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Residents of Olympus Willow Park are lucky to live near some of the best barbecue joints in Lone Star State. Plan a weekend road trip to experience these nine incredible restaurants that do Texas proud! 

Goldee's Barbecue

Arrive early and plan to wait in line to experience barbecue perfection. Although a relative newcomer to the barbecue scene, this Fort Worth restaurant was voted number one by Texas Monthly for their simply seasoned and incredibly delicious spare ribs, sausage, and brisket.

The Salt Lick BBQ

Tucked in the beautiful Hill Country, this iconic Texas barbecue restaurant has been serving up delectable ribs, brisket, and other meats for generations. Visit them in Round Rock or Driftwood to see their piled high smoking pits in action. 

Snow’s BBQ

Experience true Texas barbecue culture at Snow’s Barbecue in Lexington. Open every Saturday from 8 AM ‘til sold out, this Netflix-featured barbecue joint has been serving up incredible smoked meats since 2003.

Terry Black's Barbecue

Grab a table at Terry Black’s in Austin, Dallas, or Lockhart to experience pit-smoked meats served to perfection. Take your pick of traditional barbecue meats, like prime sliced brisket and pork ribs, and pair it with a flavorful side, like mac-n-cheese and coleslaw.  

Franklin Barbecue 

According to Franklin Barbecue in Austin, they serve “the best barbecue in the known universe,” and we wouldn’t say they are far off. Line up early to experience the melt-in-your mouth brisket, pulled pork, and other smoked meats at this happening spot. 

Pecan Lodge 

Located in Deep Ellum, this Dallas joint keeps the barbecue pits burning around the clock to bring you some of the most phenomenal slow-cooked barbecue in Texas. Try the Pitmaster Dinner for an incredible three-course spread of your choosing. 

Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack

Worthy of your time and taste buds, this Houston barbecue shack serves tender hickory-smoked meats and mouthwatering seafood in a cool and casual dining space.

Panther City BBQ

Slinging delicious barbecue eats from a food truck, Panther City BBQ in Fort Worth is a seasoned barbecue joint that rivals the best. If you are feeling adventurous, go for the Hell’s Half Acre featuring a spread of incredible smoked meats and sides. 

Louie Mueller Barbecue 

Serving up some of the best smoked meats in the state since 1949, Louie Mueller Barbecue is not to be missed. This Lone Star restaurant is three generations strong, with pitmaster Wayne Mueller perfecting recipes handed down from his great grandfather. 

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