The Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q

320 S. Alamo Rd.
Alamo, TX 78516

Phone: 956-702-1370
Hours: Mon-€“Sat 11-€“9, Sun 11-€“5
Website: originalwilliesbbq.com

Opened 1992
Pitmaster Arturo Lanteros (since 2003)
Method Pecan; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Get a few slices of the smoked fajita meat.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

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Cheeseburger and a few tamales allies tiring brisket all delicious
doug_wallace @ Longoria’s BBQ, 2014-09-29 17:28:33
Outstanding ribs sausage and brisket
Todd David @ La Barbecue, 2014-09-28 23:12:16
Ribs are the bomb today
Todd David @ John Mueller Meat Co., 2014-09-28 16:30:35
Smoker is dialed in and the brisket is awesome!
James Welsh @ Back Forty Smokehouse, 2014-09-28 01:24:14
Loaded potato love there sausage good folks
doug_wallace @ Fred’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-09-27 03:58:53
My favorite place to stop coming into and leaving Austin. Had the pork chop; perfectly done and moist. Big enough to feed 2 people. Added some fatty brisket and jalapeño sausage; every bite was heavenly. Usually get their potato salad (one of the best in Texas) but opted for jalapeño Mac n Cheese and was not disappointed. Cooper's is arguably the best Q outside of Austin metroplex.
Rahul Yaratha @ Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-09-26 16:21:02
Sausage sandwich and a bolo sandwich both outstanding !
doug_wallace @ Longoria’s BBQ, 2014-09-25 22:59:20
Sausage sandwich and a bolo sandwich both outstanding !
doug_wallace @ Longoria’s BBQ, 2014-09-25 22:59:20
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Reviews

May 14, 2013

With rattlesnake skin tacked to the particleboard walls, wagon wheel chandeliers, and black-and-white-checked tablecloths, Willie’s aesthetic can be described Little House on the Prairie chic. This joint has a large menu that caters to local tastes (brisket tacos, fajita plates), and it was packed during the weekday lunch rush. Meats are all available by the pound, with the tender pork ribs (smoked to perfection with pecan wood, a rarity in South Texas, where mesquite tends…

January 4, 2013

They’ve got lots of meat options at Willie’s, and the longer we stood in the cafeteria line, the easier it was to convince myself to order them all. Well, I didn’t quite get them all, but I do admire that Willie’s will sell you any amount of any meat without any needless sides. First up were a few slices of fatty brisket that was a few hours shy of being done. The chewy slices were…