Yum! The Top 10 BBQ Restaurants in Texas for 2022
When it comes to Texas BBQ, there's no shortage of fine, quality restaurants, food trucks, and backyard smokers that are serving up brisket, sausage, and ribs to friends and family. It's like Texas' love language.
Tex-Mex and BBQ are two things you won't have trouble finding in the Lone Star State, but not all restaurants are equal. Some just have a better way of doing it.
Texas has a long history with BBQ. In fact, it can be said that Texas is where it was all perfected.
According to The Texas Historical Commission, the "lunch plate" was popularized by African American and Mexican American cotton pickers who would order sausage and ribs from German butcher shops in Central Texas. The butchers would serve it up on butcher paper, and customers would eat it on the spot and would refer to it as BBQ.
Over the years, different styles and methods of smoking meat would help popularize Texas BBQ. These days, Texas BBQ is the #1 "style" of BBQ in 33 of the 50 U.S. States. Yes, it's that good!
Top 10 BBQ Places in Texas
In the spirit of competition, those that have perfected the art of Texas BBQ like to be recognized for their efforts, and each year numerous polls, reviews, and ratings help decide the best of the best.
Texas Real Food has named their 10 best, and now I know where I'm road trippin' next time I'm in the mood for BBQ (which is about once a week, if I'm being honest).
Let's take a look at who made the list.
The Top 10 BBQ Restaurants in Texas
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