The Top Texas BBQ Joints 2020
10. Terry Black's Barbecue
Terry Black of Lockhart’s famous Black family now smokes ribs, brisket, and sausage. (Various locations)
terryblacksbbq.com, 512-394-5899, 1003 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
9. Kreuz Market
This is a Central Texas fan-favorite spot for their beef brisket and “shoulder clod,” but the pork chop is a surprise treat.
kreuzmarket.com, 512-398-2361, 619 North Colorado Street, Lockhart, TX 78644
8. Lockhart Smokehouse
The Schmidt family from Kreuz Market brought the flavors of their legendary barbecue town tothe big city of Dallas.
lockhartsmokehouse.com, 214-944-5521, 400 West Davis, Dallas, TX 75208
7. 1775 Texas Pit BBQ
From a mobile trailer that’s now permanently parked on the outskirts of College Station, Brad Doan wows visitors with prime-grade brisket and plenty of homemade sides.
979-492-6241, 8203 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, Suite C, College Station, TX 77845
6. Black's Barbecue
The first Black’s opened in 1932 in Lockhart, and the family has been smoking over post oak ever since. (Various locations)
blacksbbq.com, 512-398-2712, 215 North Main Street, Lockhart, TX 78644
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5. Heim Barbecue
Emma and Travis Heim made waves with the smoked brisket-laced Heimburger and their novel bacon burnt ends, but their traditional smoked meats are rock solid too.
heimbbq.com, 817-882-6970, 1109 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
4. Killen's Barbecue
Founder Ronnie Killen expanded his menu and added dinner hours, but folks still lineup at lunch for brisket and ribs.
killensbarbecue.com, 281-485-2272, 3613 East Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581
3. Bodacious Bar-B-Q
There are nearly 20 Bodacious franchises that dot the state, and they all serve the restaurant’s beloved original sauce. Some locations even offer it by the gallon to take home. (Various locations)
bodaciousmobberly.com, 903-753-8409, 2227 South Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX 75601
2. Franklin Barbecue
Customers still wait hours for brisket and ribs from Aaron Franklin, the celebrity pitmaster who put Austin barbecue on the map.
franklinbbq.com, 512-653-1187, 900 East 11th, Austin, TX 78702
1. The Salt Lick BBQ
The Salt Lick’s dramatic finishing pit brims with tempting mounds of brisket, sausage ropes, and massive racks of ribs. (Various locations)
saltlickbbq.com, 512-858-4959, 18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX 78619