Once opening time came the line moved fairly quickly, and before long we were out of the sun in the shade of the entrance canopy and then through the doors into the building. There is a small foyer once inside that leads to the ordering counter. We ordered our meats and sides, plus I had been tasked with bringing home a pecan pie, so I also ordered a whole pie. On my previous trip to Houston, I had commented to my family on how good the pecan pie (my all time favourite pie by the way) was, so it was requested that I bring one home. I had picked up a round, plastic food container at Wal-Mart earlier in the week so I was prepared. I asked the restaurant to wrap the pie in plastic wrap for me and they were happy to oblige!
Killen's is owned by Chef Ronnie Killen and is just one of the restaurants in Pearland and Houston he runs. There is also Killen's Steakhouse, Killen's Burgers and the new Killen's STQ in Houston, next door to Roegel's BBQ.
Check out Killen's at www.killensbarbecue.com and follow them on Twitter at @killensbbq.