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Gatlin’s BBQ

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Carry your order to a picnic table outside or settle down in the small room adorned with snapshots and a painting of a white-robed Jesus holding a miniature model of Gatlin’s in his hands.

Stiles Switch

May 3, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Sides and desserts are solid, and those who don’t have to go back to work can choose from six kinds of beer on tap or dozens of other selections in bottles.

Barbecue Station

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

The $5.99 “Fill-er Up” baked potato stuffed with chopped beef is one of the better deals in town. The meats across the board are better than average. Also try the unique potato salad (with olives instead of pickles) and the endless pinto beans.

Hickory House Bar B Que

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Doyle’s sauce is a regional specialty. He makes a brown gravy sauce from the flour-thickened pit drippings. It’s thick and heavily seasoned, and makes for great Texas toast dipping.

Fatboy’s BBQ

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Fatboy’s may not hit on all cylinders, but good brisket is hard to come by in these parts, and that alone makes Fatboy’s worth a stop.

Kirby’s Barbeque

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Kirby’s is a living testament to the adage, “Teach your children well.” Owner and pitmaster Kirby Hyden learned to smoke meats from his father, who learned from his father, and this family know-how proves to be a rich inheritance.

Brooks’ Place

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

In time, even the most skeptical of Houston ’cue hounds were making regular trips to Cypress to taste Brooks’s brisket

Pecan Lodge

May 3, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Getting a taste of Pecan Lodge’s wondrous grub means a bit of a wait (up to an hour on weekends), but any hardships will be forgotten when you’re wiping that speck of beef rib off your chin.

Lockhart Smokehouse

May 3, 2013 By Texas Monthly

The closest some Dallasites will get to a Central Texas barbecue experience could well be ordering meat by the pound at Lockhart Smokehouse.

Snow’s BBQ

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

We named Snow's the state’s best joint back in 2008, and they continue to serve their loyal fan base every Saturday.