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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


  • Doc

    We stopped in here Tue. 29 Sept.2015 at about 3:45P.M.
    Ordered a pound of sliced beef to go
    Great taste and just the right amount of smoke
    Very reasonable price
    Another couple ordered three meat plates
    2 lb of chopped beef ,I lb sliced and 1 rack ribs
    along with two sides

    BBQ sauce had like two different types in one cup
    It had a strong teriyaki taste that you taste as soon as it touches your tongue ,then followed by the rest of the sauce taste . The wife and I are spit on this she kind of liked it I didn’t
    Hours are not cut and dried
    they run out so close and go home
    Hours Tue thru Sat 11 to 530 if they do not run out

    very reasonable no problem at all
    Will stop in here again and have no problem suggesting it to others