BBQ is the pride and joy of all Texans.
If you are a BBQ lover and you are visiting or living in the Dallas area, then you are in for a tasty treat.
Your local friends and family will surely tell you where to go to get that delicious Texas BBQ, but if you don’t know anyone local, have no fear, we are here to give you our favorite Texas best BBQ in and around Dallas.
Locations: Mckinney: 1301 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069
Frisco: 9225 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75033
Hutchins BBQ, has been serving Texas BBQ since 1948.
Its brisket, sausage, and Texas Twinkies (jalapeno peppers stuffed with brisket, cream cheese, and wrapped bacon) are among the customer favorites. You may be wondering how they cook the meat such that it comes out so soft and full of flavor.
Their brisket, I heard, is smoked for up to seventeen hours, guaranteed to just melt in your mouth.
While many restaurants opt for using gas and pre-made meat, Hutchins makes use of pecan wood in the cooking with fresh cuts coming from the pit throughout the day. Their food is cooked over what they call an “eternal flame” because they believe that getting that optimum flavor requires around-the-clock maintenance of burning coals.
Hutchins, named after the owner, Roy Hutchins, opened their first Authentic Texas BBQ in 1978 at Princeton, TX, and in 1990 they moved to their McKinney location at the intersection of Hwy. 380 (University Drive) and Tennessee Street. Since then, this location has been home to the famous Hutchins BBQ.
They have also opened another location in Frisco, where you can expect the same excellent quality of food. And keep in mind that they offer catering services, which deliver a great Texas BBQ experience to your parties or events.
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Addresses: 1026 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
400 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Lockhart Smokehouse, just the name itself makes it legit and worth going. Opened in 2011, one co-owners family history is tied to Charles Kreuz Sr., who in 1900 started a grocery store in Lockhart, TX, the BBQ Capital of Texas.
Charles began smoking meats and sausage in brick barbecue pits and selling it to customers on butcher paper, and that is precisely what you can experience when you dine in Lockhart Smokehouse.
Jill Bergus who is the co-owner of Lockhart Smokehouse is the granddaughter of Mr. Schmidt, who bought Kreuz Market in 1948. This is the only BBQ restaurant in the DFW area where you can get the Kreuz Market Sausage, served up on butcher paper just like the original.
Thanks to Jill and her husband for bringing the great BBQ and the Central Texas vibe of Lockhart, Texas to here. They’ve got two locations – one is in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, and the other one is in the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District. Both serve authentic Texas BBQ, with “No Forks! No Sauce! NEEDED”.
Hard Eight Pit BBQ
5300 State Hwy 121 The Colony, TX 75056
688 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019
1091 Glen Rose Road Stephenville, TX 76401
205 S. Oak Street Roanoke, TX 76262
This is a family-owned business, and the owners like to share their passion for good food, a fun atmosphere, and warm Southern hospitality.
Hard Eight Pit BBQ is where you get a “Texas Style” eating experience; you pick your meats straight from the pit and are served by the Hard Eight Pitmaster who also prepares your food. How cool is that!!! And hey… all meats are smoked with Texas Mesquite wood.
You come hungry, and you go home happy.
We love their pork shoulder, beef ribs, and potato salad.
They also offer full-service catering options with entirely customizable menus.
When we get into the fall and the holiday season is coming up, keep Hard Eight BBQ in mind because you can order their spiral-sliced hams, whole turkeys, and turkey breasts for your family.
Check out their website for upcoming live music performances scheduled at one of their many locations.
Address: 2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Located in the city, a BBQ place that you cannot miss. Yes, it is probably an hour’s drive away from most of us who live in the suburbs, but you just gotta go and try it.
In terms of texas barbecue, this is a Dallas staple in brick and mortar form. We love their glazed pork ribs and pinto beans.
Expect a long wait but also be delighted. It will be all worth it.
“Where there’s Smoke, there’s flavor. That’s Pecan Lodge in a Nutshell.”
Here are a few more Texas’s Best BBQ joints that you can try
We think that these rival Franklin Barbecue in Austin.
Address: 3200 14th St, Plano, TX 75074
Address: 13628 Gamma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244
Address: 1050 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080
Ferries Wheelers Backyard & BBQ
1950 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
18th & Vine
4100 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Intrinsic Smokehouse Brewery + BBQ Catering
Address: 509 W State St, Garland, TX 75040
Meat U Anywhere
919 W Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
91 Trophy Club Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Address: 224 W Pecan St, Celina, TX 75009
Baker’s BBQ Ribs
1720 State Highway 26 Grapevine, TX
3033 Main Street Dallas, TX
6516 E. Northwest Highway Dallas, TX
I-30 @ Beltline Road Garland, TX
Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke
Address: 8856 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas, TX 75240
Old House BBQ
Locations: 1905 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75006
380 Lake Park Rd, Lewisville, TX 75057
Address: 5760 Legacy Dr #4, Plano, TX 75024
Good Union Urban BBQ
Address: 1150 State St #150, Richardson, TX 75082
Dicky’s Barbecue Pit
1211 14th Street Plano, TX 75074
4032 Preston Road Plano, TX 75093
1441 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075
5031 Alma Road Plano, TX 75023
380 Lake Park Rd. Lewisville TX, 75057