I'm not from Texas, but have been visiting family there for over 20 years and for the last few years, spend my winters there. One of my hobbies is visiting bbq restaurants...when I'm there..
I have to say when I ate at Goody's a few days ago, I tried the ribs and they REVILED some of the BBQ joints in the Houston - Austin - San Antonio area that I have tried.
Yea - they were not as great as the best BBQ joints in Tx I've tried, but one thing I liked about them is that the smokey flavor didn't overwhelm the flavor of the pork!! They were soooo tender, the meat literally fell off the bone!
If you like really smoky flavor, then you may be disappointed, but if you just want mildly smoked, tender pork flavored ribs, this is the place (in New England).
My boyfriend actually ordered the ribs and he had to fight me for them... Ha Ha - I ordered the pulled pork sandwich because I have been craving some good pork butt meat, and just like elcrnc said - dry!!!, Give me a piece of butcher paper with pulled pork glistening w/ fat on it and I'm happy, but they need to take that dry pork butt and dump it....Sauce (I mixed the sweet & med together & that worked for me) was the only reason it wasn't thrown away...
But - That's why they don't slather sauce on BBQ in Texas, cause if you need the sauce to make it taste good - then it ain't no good!
The Potato salad was very good, because I don't like a lot of vinegar in mine (vinegar is used by lots of places to make it last longer), the Mac & Cheese was good, real cheeese, not that velvetta stuff. Corn bread was awesome!!
I haven't tried Goodie's because I save all my bbq cravings for my winter stays in TX, but my boyfriend wanted to try and I can't wait to go back for some more RIBS!!! SOON!!