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Where to get Beef Ribs in Texas

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As a companion to this week’s column on beef back ribs and last week’s on beef short ribs, here is a list of barbecue joints offering beef ribs in Texas:

Beef Short Ribs:

3 Stacks Smoke and Tap House, Frisco

Black’s BBQ, Lockhart

Blue Ox BBQ, Austin

Cattleack BBQ, Carrollton

Cooper’s, Llano, New Braunfels & Fort Worth

Franklin Barbecue, Austin*

Freedmen’s Bar, Austin

Granary, San Antonio (pastrami short ribs)*

Hungry Farmer Barbeque, Houston

John Mueller Meat Co., Austin

Killen’s BBQ, Pearland

la Barbecue, Austin

Lockhart Smokehouse, Dallas*

Louie Mueller Barbecue, Taylor

Micklethwait Craft Meats, Austin*

Pecan Lodge, Dallas

Smoke, Dallas

Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue, Tyler*

Stiles Switch, Austin

*Beef ribs available only on specific days

Beef Rib J Mueller


Beef Back Ribs:

Augie’s Barbed Wire BBQ, San Antonio

Barbecue Station, San Antonio

Big Al’s Barbecue, Dallas

Briskets & Beer Smokehouse, Laredo

Brown Sugar’s, Houston

County Line, Austin

Cowpoke’s BBQ, Pearsall

Iron Works, Austin

Joe’s BBQ, Alvin

Kreuz Market, Lockhart*

Original Willie’s BBQ, Mission

Pappas Bros., various locations

Rib Hut, El Paso

Rick’s BBQ, Garland

Riscky’s, Fort Worth

The Salt Lick, Driftwood

Two Step Restaurant, San Antonio

Smitty’s, El Paso

Smokey’s Pit Stop, El Paso

Southside Market, Elgin

*Beef ribs available only on specific days

Riscky's Stockyards beef ribs

Let me know if I’ve missed any. I’ll update the list as I find more throughout the state.

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  • Jacob Reach

    Blue Ox BBQ in Austin has a beef short rib. Not sure if it is an everyday thing or special item. First time I went never noticed it, got it the second time on a Saturday.

    • BlueOxBBQ

      We have short ribs every day, in limited quantities. They sell fast.

  • S.R.

    Joe’s in Alvin has beef back ribs – everyday

  • kcj4tx

    Brown Sugar’s in Houston has ’em all the time. Not particularly good, but if ya gotta have ’em….

  • Peter

    kenny’s smokehouse in plano, tx has beef back ribs

  • Jeff H

    Mueller BBQ in Taylor have short ribs, but they are COVERED in black pepper.

  • Larry r

    What happened to the Salt Lick? They had the most fantastic bbq beef ribs ever!!

  • TAG

    We live in South Carolina and visit Texas from time to time. My husband loves the beef ribs we get in Texas but can’t find them around here. Do you know of any restaurants near the upstate of South Carolina that might serve a good beef rib?