6500 Bee Caves Rd.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm; Sat., 11:30am-9:30pm; Sun., 11:30am-9pm
This place will bring you big platters of sweetly sauced beef ribs, tender brisket, and peppery sausage with all the trimmings until you tell the waiter to please stop.
Buster's meats are smoked over green pecan wood in a custom-made smoker, East Texas style. Try the Garlic Bomb: a pork shoulder studded throughout with garlic cloves prior to smoking.
2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd., 512/263-2340
Always known for its view of the sunset over Lake Travis, this place has become an entertainment complex, offering art, souvenirs, and live music, as always. Enjoy The Oasis, Soleil Lake Travis, or Uncle Billy's Brew & Que, they're all right there.
6550 Comanche Trail
is a definitive Texas barbecue joint with window service, picnic tables, and a smoking pit out back. Meat is available by the sandwich, the plate, or the pound, and it's still BYOB.
7008 RR 620 N., 512/331-4888