Historical BBQ Map

Take a tour of nineteenth century Texas BBQ. Read about the map here.

Meat Market

1. Bastrop c. 1878

1001 Main Street

From the first documented advertisment for barbecue for sale: "A Bastrop butcher keeps on hand at his stall a ready stock of barbecued meats and cooked sausages." - Brenham Weekly Banner. Probably the Market House owned by Robert and Peter Gill

Meat Market

2. Cameron c. 1885

112 W. 1st Street

One of two meat markets with a smokehouse in Cameron. - Sanborn

Meat Market

3. Cameron c. 1885

105 E. Main Street

One of two meat markets with a smokehouse in Cameron. - Sanborn

Meat Market

4. Comanche c. 1885

106 W. Central Avenue

Meat market with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

5. Gatesville c. 1885

609 E. Main Street

Meat market and sausage-making house with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

6. Giddings c. 1885

143 S. Burleson Street

Meat market with a smokehouse located across Burleson Street. - Sanborn

Meat Market

7. La Grange c. 1885

256 W. Colorado Street

Meat market and smokehouse between a grocery store and harness store. - Sanborn

Meat Market

8. Lampasas c. 1885

410 E. 3rd Street

Meat market, smokehouse, and sausage factory. - Sanborn

Meat Market

9. Luling c. 1885

505 E. Davis Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

10. Mexia c. 1885

301 E. Commerce Street

Two meat markets next door to one another, both with smokehouses and one with a sausage factory. - Sanborn

Meat Market

11. Rockdale c. 1885

204 N. Main Street

Meat markets and a smokehouse. A barbecue pit was included in the 1891 Sanborn map, and could be L. Box's Meat Market.

Meat Market

12. Taylor c. 1885

309 N. Main Street

Meat market with smokehouse in the back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

13. Tyler c. 1885

218 N. Broadway Avenue

Meat market with smokehouse in the back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

14. Bastrop c. 1886

Bastrop

New Meat Market operated by Alexander & Gill. They sold "barbecued meats." - The Bastrop Advertiser

Meat Market

15. Bastrop c. 1886

Bastrop

The Bastrop Market run by John Kohler sold barbecue meats. - The Bastrop Advertiser

Meat Market

16. Elgin c. 1886

109 S. Avenue C

Possible first location of Southside Market, the state's oldest operating barbecue joint. - Sanborn

Meat Market

17. Brenham c. 1888

200 S. Baylor Street

"Barbecued meat every other day" at the Central Market run by Korff & Couch. - Brenham Daily Banner

Meat Market

18. Gainesville c. 1888

104 W. Elm Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back, behind shooting gallery and courier. - Sanborn

Meat Market

19. Greenville c. 1888

2404 Stonewall Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back, behind Kingsley Hotel. - Sanborn

Meat Market

20. Lockhart c. 1888

109 W. San Antonio

Meat market just off the square, next to the Cotton Yard, with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

21. Waco c. 1888

208 South Side Square

Cheap Cash Market run by J J Riddle served "fresh barbecued meats." - Waco Evening News

Meat Market

22. Austin c. 1889

123 W. 6th Street

Meat market on the corner with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

23. Bastrop c. 1889

815 Main Street

A L Hoppe Butcher Shop sold "fresh cooked sausages and barbecued meats." - The Bastrop Advertiser

Meat Market

24. Corsicana c. 1889

119 N. Main Street

One of two meat markets in Corsicana with smokehouses, has large smokehouse attached behind. - Sanborn

Meat Market

25. Corsicana c. 1889

123 W. Collin Street

One of two meat markets in Corsicana, small detached smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

26. Dublin c. 1889

200 S. Grafton

New City Meat Market serving "barbecued meats" by Patterson & Patterson. - The Dublin Progress

Meat Market

27. Gainesville c. 1889

107 S. Commerce Street

Rio Grande market serves the "finest barbecued meat in the world." - Daily Hesperian

Meat Market

28. Galveston c. 1889

301-349 20th Street

Meat market along 20th street, adjacent to fish and vegetable market. - Sanborn

Meat Market

29. Kaufman c. 1889

103 E. Grove Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

30. San Angelo c. 1889

16 E. Concho Avenue

Meat market in between a tailor and a fruit stand on Concho had a rendering kettle and a smokehouse behind it. - Sanborn

Meat Market

31. Schulenburg c. 1889

425 N. Main Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

32. Taylor c. 1889

301 N. Main Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

33. Waco c. 1889

218 South Side Square

Meat market and sausage factory with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

34. Corsicana c. 1890

321 N. Beaton

Arthur & Co. meat market: "barbecued meat a specialty." - Corsicana Daily Courier

