Pat Gee’s Barbecue

17547 County Road 26
Tyler, TX 75707

Phone: 903-534-0265
Hours: F-€“Sun 11-€“7

Opened 1963
Pitmaster Arthur Gee and Billy Walker Sr.
Method Hickory in an offset smoker

TMBBQ Rating: 3


June 24, 2016

The hand-painted wooden sign reads “Pat’s Barbecue,” but everybody calls it Pat Gee’s after its late founder, Mack Henry “Pat” Gee, who opened this barbecue shack east of Tyler, deep in the piney woods, sometime around 1963. Pat, his wife Vida, and their seven children lived just up the hill from the small, wooden building. “We all worked here at one point,” Billy Walker told me during a recent trip. He works here now with…