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What’s one of the most important things on a Texan’s to-do list? Get good barbecue. Thankfully, that’s easy in a state that has turned barbecuing into an art. When you have a hankering for meats cooked low and slow, here are a few local hot spots that will satisfy your craving.

Roscoe’s Smokehouse

Beloved by locals, Roscoe’s Smokehouse knows how to make meat fall off the bone and melt in your mouth, and their secret rub makes for flavor nirvana. You can indulge in traditional plates like brisket or ribs and dig into barbecue sandwiches or Texas Tacos. Of course, they also have all the traditional sides, from baked beans to coleslaw.

Spring Creek Barbeque

Pulled pork, barbecue chicken, baby back ribs… Your mouth will water as soon as you take a peek at this eatery’s menu. They also offer old-fashioned pies in the category of pure comfort food: coconut cream, banana pudding, and Texas pecan, among others. Best of all, you can order online with the Spring Creek Barbeque app and have your food delivered through DoorDash.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

You’ll find it easy to put together a meal that features exactly what you want with Dickey’s extensive mix-and-match menu, family packs, and variety of unique sandwiches. Local favorites include Brisket Chili Mac (macaroni and cheese topped with spicy brisket), Brisket Chili Frito Pie Stack, and the Double Berry Cobbler. You can order online and take advantage of their curbside pickup or delivery services.

Hard Eight Pit BBQ

A very short drive to Roanoke will have you eating some of the best meat straight out of the pit that you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. Sirloin, ham, prime rib, brisket, pulled pork, and smoked bologna are just a few of their specialties. Enjoy all the classic sides from okra to sweet potato fries, and cap it off with banana pudding or whiskey buttermilk pie.

Z Bar Cattle Company

Try your hand at being the pit master with fresh cuts of meat straight from a local ranch in Sunset. Z Bar Cattle Company offers ground beef, ribeyes, tender filets, and much more. You can also find pork and chicken for your culinary adventures. All you have to do is formulate the perfect rub and get that meat on the grill!

For more tips on good eats in and around Keller, check out the Olympus Stone Glen blog.