Sunday, July 27, 2014

Poll: What are your top 5 Texas BBQ joints?

A father and son wait to order at a Texas barbecue joint. (Photo ©Chris Wilkins/Texas BBQ Posse)

It's hard to say what's a more emotional subject for Texans, barbecue or politics.

Over the years we've tried to keep the Posse blog free of partisan politics, there are plenty of other places on the web where you can endlessly argue that subject. But when it comes the BBQ, strong loyalties and opinions have been shared between writers and readers on the Posse blog over the past five years.

Nothing gets BBQ fanatics going like a list of the "top" BBQ joints in Texas. We saw this once again when Gary Jacobson wrote More evidence that Lockhart has lost its barbecue magic last week. He shared the top five lists of several of the Posse members who went on our recent Houston BBQ tour. Some of our readers agreed, others didn't. That's how Texas barbecue goes.......

Just for fun, here's a chance to pick your top five favorites. We listed 26 top Texas BBQ joints (in alphabetical order) to choose from. If some of your favorites aren't listed, just add a comment to this blog post & we'll add it in the final results.

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48 comments:

  1. Big Bib in San Antonio has gotten some excellent reviews from local publications lately. They recently started using Angus brisket and it made a HUGE difference. Pulled pork is very good as are the ribs and chicken. Sides are as good or better than most joints.

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  2. North Main BBQ in Euless. Consistently outstanding ribs. Brisket is great if you stick to the burnt ends (which I do). Chicken is nice and so is the potato salad. Maybe not top 4 but certainly top 5 in my book.

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  3. Ditto for North Main.

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  4. Joels BBQ in Flatonia TX

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  5. CHURCH BBQ IN HUNTSVILLE TX

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  6. Clarks in Tioga Tx best I have ever had. And I have had a lot. tried all those places in
    Lockhart a few years ago. Blacks was the only one that was even ok. The rest are just
    running on rep. But there BBQ sucked.

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    1. Talking about running on rep. Clarks is the definition. BBQ has gone down hill quick.

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  7. No Luling Market? No Meshacks?

    I know you can't list everyone, but really... no Meshacks!?

    Add "OTHER" to the poll.

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    1. I agree with both of those!!!

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  8. The best isnt listed. Billys oak acres in west ft worth. The best brisket ever. On tuesdays the best tacos i have ever eaten

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  9. Lander's BBQ in Princeton, Tx has the best BBQ ever!

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  10. Cattleack and North Main should be on the list IMHO.

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  11. Landers Bbq in Princeton, TX is the all time best. Tender and juicy brisket, turkey is tender sausage has just the right amount of heat. They even have cheeseburgers that are to die for!

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  12. Big D in Mansfield and Landers BBQ in Princton

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  13. OPIES BARBECUE!!!

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  14. Cattleack in Addison and Browns in Austin. A start-up and a trailer - they can't be beat!

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  15. Cattleack bbq...farmers branch,tx

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  16. Salt Lick in Dripping Springs

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    1. Salt Lick is consitently very good nor even on the list really

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  17. Snows at 6% is a damn shame.

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  18. The Slow Bone in Dallas...

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  19. Hyden Barbecue Teague,TX

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    1. Yes Hayden Barbecue. Teague TX

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    2. Nobody does it better than Hyden's BBQ not even his brother Kirby. TEAGUE TX

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  20. The list if heavy on the 'Neu-Be-Que' spots... most of which will be gone in 5-10 years, while ignoring some of the great traditional spots that don't meet 'current' tastes/trends/fads.

    My Texas rancher-farmer grandfather probably wouldn't eat most of the neubeque meats that are all the rage right now, considering them to be dangerously undercooked. Cattle-raising has changed a lot in the last 50 years, and most of his fears (hookworm) would be uncalled for, but to ignore the style is to ignore the true traditions of Texas barbecue.

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  21. Kirby's smoked turkey melt is the bomb-diggity!!

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  22. Hyden Family BBQ, Teague
    Wright's, Mexia

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  23. Kirby's bbq mexia tx

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  24. Whup's BBQ in Marlin, TX

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  25. Cattleack's BBQ is great BBQ, best i have found in DFW area

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  26. The Spread Pit BBQ in Brady, TX, formerly a Hard Eight location. Love it.

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  27. I know Clark's in Tioga has been mentioned and disputed but I think it's great!

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  28. Hyden's Barbeque. Teague Texas

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  29. Doc's in Crockett? ....dont look like much you better not drive by....

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  30. Wright's mexia tx Tom's smokehouse in bellmead tx

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  31. Kirby's hands down! Worth the detour in Mexia Texas!

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  32. Hyden's BBQ Teague tx!

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  33. wrights bbq , mexia,tx

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  34. Kirby's BBQ in Mexia Tx!

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  35. None of these places can compare to the shed in ocean springs ms. Hands down best BBQ anywhere

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  36. NO-NOnsense BBQ Food & Restaurant, La Joya TX for the win!!

    https://www.facebook.com/nononsensebbq

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  37. City Market in Luling and Pecan Lodge in BigD are still at the top of my list. First time at Killen's yesterday, and I'll put about equal with my top two. Trying Snow's next.

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  38. I become partial to Conger's Smoke Shack here in San Antonio.

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  39. My vote for the best BBQ in Texas is Lemon's Bar B Q in Brownwood, TX. Your "Posse" can't really make a good assessment of the best in Texas when they only cover about a third of the state and that third is in East Texas. There's a lot of good BBQ in West Texas (That's west of I-35) and I've had some in El Paso and Amarillo and Midland and Odessa and Abilene and Lubbock and San Angelo and lots and lots of smaller towns...so get out and try some good west Texas BBQ before making any statements about the best in Texas.... ;)

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  40. The best place I have ever had great BBQ is in Cresson, Texas at BBQ on the Brazos. I have been
    there several times and it is always the same GREAT. Outstanding ribs and brisket, not to mention
    the cornbread salad

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  41. when will the voting be updated? Its been the same for days!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. The voting is pretty much done & the poll is now shut off. Thanks for dropping by though!

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