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Harris Bar-B-Que

Photograph by Wynn Myers

If you’re headed south on Highway 77 you won’t see the sign for Harris Bar-B-Que, but it doesn’t matter. A huge, black offset smoker will likely be blowing smoke across the road just south of downtown Waxahachie. Harris says his barbecue is done “on the pit, straight stick, no gas, no electric.” The intensity of the smoke on the meat here leaves no doubt about the fuel. It’s done with hickory and oak, and some pecan when Harris can find it. A jet-black crust provides a thick coating over the perfectly tender and moist brisket slices. Between the flavors of smoke, seasoning, and beef, it is the smoke that overpowers the other two.

City: Cedar Hill


Method: Indirect heat smoker

Pitmaster: Kelvin D. Harris

Price: $

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 261 Hwy 67, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104

Hours: Tues-Sat 11-8

Phone: (972) 923-0040

Website: www.harrisbbq.com

Year Opened: 2013

Last updated: August 26, 2013