Country Tavern

FM 2767 at Texas Hwy 31
Kilgore, TX 75663

Phone: 903-984-9954
Hours: Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10

Method wood

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5


July 16, 2009

This joint might as well be a Texas legend. I’ve heard so much about it from magazines, friends, and readers that I was dying to make it over to this storied establishment. In my research, I noticed the scorn heaped upon the new metal building with the cheesy awning reminiscent of Caligula XXI in Dallas. As I gazed at old photos on the wall of the now abandoned building next door that used to house…

May 21, 2008

The prettiest ribs in the region come steaming out of the Country Tavern’s enormously efficient kitchen, and the brisket’s good too. A dark-red sauce gives the hickory-smoked meats a sweet East Texas edge. The big, bustling place is like a cave tarted up with neon, but the waitresses have a girl-next-door quality, and the mood is family-friendly.