There's not much point in complaining about high-tech barbecue. It serves a purpose, and it's here to stay. And no doubt the quality of it will keep on improving. But as the old barbecue joints slowly disappear, each one that remains becomes a bigger treasure.

— Robb Walsh

The Art of Smoke, originally published in The Houston Press

Reviewed BBQ Joints

List of Joints with at least one review

Joint City, State Main(%) Atmos(%) Other(%)sort icon Votes

Tony De Maria Bar-B-Que

Waco, TX

60 40 1

Sun Country Bar-B-Que

Wichita Falls, TX

30 40 20 1

Swicks

Groesbeck, TX

20 35 20 2

Wrights

Mexia, TX

30 50 30 1

Blalock Bar-B-Que

Pittsburg, TX

42.47 65.25 30 4

Neelys Brown Pig Barbecue

Marshall, TX

26.87 36 33.75 4

Mamma and Pappa Bs Bar-B-Q

Waco, TX

45 45 35 2

Coleman’s Barbeque

Clarksville, TX

40 33.33 40 3

Branding Iron

Wichita Falls, TX

60 100 40 1

Axtell BBQ

Axtell, TX

50 40 40 1

Raymonds BBQ

Bridgeport, TX

40 60 40 1

Ronnies Ribs

Richmond, VA

60 35 40 2

Bar-L Drive-In

Wichita Falls, TX

40 80 40 1

Dieter Brothers Restaurant

Lindsay, TX

10 40 40 1

Jones Family Bar-B-Que

Denison, TX

43.33 26.66 43.33 3

Martins Place

Bryan, TX

55 45 45 2

Sams Bar-B-Cue

Austin, TX

75 80 45 2

O O Smoke House

Sherman, TX

36.66 40 46.66 3

Hickory House Bar B-Q

Denison, TX

43.33 60 46.66 3

Holy Smokes

Dallas, TX

59.97 47 48.52 4

Carls Barbecue

Houston, TX

58.33 65.83 48.6 6

Big Smiths Bar-B-Q

Sulphur Springs, TX

67.67 77.25 48.95 4

Pizzitolas Bar-B-Cue

Houston, TX

60.5 64.59 49.32 5

Big Os

Valera, TX

60 55 50 2

Cartwrights Bar-B-Q

Bastrop, TX

80 40 50 1

Pit Downtown Barbecue

Austin, TX

60 70 50 1

Earl Quicks Bar-B-Q

Kansas City, KS

40 60 50 1

Clarks Outpost

Tioga, TX

70 70 50 1

Evetts Bar-B-Que

Uvalde, TX

55 60 50 1

Green Mesquite Bbq and More

Austin, TX

70 50 50 1