I won't even sell somebody a barbecue unless they get cole slaw. If they want a barbecue and they don't want cole slaw, there's something wrong with that person.  It all goes together. You've got to have cole slaw and hush puppies with barbecue.

— Wilber Shirley

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

Smoke Daddy's Review of Habys Hot Pit Bbq

<<Update - This joint has closed>>

MAIN FARE:Habys Spread

  • Brisket - Both the firm & fatty side are served. Firm is a little dry, but still fairly good & flavorful. The fatty side is rich and good.
  • Spare Rib - SALTY. Meat is juicy and tender... falls apart. But they over-salted today.
  • Sausage - This is store-bought Eckridge. Sliced lengthwise. Fair.


  • Potato Salad - Chopped potato salad has a different texture, but fairly average taste.
  • Pintos - Thick & beefy. Good.
  • Sauce - Thin & warm. Good for dippin' - not much to it, but it doesn't cover the meat flavor.

ATMOSPHERE:Habys Order Counter

  • The silence is deafening... the joint is completely empty.
  • 'Denmarks' was the original BBQ joint at this location 100 years ago.
  • Habys has been here for 32 years.
  • They are cooking with mesquite, but we are denied a tour.
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