Bob’s Bar-B-Que

1205 Pope
Henderson, TX 75652

Phone: 903-657-8301
Hours: Tue-€“Sat 10-€“7

Opened 1980
Pitmaster Bob Allen
Method Hickory; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Ask them to leave the fat on the brisket.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


May 15, 2013

Owner and pitmaster Bob Allen is just as guarded as he is hospitable, so don’t expect a pit tour here. But though we could not see the equipment, we were assured that no gas was used in the preparation of the meat. The menu is simple, but it does include a few items of note. The spicy boudin was outstanding, with a casing taut and crisp enough to be eaten and a filling that was…

August 20, 2012

This joint is a family affair run by the tight-lipped Bob Allen, his wife, and son. A steel wood-fired pit was hidden by a fence, and they weren’t willing to give us a tour. Bob assured us that “there’s no gas up on this hill.” It’s all hickory that runs these pits. I took my order to the far end of the dining room to see just what these mystery pits might produce. Ribs were…