The Original Black’s Barbecue

215 N Main St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 USA

1,572 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Mon 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi
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“The oldest family BBQ in TX”

Texas' oldest and best major barbecue restaurant continuously owned by the same family. Its offering include beef brisket, ribs, chicken, sandwiches, salads and vegetables, as well as desserts. Black's looks like you'd expect a barbecue restaurant to look. Framed photographs of local high school football teams and hunting trophies cover the walls. A photograph of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, back when she was still state treasurer, fills a spot on the wall, too. This restaurant has been in the family since 1932. Norma remembers a time when women did not go inside most barbecue restaurants. At Black's, women went to a side window to order. Things have changed a lot since then, but the recipe for brisket is still the same. "It's simple," Edgar says. "You just need salt, pepper, the right wood and a few family secrets that I can't tell you." "We didn't have a sauce when we first started," Edgar explains. "My wife, she makes it. We added it after a lot of people from the North came down. They'd ask for it." Norma's sauce is red-orange, hinting of lemon and a little cumin; "eight" days a week it simmers in an electric cooking pot not too far from the restaurant's cash register.

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Mike O.

This was part of an April 2022 trip to central Texas. Early lunch arrival for Black's, short (~10 min) line to order. My buddy and I split three meats and two sides: lean brisket, a beef rib... Read more

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Richard A.

Ok Had it to be exceptional and did was only okay. Had beef rib and was Smokey but contained little seasoning. Not worth driving 30 miles to eat. Read more

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Ricardo J.

If you are a fan of Platonic Idealism then you might argue that there is a universal form of barbecue. That outside of our perception exists a perfect form of barbecue and that our perceptions and... Read more

The Original Black’s Barbecue

215 N Main St
Lockhart, Texas
78644 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations
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  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Dine In
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor Seating
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