Tom's Ribs (Loop 1604 & Stone Oak)

Hours: 11am-9:30pm Mon-Thu, 11am-10:30pm Fri & Sat, 11am-9:30pm Sun

Tom's is a catholic establishment: There are many vehicles to salvation, some of which never even had feet. The meat sits squarely on the damn-good side of barbecue, and we really got off on the fried catfish. Tom's also features some of the best veggie side dishes available at a mainly meat joint. The sweet potato rules. One might even order a Caesar salad. There are three locations, and an expanded menu, and — while I can't speak directly to it — I am assured by other patrons that the ribs remain the same. - Jonathan Marcus