Barbecue is kind of our signature thing here across the whole state of Texas, but one town rises above all the rest. Lockhart, a quaint little hill country community, has arguably the highest concentration of good barbecue joints in the state and possibly the country. These four restaurants have been around for nearly a century or even longer, slow-smoking and seasoning their meat to absolute perfection, and they will leave you absolutely stuffed because you just won’t be able to stop eating. Everyone needs to visit the BBQ capital of the world.

Have you ever eaten at these delicious BBQ restaurants in Texas? Do you think they earn Lockhart the title of “BBQ capital of the world?”

For more delicious eats, check out this Texas barbecue road trip.

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What are the best places to get BBQ in Texas?

There are so many wonderful BBQ restaurants in Texas. After you’ve visited Lockhart, take the drive down to Austin and try the famous Franklin BBQ. People wait in line for hours just to devour some of their perfectly smoked brisket. If you don’t mind waiting in line, you should also drive up to Snow’s BBQ in Lexington. This small town joint shot to fame after a Texas Monthly article named them the best BBQ in Texas. If you’re a BBQ lover, visiting this iconic eatery is a must.

What kind of BBQ is Texas known for?

Alabama is known for its white sauce. North Carolina has its vinegar-based sauce. But here in Texas, we know that truly good BBQ doesn’t need sauce at all. Here, meat is the star of the show, and brisket reigns supreme. Sure, you’re likely to find traditional sauces on the table, but you won’t want to smother your meat in it.

What are the best food towns in Texas?

Lockhart isn’t the only amazing food town in Texas. For more excellent eats, head to the town of Fredericksburg. This charming little city is home to lovely farm-to-table eateries, delicious German restaurants, and amazing wineries. People come from all around just to dine, shop, and explore. Need more ideas to fuel your foodie adventure? Check out our list of the best food towns in Texas. No matter where you go, you’ll be met with mouthwatering cuisine and fantastic service. Gas up the tank and hit the road! A scrumptious adventure awaits.

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