True Bark Bbq


True Bark BBQ is a mom and pop bbq business. We started off selling food from our own backyard. We are located in the near north side area of Houston. Our main motive behind starting True Bark bbq as a business is to provide an experience of having backyard bbqs with family and friends. Emilio has an intense passion about BBQ and cooking. Emilio is known for making unique dishes. Combining recipes from various cultures and unique mixed recipes are the reason behind his fame. Our Mission is simple: “Good food, Good friends. Great times. True bark bbq, stay true to the cookout.”


2 employees
3 years in business
Serves Houston , TX

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Square, Apple Pay

Social media


Level of service

Standard (basic ingredients), Premium (high end ingredients)

Additional services

Dessert, Non-alcoholic drinks, Alcoholic drinks, Coffee or tea


Breakfast or brunch, Lunch, Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres, Dinner

Kitchen onsite

Full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utensils), Partial kitchen (fridge and sink only), No kitchen

Serving style

Plated meal, Buffet, Food stations, Family style, Small bites/Passed appetizers

Event type

Wedding, Birthday or anniversary party, Dinner party, Corporate event, Bridal or baby shower, Graduation party, Outdoor event, Holiday party, School event, Fundraiser, Funeral

Venue type

Banquet hall or ballroom, Conference or convention center, Concert hall, Outdoor venue, Office, School, Home, Community center, Religious or spiritual space, Barn

Full service or drop-off

Full service, Drop off only

Guest count

Fewer than 20 guests, 20 – 29 guests, 30 – 39 guests, 40 – 49 guests, 50 – 59 guests, 60 – 69 guests, 70 – 79 guests, 80 – 89 guests, 90 – 99 guests, 100 – 124 guests, 125 – 149 guests, 150 – 200 guests

Budget per person

Under $15 (typically basic food for casual events), $15 – $25 (typically basic food for casual events), $25 – $35 (typically basic food for casual events), $35 – $50, $50 – $75 (wedding avg.), $75 – $100 (wedding avg.), $100 – $150, More than $150, Customer isn't sure about budget


American - casual, American - formal, Barbecue, Mexican or Latin American, American - Southern

Additional supplies needed

Plates, utensils and glasses, Disposable plates, utensils, and cups, Paper napkins, Cloth napkins, Serving and warming equipment, Table décor

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  • Reviews

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    On time, great price, great bbq.
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    September 20, 2022


    Alfredo G.

    Had True Bark BBQ make a brisket and 2 fried turkeys for a party and they were amazing. Emilio precooked the brisket on his grill and fried the turkeys at my place a couple hours before everyone showed up. The brisket was full of flavor and tastes exactly the same when I used the leftovers to make sandwiches.
    I had never had fried turkey before this weekend. It was delicious. Probably ruined oven cooked turkey to be honest. 10/10 would recommend.
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    September 19, 2022


    Daniel D.

    It was moist, flavorful, it was real good
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    September 19, 2022


    Priscilla f.

    Very moist and tender delicious very moist I gave them a five star
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    September 19, 2022


    Oscar V.

    Brisket and turkey were amazing!!! It’s never too early for a delicious turkey. Can’t wait to order for our next get together.
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    September 19, 2022


    Jesse H.

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    September 19, 2022

    Frequently asked questions

    Our interaction with new customers is very easy and quite simple. For catering services we first discuss the type of menu that the customers are looking for. The next step is to discuss estimates for food and services. e last few steps include establishing the menu, confirming the menu, going over the contract, and lastly payment.
    No real education other than being self-taught and experimenting with different seasonings, and flavors to find that perfect blend of traditional with a True Bark twist.
    There is no standard pricing at the moment but all estimates are negotiable.
    We started out selling bbq out of our backyard. As business grew so did our menu options.
    We recently got an opportunity to sell food at a festival in a small town. Hogeye in Elgin, Tx was such a great experience for us. We served brisket, pulled pork and alligator. Of course our staple the Meaty mac was an instant hit.
    I would suggest that they compare the prices and look at the reviews of all the businesses they are looking to work with.

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