The history of Central Texas barbecue is shaped by meat markets, and meat markets are open early. Those early hours are still honored by some of the state’s best, so getting a link of smoked beef sausage at City Market in Luling and Smitty’s in Lockhart. Then there’s the Saturday morning breakfast ritual at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington which opens at 8:00am sharp, and Matus Pit Bar-B-Q in nearby Caldwell serves their sausage even earlier, but at these joints the breakfast menu has little variation from the one at lunch.

Austin – Freedmen’s Bar serves a Sunday brunch with Barbecue Benedict and the rest of their barbecue menu. 11:00am – 4:00pm Sun.


Austin – Kerlin BBQ makes a bevy of homemade barbecue kolaches in their East Austin barbecue trailer. 8:00am – sold out W-F, 9:00am – sold out Sat – Sun.


Austin – Lambert’s does a full blown barbecue brunch menu with smoked salmon, brisket, ribs, and a whole lot more. 11:00am – 2:00pm Sun.


Austin – Vic’s BBQ in South Austin serves barbecue tacos and a carne guisado for breakfast. 6:00am – 10:30am W-F, 7:00am – 10:30am Sat.

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Bastrop – Southside Market has a new location and you can grab some breakfast tacos in the drive-thru. 6:00am – 10:00am Daily


The signs at night are big and bright…at the new Bastrop location of Southside Market.


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Cresson – BBQ on the Brazos does breakfast tacos with all of their meats and even huevos rancheros and migas. 6:30am – 9:30am M-F, 9:00 – 11:00 Sat.


Elgin – Meyer’s Smokehouse serves tacos and biscuits as well as sausage and brisket by the pound through their drive-thru. 8:00am – 10:00am Daily


Grapevine – Meat U Anywhere BBQ has a variety of breakfast tacos every day. 6:00am – 11:00am Daily


San Marcos – Hays Co. BBQ began serving breakfast tacos this morning, and will continue to every day. 6:00am – 10:30am Daily


Tyler – Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue probably has the widest barbecue breakfast menu in Texas with burritos, sandwiches, and breakfast bowls. 7:00am – 10:00am M-F


Multiple airports – Salt Lick BBQ serves breakfast tacos, sandwiches, and even biscuits with brisket gravy at both DFW and Austin airports. 5:00am – 10:00am Daily


Multiple locations – Rudy’s BBQ serves brisket a variety of breakfast tacos at most of their locations. 6:00am – 10:00am Daily (may vary by location)


We’d love to add to this list, so let us know in the comments section if we missed your favorite barbecue breakfast.