Pat Gee’s Barbecue
Method: Hickory in an offset smoker
Pitmaster: Arthur Gee and Billy Walker Sr.
Hours: F-Sun 11-7
Year Opened: 1963
Last updated: May 3, 2013
The hand-painted wooden sign reads “Pat’s Barbecue,” but everybody calls it Pat Gee’s after its late founder, Mack Henry “Pat” Gee, who opened this barbecue shack east of Tyler, deep in the piney woods, sometime around 1963. Pat, his wife Vida, and their seven children lived just up the hill from the small, wooden building. […]