After 40 plus years in business, the beloved Blake’s BBQ & Burgers of Houston has shut its doors.

Blake’s BBQ & Burgers, a staple in West Houston since 1982, is preparing to officially close this week. Owner Don Blake made the difficult decision to close the restaurant after 40 years in order to focus on his travels and other projects.

Over the years, Blake and his staff have served the best burgers and BBQ in town, attracting countless politicians, celebrities, and athletes, including Frank Sinatra. Blake even developed a close friendship with the legendary singer, fondly recalling trips to Las Vegas with him and his wife.

However, what Blake will miss most are the lifelong friendships he has built with his customers. Some patrons have been visiting the restaurant since they were pregnant and continue to bring their children and grandchildren. The thought of saying goodbye to these loyal customers brings tears to Blake’s eyes.

The last day for Blake’s BBQ & Burgers is May 20th from 10am-7pm. KPRC 2 retains the copyright to this content.

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