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The 3 Best BBQ Restaurants Near McAllen

Updated: June 30, 2022

Why not let McAllen’s pitmasters delight you with BBQ styles from West Texas, Kansas City, or South Carolina? Only McAllen’s true masters have conquered BBQ so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sources for the list below. Visit any of the shops on this list for spectacular pulled pork, baby back ribs, and a side of collard greens.

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

True Texas BBQ

$$, McAllen$$McAllen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 5.0

Lone Star Bar-B Q

American, $$, McAllenAmerican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in McAllen, TX

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If you travel further

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q

American, $$, PharrAmerican, $$Pharr
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best Barbeque in McAllen. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 1254 spots across McAllen, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 9 lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Three Best Rated - 3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in McAllen, TX to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The ten options above are the best of McAllen Barbeque.

Common questions

True Texas BBQ, Khan's Grill, and Billys Bbq are the highest-rated barbeque spots to get a quick lunch in McAllen.

True Texas BBQ, Khan's Grill, and Billys Bbq are the highest-rated barbeque spots for dinner in McAllen.

There are 11 barbeque spots in McAllen.

True Texas BBQ, Texas Roadhouse, and Black Diamond BBQ are the highest-rated spots for barbeque delivery in McAllen.

Khan's Grill and LongHorn Steakhouse are the highest-rated vegetarian barbeque spots in McAllen.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Pair grilled turkey burger with Rosé

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • The perfect match for your beef burger

    When having beef burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    The acidic flavors in Sauvignon Blanc makes it a great white wine to pair with pork ribs with a barbecue rub.

Fun facts about Barbeque

  • Amazing Barbeque in Tulsa

    Tulsa, The United States is the proud home of the annual The United States Steak Cook-Off Festival, held every August to celebrate everything that is good about Barbeque.


  • Worth every penny?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • A classic meal

    When in Korea it would be criminal not to try out the bulgogi. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

Parking in the area

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