Smoke is mysterious, fire is uncertain, and pit men are expensive. So the mystery, uncertainty, and expense of taking the chance to make great barbecue is being replaced by the quantifiable methods of always making pretty good 'cue.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

ssweeney's Review of Lufkin Bar-B-Q

Joint: 

Main Fare:

  • Brisket - Finally, somebody using a dry rub.  Lean, flavorful, and accordian tender.
  • Rib is very smokey and fully rendered.  Nice flavor and texture.  Crisp/chewy on exterior, and moist and tender inside.
  • Sausage has a similar taste to homeade bologna or salami.

Other Fare:

  • Potato salad is mashed style with black pepper.  Different flavor profile working here, and it is good.
  • Pintos are sweet and good.  Another interesting flavor profile.
  • Raisin and Apple fried pies are good and homeade, but would be better if combined.
  • Pecan pie is very good, but not made here.

Atmosphere:

  • Knotty pine interior with western motif.
  • Another group of very nice people in East Texas.
  • They are doing bang-up business on their Drive Thru
  • Real "old school" pits that are fired by a compact, clean fire.  Nice.
Main Fare: 
8
Other Fare: 
8
Atmosphere: 
8

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