Other local ’cue joints of note:

407 BBQ
Named after the Argyle farm road upon which it sits, this new joint offers Central Texas-style ’cue along with rotating weekend specials, including brisket chili and a smoked rib-eye sandwich.
14003 Corral City Drive (FM 407), Argyle, 214-908-3461
407bbq.com

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
Stockyards offshoot of storied Llano original serves ’cue essentials in a ginormous space, outfitted with communal tables. Before splurging on sides, remember excellent pinto beans are complimentary.
301 Stockyards Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-626-6464
coopersbbqfortworth.com

Hard Eight
This Roanoke branch of popular Stephenville a restaurant features gigantic beef ribs, brisket, two kinds of sausage and smoked baked potatoes.
205 S. Oak St., Roanoke, 817-837-8888
hardeightbbq.com

McKinzie Barbecue
There’s not another place around here like Jerry McKinzie’s 15-year-old spot: It’s a barbecue joint housed in a liquor store. Not a bad choice for super-cheap ’cue: a chopped sandwich on Texas toast for only $3.
154 N. Riverside Drive, Fort Worth, 817-838-0005

Off the Bone
Eddie Brown’s popular Forest Hill spot, inside an old Dairy Queen, is always buzzing with locals chowing down on hickory-smoked ribs, brisket and unbelievably juicy chicken.
5144 Mansfield Hwy., Forest Hill, 817-563-7000
offthebonebbq.com

Railhead Smokehouse
Packed open to close with movers and shakers, one of the city’s most beloved spots serves excellent chopped sandwiches, fries loaded with jalapeños and fried onions, and snappy jalapeño and cheddar sausage.
2900 Montgomery St., Fort Worthhv, 817-738-9808
railheadsmokehouse.com

Robinson’s Bar-B-Que
East Side landmark, open 30 years, serves ’cue doused in housemade BBQ sauce – what the restaurant describes as Kansas City-style. Look for the old chuck wagon sign.
1028 E. Berry St., 817-924-1009

Smoke Pit
At this nearly 60-year-old mainstay just east of downtown, brisket and ribs are delivered to your table by scantily-clad women — hence the restaurant’s “BBQ with a view” nickname.
2401 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth, 817-222-0455

Sausage Shoppe
The Chambers family’s terrific housemade sausage – in beef or pork – is reason enough to seek out this long-running ’cue and soul food joint, housed in a strip mall in far south Fort Worth.
3515 Sycamore School Road, Fort Worth, 817-921-9960


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