Below is a list of the top and leading BBQ Restaurants in San Antonio. To help you find the best BBQ Restaurants located near you in San Antonio, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Antonio’s Best BBQ Restaurants:
The top-rated BBQ Restaurants in San Antonio are:
- The County Line – link in a regional chain serving classic BBQ in a roadhouse like setting with live music & a patio.
- Two Bros. BBQ Market – casual BBQ spot serving oak-smoked meats & homey sides in a kid-friendly setting with a play yard.
- Smoke Shack BBQ + Southern Kitchen – a counter-service place with a rustic, retro feel offers BBQ sandwiches, platters & sides.
- Augie’s Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse – generous BBQ plates, comfort grub & draft brews are the draw at this busy, down-home counter serve.
- The Big Bib BBQ – wood-smoked meats, hearty sides & classic desserts are the draws to this casual barbecue haunt.
The County Line
The County Line has been serving up their legendary award-winning, slow-smoked barbecues for almost fifty years. This barbecue spot is popular for their extra lean briskets, spicy German sausages, and their big meaty ribs. The San Antonio branch is surrounded by a scenic and comfy porch area with an amazingly landscaped patio. Hanging out here will feel like you are on a vacation while chowing down on their juicy meats. The staff is amazing and friendly and will assist you from the moment you walk in, to the moment you waddle your way to your vehicles after feasting on their famous barbecues.
Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery, reservation, order online, live music, events, catering.
Address: 111 W. Crockett St. #104 San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 229-1941
The service was extraordinary! Our server was very professional and was quick to make recommendations. By the way, their milkshakes are great! – Yvette Alarcon
Two Bros. BBQ Market
Two Bros. BBQ Market prides itself on their award-winning Texas Pit barbecues which is smoked slowly in low fire. This one-stop barbecue shop also offers homemade sides that are made to order with only the freshest of ingredients. Desserts and beer are also abundant, with a large menu to choose from that are available the entire week. They also have a playground for kids and seating is abundant for families that want to have a grand time while chowing down on their mouth-watering barbecues.
Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery, order online.
Address: 12656 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210) 496-0222
The best place we have found in SA yet! You can’t go wrong with a cheesy chop, absolutely phenomenal!! The atmosphere is great. The staff is friendly. With every penny. – Janessa Cargile
Smoke Shack BBQ + Southern Kitchen
Smoke Shack BBQ + Southern Kitchen is a fan-favorite when it comes to barbecue stops. They have an amazing and friendly staff that provide amazing service. They never miss a bit and will assist you the moment you step into the moment you go home with a belly full of barbecue. Everything is made to order meaning you get your orders hot and fresh. Smoke Shack creates these masterpieces with only the best ingredients available in Texas. Some of their bestsellers are the Smoke Shake, brisket, turkey and pork sliders, and sausages among the myriad of mouth-watering meat options.
Dine-in, curbside pickup, order online, catering.
Address: 3714 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 957-1430
Just yummy! Friendly service. Great barbecue. Looked delicious and tasted delicious. Terrific sides and a good variety. Fun place to eat. Our pickiest eater was delighted with the menu. Can’t wait to visit again. – Christa Utzinger
Augie’s Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse
Augie’s Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse offers the most authentic Texas smoked barbecue. They are a family-operated and owned cafeteria-style restaurant that specializes in barbecue for over fifteen years. Aside from their amazing barbecue menu, Augie’s also offers homemade comfort food and desserts. All of their dishes are made-to-order so you can guarantee that what you are ordering is fresh and is made from the best and freshest produce available. Augie’s also offers discounts to people who serve in the military that brings a CHL license with them.
Dine-in, drive-through, order online.
Address: 909 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone: (210) 314-3596
A favorite place for tasty BBQ. Great food with quality ingredients. I had a brother come into town and asked me to take him back here. It has a nice interior. Similar to a place in Denver I loved. – Braden Vasquez
The Big Bib BBQ
The Big Bib BBQ provides an authentic Texas-style barbecue that is slow-cooked for upwards of ten hours. Their meats are cooked using mesquite woods and aged oaks. Though time-consuming, this process gives the meat a pinkish hue called a ‘smoke ring’, which is a prized trait in any barbecue product. The Big Bib also has an event center that is considered world-caliber complete with a bar, stage, sound system and lighting, and a full staff. The Big Bib Too Event Center is one of the go-to destinations for live music in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.
Curbside pickup, catering, live music, events.
Address: 104 Lanark Dr, San Antonio, TX 78218
Phone: (210) 654-8400
We received excellent customer service from this restaurant. The young lady that took our order was just awesome! She also answered all the questions I had. When we got home, we ate every last bit of our food. – Cheryl Botsford
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