Where to eat BBQ in Texas

I love BBQ and so do most Texans. That’s why Texas Monthly publishes an annual list of the Top 50 BBQ joints in Texas. I always jump to read the article and see who made the list, which restaurants I’ve been too, and start thinking about how I can TRY ALL OF THEM!

I keep the Texas Monthly article bookmarked and try to remember to call it up while I’m traveling. One issue I have with our great big STATE is struggling to know every city (how the article lists the BBQ joints) and where they are in relation to other cities. My solution to this problem was to create a Google Map that lays them all out for me. Added benefit was playing with a new Google Maps feature I hadn’t used, building custom maps.

Feel free to use the map to plan your attack at conquering all 50. And don’t hesitate to leave a comment below on where I should be going for BBQ that is or isn’t covered on the list!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Paul Woods

    How is Hutchins BBQ and Catfish? I’ve heard good things about them, but haven’t been there yet.

    • Paul
  2. Erik Weibust


    Sorry I missed your comment. Hutchins is great. But I’ve only been to the McKinney location. So if you hit the Frisco one, let me know how it is.

    Like any BBQ joint Hutchins has a ton of stuff. I always get the brisket and sometimes I get the ribs too. The brisket is so dang good I’ve never tried the catfish. Which is crazy, since that what they started making.

    Let me know how you like it.


  3. Wes Moulder

    The Hutchins in Frisco replaced the Randy White’s. My kids go to music lessons over by there, so when there’s a concert for them, we end up either at the BBQ place or Golden Moon. It’s good BBQ, I much prefer Hard Eights’ though.

  4. Erik Weibust


    Have you been to the Hutchin’s in McKinney? I’m curious how the Frisco one compares. I hope and assume they are using the same recipes and their meats are cooked the same.

    I haven’t been to Hard 8s in a long time. Need to go again but it will take a lot to beat the brisket at Hutchin’s.


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