Making sausage ain’t easy. There’s the trimming, grinding, seasoning, stuffing, and then the smoking. For barbecue joints, buying a few boxes of cheap sausage from your food distributor is a tempting prospect when compared to the hours required to make your own. But Texas is a place where smoked sausages are a part of our barbecue identity. Whether it’s from the Czech, German, or Beaumontian sausage making traditions, or it’s an innovative modern recipe, a good smoked sausage is the signature of a pitmaster willing to make the extra effort to bring their customers something unique.

We’ve created this list to recognize those that make that extra effort. It is by no means complete, and only includes establishments where the sausage is served hot (meat market sausages will be covered in a future post). We’ll continue to add to it as we come across any new joints with links on the smoker, and feel free to add any that we’ve missed on the comments section below.

Austin’s BBQ & Catering in Eagle Lake

Bellville Meat Market in Bellville

Best Quality Meats in Temple

Billy’s Old Fashion BBQ in Jasper

Black’s BBQ in Lockhart

Broussard’s Links + Ribs in Beaumont

Burn’s BBQ in Houston

Cattleack BBQ in Dallas

Chisholm Trail Bar-B-Q in Lockhart

City Market in Luling

City Market in Schulenberg

City Meat Market in Giddings

Clem Mikeska’s BBQ in Temple

Comeaux’s in Port Arthur

Cousin’s BBQ in Fort Worth

Davila’s BBQ in Seguin

Freedmen’s Bar in Austin

Gerard’s Bar-B-Q in Beaumont

Gonzales Food Market in Gonzales

The Granary in San Antonio

Guy’s Meat Market in Houston

Hays County BBQ in San Marcos

Hutchins BBQ in McKinney and Frisco

Inman’s Ranch House Bar-B-Q in Marble Falls

Jambo’s Rib Shack in Rendon

Jones Sausage & BBQ House in San Antonio

Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland

Kreuz Market in Lockhart

Kolacny’s BBQ in Hallettsville

La Barbecue in Austin

Lambert’s in Austin

Leon’s World’s Finest Barbecue in Galveston

Longoria’s BBQ in Everman

Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor

Love’s Smokehouse in Chillicothe

Luling Bar-B-Que in Luling

Luling City Market in Houston

Matus BBQ in Caldwell

Meyer’s in Elgin

Micklethwait Craft Meats in Austin

Miller’s Smokehouse in Belton

Novosad’s BBQ in Halettsville

Pappas BBQ in Houston

Pappa’s Bar-B-Q in Houston

Patillo’s Bar-B-Q in Beaumont

Pecan Lodge in Dallas

Pittsburg Hot Links in Pittburg

Powell Bar-B-Q in Houston

Prause Meat Market in La Grange

Ray’s BBQ Shack in Houston

The Sausage Shoppe in Fort Worth

Smitty’s Market in Lockhart

Smoke in Dallas

Smokey Denmark Smoked Meats in Austin

Smokey John’s BBQ in Dallas

Smolik’s Smokehouse in Mathis

Southern Q BBQ in Houston

Southside Market in Elgin

Speech’s Store in San Antonio

Taylor Café in Taylor

Vincek’s Smokehouse in East Bernard

Vitek’s BBQ in Waco

Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth

Wünder Pig Barbecue Co. in Austin

Zimmerhanzel’s Bar-B-Que in Smithville