Barbecue is a great option when living or visiting San Antonio, Texas. Though there are local chains, such as Rudy’s, Bill Miller’s and Smokey Mo’s, those can be found throughout Texas.
Two Bros. BBQ Market
12656 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216
Just west of San Antonio International Airport, you will find a smokehouse with a down home dining room, wood tables, and a playground in one. Classic Texas barbecue is offered here. Voted a Top 50 barbecue by Texas Monthly, this place is known for its cherry glazed back ribs, deep fried strawberry pie and extensive craft beer collection; this is a great place to bring your family, even with young ones. Great features are access to the smoking pit and live music on Friday nights.
The Big Bib
104 Lanark Drive, San Antonio, TX 78218
Known for blending soul food and barbecue, you will find right off Austin Highway. The great thing that The Big Bib does is that meats will rotate through the menu. For instance, “chicken wangs” are available only on Wednesday and weekends are known for fried catfish and turkey legs. Known for its sample platter, where all of the seven day a week meats are available with 2 sides, which rotate daily. Both potato casseroles (baked and sweet) are known as their specialty sides, but can rotate through the menu just like the meats. Great for families as it is friendly and offer family platters as well.
5145 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
If one of the great San Antonio doctors ever gives you a clean bill of health, this may be the first place to try to go celebrate. Located in San Antonio’s Medical Center neighborhood, this barbeque restaurant is known for serving up some exotic mats to go along with the traditional staples of Texas Mesquite. You can get Certified Angus Beef ribs, po boys and lamb ribs along with the sausage, brisket and chicken. Classic sides such as baked beans and creamed corn are available.
2980 E Loop 1604 N, Adkins, TX 78101
If you are looking for a great party to go with your barbecue, head out on 1604 southeast of town and visit Texas Pride. Texas Pride is known for being a big festival to go with great tasting barbecue. On Friday nights during the summer months, enjoy a Fish Fry that will feed your family. Thursday nights are for bikers, as a biker rally and show takes place while everyone enjoys sausage made on-site and it special Peach Cobbler. Texas Pride is open 6 days and nights a week and closed Mondays.