Best BBQ In San Antonio – Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants for Brisket, Ribs & more!

Smoked, blackened, and slowly baked – all words that describe how the best BBQ in San Antonio is made. With as many BBQ places there are in Texas, it’s fair to be picky on how you like your meats. But with the options of platters or by the pound, these BBQ joints might have you second-guessing what great BBQ tastes like.

Whether you are a fan of the brisket, ribs, sausage, Korean BBQ or just in love with the Texas BBQ sauce, there are options for every palette in the Alamo city! 

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Best BBQ in San Antonio – Top Barbecue Restaurants

Since 2013 Blanco has been slow smoking the best meats. With indoor and outdoor seating and the opportunity to enjoy live music along with your meal, it’s worth checking out. Or if you want to bring it home, there’s a drive-thru that can make your stop quicker. 
Where: 13259 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 7821

This station used to be a gas station. Now it’s a family-owned eatery known as the Barbecue Station. All the meats are wood-smoked. And along with their main star, the BBQ, they make all sides from scratch. 
Where: 1610 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78209

Alamo BBQ Company is located near Downtown. A modern take on BBQ but still with the classic taste. This joint has an outdoor playground, live music on the weekends, and an atmosphere that brings out what barbecue is all about. Just go before they sell out!
Where: 511 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215

This restaurant in San Antonio believes BBQ is a craft. That’s why hours are spent on the pits to perfect their variety of meats. If there is anything you check out here, it’s the brisket… brisket queso that is.
Where: 3827 SW Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78211

Though not a restaurant, this weekend BBQ truck is one of the best in San Antonio. It’s truly a hidden gem. This BBQ place is so good it limits its hours and days because massive orders are usually placed. It’s worth the wait in line!
Where: 7327 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78255

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Best BBQ in San Antonio – Continued

Burnwood features an outdoor bar and patio. Beer and BBQ? Don’t think I need to say more. But if I do, they sell their meats by the pound until sold out. Sandwiches and specials are also available.
Where: 18745 Redland Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259

The story of 2M Smokehouse is one to know about. This self-started barbecue restaurant was built from the ground up. 2M often sells out and even has insider tips on their site on how to make your ordering process smoother.
Where: 2731 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222

B&B has been around since 1984. That means they’ve been serving up great BBQ for over fifty years! This classic smokehouse crafts from scratch and also has a drive-thru.
Where: 2619 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221

Out on the skirts of San Antonio, you can find B-Daddy’s. A slow smoke pit with hand-crafted sides, beer, and a patio with live music on Saturdays. All meat is by the pound!
Where: 14436 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

This Texas-style restaurant makes sure everybody gets a fix. Since 2000 this local favorite has been serving up quality by the plate. It’s so good you might even want to bring a bib!
Where: 104 Lanark Dr, San Antonio, TX 78218


Don’t hesitate to try any of these places if you’re ever looking for some of the best BBQ. All embody what barbecuing is all about – juicy meats, homemade sides, and a good time. Who knows, you might even change your mind and find your new favorite joint out of all of Texas right in San Antonio!

What are your favorite BBQ restaurants in San Antonio? Comment below and let us know! 


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