New reign: A nearly 60-year-old barbecue joint long considered island royalty has passed the scepter to new owners.

Biz Buzz-Queens Bar-B-Q

Queen’s Bar-B-Q on Avenue S in Galveston has new owners.

Sandy Kerzee and family earlier this month finalized the sale of Queen’s Bar-B-Que to The Creek Group, credited in 2014 by Eater Houston for “bringing an Austin feel to Houston with four Central Texas-themed bars: Onion Creek Coffee House Bar & Lounge, Dry Creek Cafe, Cedar Creek Bar & Grill and Canyon Creek Bar & Grill.” The company has since added Piggy’s Kitchen & Bar in River Oaks and Cactus Cove Bar & Grill in Timbergrove, west of the Houston Heights.

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The iconic castle-like house on state Highway 6 in Santa Fe has a new owner.

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(11) comments

Carlos Ponce

The Santa Fe (nee Alta Loma) Christenson/Pignataro Castle dates to 1940 according to 1944 SFHS graduate Joe Kelley Tombrella who saw the castle constructed as he rode the school bus to school. John Christenson owned a Ford dealership on Galveston Island. He also owned travel courts on Seawall Boulevard.The castle was built by his wife several years after he died.

David Smith

Some of us oldtimers remember when the northeast corner of present day 746and 45 was HOUSTON international speedwayv.. a dragstrip.. !

Michelle Aycoth

I remember

I lived in Alvin at the time.

It ran from about where the Walmart is to where the UTMB Victoria Lakes is now.


Don Kemp

I used to go into the Queens store when Mr. Putnal had it before he turned it into a BBQ restaurant !

Jack Reeves

Queens is due for a change. I used to try and patronize them by bringing visiting business associates in there for lunch. Over time, the help got progressively rude; as if you were interrupting their break. The food was great but the help could use some training. I wish them the best; however.

Patrick Murphy

We have been fortunate and the staff at Queens have always been pleasant in our experience. So thank you previous owners and staff.

Bettie Bennett

Always enjoyed the food, the Staff, AND the decor at The Queen’s

Lisa Keeler

Please don't get rid of the turkey cliffhanger at Queen's.

Marshall Smith

Yes, the best thing on the menu!!

Patrick Murphy

Texas caviar and sweet potato casserole off the menu!

Patrick Murphy

Posted comment without finishing and proofreading. Queens no longer has Texas caviar and sweet potato casserole. Hope they put those back on the menu. And hope the pina colada cake stays on the menu. We will miss the old Queens. But good luck to new owners.

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