Nothing beats great BBQ and nobody does does it it better than Texas. Whether you're visitning Lockhart, the BBQ Capital of Texas, Austin, Dallas, Houston or dozens of other towns like San Marcos and Waco, there is great barbecue (or barbeque if you prefer, but isn't in the Oxford dictionary) to be found throughout the state. Check them out below:
Austin, Dallas, and Lockhart, TX
Smoking authentic Central Texas barbecue 24/7 in three cities across Texas. We're famous for our giant Beef Ribs, juicy Brisket, and homemade sides like Mac-N-Cheese and Green Beans. Barbecue so delicious, it landed us a spot in Texas Monthly's Top 50 BBQ joints. Locals love us and tourists keep coming back for more.
Austin, Lockhart, New Braunfels, and San Marcos, TX
We are the oldest bbq restaurant in Texas always owned by the same family. Since our humble beginnings in the little town of Lockhart, TX, our family has pioneered and perfected true Texas barbecue. Today, five generations of Black's have made it possible to serve over 50 million guests from around the world. Four locations in central Texas to serve you: Lockhart, the BBQ Capital of Texas, Austin, San Marcos, and New Braunfels.
A Lockhart legacy — Kreuz Market brings the smoke with over a century of flavor. Our world-famous Texas BBQ is smoked to perfection over our post oak wood-fired pits. Today, we still prepare prized cuts of meat the same way we have for generations. Tradition has never tasted so good. Let's eat!
Riley started in the barbecue business as a teenager, selling fire wood to barbecue joints in central Texas along with his dad. He learned the barbecue end of the business from two great men, A.W.Reid in Luling and Floyd Wilhelm in Lockhart, before striking out on his own.
My dad, Edgar A. "Smitty" Schmidt, started working for the Kreuz family at the age of 13. He bought Kreuz Market in 1848. My family and I grew up at this pit. Today our family still tends that same fire in that same 1924 building at Smitty's Market in downtown Lockhart. We invite you to drop by! ~Nina Schmidt Sells
Founded in 2020 by local resident Kelly Evers, Kelly's Hill Country BBQ in Wimberley, Texas is THE go-to spot for authentic, low and slow, pit-smoked Central Texas BBQ! You can find our Kelly's Hill Country BBQ food trailer in the middle of Wimberley on Route 12. Or you can just follow that aroma of brisket, ribs, turkey, pulled pork, sausage, and pork belly wafting in the air that will eventually lead you to us. You’ll be glad you did.