Black's Barbecue

(512) 213-4627 | Email | View Website

215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX | Directions   78644

29.885885 -97.672892

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 10am-8pm

Fri-Sat 10am-8:30pm

Sun 10am-8pm

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About Black's Barbecue

  • Open 8 days a week
  • Less than 30 mins from Austin
  • Homemade beef and pork sausage

There is something timeless about the feel of this relaxed cafe with Texas license plates lining one wood wall and Longhorn horns decorating the others.

No wonder: It has been run by the same family since 1932.

Owner Edgar Black, the son of the founder, still does things the way Daddy did, using post oak to indirectly smoke the meat, which is seasoned only with salt and pepper. The moist, deep-flavored brisket cooks for 24 hours, the good beef-and-pork sausage is homemade. Hammy pork ribs, chicken redolent of smoke. Made-from-scratch sauce is thick, red and sweet. Sides are numerous.


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Reviews for Black's Barbecue

over a year ago

Sausage get's a Thumbs Up – Service was fast. Sausage was best. Brisket was bland. Ribs were real good. Their sides were plentiful in variety. Lotta knick-knacks to buy in the gift shop if you're into that.

over a year ago

Best BBQ! – I have been to all the BBQ's places in Lockhardt because i wanted to make sure i got the best out of my money. Nothing compares to BLACKS........Luv BLACKS BBQ from San Antonio TX. Recommeded, make sure you have enough time to sit down and enjoy the food along w/ the entertainment they had when i dined there.

over a year ago

Love Blacks BBQ – My husband and I love Blacks BBQ. The owners and staff are real freindly. My husband just started smoking meat and on out first visit we spoke to Kent Black who was not only eager to feed us but feed my husbands eager for knowledge on how to smoke meat. He gave us a tour of his pit and cutting area. We love the sausage and ribs.

Keep it coming!!!

over a year ago

Remember When – We used to run down to Blacks during lunch time at the old high school and for a quarter you would get a ring, a hand full of crackers and a soda. You would go to one of the picnic tables that had a knife on a chain and cut your ring into bite sizes and enjoy your meal.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Awful – People who gave this place a positive review must not have taste buds. Meat has absolutely no smoke flavor whatsoever, brisket is not seasoned at all, sausage is pretty bland-save for the Jalapeno/Cheese which tastes like they used cheese wiz in their grind, BBQ sauce is not good at all, and the sides don't look, and aren't for the most part, appetizing in any way. Go to Kreuz or Smitty's. If it's Sunday and Kreuz and Smitty's are closed, go to Dairy Queen.

over a year ago

Family has been eating with the Black's since 1938 – Well I guess you could say I am kind of partial to Black's as my family has been eating there since 1938, a scant 6 years after they opened across the street at their old location. Its close enough to Gonzales that we have been many times over the decades. I'm now 36 and have been eating there as long as I can remember. What a great family the Black's are, and nowhere else will you feel more wecome. Often Mr. Black is right there and you may see sons Kent and Terry in the mix too. They have the "secret" to the best post oak fired 'Que around.

Thats one thing that makes living in the "post oak savannah" such a treat, as post oak (a type of wood) is plentiful, and produces great smoke, from long lasting, dense coals.

Black's just has it down pat, from the brisket to the cobbler. They also have real brisket cuts, none of this passing off shoulder as brisket that you will find in Austin. They have lean brisket which is great, but their well marbled, juicy, brisket with an authentic, black, encrusted smoke ring is to die for !

Also none of this fake peach cobbler made with cake or biscuit mix, their's is made with delicious pastry crust. Black's sausage is homemade and stuffed right there, using casings they have ordered. Sadly so many Texans have been duped into thinking "eckrich" style sausage served by BBQ chains is what Texas sausage is all about, when it is not. Black's sausage has been put through a medium / coarse grinder, smoked with post oak, and is in the ring, tied with string on the ends. Sometimes i just go in there and get a tea and a ring (sausage ring that is) to get my fix. Some folks like their sausage juicy, others like it dry, I prefer it dry and ask for it by name. Give me some dry sausage I say ! They also have smoked chicken and chopped beef, thats perfect, not drowned in sauce, but just right.

Delicious sauce, flavorful pintos, nice selection of salads, sweet tea, cream corn, puddin', rolls, cheese, pies, the list goes on !

over a year ago

Great Food, Great People – The homemade sauce they make is unlike any sauce I have had before. Great service and some great food. A must stop on your road trip!

over a year ago

Best barbecue in Texas! – Delicious barbecue--you will not be disappointed. Friendly, family-run restaurant with excellent customer service. Really, the best in Texas!

over a year ago

NO "TEETH " NEEDED – Leave your TEETH AT HOME!!!!!. Very Best All Around Q that you could ever put in your mouth!!!!!. Talk to this guy name Kent and he may even buy you a beer, but I doubt it!!!

In reality; You can't go wrong with these forks!!!!!!!! Best Sausage & Brisket that I have ever had & believe me , I have tried em all!!!!

over a year ago

Best BBQ in the U.S. – Black's BBQ is hands down the best in the west, and everywere else. GRRRREEEATTT taste and service. Very traditional and you get a very homey feel while your there. For me it's worth the drive from Orange County, California just to eat there. I love to eat, some say way too much, but when I get to Black's I go crazy and eat enough for at least five people. I cannot get enogh of the sausage. mmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!! Im hands down the biggest fan of bbq and I have eaten it In very many restaurants. The best ones are in Texas. "GOD bless Texas", and the beast one in texas is................ Black's Barbecue of course!

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