Everything’s bigger in Texas and that includes the appetites. So what better than to have classic Texan barbecue? Take a look at our top 10 Texan barbecue joints and pay them a visit when you’re in the area!

NAME: Kreuz Market
SMOKE TYPE:Post Oak
COOKING METHOD: Indirect-Heat Brick Pit
LOCATION: Lockhart

When scouting great BBQ joints, you have to try original-style and that’s just what you can find a Kreuz! They prepare, just about any kind of meat (their sausages are ridiculously good). They’ve been around since 1900 and not by coincidence.

NAME: Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue
SMOKE TYPE:Oak Wood
COOKING METHOD: Offset Smoker
LOCATION: Wolfforth

If you like rich, smokey meats, you’d be foolish not to give Evie Mae’s a visit. As good as everything is, when we think of Evie Mae’s, we think of their savory brisket. Their burnt ends are pretty good too, but in reality, anything you get will be good enough that you’ll want to get one for the road, too!

NAME: Harris Bar-B-Que
SMOKE TYPE:Hickory/Miscellaneous Wood
COOKING METHOD: Reverse-Flow Smoker
LOCATION: Waxahachie

A delicious source of comfort food, Harris’ simply makes you feel at home. We consider Harris’ to be our favorite destination for a quick lunch, perfect for busy days. Their ribs and artisan sandwiches are good enough to make your mouth water and we guarantee you’ll want to go back at least once.

NAME: Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue
SMOKE TYPE:Gas-Fired
COOKING METHOD: Heat Pit
LOCATION: Tyler

Oh, Stanley’s. Not only is the food to die for, but this place has the energy of Texas fun. They always keep local craft beer on tap, have live music on the weekends and an atmosphere that will help you feel what some call “the true spirit of modern Texas”. But let’s get to their food… they do everything from breakfast to dinner, all include unbelievably prepared meats and rich, filling sides.

NAME: Louie Mueller Barbecue
SMOKE TYPE:Pecan/Oak
COOKING METHOD: Indirect-Heat Pit
LOCATION: Taylor

Here we have a small, quiet establishment that’s been around for about 40 years. But don’t let that fool you. With baby back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches that make you contemplate the value of a pig, we’re certain you’ll love Louie Mueller’s!

NAME: Pody’s BBQ
SMOKE TYPE:Pecan/Oak
COOKING METHOD: Offset Smoker + Rotisserie
LOCATION: Location

Other than awesome barbecue, the first word we think of when we hear “Pody’s” is fun. The staff are always super friendly and almost gives off the feeling of a family. The wide-open rooms kind of gave us the brewery vibe, as did the attention.

NAME: Hutchins BBQ
SMOKE TYPE:Pecan/Oak
COOKING METHOD: Indirect-Heat Pits
LOCATION: McKinny

Man, the juicy meat served here are something else. The variety alone makes us wish we could go back to Hutchins every week. Though from what we had in our short time there, the pulled pork sandwiches were the best we’ve had anywhere. The atmosphere also screams authentic Texas and you can tell the owners love what they do.

NAME: Bodacious Bar-B-Q
SMOKE TYPE:Mesquite/Post Oak
COOKING METHOD: Various Pits/Offset/Indirect-Heat
LOCATION: Tyler

The atmosphere at Bodacious speaks friendly and authentic, which works for their attitude and unbelievable barbecue! You can tell they care. They love what they do and it shows with every step (and flip) they take.

NAME: Luling City Market
SMOKE TYPE:Post Oak –
COOKING METHOD: Indirect -Heat Pit
LOCATION: Houston

For the best barbecue in Houston, look no farther than Luling City Market! Their brisket and sausages are amazing, especially with their special sauce that is also sold on the side. Just seeing them rub-down the top tier meats is enough to get your wallet out. Pay them a visit!

NAME: Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Cue
SMOKE TYPE:Post Oak
COOKING METHOD: Indirect-Heat Pit
LOCATION: Jefferson

Like others on this list, Josephs is awesome. What makes them stand out is how they spice and season their meats, it really makes the taste come together. The food is fresh and their variety is extensive enough to keep you coming back. Prices aren’t too bad either!

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