – $3
  • Chips + Queso – $7
  • Jalapeno-Vinegar Potato Chips – $3.5
  • Chicharrones with House Hot Sauce – $3.5

Texas Red Chili

  • Chili – Cup $8 / Bowl $10
  • Frito Pie – $12
  • Loaded Frito Pie (Topped with chopped beef or pulled pork) – $14.50

Market Salad

(Greens, Avocado, Egg, Bacon, Red Onion, Tomato, Almonds, Cotija Lemon Vinaigrette or Jalapeno Ranch)

  • Market Salad – $9.75
  • Add Sliced Turkey – $3.50

Breakfast Tacos (7 days a week from 7:00 am – 10:30 am)

All breakfast tacos come with refried beans.

  • Brisket and Egg – $4.5
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage & Egg – $4
  • Ham & Egg – $4
  • Pulled Pork Hash – $4
  • Bacon & Egg – $4
  • Potato & Egg – $3.5


  • Seasonal Pie – Slice $6 / Whole $36
  • Ice cream sandwich – $6

Facts About The Pit Room

Address: 1201 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006

Contact Details: 281-888-1929

Email: [email protected]

Main Website: thepitroombbq.com

Social Media Channels: Instagram, Facebook

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.