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(%) Votessort icon

Leons BarBQ

Shreveport, LA

61.25 73.5 74.37 4

Bobs Barbecue

Henderson, TX

54.37 45 53.75 4

Holy Smokes

Dallas, TX

59.97 47 48.52 4

Queens Barbecue

Galveston, TX

49.87 62.75 61 4

Outlaws Bar-B-Que

Daingerfield, TX

68.72 75 60 4

Carters Bar-B-Que

Longview, TX

87.67 80.62 59.37 4

Bobs Barbecue

54.37 45 53.75 4

Cripple Creek BBQ

Athens, TX

35 60 55 4

Sonny Bryans Smokehouse

Dallas, TX

64.15 74.02 54.15 4

Goode Co Barbeque

Houston, TX

40.24 42.4 56.36 5

Pizzitolas Bar-B-Cue

Houston, TX

60.5 64.59 49.32 5

Mustang Creek BBQ

Louise, TX

80.25 73.04 58.66 6

Brians BBQ

Clute, TX

71.06 70.83 67.21 6

Williams Smoke House

Houston, TX

72.78 71.66 65.26 6

Austins Bar-B-Que

Eagle Lake, TX

81.96 74 54.31 6

Scotts Barbecue

West Columbia, TX

75.18 67.76 58.58 6

Carls Barbecue

Houston, TX

58.33 65.83 48.6 6

Hinzes Bar-B-Que

Wharton, TX

69.31 84.83 74.68 6

Doziers Grocery

Fulshear, TX

55.8 63.83 54.48 6

The Swinging Door

Richmond, TX

64.54 72.57 51.74 7

Kozy Kitchen

Houston, TX

70.98 72.28 68.94 7

Lyndons Pit BBQ

Houston, TX

48.88 38.42 55.11 7

Drexlers Bar-B-Que

Houston, TX

69.32 62.85 60.05 7