Snow’s BBQ

516 Main
Lexington, TX 78947

Phone: 979-542-8189 (weekdays), 979-773-4640 (Saturdays)
Hours: Open Sat only, 8 till meat runs out.
Website: www.snowsbbq.com

Opened 2003
Pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit (brisket); direct-heat (everything else)
Pro Tip Arrive no later than nine in the morning if you want to order from the full menu.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.75

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

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May 17, 2013

For some in the small town of Lexington (population roughly 1,200), Saturdays are as holy as Sundays. It’s hard to miss these devotees. They congregate at the end of Main Street, within view of some grain elevators dressed in a gingham rust—a line of farmhands, ranchers, well-off weekenders, and groggy young Austinites who woke up in their cutoff shorts. Gathered outside the small red building that houses Snow’s BBQ, they await their turn to commune…

December 20, 2010

After driving three hours from Dallas to arrive in Lexington at nine in the morning, it’s hard not to suffer some validation bias no matter what you sink your teeth into. But it helps when it’s perfectly smoked and silky tender brisket. I invited a friend on a last-minute whirlwind trip through the finest that Central Texas had to offer, and Snow’s was our obvious first stop. This was his first time trying the Saturday-only…

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We were the second and third people at Snow's today. The brisket was amazing! We also had pork steak, spareribs and sausage which were all great.
Wade Edington @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-08-17 01:12:49
Quite possibly the best brisket I have ever had. The people are really friendly and Kerry came around after we ate giving away slices of watermelon. Not to crazy about the sides but a great experience.
Izzy Garza @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-07-26 12:42:45
Snow’s is absolutely unbelievable. You have to get there on a Saturday early EARLY in the morning, but WOWZERS you won’t regret it! Brisket that melts in your mouth. No seriously…it’s #1 for a reason. Worth the experience and wait. Easy A every time.
Scott Jarvis @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-07-01 22:09:29
Life changing slices of brisket, ribs so good, and great sausage (from City's in Giddings I believe).
Peter Einhorn @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-04-07 09:02:37
Love this place !!!!
John Brotherton @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-03-29 10:25:07
Amazing BBQ!! Brisket was moist, smokey and beefy. The sausage was great and the sliced pork was tender an flavorful. Really great experience
Bob Conti @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-02-01 22:01:13
Went there 2 weeks ago and the ribs and brisket were pretty good. Just the right amount of smoke for me and no sauce needed.
Brian James Duran @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-01-20 12:11:28
Rating should have been with below review
Larry Broome @ Snow’s BBQ, 2014-01-18 16:02:44
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Review

May 21, 2008

A small wood-frame restaurant, open only on Saturdays and only from eight in the morning until whenever the meat runs out, usually around noon, Snow’s is remarkable not only for the quality of its ’cue—“outlandishly tender brisket, fall-apart-delicious chicken”—but for the unlikeliness of its story. The genius behind this meat is a petite, energetic woman named Tootsie Tomanetz, who’s been smoking since 1967, when she ran the pits at City Meat Market, in Giddings. She starts the meat smoking at midnight and wraps the brisket in butcher paper around six or seven. When asked why Snow’s wasn’t open more than one day a week, she said matter-of-factly: “There’s no market for it.”

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