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Zeke’s BBQ

Try the smoked version of Windthorst Sausage at Zeke’s, and you’ll find a good reason to remember the small town. Zeke’s smokes Select grade. The fatty side of the brisket still has plenty of juiciness, but Zeke’s also does well with the lean beef from the flat. They take  good care to trim the fat down, so whatever’s left is just the amount I want to eat. The fat provides the moisture that might be missing otherwise, and helps carry the smokiness. It’s no surprise that this brisket makes a remarkably good chopped beef sandwich. Zeke’s only goes through five or six briskets a day, but there’s plenty more on the menu, such as the peppery pork ribs with just enough chew left on them. Dare we say it, they’re even better after a squirt of Zeke’s spicy sauce.


City: Windthorst


Method: Oak in an indirect heat pit

Pitmaster: Chris Pettyjohn

Price: $

Rating: ★★★

Address: 19000 US-281, Windthorst, TX, 76389

Hours: M-F 11-8, Sat 11-2

Phone: (940) 423-6888

Year Opened: 2015

Last updated: May 22, 2016


  • Zeke’s looks like a great place (and I love the fact they named it after their dog!). It just goes to show that even out of the way places can eventually do good business if they are producing a great product – which these guys clearly are!

  • Dustin Dorsey

    I went there back when it was Big Rusty’s and the brisket was good then. I need to check it out again and see what’s changed. That Windthorst sausage is awesome. You can buy it fresh in local grocers around Wichita Falls. It is great on the grill or better yet on the smoker.