Top Choice Barbecue in Dallas

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

You cannot beat the original location of this Dallas classic. Where some barbecue places serve up their fare for only a few hours a day, this one can sate your smoky fantasies around the clock.
Top Choice Barbecue in Midland

KD's Bar-B-Q

If you had to go to one Texas 'cue joint, this would do. Line your platter with wax paper and tell the cook what to pile on (the brisket is divine). Add sides such as potato salad, then head to the amazing bar where…
Barbecue in Waco

Vitek's BBQ

Since 1915 Vitek's has drawn the hungry crowds. Whatever your carnivorous pleasure, it's all homemade and excellent. Big appetite? Order the legendary Gut Pak, a monster of a sandwich with Fritos, cheese, chopped be…
Barbecue in Dallas

Pecan Lodge

An icon in Deep Ellum, Pecan Lodge fires up tender brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Add the requisite sides (mac 'n cheese, collard greens, plus peach cobbler for dessert), local craft brews and you have one of Dallas…
Barbecue in Dallas

Sammy's BBQ

The line of regular lunch-goers, most clad in business casual, shuffles along quickly for plate-swamping portions of smoked brisket and other meats at this long-running institution. Sandwiches, plates and by the pou…
Barbecue in Dallas


A barbecue joint that grows its own veggies and smokes its own meats gets enough street cred to claim the motto 'Raisin' Hell from Scratch.' The style of the dining room matches the style of the excellent food. Besi…
Barbecue in Dallas

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

Sonny Bryan's barbecue has been around in one form or another since 1910. Although the main location is obscurely located, this branch holds up the tradition well and is easily the best dining option in the West End…
Barbecue in Abilene

Al's Mesquite Grill

Order up some barbecue or a burger, chicken sandwhich or even a steak, then stroll down the cafeteria line and sample the sides on offer, including cheesy broccoli and some very good squash. The peach cobbler desse…
Barbecue in Lubbock

Tom & Bingos Bar-B-Que

Calling this place a shack is an insult to decrepit buildings everywhere, but appearances are forgotten when you taste the smoked ham and brisket sandwiches (have the latter chopped). Sides are few: use the fries to…
Barbecue in San Angelo

Packsaddle Bar-B-Que

Don't let the downmarket location in a strip mall six miles southwest of the center put you off – the brisket here is among the finest you'll find anywhere in these parts (and beyond). It's bone-simple here but it …