Sample Finger-Licking Goodness in the BBQ Capital of Texas
Lockhart, officially named the BBQ Capital of Texas by the state legislature, is a mere 20-minute drive northeast of Leisure Resort RV Park. It may be a small hill country community, but Lockhart has the highest concentration of barbecue joints in the state!
If you are craving the best slow-smoked, seasoned meat around, then you’ll want to stop by and sample barbecue from the following famous restaurants. Each place has deep roots in the BBQ business and has been around for nearly a century or longer. All four establishments are easily within walking distance of each other as they located within 1.5 miles of each other in Lockhart.
619 N Colorado St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Kreuz Market has been around since 1900, and it shows in its cooked-to-perfection cuisine. Customers crave the shoulder clod (lean brisket), pork chops, both varieties of sausage, and pork ribs. Barbecue is not cooked or served with sauce, but that doesn’t take away from the exceptional taste. Forks are scarce so save the clean up till after the tasty experience. More Info >
208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Smitty’s, another meat market in town, was founded by Kreuz’s owner’s sister. While Smitty’s Market has many similarities to Kreuz Market (including mouthwatering favorites like brisket, sausage, and ribs), the biggest difference is that customers have the option of adding barbecue sauce. More Info >
215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Black’s, the oldest restaurant in the state, has been operated by the same family for four generations. The brisket, prepared using a unique cooking technique, is the restaurant’s claim to fame. Of course, brisket isn’t the only item on the menu. Customers can savor dinosaur beef rib, two types of pork rib, three types of sausage, and turkey. More Info >
Chisholm Trail BBQ
1323 S Colorado St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Last on the BBQ food tour, but certainly not the least, is Chisholm Trail BBQ. Customers can try the brisket, pork ribs, and homemade sausage at this more affordable joint. Plus, if you find yourself barely able to walk another step after the first three restaurants, there is a drive-thru available. More Info >
Whether you go alone or with the family, before you take off to Lockhart from Leisure Resort RV Park, make sure you’re armed with your appetite and plenty of wet wipes.