Texas Rib Kings
9012 Research Ste. C-4, 512/451-7427
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-7:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-8pm
If you're crazy enough to not want the excellent beef or pork ribs, take a chance on the chicken, turkey, or ham.
This place serves up barbecue plates and sandwiches at the counter, plus changing daily specials.
4707 Burnet Rd., 512/453-6464
The central location has great grub for game day. The jalapeño-cornbread casserole is emphatically not to be missed.
1000 E. 41st, 512/302-1200
Meats here are smoked over post oak, sold market-style, and priced by the half pound: brisket, chopped beef sandwiches, three kinds of sausage, beef ribs, pork ribs, pork shoulder, chicken, and turkey. The five sides, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans, mac and cheese, and corn casserole, are sold by the serving as well by the half-pint, pint, and quart. Finish off the meal with warm peach cobbler topped with Blue Bell ice cream or creamy banana pudding. Oh, and the taps are stocked with local brews.
6610 N. Lamar, 512/380-9199