Black’s Barbecue

215 N. Main
Lockhart, TX 78644

Phone: 512-398-2712
Hours: Sun-€“Thur 10-€“8, Fri-€“Sat 10-€“8:30
Website: blacksbbq.com
Twitter: @blacksbbq
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blacksbbq/

Opened 1932
Pitmaster Kent Black
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip When Black's is busy, it staffs the cutting block on the left with the B team. Go to the one on the right.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

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there's no entry for the shop in Austin so I'm putting this here. I heard they ship the smoked meat up from Lockhart to Austin so was a little worried. got there around 7pm ordered brisket, pork and beef rib, sausage. all excellent so well kept throughout the day if they're just holding it. the beef rib seemed a little dry outside but was still moist inside. brisket was excellent. pork ribs lacked a little flavor bit were cooked perfectly. the sausage was absolutely delicious. couple of tall boy Lone Stars with it and it was a great meal.
thehighepopt @ Black?s Barbecue, 2016-07-21 18:40:00
Fantastic brisket. Cooked to my exact liking. Atmosphere is old time TX BBQ, solid country gold on the speakers. Love it!
jeff hodges @ Black’s Barbecue, 2016-06-27 22:55:12
The brisket was very juicy!
lhutchison92 @ Black’s Barbecue, 2016-04-30 22:00:29
The brisket was very juicy and the sweet potatoes were perfect!
lhutchison92 @ Black’s Barbecue, 2016-04-30 22:00:08
Arrived in Austin Thursday, March 31 and took the trip down to Lockhart and the first place I visited was Black's. Arrived at 10am and ordered the moist brisket, jalapeño/cheese sausage, and pork ribs. The brisket was very moist with a great bark, lots of flavor. The pork rib was tender with a good flavor. The sausage had a nice bite to it but seemed to lack some cheese. I really liked the texture. Overall some really delicious BBQ from a place that always hits the spot.
Bob Conti @ Black’s Barbecue, 2016-04-03 05:43:32
Was here about 2 weeks ago. Fantastic brisket and exceptional sausage.
Mike Manser @ Black’s Barbecue, 2016-02-01 22:02:43
Great brisket sausage and ribs, I have to get back there!!!
jimbo @ Black’s Barbecue, 2016-01-21 18:51:52
Really great! Beef not to smoky, juicy and tender. Beef ribs fall off the bone. Original sausage great texture and flavor. Baby backs had great flavor but alittle dry and did not fall off bone. Sides were pleasant. Great sauce, not to spicy or over powering. Good complement to the meat.
TwistedWoman1 @ Black’s Barbecue, 2015-12-20 22:07:51
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Reviews

May 16, 2013

Black’s has little in common with the more publicized Kreuz or Smitty’s other than that they are all in the same town. Instead of a mesmerizing encounter with a picturesque fire blazing at the end of an ancient brick pit like you’ll find at Smitty’s, at Black’s you’re funneled through a narrow corridor past an anticlimactic salad bar. But when you finally reach the meat counter, you’ll find the most important difference between Black’s and…

November 11, 2010

This was the morning where instead of discovering another great barbecue joint in Texas, Smokemaster1 and I were taking my friend Rob to the heart of barbecue country to find out what all the fuss was about. A stop at Chisholm Trail for excellent sausage and brisket but no ribs was followed by a less-than-stellar trip to Smitty’s. I was thinking to myself that Rob may now be questioning the Lockhart fuss altogether. That is…