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Reviewed BBQ Joints | "Show us your pits"

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(%) Votes

Best Quality Meats and Sausage

Temple, TX

70 60 60 2

Bartleys BBQ

Grapevine, TX

70 60 60 1

Petes Bar-B-Que and Bait Stand

Castroville, TX

70 60 60 1

Bartleys BBQ

70 60 60 1

Green Mesquite Bbq and More

Austin, TX

70 50 50 1

Fargos Pit BBQ

Bryan, TX

70 40 55 2

Grand Prize BBQ

Texas City, TX

69.72 51.87 52.5 4

Drexlers Bar-B-Que

Houston, TX

69.32 62.85 60.05 7

Hinzes Bar-B-Que

Wharton, TX

69.31 84.83 74.68 6

Outlaws Bar-B-Que

Daingerfield, TX

68.72 75 60 4

Big Smiths Bar-B-Q

Sulphur Springs, TX

67.67 77.25 48.95 4

Smokin Js

Montalba, TX

65 85 67.5 4

Casstevens Cash and Carry

Lillian, TX

65 77 66.59 1

Smittys Bar-BQ

Crockett, TX

65 70 65 2

Dons Barbeque

Whitesboro, TX

65 70 65 2

The Swinging Door

Richmond, TX

64.54 72.57 51.74 7

Sonny Bryans Smokehouse

Dallas, TX

64.15 74.02 54.15 4

Granzin Bar-B-Q

New Braunfels, TX

61.7 70 57.5 1

Leons BarBQ

Shreveport, LA

61.25 73.5 74.37 4

Pizzitolas Bar-B-Cue

Houston, TX

60.5 64.59 49.32 5

Branding Iron

Wichita Falls, TX

60 100 40 1

Skylight Inn

Ayden, NC

60 90 60 1

Arthur Bryants Barbeque

Kansas City, MO

60 90 60 1

A and M Grill

Mebane, NC

60 80 80 1

(The Original) Parkers Barbecue

Wilson, NC

60 80 70 1

Boardroom Bar B-Q

Overland Park, KS

60 80 60 1

Risckys Original Barbecue

Fort Worth, TX

60 80 58 1

Woodyard Bar B Que

Kansas City, KS

60 80 50 1

Haywards Pit Bar-B-Que

Shawnee Mission, KS

60 70 80 1

Smittys Bar-B-Q

Brownwood, TX

60 70 70 1