Uncle Billy's Rooftop on Lake Travis
6550-B Comanche Trail #201, 512/266-0111
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11:30am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11:30am-11pm
Enjoy your smokey favorites on one of several decks overlooking Lake Travis. Don't forget to order Billy's Beer-Battered Onion Rings while you're there.
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