Meat Market

35. Jacksonville c. 1890

100-198 W. Commerce Street

Meat market and grocery store with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

36. La Grange c. 1890

101 E. Colorado Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. A barbecue oven was added in 1896. - Sanborn

Meat Market

37. Bastrop c. 1891

1009 Main Street

Palace Meat Market had a sausage factory, smokehouse, and barbecue pit in the back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

38. Brenham c. 1891

106 E. Commerce Street

Meat market with a BBQ pit marked on its side. - Sanborn

Meat Market

39. Cameron c. 1891

190 S. Central Avenue

Meat market with a barbecue pit in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

40. Comanche c. 1891

200 N. Houston Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. -Sanborn

BBQ Restaurant

41. Denison c. 1891

Corner of Rusk and Chestnut

Al Hall's Barbecue Market, also referred to as a "barbecue and soup establishment." - The Sunday Gazetteer

Meat Market

42. Dublin c. 1891

221 S. Patrick Street

Patrick Stree Meat Market run by W B Tucker serves “barbecued meats.” - The Dublin Progress

Meat Market

43. Hillsboro c. 1891

103 E. Franklin Street

Meat market and restaurant with a smokhouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

44. Pittsburg c. 1891

127 Quitman Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

45. San Marcos c. 1891

131 N. Guadalupe Street

Meat market with a sausage factory and barbecue pit next to a bakery and general store. - Sanborn

Meat Market

46. Whitesboro c. 1891

125 E. Main Street

Meat market at the corner with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

47. Denison c. 1892

306 W. Main Street

"Barbecued meat of the best quality" at Moton's Meat Market. - Sunday Gazetteer

BBQ Stand

48. Dublin c. 1892

Dublin

“L. H. Maddox…keeps a full line of fresh cakes, light bread, barbecued meat and fine candies.” - The Dublin Progress

BBQ Stand

49. Fort Worth c. 1892

Corner of W. 6th Street and Houston

William Connell barbecued meat stand. - city directory

Meat Market

50. Sherman c. 1892

223 S. Travis Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

51. Temple c. 1892

Temple

City Market run by Taylor & Calhoun provide "fresh barbecued meats." - The Temple Times

BBQ Restaurant

52. Weatherford c. 1892

128 Dallas Avenue

Kulp's Restaurant serves "barbecued meats." - The Weatherford Enquirer

Meat Market

53. Bastrop c. 1893

Bastrop

Schaefer Meat Market serving "barbecued meats, sausage." - Bastrop Advertiser

Meat Market

54. Brownwood c. 1893

205 N. Fisk Avenue

Meat market with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

55. Coleman c. 1893

Coleman

"Barbecued meat" at Miller's Model Market. - Coleman Voice

BBQ Stand

56. Dallas c. 1893

1700 Elm Street

James A Reagan barbecue meat stand at the French Market. - city directory

BBQ Stand

57. Dallas c. 1893

2301 Elm Street

William G. Whitlock barbecued meat stand. - city directory

Meat Market

58. Dublin c. 1893

Dublin

Palace Meat Market served "barbecued meats, sausage." - The Dublin Progress

Meat Market

59. El Paso c. 1893

208 E. San Antonio

W.A.D. (location became New Market) selling “meats and fowls barbecued to order.” - El Paso International Daily Times

Meat Market

60. El Paso c. 1893

110 S. Oregon Street

One of two meat markets in El Paso, with two smokehouses in back and a fry kettle. - Sanborn

Meat Market

61. El Paso c. 1893

216 E. San Antonio Avenue

One of two meat markets in El Paso, with one smokehouse in back and a fry kettle. - Sanborn

Meat Market

62. Shiner c. 1893

119 7th Street

The City Butcher shop had "barbecue meat on hand every day." - Shiner Gazette

Meat Market

63. Taylor c. 1893

319 N. Main Street

Meat market and restaurant with sausage factory. - Sanborn

Meat Market

64. Waco c. 1893

208 South Side Square

Rack & Clowe Market serves "hot barbecue meat." - Waco Evening News

Meat Market

65. Austin c. 1894

Corner of Congress and 10th

Meat market and sausage factory. - Sanborn

Meat Market

66. Austin c. 1894

313 E. 6th Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

BBQ Restaurant

67. Dallas c. 1894

600 Commerce Street

Barbecued meat restaurant. - city directory

BBQ Restaurant

68. Dallas c. 1894

1600 Commerce Street

Post Office Barbecue House run by William J. McCray. - city directory

BBQ Stand

69. Denton c. 1894

Corner of Locust and McKinney

R. B. Roberson serving "nice barbecued meats." - Denton County News

Meat Market

70. Denton c. 1894

Denton

J. N. Blewett serves "Barbecue meats at any time" at the Oak Street Market. - Denton County News

Meat Market

71. Marshall c. 1894

200 N. Wellington Street

Meat market and sausage factory with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

