Craving some smoked brisket, or a plate of fall-off-the-bone ribs? San Antonio has the bar-b-que joints that’ll satisfy your appetite, whether big or small. Texas is know for its amazing bar-b-que and San Antonio is no slouch when it comes to serving up some delicious beef, chicken and turkey that has been handled with some great care. Let’s take a look at the top bar-b-que restaurants in the San Antonio area.
The Big Bib BBQ – 104 Lanark Drive
If you visit here for lunch, be prepared for a line out the door, but regular diners here say it’s worth the wait. The Big Bib has won awards for it’s brisket, and offers catering and carry out as well. They smoke their BBQ each day for 16 hours over oak and mesquite wood, so you may find your favorite dish has run out for the day before you get to the front, but no worries, there are plenty of other tasty choices. If you want to try something different, the loaded baked potato is a favorite among regulars, since it can be topped with brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs, or turkey. The Big Bib is a favorite in the San Antonio area, so if you haven’t been there yet, what are you waiting for?
The Smoke Shack – 2347 Nacogdoches Rd
The Smoke Shack began as a humble food truck, and has now become a permanent restaurant, loved by many. With throwback menu items such as Frito pie, and contemporary sides like brisket mac and cheese, you’ll definitely find something that hits the spot. The menu also has fried chicken and a kids meal to make sure there’s something new to try each time, or you can stick with an old favorite like brisket or pulled pork. For a unique way to cater your next big event, The Smoke Shack can set up a buffet or serve out of a trailer in any location. For your next bar-b-que craving, hit up the Smoke Shack and leave satisfied.
Ed’s Smok-N-Q – 902 S WW White Rd
Step into this cozy feeling restaurant and you’ll immediately feel like a welcomed guest in their home. Ed’s Smok-N-Q calls themselves a “little taste of Texas”, but with their large portion sizes and family meals, you won’t find anything little about this place. Ed’s offers lunch specials Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but otherwise you’ll find a great value for a quality meal, so anytime is a good time to head over to Ed’s. As a family owned and operated business, Ed’s strives to give customers the best service possible.
King’s Hwy Brew n Q – 1012 N Flores
Located in a home built in 1883, King’s pitmaster Emilio Soliz is serving up a new take on the bar-b-que you’re used to. The restaurant opens up at 11 each morning, except Monday, and serves customers until they run out of everything. There are plenty of unique items to choose from, including tortas, street tacos, and sweet tea glazed spare ribs. What really sets King’s apart is their Sunday brunch, with bottomless mimosas and pulled pork and polenta, King’s is the place for you and your friends to get together before the weekend ends.