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Black's BBQ in Lockhart, TX

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  • dtresca
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    • Jul 2020
    • 175
    • Omaha, Nebraska

    Black's BBQ in Lockhart, TX

    I was in San Antonio for a few days this week and decided to check out Black's BBQ in Lockhart, TX. I really wanted to try 2M Smokehouse but they weren't open on the days I was in town. A ton of the locals recommended Black's, so I made the 45-minute drive to the town known as the "BBQ capital of Texas". Overall, it did NOT disappoint. Ok, maybe in one area...

    The restaurant was very clean, laid out nicely, and the service was excellent. As for the food, the beef rib was the star of the show. Just WOW. Perfect bark, good smoke flavor, and incredibly tender and moist. I'm not sure what they do to their green beans, but they were excellent. I've been trying to find a clone recipe ever since I took the first bite! The sausage was very good, too. The brisket...well.. wasn't the best. It was just average. Edible, but nothing special. I would normally be disappointed about this (I mean, this is Texas, right?), but the rest of the food was so delicious I didn't mind too much. Sauces were great, as well. I ended up buying a few bottles of the Habanero BBQ sauce to take home with me.

    All in all, a worthy trip to a fantastic BBQ joint in a neat little town. I would definitely make the trip again. Check it out next time you are in the area!
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  • Willy
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    • Apr 2015
    • 1942
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    #2
    Been there. Done that. LOVED it! Especially the dino rib.

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    • gcdmd
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      • Sep 2014
      • 1152
      • The Republic of Texas

      #3
      Did you happen to take some interior shots of Black's? It's been many years since I was there, but the décor is a nice slice of the local color. I remember one large photo of a downtown scene of horses and buckboards in the vicinity of the town square. Using a bit of imagination, being an antique car buff, I thought I saw an old car in the shadow of one of the buildings.

      I had fun driving around the center of town identifying some of the buildings that were in the photo.

      Enjoyed the food, too.

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        It hasn’t changed

      • dtresca
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        Sorry. Didn't take any other pics at Black's. I kind of wosh I did, though. I honestly don't remember the phot you mentioned. We did enjoy hanging out in the town square, though. Even did some shopping in a couple of the local shops. It really was a great time in a cool little town.

        I did get one shot of the courthouse that I will add to my post.
    • LA Pork Butt
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      • Dec 2014
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      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

      #4
      My recommendations: Sausage at Black’s, Clod at Smitty’s and Brisket at Kruez.

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      • Troutman
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        #5
        Yea I’m more of a Kruez guy for the brisket and beef clod but sausage was always best at Blacks. You mentioned the beef rib, last time I was there my rib sucked so bad I had to ask for something else. All depends on catching things right, but generally Lockhart BBQ is really good. Next time go check out Austin, I think the new young “craft” ‘quers are really producing amazing stuff!!

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        • dtresca
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          • Jul 2020
          • 175
          • Omaha, Nebraska

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          Originally posted by Troutman View Post
          Yea I’m more of a Kruez guy for the brisket and beef clod but sausage was always best at Blacks. You mentioned the beef rib, last time I was there my rib sucked so bad I had to ask for something else. All depends on catching things right, but generally Lockhart BBQ is really good. Next time go check out Austin, I think the new young “craft” ‘quers are really producing amazing stuff!!
          Definitely. We wanted to go into Austin, but just didn't have the time this trip. We will be back!

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          • T-bone
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            When you hit Austin, try Micklethwait’s. It’s a few blocks down from Franklin’s. The lines are much shorter, excellent que and amazing jalapeño cheese grits.

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          Hey gcdmd , here's some shots from the last time I was there, maybe 2019. Place is timeless.

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            Thanks, Steve.

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