Texas BBQ Trail

Texas BBQ Trail: 8 Picks You Don’t Want to Miss

Whether you’re a repeat customer or a first-timer, these Texas barbecue joints are worthy of a road trip, or at least a detour. Our only words of advice: if there’s a combo platter on the menu, go for it!

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Tyler’s Barbeque - Down-home BBQ place in a little red house, serving dry-rub ribs smoked daily, plus brisket & sides. Tyler Frazer smokes with mesquite he hauls in from Hall County, and everything is done from scratch.

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Lockhart Smokehouse - Counter-serve joint dishing up Central Texas-style smoked meats on butcher paper, plus local beers. Don’t miss the Kreuz Market Sausage, served on butcher paper, just like the original.

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Hutchins Barbeque - Branch of the veteran BBQ joint known for its brisket, ribs & sides, plus free pudding & cobbler. House specialty is the “Texas Twinkie,” a jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese and brisket, wrapped in bacon, smoked and grilled.

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la BarbecueYou’ll find a hopping BBQ counter in a small market with outdoor tables. Owner LeAnn Mueller hates the sweet stuff, so you’ll find special blends of salty and savory rubs and throwback dishes honoring LeAnn’s German relatives.

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Houston Galleria

Gatlin’s BBQThe ribs are the star of the show at Gatlin’s and you have two different types to choose from. Also popular are brisket and spicy sausage, and the Cajun dirty rice has a fanatical following. Enjoy this classic Southern barbeque where love is the secret ingredient.

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San Antonio

Smoke Shack BBQ + Southern Kitchen – Be sure to sample the Brisket Corn Chip Pie or The Big Dog, a massive sandwich piled high with pulled pork, brisket and slaw with feta cheese. You’ll enjoy the rustic, retro feel and sandwiches, platters and sides.

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Lone Star BBQEnjoy this down-home, family-run mainstay known for the best savory sausage in Texas. Also on the menu are brisket and chicken, and be sure to try their excellent catfish and famous grapefruit pie.

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Houston Sugar Land

Witt Pit BBQ & Catering – family owned and operated and specializing in Texas pit barbecue. Randy Witt fuels his pits with live oak for some of the best brisket, spare ribs, and smoked juicy chicken. The peach cobbler and banana pudding are some of the best in Texas.

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