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Hatfields BBQ & Blackjacks Beer Garden

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  • Opened


  • Pitmaster

    Kenny Hatfield

  • Method

    Oak and mesquite; indirect-heat pit

This tidy cedar cabin only opened in November, but pitmaster and owner Kenny Hatfield has been perfecting his craft for years, barbecuing brisket each Friday for his friends and employees at his nearby flooring store. Hatfield smokes his brisket for eighteen hours over a mix of oak and mesquite in his custom-built pit, which he has affectionately dubbed the Big Nasty, an indirect-heat smoker so large that it sticks out the side of the building. The resulting brisket is flavorful and tender and boasts a thick crust. The pork ribs are coated with a not-too-sugary glaze, and the meat is succulent. Meals are served up on nifty little cedar planks (no red plastic here), and patrons can eat at the tall tables inside or snag a picnic bench outside in the beer garden. Hatfields is a family affair: Kenny works the pit, and if it’s a weekend, his wife, Edna, a local schoolteacher, takes orders in the front. And the thick, sweet “Maddy Belle” sauce is named after their eleven-year-old daughter.

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  • Lela Evans

    Hatfield’s BBQ new location 621 W. Market St. Rockport, TX

  • Patti Panuccio

    The first time I enjoyed it, every time since either no food or bad attitude. I think TM went to there heads.

    • Larry Bates

      They say they are opened 11AM until the food runs out. Unpredictable, but you can be sure the food is fresh. Make it a lunch stop and it will be fine.

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  • Monica Wheatly

    hatfields bbq is the bomb never had bad food or service!people are very friendly and outgoing. the ribs fall right 0ff the bone and brisket is tender and juicy. keep up the good work HATFIELDS BBQ!!!!!

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  • Jamie Rosas

    Excited for bbq week!