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17 Barbecue Spots In Texas (2 in Houston) You Have To Try

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If you ask 10 people in Houston to name their favorite Barbecue Joint you will probably get 10 different answers.  Wide Open Country recently created a “17 Texas Barbecue Joints You Need To Try Before You Die” and you might be surprised to see your favorite present or absent from their list.  2 places in Houston – Triple J’s Smokehouse and Gatlin’s BBQ – did make the list but neither made the top 10.  

Here’s what they had to say about the Houston spots followed by the other 15 they believe we need to check out before we check out. 

14. Triple J’s Smokehouse – Houston

You can grab their tasty cooking at their regular site or at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where I first tried it. Go for the Big J, a baked potato loaded with a variety of meat and more food than any one man should eat. Great sauce as well.

11. Gatlin’s BBQ – Houston

Great food but sort of hectic setup. The line moves slow, and there isn’t much seating at all and what there is entirely all outside. The sauce is great. Everything here is a bit spicier than most Texas BBQ as there are obviously Cajun influences at work as evidenced by the dirty rice side selection. The chicken is great as all of the meats.

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TOP 17 BBQ JOINTS 

  1. Black’s Barbecue – Lockhart
  2. La Barbecue – Austin
  3. Coopers Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que – Llano
  4. John Mueller Meat Company – Austin
  5. Mike Anderson’s BBQ House – Dallas
  6. Snow’s BBQ – Lexington
  7. Franklin Barbecue – Austin
  8. Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q – Tyler
  9. Killen’s BBQ – Pearland
  10. Pecan Lodge – Dallas
  11. Gatlin’s BBQ – Houston
  12. Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor
  13. Fargo’s Pit BBQ – Bryan
  14. Triple J’s Smokehouse – Houston
  15. Prause Meat Market – LaGrange
  16. Spicy Mikes BBQ Haven –Amarillo
  17. Smitty’s Market – Lockhart
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