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

Smoke Daddy's Review of Woodyard Bar B Que

Good spot to hang out on a nice afternoon.  My favorites were the sauce and atmosphere.

MAIN FARE:Woodyard other meats

  • Brisket - Another deli-slicer, but each slice has both flat & high-side.  Not separated.
  • Pork - Butt. Good moisture content.
  • Pork Chop - Nicely spiced.  Moist and fairly tender. Good smoke flavor.
  • Spare Rib - Nice spices in rub, but not overpowering.  Moist, but just a little tough.
  • Baby Back Rib - Meat is rich and a bit gamey (like mutton).  Hmmm.
  • Sausage - Eckrich. Standard. Commercial. 


Woodyard Ribs and Sauce

  • Sides (PS, CS) - I wouldn't bother ordering sides next time.
  • Sauce - Mild, but very good.
  • Hot dog - Not rated, but "Best hot dog on the tour!" -- K-Dawg
  • 'Hot Leg' - Smoked chicken wing was good (not rated)


  • Working wood yard
  • Train rolls by... always a good signWoodyard brisket
  • Prominent brick pits
  • Nice patio; comfortable spot when the weather is nice
  • Grandson selling fresh-squeezed lemonade for $1 per glass
  • Good value for the dollar
  • But:
    • Aggressive mosquitos
    • No beer sales (BYOB?)

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