Smokey J's Barbeque
7008 RR 620 N., 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
Bite down into some of the juiciest ribs, chicken, brisket, and tenderloin around at the closest family-style barbecue to the fairgrounds. This place also serves a mean breakfast.
7001 Oak Meadow Dr., 512/288-4060
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