BBQ Restaurants in Abilene

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The meat maestros of Renee’s Rib Shack cook their ribs in the smoke of smoldering apple wood, regularly slathering on layers of homemade sweet or spicy barbecue sauce. Reject the invasion of metric measurement systems with a half-pound slab of tender spare ribs ($5.95) that cling to the bone just long enough to belly flop into open mouths. Sandwiches, such as the pulled pork ($3.50) or the half-pound double burger ($4.49), round out a menu of American-style eats and roost upon fluffy buns like mother geese roost upon nests filled with the rough drafts of nursery rhymes. Assist ribs and sandwiches with their utility bills by recruiting roommates such as a 6-ounce side of bubbly mac ‘n’ cheese ($1.49) or a pile of cornbread ($0.30).

701 Butternut St
Abilene,
TX
US

Lemons' Bar-B-Q crafts a barbecue-charged menu of steaks, sandwiches, chicken and seafood. Appetizing appetizers such as hand-breaded onion rings ($3.59 small, $4.99 large) deftly quell rumbling tummies as they warm up taste buds. Midday meal-seekers can nibble on a chopped or sliced barbecue sandwich ($4.99), then wipe away saucy traces with a juicy cheeseburger ($5.99). Dinner diners can dive fork-first into fried shrimp ($9.49) or chicken strips ($6.99), served with a choice of meal-rounding sides. Larger platters boasting steak, catfish, and savory roasted meats are also available for satisfying suppers. Today’s deal is valid for dine-in or carryout, allowing purchasers to pick their edible destination.

3202 Coggin Ave
Brownwood,
TX
US

Old Time Pit Barbecue harnesses the roasting power of mesquite wood coals to produce its menu of slow-cooked barbecue bites. Carnivorous incisors can devour dishes by the pound, including unsliced whole brisket ($8.49 per lb.) and tender beef ribs ($4.99 per lb.), while those seeking a more balanced meat-to-side ratio can opt for Old Time's blue-tray specials, which include the "Big Chop," a tongue-tantalizing one-pound pork chop with a choice of two sides, such as pinto beans, coleslaw, mac 'n' cheese, or potato salad ($10.99). Layer a sausage ($6.99+) with Old Time Barbecue's homemade Pit Sauce, a perfect filler for meaty sandwiches and swimming pools.

1805 S Bryant Blvd
San Angelo,
TX
US

When Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey?s Barbecue Pit in 1941, the menu offered beef brisket, pit hams, barbecued beans, potato chips, drinks, and that?s all. By focusing on perfecting the flavors of a few dishes, Travis was able to increase quality and, ultimately, the number of customers. Patrons were so enamored of the food that the restaurant eventually expanded into a nationwide franchise, allowing Americans all over to wear badges made of barbecue sauce. Dickey?s has been passed on to Travis?s sons, but not much else has changed?the quality meats are still seasoned and smoked onsite, and except for the addition of spicy cheddar sausage in 2011, the menu has remained largely the same for the last 50 years.

Regional meats ensure that the most succulent Texas-style chopped beef brisket, old-recipe polish sausage, and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs make it to tabletops. Sides such as mac 'n' cheese and green beans with bacon continue to enhance feasts with an extra punch of homestyle tastiness. Each meal comes complete with complimentary ice cream, soft rolls, and dill pickles.

5001 US Highway 277 S
Abilene,
TX
US

Crowned one of Texas's Best Restaurants by Texas Highways magazine readers, Underwood’s Cafeteria exudes western flair with a menu of biting barbecue and sauce-laden ribs. Gnaw on a pound of sliced barbecue beef ($8.99), German sausage ($7.19 per lb.), spare ribs ($8.79 per lb.) or chicken ($6.59 per lb.), or take a tongue dive through saucy straits of tender pork rib. Massive meals include family-sized selections of barbecue and chicken or single dinners with three sides, rolls, a relish tray, and a fruit cobbler, the perfect edible accompaniment to a long day spent translating Latin stereo instructions.

401 W Commerce St
Brownwood,
TX
US

Since 1941, the Dickey family has been churning out Texas-style barbecue and tasty family-style sandwiches, sides, salads, and baked taters. Dickey’s lets customers choose off its menu of USDA-prime meats—all cooked slowly to smoky perfection over a hot-hickory fire-pit every night—including southern pulled pork, tender turkey breast, and Virginia-style ham. Start by slamming a quick cow workout with some sliced-beef brisket on the big barbecue sandwich, served with pickles, onions, and Dickey's famous sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce, which took three years, two fist-fights, and one small kitchen fire to develop ($5). Otherwise, go with the Quarter plate, a 1/4-pound of your favorite meat served with pickles, onions, a roll, and two other homestyle sides ($7 total, sides $1.75 each when purchased separately). Choose from options such as fried okra, green beans with bacon, or mac 'n' cheese. Diners with more than one mouth to feed can play hot potato with a giant stuffed baker ($4.50).

4520 Sherwood Way
San Angelo,
TX
US