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  • Writer's pictureKimberly Gilbert

Uncovering the Smoky Delights of Galveston's Best BBQ Spot

Updated: Apr 15

In Texas, BBQ is a religion. Koop's BBQ Kitchen in Galveston, Texas, is nothing short of a sacred place for BBQ enthusiasts. We are proud disciples.

Koops BBQ Collage

Once a popular food truck, this award winning husband and wife team offer up some serious eats in their brick and mortar location at 4501 Broadway . Known for its mouthwatering smoked meats made in the traditional Texas BBQ style with an island twist, Koop's has earned their reputation as the best BBQ spot on the island.

The dedication and passion that go into each dish at Koop's are truly admirable. From perfectly smoked and seasoned brisket to tender bigger-than-your-head ribs, from juicy pulled pork to perfectly snappy sausage, every bite is a testament to the love and skill that the team puts into their craft. The flavors, the aromas, and the overall experience make dining at Koop's an unforgettable journey through the heart of Texan culinary tradition.

Koop's Beef Rib larger than you head
Bigger-than-your-head beef rib

The bountiful servings of meats undoubtedly steal the spotlight, but the accompaniments deserve their fair share of praise too. Let's begin with the Loaded Mac & Cheese, a dish that proprietor PJ proudly proclaims, “Kinda put Koop’s on the map.” This indulgent concoction of creamy, cheesy elbow noodles is generously portioned and loaded with chopped beef, pico, sour cream and a secret sauce. I never miss an opportunity to order an extra one for savoring at home later - it's just too good to resist!

The dirty rice is undoubtedly a culinary masterpiece, bursting with an explosion of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds like no dirty rice ever before. This delectable dish is like a symphony of savory and aromatic elements that blend together harmoniously to create a truly unforgettable dining experience. Trust me, you absolutely owe it to yourself to indulge in this delightful creation whenever it graces the menu - you won't regret it!

Koop's Three Meat Plate with collard greens, dirty rice, and banana pudding
Three Meat Plate with greens, dirty rice and banana pudding

Other noteworthy dishes that deserve a mention are the delectable beans, lovely corn, and the scrumptious potato salad. It is highly recommended to plan ahead with your dining companions to ensure that you can fully savor and enjoy a wide array of delectable sides. By coordinating your choices beforehand, you can indulge in a delightful culinary experience that encompasses a little bit of everything on the menu.

The team at Koop’s BBQ Kitchen takes pride in serving up quality comfort food that keeps customers coming back for more. Their attention to detail and commitment to using fresh ingredients shine through in every bite. If you find yourself in Galveston, make sure to stop by Koop's BBQ Kitchen for a culinary experience you won't soon forget. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm or until sold out, whichever comes first.

Safe travels!

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