Eating barbecue is like delivering a pick-up line to someone holding a glass of wine: if it's too saucy, you're going to need a dry cleaner. Keep it clean but not too clean with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of BBQ fare at Duke's Smokehouse BBQ in Georgetown.
Flames kiss six different meats at Duke's Smokehouse BBQ, from brisket smoked over mesquite and oak for 15 hours to St. Louis–style pork ribs seasoned with a dry pepper rub and dribbled with honey. Specialty platters ($5.59–$15.59) from the lunch and dinner menu confront diners with a carnivore's dilemma, as guests can ask up to four different meaty options to gargle Duke's BBQ signature sauce and sing sweetly to an audience of two homemade sides and a serving of texas toast. Treat sleepy teeth to selections from a full breakfast menu, served until 11 a.m., which includes homemade buttermilk pancakes ($2.10–$4) and a texas toaster sandwich loaded up with layers of egg, cheese, and bacon ($3.49).
Dessert-deservers can polish off peach cobbler ($2.99) on the open-air back porch. Pull up to a table in the backyard picnic area to admire the surrounding woods, or, in the event of an embarrassing spill, run off into the surrounding woods. Wooden rafters crisscross the heights of the cavernous dining room, where high ceilings make room for hunting trophies to deck the walls without bumping their antlers.
408 W Morrow St.
Georgetown, Texas 78626