72. San Angelo c. 1894

228 S. Chadbourne Street

Two meat markets next door to one another, both with smokehouses in back. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

73. Waco c. 1894

728 Austin Avenue

"Hot barbecued meat." - Waco Evening News

BBQ Stand

74. Waco c. 1894

127 S. 2nd

John Jefferson barbecued meat stand. - city directory

Meat Market

75. Denison c. 1895

405 W. Main Street

Williams' Union Market, run by Tom Williams, "barbecued meat a specialty." - Sunday Gazetteer

Meat Market

76. Denison c. 1895

304 W. Main Street

James G. McMillin serves "barbecued meats. knobloch, bologna, and Vienna wursts." - Sunday Gazetteer

Meat Market

77. Fort Worth c. 1895

Corner of 9th and Main

"Best fresh and barbecued meats." - Fort Worth Gazette

Meat Market

78. Bastrop c. 1896

1110 Main Street

Store with barbecue pit in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

79. Brenham c. 1896

303 S. St. Charles Street

Club Room with two smokehouses in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

80. Bryan c. 1896

322 N. Main Street

Meat market and restaurant with a barbecue pit in the adjacent lot. - Sanborn

Meat Market

81. Burnet c. 1896

100 E. Washington Street

Meat market with a barbecue pit in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

82. Caldwell c. 1896

220 W. Buck Street

Meat market with barbecue oven and smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

83. Caldwell c. 1896

260 W. Buck Street

Meat market and bar/pool room with a barbecue oven. - Sanborn. Barnett & Nelms market, and C. A. Broaddus ran the pit. "I ask that you please think of my juicy barbecued beef, pork, sausage, stew..." - The Caldwell News-Chronicle

Meat Market

84. Cameron c. 1896

170 S. Central Avenue

Meat market with barbecue pit in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

85. Cisco c. 1896

109 W. 6th Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

86. Commerce c. 1896

1205 Main Street

Meat market with a barbecue furnace in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

87. Crockett c. 1896

520 E. Goliad Avenue

Meat market on the corner with a barbecue oven in back. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

88. Dallas c. 1896

Corner Corondelet and N. Market

Virgil H. Price Barbecue Stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

89. Dallas c. 1896

601 Commerce Street

J G Thomas Barbecue Stand. - city directory

Meat Market

90. Decatur c. 1896

107 S. Trinity Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

91. Denison c. 1896

221 W. Chestnut

John Smith Barbecue Stand, a protégé of Al Hall - Sunday Gazetteer

Meat Market

92. Forney c. 1896

101-139 E. Broad Street

Restaurant with a meat market and smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

93. Forney c. 1896

117 E. Main Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

94. Fort Worth c. 1896

Corner of E. 1st Street and Commerce

James F. Croley Barbecued Meat Stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

95. Fort Worth c. 1896

On the Convention Center site

William Hawkins Barbecue Meat Stand, taken over by Frank Jones in 1899. - city directory

BBQ Stand

96. Fort Worth c. 1896

1403 Throckmorton

McPhetus Walker Barbecue Meat Stand. - city directory

Meat Market

97. Giddings c. 1896

140 E. Austin Street

Meat market with barbecue pit and smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

98. Giddings c. 1896

154 W. Austin Street

Meat market with barbecue pit and smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

99. Gonzales c. 1896

337 Saint George Street

Meat market with a barbecue oven in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

100. Groesbeck c. 1896

208 W. Navasota Street

Meat market with an outdoor barbecue pit and smokehouse, next to fire engine house. - Sanborn

Meat Market

101. Hallettsville c. 1896

100-148 E. 3rd Street

A smokehouse located behind a grocery store. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

102. Honey Grove c. 1896

Honey Grove

“Persons desiring fresh barbecue meats during the summer will find same at Jon. A. King’s market. He has erected a good furnace and guarantees nicely-cooked meats.” - Honey Grove Signal

Meat Market

103. Houston c. 1896

913 Prairie Street

A smokehouse located within a sausage factory. - Sanborn

Meat Market

104. Ladonia c. 1896

101 W. Main Street

Meat market with a barbecue pit that is between a grocery store and "Can'fy" store. - Sanborn

Meat Market

105. Ladonia c. 1896

Corner W. Main and N. Depot

Meat market on the corner with a barbecue pit next to a livery. - Sanborn

Meat Market

106. La Grange c. 1896

124 S. Washington Street

Meat market (temporary) with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

107. Luling c. 1896

615 E. Davis Street

Meat market with a barbecue oven in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

