The more I think about barbecue, the more I start thinking that it’s one of our most important road food traditions.  The reason that it remains vital, besides the fact it’s good, is that it cannot be tamed.  It can’t be gotten out of a can; it can’t be frozen ahead.  BBQ doesn’t negotiate, and it suffers fools badly.  Barbecue requires time, smoke, and above all, skill.  Which is why attempts to corporatize it ultimately fail.

— Alton Brown

Feasting on Asphalt, Episode 2 - I Smell Pork

Reviewed BBQ Joints

List of Joints with at least one review

Joint City, State Main(%) Atmos(%) Other(%)sort icon Votes

Tony De Maria Bar-B-Que

Waco, TX

60 40 1

Sun Country Bar-B-Que

Wichita Falls, TX

30 40 20 1

Swicks

Groesbeck, TX

20 35 20 2

Wrights

Mexia, TX

30 50 30 1

Blalock Bar-B-Que

Pittsburg, TX

42.47 65.25 30 4

Neelys Brown Pig Barbecue

Marshall, TX

26.87 36 33.75 4

Mamma and Pappa Bs Bar-B-Q

Waco, TX

45 45 35 2

Bar-L Drive-In

Wichita Falls, TX

40 80 40 1

Dieter Brothers Restaurant

Lindsay, TX

10 40 40 1

Coleman’s Barbeque

Clarksville, TX

40 33.33 40 3

Branding Iron

Wichita Falls, TX

60 100 40 1

Axtell BBQ

Axtell, TX

50 40 40 1

Raymonds BBQ

Bridgeport, TX

40 60 40 1

Ronnies Ribs

Richmond, VA

60 35 40 2

Jones Family Bar-B-Que

Denison, TX

43.33 26.66 43.33 3

Sams Bar-B-Cue

Austin, TX

75 80 45 2

Martins Place

Bryan, TX

55 45 45 2

O O Smoke House

Sherman, TX

36.66 40 46.66 3

Hickory House Bar B-Q

Denison, TX

43.33 60 46.66 3

Holy Smokes

Dallas, TX

59.97 47 48.52 4

Carls Barbecue

Houston, TX

58.33 65.83 48.6 6

Big Smiths Bar-B-Q

Sulphur Springs, TX

67.67 77.25 48.95 4

Pizzitolas Bar-B-Cue

Houston, TX

60.5 64.59 49.32 5

Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

San Angelo, TX

80 90 50 1

Sheps Bar-B-Q

Palestine, TX

40 43.33 50 3

Coopers Barbeque

Llano, TX

70 100 50 1

Cartwrights Bar-B-Q

Bastrop, TX

80 40 50 1

Big Os

Valera, TX

60 55 50 2

Pit Downtown Barbecue

Austin, TX

60 70 50 1

Clarks Outpost

Tioga, TX

70 70 50 1