The restaurant business is tough — any culinary entrepreneur can attest to that. Many restaurants, some owned and operated by some of the most talented restaurateurs, have come and gone over the past two decades here in the Bayou City. That’s why we are amazed and we are grateful to still be here, serving our unique brand of barbeque to Houston natives, newcomers, and visitors alike, after 20 years.
Triple J’s Smokehouse opened November 1994 at the corner of Lockwood and Kelley in Northeast Houston. Our initial establishment was small — only just room for a drive thru, walk-ups, and a cooking and preparation area. We soon became a Northeast Houston staple and our popularity and notoriety for having Houston’s most unique and flavorful barbeque began to spread. We started selling barbecue at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1998. By the mid-to-late 2000s, we were doing catering for the Houston Texans and other NFL teams, Habitat for Humanity, Beyonce Knowles, the University of Houston, Shell Oil, among others. During that time, we also participated in the 2004 NFL Tailgate BBQ Cookoff during Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Like any establishment in our industry, we’ve had our ups and downs. But what kept us going was our desire to serve you, the Houston faithful, with the barbeque that you came to love and kept coming back for.
We moved to our current location on Homestead in 2005 after three years of being a catering-only business. We have experienced a tremendous amount of success since then, and we hope that we can continue that success for years to come.
However, most importantly, all of us at Triple J’s want to thank you, the wonderful customers that come in day in and day out, year after year, for our flavorful ribs, tender brisket, our loaded potatoes and more. Each and every one of you has made the past 20 years special to us, and we hope you keep coming back to us for the next 20 years and then some.
Join us as we celebrate 20 years this year…you never know, we just may end up doing something special for the month of November.
We’re just getting started and we’re not going anywhere. May God bless each and every one of you, and from the bottom of our hearts, we say, thank you.