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The 15 Best BBQ Restaurants In San Antonio

Updated: August 23, 2022

San Antonio does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. BBQ’s a serious business so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the best in San Antonio. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

2M Smokehouse BBQ

American, $$$, Lower Southeast SideAmerican, $$$San Antonio, Lower Southeast Side
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in San Antonio

    USA Today
  • Female Foodie

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Two Bros BBQ Market

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best BBQ Restaurants in San Antonio

    Zagat, 2016

Curry Boys BBQ

Thai, $$, Tobin HillThai, $$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in San Antonio

    USA Today
  • Female Foodie

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    Female Foodie

The Big Bib BBQ

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best BBQ Restaurants in San Antonio

    Zagat, 2016

Alamo BBQ Co

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in San Antonio

    USA Today
  • Female Foodie

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    Female Foodie

Bandit BBQ

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in San Antonio

    USA Today
  • Female Foodie

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225 Urban Smoke

Food Truck, $$, WilshireFood Truck, $$San Antonio, Wilshire
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • SA Current, 2020

    20 essential barbecue restaurants in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are San Antonio's top 4 Cajun/Creole spots

    Hoodline, 2020

BBQLIFE

$$, San Antonio$$San Antonio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019

South BBQ & Kitchen

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019

El Monte BBQ

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019

Sangria On the Burg

American, $$, Oak HillsAmerican, $$San Antonio, Oak Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are San Antonio's top 5 New American spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2021

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    SA Current, 2021

B&B Smokehouse

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • SA Current, 2019

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    SA Current, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Dignowity Meats On Houston Street

American, $, Dignowity HillAmerican, $San Antonio, Dignowity Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in San Antonio's Dignowity Hill neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Barbecue Station

American, $$, Oak Park - NorthwoodAmerican, $$San Antonio, Oak Park - Northwood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • SA Current, 2019

    Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 5 most popular spots in San Antonio's Oak Park-Northwood neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Pinkerton's Barbecue

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Female Foodie

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    Female Foodie
  • SA Current, 2021

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    SA Current, 2021

Why these restaurants?

Choosing the right spot for Barbeque can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 6852 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 747 lists and articles from SA Current and Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Yes, we even looked at SA Current - Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio and Hoodline - Explore the 5 most popular spots in San Antonio's Oak Park-Northwood neighborhood to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

2M Smokehouse BBQ, Curry Boys BBQ, and Sangria On the Burg have outdoor seating and barbeque in San Antonio.

There are 146 barbeque spots in San Antonio.

2M Smokehouse BBQ, Curry Boys BBQ, and Sangria On the Burg are the highest-rated late-night spots for barbeque in San Antonio.

2M Smokehouse BBQ, Curry Boys BBQ, and Sangria On the Burg are the highest-rated barbeque spots for dinner in San Antonio.

BBQ Done Wright, Smokey Boys Barbecue , and Garcia Barbecue are the highest-rated food trucks that serves barbeque in San Antonio.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    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.

  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    having pork ribs with a barbecue rub and not sure white wine to drink with it? Go for Sauvignon Blanc. Its acidicflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The perfect match for your marinated pork

    Experts suggest pairing a marinated pork with a glass of Soju, a popular rice wine.


Interesting facts about Barbeque

  • Who made the first saucy chicken wing?

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

  • The record holder

    A little chili pepper string never hurt anybody! The size of the longest chili pepper string might surprise you, coming in at 4,576 feet 9 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • A belly full of wings

    Do you like wings? Probably not as much as Molly Schuyler. They ate a whopping 501 in 30 minutes, A world record!

Parking tips

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