Texas is known for its beef and pork barbecue. You’ll find an abundance of restaurants, sandwich shops, and food trucks serving up some of the best barbecue meats and sides you’ve ever tasted. Our Castle Development Group invites you to try some of the best barbecue spots near Southlake, Texas.

Meat U Anywhere BBQ

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With two locations and the ability to have several menu items shipped directly to your door, you’re going to fall in love with Meat U Anywhere BBQ. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Grapevine restaurant can be found at 919 W. Northwest Highway, while the Trophy Club is located at 91 Trophy Club Drive. Smoked whole briskets, smoked peppered tenderloins, beef chuck ribs, Sticky Red BBQ Sauce, and MUA Brisket Blend Rub are just a few of the options you can have shipped to enjoy at home.

Menu options range from meat and bun to combos with more than one meat, meats by the pound, and family meals for large groups. Choose from brisket, ribs, St. Louis cut ribs, pulled pork, pit ham, German sausage, jalapeno cheddar sausage, chicken, or turkey. Potato choices include pounder baked potatoes, pounders topped with meat, or hand-cut fries. Add a side or two to complete your meal, such as the southern-style slaw, jalapeno bacon mac ‘n’ cheese, cowboy campfire pinto beans, or the country-style potato salad. If you have any room left, top off your meal with banana pudding or a cobbler.

Hard Eight Pit BBQ

Another option that ships to your home and has five locations is Hard Eight Pit BBQ. The Roanoke and Coppell locations are the closest to Southlake, with Burleson and The Colony a bit away if you’re traveling, while the Stephenville location is always available if you stray too far from home. You can also have a whole mesquite turkey, Hard Eight Pit Original BBQ Sauce, Hard Eight Pit Signature Seasoning, and more delivered to your front door.

Meat choices include brisket, ham, pork ribs, sirloin, sausage, all-beef smoked bologna, turkey, chicken or shrimp poppers, pork chops, rib-eye, prime rib, pulled pork, and chicken. Pair your pick with potato salad, coleslaw, fried okra, onion rings, sweet potato fries, jalapeno sweet corn, or Hard Eight Famous Fries. Dine-in customers also get free pinto beans with their meals. Then, after you clean your plate, you can have strawberry cheesecake, chocolate pecan pie, Texas whiskey buttermilk pie, oreo mud pie, banana pudding, or your choice of four different cobblers.

Back Forty Smokehouse

You can get great barbecue at the Back Forty Smokehouse from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. You can find them at 8021 Main St. in North Richland Hills. Online ordering, takeout, meat by the pound, and catering are also available. Start your meal with some hand-battered onion rings or fried pickles to prime your taste buds.

Meats include sliced brisket, chopped brisket, turkey, chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork, German sausage, and jalapeno sausage. These are available as sandwiches, plates, or as part of two- or three- meat combination meals. Side items include sweet ranch beans, pinto beans with bacon, okra, green beans with bacon, mashed potatoes, and potato salad. You can also opt for baked potatoes, fries, onion rings, or house salads. Back Forty also offers a kids’ menu with small burgers, grilled cheese, and chicken tenders for those who aren’t old enough to appreciate good barbecue.

Bartley’s BBQ – Taste of Texas

At 413 E. Northwest Highway in Grapevine, Bartley’s BBQ – Taste of Texas 

serves up some of the tastiest barbecues. You can enjoy their food Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bartley’s also offers Texas-style catering for any occasion, and you can even get a quote online.

Bartley’s menu consists of plate options that include PoBoys, half racks of ribs, chicken fried steak, catfish, and barbecue options. Their meats include sliced or chopped beef, chicken, smoked or jalapeno cheese sausage, hot links, Cajun turkey, pulled pork, ham, pork loin, pork ribs, and smoked bologna. You can get them on sandwiches or as combo plates with one to three meat options. Add sides such as squash, okra, turnip greens, cabbage, pinto beans, barbecue beans, potato salad, and cole slaw. Your dessert choices include cobblers, banana pudding, cookies, and brownies.

Red Barn Bar-B-Que

Red Barn Bar-B-Que has served great barbecue at 4913 Colleyville Boulevard in Colleyville since 2005. You can enjoy great food Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Red Barn keeps its menu simple by offering its meats as plates or sandwiches. Plate options include brisket, pulled pork, sausage, hot links, ribs, smoked chicken, and turkey. You can have one to three meat or rib plates; all are served with two sides.

You can have your sliced or chopped brisket, pulled pork, sausage, hot links, sliced turkey, or regular or jalapeno sausage on sandwiches, with or without up to two sides. For sides, choose from fries, fried okra, onion rings, green beans, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, broccoli salad, and more. Red Barn also serves 5 or 10 wings in your choice of plain, sweet or spicy barbecue, buffalo, garlic parmesan, mango habanero, and sweet chili flavors. Save room for banana pudding or peach cobbler for dessert at Red Barn.

The most important thing to remember is to bring your appetite when you visit any of these barbecue spots; you will enjoy plates full of delicious barbecue, fantastic side options, and delectable desserts. If you decide to visit one of our top picks and want to drop us a note to let us know how you enjoyed it, you can contact us via our secure online form. Our Castle Development Group team is happy to help you find the best barbecue spots near Southlake, Texas.