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Red Wagon BBQ

Joe Slack lives on the property and serves as the pitmaster to Red Wagon BBQ and his food is a Waco fixture. According to Slack, the crew of the Fixer Upper show are big fans of the beef ribs. The crew requested the ribs often enough for catering that the ribs have been added to the regular menu at the trailer. Like the beef ribs, the brisket is all-natural, Prime grade Angus. The sliced version was equally good on its own as it was on the sandwich. The beef could have used more salt, but it certainly didn’t lack for other flavors. Slack slathers on a bit of pickle juice and mustard on raw briskets to help his rub stick, which is made of black pepper, kosher salt, and paprika. The result: the best brisket you’ll find in Waco.

City: Waco


Method: Oak in steel offset smokers

Pitmaster: Joe Slack

Price: $

Rating: ★★★

Address: 169 Halbert Ln, Waco, TX, 76705

Hours: F 11-4, Sat 11-6

Phone: (254) 829-2277

Website: www.redwagonbbq.com

Year Opened: 2014

Last updated: July 5, 2016