Smokey J's Barbeque
7008 RR 620 N., Austin, 78732, 512/331-4888
Hours: Daily, 7am-7pm
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.
Best known for chicken and ribs, this place also serves up sides such as macaroni and cheese, fried okra, and onion rings.
11416 FM 620 N, 512/250-8844
Frankie Hoch started with a modified propane tank welded onto a trailer. Now he and his partners are mopping meat for Travis County barbecue fans, who say it's all good.
22112 Hwy. 71, 512/264-1744
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, 512/992-0938