Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy the Picassos of the pit with this Groupon.
$7 for $15 Worth of Barbecue
Teeth sink into tender sliced-beef sandwiches ($4.80) or a pound of St. Louis–style ribs ($10.75). Turkey-breast dinner plates ($9.30) are served alongside portions of potato salad ($1.75+), and sandwich plates feature meats such as bologna ($5.60), chicken breast ($7), and chopped beef ($5.60).
Neon brewery signs cast splashes of color across the spacious interior of Railhead Smokehouse, where polished, wooden tables await slow-cooked dishes. Around these tables, or outdoors on the patio when the heat allows, sit eager diners, digging into bounties of smoked meats ordered and retrieved from the bar. These succulent piles have helped the Forth Worth eatery keep serving its staple plates since 1986, including tender, juicy slices of slow-smoked brisket and sausages forged from a blend of lean beef, pork, and spices best enjoyed with draught beers. In addition to shipping its lauded meats in insulated coolers packed with dry ice, the restaurant also offers a drive-thru window that serves St. Louis–style pork ribs on the go.
The scent of barbecued meats fills Railhead Smokehouse, the aromas of chicken, sausage, and beef all blending together. Those meats appear in the dining room on platters alongside staple sides like slaw and potato salad or on sandwiches dripping with sauce. That sauce is so well known that the restaurant sells it online all over the country, though they also sling smoked turkey, jalapeno sausage, and ribs dry rubbed in the Saint Louis style. Neon signs and framed photos above the bar encourage diners to stay a while for a beer after their meal, though there's also a sunny patio ideal for post-lunch chatter.