Kirby’s Barbeque

4592 Texas Hwy. 14 N.
Mexia, TX 76667

Phone: 254-562-5076
Hours: Wed-€“Fri 10-€“6, Sat 10-€“3

Opened 1991 (current location since 2008)
Pitmaster Kirby Hyden
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip It's about two miles south of the city limits.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


May 16, 2013

Kirby’s is a living testament to the adage, “Teach your children well.” Owner and pitmaster Kirby Hyden learned to smoke meats from his father, who learned from his father, and this family know-how proves to be a rich inheritance. In 1960 Hyden’s grandfather opened a joint called Holloway’s in a tiny building on the north side of town (his dad also opened a joint, in Groesbeck, in the late seventies). Hyden took over Holloway’s in…