Top 15 Texas BBQ Joints

If you haven’t licked a bone dry in the great Lone Star State, you can’t really call yourself a Texan. Whether on a road trip at a rodeo or entertaining out-of-town guests looking to gnaw down on some good ol’ cowboy cuisine, there are ample BBQ pits all over, but especially, deep in the heart of Texas. To ring in 15 years of Yelp, we’ve rounded up a brisk(et) list of the Top 15 Texas BBQ Joints, according to Yelpers. 

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Methodology:  This is an all-time list of the 15 best barbeque spots in Texas according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the barbeque category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. We included only one (or two) business(es) per metro for geographic diversity.

Yelp’s Top 15 BBQ Spots in Texas 2019:
1. Kat’s Barbecue, Santa Fe

2. DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ, Terlingua

3. The Shed Market, Abilene

4. Not Just Q, Dallas

5. Youngs Burritos & BBQ, San Saba

6. Tyler’s Barbeque, Amarillo

7. Corkscrew BBQ, Spring

8. Spicy Mikes Bar-B-Q Haven, Amarillo

9. Witt Pit BBQ & Catering, Rosenberg

10. Truth BBQ, Brenham

11. SouthernQ BBQ & Catering, Houston

12. Tender Smokehouse, Celina

13. Hickory Hill Barbeque, Tyler

14. Miller’s Smokehouse, Belton

15. Hutchins BBQ, Frisco


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