Looking for the best brisket, sausage, ribs, sides, and sweet tea in town? Check out all your delicious carnivorous options in our Eat BCS Barbecue Guide.
All The King’s Men Downtown Bryan (Opening Soon)
Barbeque, bourbon, and beer will be the house specialties at the newAll The King’s Men, under construction in Downtown Bryan next door to the Proudest Monkey.
Blue Moon BBQ 18746 Old San Antonio Rd., Hearne, TX • 979-549-4800
Blue Moon BBQ has been serving the Best BBQ on the OSR since 2007! Come visit Rick, Toni, and Matt Moon weekly Wednesday 11-3 Thur-Sat 11-7 and Sun 11-3 for your BBQ guilt trip! Blue Moon is a Texas Monthly Top 50 ‘cue joint worth the drive out to the middle of nowhere. The middle of nowhere is usually somewhere special when you’re in the beautiful Brazos Valley. Only thing that can make one feel more Texan than a drive down OSR on a crisp, sunny day is the smell of smoked meats wafting your way.
BBQ 13-0 at Northgate Church Street & College Main, Northgate (Lunch Only)
The new 13-O BBQ at Northgate is not your typical Texas ‘cue joint. But different is by no means deficient. 13-0 doesn’t do your typical 3 meat plates with 2 sides. They focus on sandwiches. Huge, saucy, perfectly flavor-balanced, sandwiches. The sandwich menu was authored by Peter Madden of Mad Taco and Madden’s fame…and tastes like it! I had the Meatloaf Sandwich and my friend had the Chopped Beef. I ate all of mine because it was so good. My buddy enjoyed his, but had half the sandwich to take home. Big sandwiches!
C & J Barbeque 4304 Harvey Rd., College Station (Original Store) • 979-776-8969
105 Southwest Parkway, College Station, TX • 979-696-7900
1010 South Texas Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-822-6033
The story of how C & J Barbeque got started is interesting. In 1981, Chip and Jo Manning bought a convenience store down on Harvey Road near Highway 30. Chip sold gas, cigarettes, beer, and soda. He also put in a barbeque pit. At the start, Chip sold an average of 20 pounds of meat per day. People started coming by for gas and a sandwich. The food started to get more and more popular. Now they have three locations, a banquet facility, and a catering operation that can feed tens of thousands anywhere in Texas.
DBQ Barbecue & Catering 123 Walton Dr., College Station, TX • 512-925-6909
Love Love Love DBQ BBQ (formerly Lew’s BBQ…same owner) in the Smokin’ (literally smokin’…there’s a bqq pit on board) Red Trailer at Eastgate! Had the pulled pork taco, brisket and sausage and it was all divine! Love that the young entrepreneur who runs the place gives 10% of profits back to the community and builds awareness of the community organizations he’s supporting in the process. He’s open daily for lunch on weekdays at Eastgate across from A&M and his big red bbq trailer can be found at local events too.
Fargo’s BBQ 1701 S. Texas Avenue • 979-778-3662
Fargo’s Pit BBQ recently moved South on Texas Avenue in Bryan, again, to the former Barnhill’s Buffet location. Fargo’s is a well known local establishment that has also gained statewide recognition as one of Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ joints in the state. Despite the new digs, Fargo’s brisket, sausage and sides lived up to their reputation on our recent visit. The brisket was perfectly cooked with a flavorful rub creating a nice outer shell that sealed in all the good juices, making it moist and tender. There was a “different” quality about the sauce I couldn’t put my finger on…maybe a touch more vinegar than typical…not sure…but it was goooooood!
Kreuz Market – Bryan 768 North Earl Rudder Fwy., Bryan, TX • 979-704-6147
Originally based in Lockhart, TX, with a second location locally stationed in Bryan, TX, Kreuz Market has expanded its market to better serve the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas for Catering, Events, and a great everyday restaurant experience.
Truth BBQ 2990 Hwy 290 West, Brenham, TX • 979-830-0392
Eat BCS Pro Tip: Be sure to call ahead and order, especially to the smaller and Top 50 places, if you’re planning on arriving late in the day. Many ‘cue local joints close shop for the day when they sell out of meat.