Black’s Barbecue

Lockhart is known as the Barbecue Capital Of Texas. It is located in Caldwell County, about 30 minutes from Austin.

We recently visited Lockhart with one place in mind: Black’s Barbeque.

Black's Barbecue

Black’s is the oldest family-owned barbecue restaurant in Texas.

Black's Barbecue

We went with our friends, Jeff and Mindy, who live in downtown Austin.

Black's Barbecue

When you first walk into Black’s you’ll see several vegetables and salads to choose from, but we decided to pass on those.

We were there for the meat!

Black's Barbecue

Black's Barbecue

We ordered Brisket:

Black's Barbecue

Pork Ribs:

Black's Barbecue

A Beef Rib:

Black's Barbecue

And Jalapeno/Cheddar Sausage.

Black's Barbecue

I didn’t even know where to begin!

Black's Barbecue

The brisket, ribs, and sausage were fantastic:

Black's Barbecue

I rarely eat sausage of any kind, but I couldn’t stop eating theirs!

And let me tell you something.

This beef rib:

Black's Barbecue

Was the best beef rib I have ever eaten.

Black's Barbecue

I still dream about it.

After lunch I asked Kent Black for a quick tour of the pits, and he kindly obliged.

Black's Barbecue

Four generations of Black’s are currently involved in the operations of the restaurant.

Black's Barbecue

Here are some of the meats they smoke and offer at Black’s.

Brisket:

Black's Barbecue

Edgar Black’s Homemade Sausage:

Black's Barbecue

Black's Barbecue

Pork Ribs and Loin:

Black's Barbecue

Black's Barbecue

And Prime Rib:

Black's Barbecue

Isn’t this gorgeous!

Black's Barbecue

All of it.

Black's Barbecue

Stunning.

Black's Barbecue

Then I got to see where the magic happens.

Black's Barbecue

And the post oak responsible for it.

Black's Barbecue

Black's Barbecue

One thing is for sure, we’ll go back to Black’s Barbeque every chance we get.

Black's Barbecue

I know there are so many BBQ places in Texas and everyone has their favorite for one reason or another.

Black's Barbecue

My favorite is Black’s Barbeque.

The men and women behind the counter and working the pits were warm and engaging from the second we walked in, until we waddled out with full bellies.

Black's Barbecue

The next time you’re driving through Lockhart, look for this sign.

Black's Barbecue

You’ll not only eat the best barbeque of your life, you’ll also meet a gracious family dedicated to serving their family’s recipes with a huge side of hospitality.

Thank you, Mr. Black . . .

Black's Barbecue

I hope to see you again soon.

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3 Responses to Black’s Barbecue

  1. Gary Leff says:

    Black’s is without a doubt my personal favorite as well! (Kreuz Market is my #2)

  2. Hi Gary:
    I’ve heard great things about Kreuz but they are closed on Sunday and that’s the only day we had available. I plan on checking them out on my next trip to Austin (after a trip back to Black’s, of course!).
    ~k.

  3. Chris says:

    I knew what I wanted from the first picture of the exterior- beef ribs. I was glad to see it was your favorite too. I usually do beef back ribs but that rib you had made me crave short ribs, they are so meaty and delicious!!!!

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