This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


    This place is so famous that I wont get into too much detail. The brisket is solid, the Flinstone beef ribs were one of the best things I've eaten from any pit, anywhere, period. If you appreciate real bbq and are within hours of Lockhart, you need to go. I can't speak for their sides because I ordered 3 lbs. of meat! If you're concerned about their sides, you have problems!

    Love it!!! I can't wait to go.


      Hi IvyH, I really agree with you. I went down to Dallas for business during the crazy Ice Storm they had in Februaryand our hosts made it a point to get to Lockharts.

      Their hot links are outstanding. The brisket was just ok in my opinion (had some problems with too much un-rendered fat). However those beef ribs were worth my entire trip. I understand that they only serve them one day out of the week (Thursday? Tuesday?) but they are well worth planning for. The bark on them is quite frankly the best piece of smoked meat I have ever had. Juicy, savory, crunchy and yet still tender. One of my colleagues got them to vacuum pack a couple to take back to San Jose. The ribs are $20 each, but the term "Flinstone Ribs" is apt. One of them was enough for 5 BBQ-crazy adults to get a good portion (though we had a little bit of everything). If you were eating only the rib, I imagine one would serve 2 good eaters with sides.

      I attached a pic of our table as we were finishing up- I wish we had gotten pics right as we laid the food down, but our bellies trumped good selfie etiquette. You'll notice a big line standing behind us. I imagine this was around 6pm. We got there a little after five and had no wait, but within 30 minutes the line was out the door.

      Service at Lockharts is friendly. They don't have wait staff, you go to the counter or bar to get food and drink. The cashier at the counter is helpful, but the chef is standing right behind her at a cutting table, explaining exactly what you will want and cutting it to order. They wrap all that in butcher paper, and you go unwrap it at the table. Notice no plates, just butcher paper and smiles.

      Also, their Smore Bread Pudding is worth saving a little room for (shocking as that sounds).

      (Sorry about the flipped photo...can't seem to get it to rotate correctly.)


        I had posted about Black's in Lockhart. But yeah, Lockhart's is a fine place for Q as well. I went about a year ago and the food is damn good. But, the Flinstone at Black's is better IMO. I do like Lockhart's sausage better. And I might patent Flinstone rib.


        • barney
          barney commented
          Editing a comment
          They opened a Blacks BBQ in San Marcos now.

        Black's is the oldest BBQ joint in Texas and deserving of its institutional status. If you're doing a Lockhart BBQ tour, I'd recommend the brisket at Kreutz's, the sausage at Smitty's and definitely the dinosaur beef ribs at Black's.


          I went camping in San Marcos last weekend with the Boy Scouts. While they went kayaking I snuck a trip to Lockhart and had lunch at Black's. I had some brisket, a few spare ribs and of course the dino beef rib. All were spectacular.



          No announcement yet.
          Rubs Promo


          These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

          These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

          Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

          A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

          Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

          The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
          Click here for our review of this superb smoker

          Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

          3 burner gas grill

          The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

          Click here to read ourácompleteáreview

          The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

          The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

          Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

          Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

          Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

          With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
          Click here to read our detailedáreview

          The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

          The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

          Click here to read ourácomplete review


          Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

          Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
          Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

          Click here to order.

          Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

          The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

          Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

          Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal