The more I think about barbecue, the more I start thinking that it’s one of our most important road food traditions.  The reason that it remains vital, besides the fact it’s good, is that it cannot be tamed.  It can’t be gotten out of a can; it can’t be frozen ahead.  BBQ doesn’t negotiate, and it suffers fools badly.  Barbecue requires time, smoke, and above all, skill.  Which is why attempts to corporatize it ultimately fail.

— Alton Brown

Feasting on Asphalt, Episode 2 - I Smell Pork

Reviewed BBQ Joints

List of Joints with at least one review

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

KB Bar B Que

Zavalla, TX

30 50 65 2

Dons Barbeque

Whitesboro, TX

65 70 65 2

Joes Barbeque Co

Alvin, TX

59.62 70 63.87 4

Big Earls

Kerrville, TX

80.59 75 62.5 1

Hammonds B-B-Q

Glen Rose, TX

70.83 80 62.06 3

Railhead Smokehouse

Fort Worth, TX

78.86 71.66 61.66 3

Hickory Fare Bar-B-Que

Tyler, TX

70.40 45 61.25 4

Back Porch of Texas

Boerne, TX

55 60 61.2 1

Queens Barbecue

Galveston, TX

49.87 62.75 61 4

Drexlers Bar-B-Que

Houston, TX

69.32 62.85 60.05 7

Petes Bar-B-Que and Bait Stand

Castroville, TX

70 60 60 1

Hurseys Barbecue

Burlington, NC

60 70 60 1

Bartleys BBQ

70 60 60 1

Arthur Bryants Barbeque

Kansas City, MO

60 90 60 1

Hyden Family Barbeque

Teague, TX

30 50 60 2

Boardroom Bar B-Q

Overland Park, KS

60 80 60 1

Meshacks Bar-B-Que Shack

Garland, TX

80 80 60 1

Jaspers Bar B Q

Waco, TX

55 70 60 2

Harrys on the Loop

Fredericksburg, TX

70 100 60 1

Burnet County Bar-B-Que

Burnet, TX

70 80 60 1

Best Quality Meats and Sausage

Temple, TX

70 60 60 2

Outlaws Bar-B-Que

Daingerfield, TX

68.72 75 60 4

Skylight Inn

Ayden, NC

60 90 60 1

Smittys Market

Lockhart, TX

80 100 60 1

Pettys BBQ

Killeen, TX

60 40 60 2

Bartleys BBQ

Grapevine, TX

70 60 60 1

Buz and Neds

Richmond, VA

55 75 60 2

Winslows City Market Barbecue

Kansas City, MO

70 70 60 1

Southside Market and Bar-B-Q Inc

Elgin, TX

60 70 60 1

Kirbys BBQ

Mexia, TX

60 60 60 2