108. Palestine c. 1896

205 W. Main Street

Meat market and a barbecue oven. - Sanborn

Meat Market

109. Plano c. 1896

1016 E. 15th Street

Meat market between a bakery and a restaurant had two barbecue pits behind it. - Sanborn

Meat Market

110. Pittsburg c. 1896

116 Jefferson Street

Meat market with barbecue furnace in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

111. San Marcos c. 1896

120 W. Hopkins Street

Meat market with barbecue oven in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

112. Waco c. 1896

718 S. 6th Street

James U. Geyer barbecue meat stand. - city directory

Meat Market

113. Bonham c. 1897

305 N. Main Street

Meat market with a barbecue pit in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

114. Bryan c. 1897

Bryan

Matcek Ice Facotry and Meat Market serving "barbecue meats." - The Bryan Daily Eagle

Meat Market

115. Sherman c. 1897

104 S. Crockett Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

116. Sherman c. 1897

217 S. Travis Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

117. Shiner c. 1897

Shiner

Henry Etlinger Market serves "hot barbecued meat." - Shiner Gazette

BBQ Restaurant

118. Dallas c. 1898

198 S. Record Street

Adam Crick runs this barbecue restaurant. - city directory

BBQ Stand

119. Denton c. 1898

Denton

Elder & Holt’s stand, “We still lead in barbecued meats. Our meat is not cooked in pans; it is old-fashion barbecue.” – Denton County Record and Chronicle

Meat Market

120. Kerrville c. 1898

804 Water Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back next to grocery store. - Sanborn

Meat Market

121. Sulphur Springs c. 1898

107 Jefferson Street

Meat markets and a smokehouse across from the County Court House (still standing). - Sanborn

Meat Market

122. Waco c. 1898

224 Franklin Avenue

Meat market, sausage factory, and smokehouse. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

123. Dallas c. 1899

On site of Dallas County Civil Court

Barbecue stand. - city directory

Meat Market

124. El Paso c. 1899

208 N. Mesa

“Take some barbecued meat home.” - El Paso Daily Herald

BBQ Restaurant

125. El Paso c. 1899

Alley between E. San Antonio and E. Overland

Wall Street Barbecue restaurant built in the alley behind the meat market at 208 San Antonio, run by Wellington and Davenport. - city directory

Meat Market

126. Fort Worth c. 1899

502 Houston Street

Turner and Dingee sold barbecued meats. - city directory

BBQ Stand

127. Houston c. 1899

Corner of San Jacinto and Franklin

Joe Estes barbecue stand. - The Houston Daily Post

Meat Market

128. Kosse c. 1899

102 S. Narcissus Street

Meat market barbecue pit and smokehouse between a barber shop and furniture store. - Sanborn

Meat Market

129. Marshall c. 1899

207 E. Austin Street

Meat market with sausage factory. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

130. Austin c. 1900

College Avenue

Adolph Carlson runs a “Barbecue meat & Chili stand.” - Texas Posten

Meat Market

131. Brenham c. 1900

103 W. Alamo Street

"Fresh barbecue meat." - Brenham Daily Banner

BBQ Stand

132. Dallas c. 1900

319 N. Akard

James H Cruse barbecue stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

133. Fort Worth c. 1900

511 E. 5th Street

Henry Johnson barbecue meat stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

134. Jacksboro c. 1900

S. Main Street

"G. W. Willingham keeps fresh barbecued meats." - Jacksboro Gazette

Meat Market

135. Nacogdoches c. 1900

320 E. Main Street

Meat market between a barber shop and "Mactly" supply store. - Sanborn

Meat Market

136. Palestine c. 1900

311 W. Main Street

Meat market with sausage factory. - Sanborn

Meat Market

137. Palestine c. 1900

105 E. Main Street

Meat market with smokehouse in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

138. Palestine c. 1900

513 N. Church Street

Meat market with barbecue oven and rendering kettle in back. - Sanborn

Meat Market

139. Texarkana c. 1900

211 E. Broad Street

Meat market, sausage factory, and smokehouse between a bakery and hardware store. This is on the Arkansas side, just barely. - Sanborn

BBQ Stand

140. Waco c. 1900

Corner of N. 7th and Colcord

Samuel Brown barbecue stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

141. Waco c. 1900

704 Franklin Avenue

William McMullen barbecue stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

142. Waco c. 1900

122 E. Bridge Street

John F. Bailey barbecue stand. - city directory

BBQ Stand

143. Waco c. 1900

114 E. Bridge Street

James E. Robinson barbecue lunch stand. - city directory

Meat Market

144. Weatherford c. 1900

108 S. Main Street

Meat market with a smokehouse in back. - Sanborn