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Bodacious Bar-B-Q (Marshall)

Popular restaurants all over the world have signature dishes, some even have just one item that makes them a dining destination. You go to Katz’s Deli in New York for pastrami, Mary’s Cafe in Strawn, Texas for chicken fried steak, and nobody complains about the fish at House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. At Bodacious Bar-B-Q in Marshall, Texas you go for the ribs.

City: Marshall


Method: Hickory in a wood-fired smoker

Pitmaster: Joe Isenhood

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2018 Victory Dr., Marshall, TX, 75672

Hours: Daily 10-9

Phone: (903) 938-4880

Website: www.bodaciousbbqmarshall.com

Year Opened: 1994

Last updated: April 30, 2015


  • Ray

    Daniel, who has better pork ribs in Marshall: Bodacious or Bar-B-Q Express?

  • Grace

    Hi Daniel,
    I’m looking for a great BBQ joint near Quitman, Texas, to cater a wedding reception there this June. (Brisket and Ribs, of course!) We were originally thinking Mack’s Split Rail in Mineola, but after reading your 2014 review, now have doubts. What about Bodacious’ Winnsboro location? Do you know of any others nearby? I live in Houston, so I can’t stop in and try these places first. Catering services aren’t absolutely necessary; we could also pick it up, if it is nearby. Your recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Jacob

    Country Tavern has been notoriously inconsistent. At times its mediocre and others I’ve had it rival Fargo’s as my favorite rib in the state.

  • Marshall is the founder of Marshall s Bodacious BBQ. He was born and raised in Ventura, CA and is very well known as the Entrepreneur Kid .

    • Cody

      The Marshall’s Bodacious that you refer to is a completely different restaurant altogether than the ones featured here. These were founded by the above mentioned Roland Lindsey. Do some reading and some research.

  • Love love the barbecue. Just wanted to know do you have specials like the one in hallsville?