8 Must-Visit Barbeque Spots In Bryan, TX

Whether you prefer it with or without sauce, grilled or smoked, chopped or sliced, one thing we can all agree on is that Texas does it best. We’re talking about barbeque, of course! Here in the Brazos Valley we like to keep things low and slow, and we’re not afraid to get our hands a little messy. Discover the best barbeque spots in Bryan, Texas – known for their mouthwatering flavors and rich history.


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All The King’s Men

112 SOUTH MAIN STREET IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRYAN, TX

Offering a variety of craft BBQ, a diverse collection of rare bourbons and over 30 Texas beers on draft, All The King’s Men is nestled in the heart of Downtown Bryan located in a century old building that has a contemporary aesthetic with the charm of history.

Featuring the classics of brisket, turkey and pork belly, as well as some more modern barbeque additions, this BBQ spot has you covered!

MUST-HAVE DISH: Candied Pork Belly Burnt Ends, featured by Texas Monthly as one of the Best BBQ Bites in the state!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday | 11:00AM -10:00PM
Friday – Saturday | 11:00AM-1:00AM
Sunday | 11:00AM-10:00PM

C&J Barbeque

1010 SOUTH TEXAS AVENUE, BRYAN, TX

C&J Barbeque got its start in 1981 with Chip and Jo Manning purchasing a convenience store that catered to weary travelers and everyday folk. Upon opening, a barbeque pit was added and by 1997 the shop converted to a deli-style BBQ restaurant. Today, over 2,200 pounds of barbeque are served per day between all three of their restaurants in Bryan-College Station.

MUST-HAVE DISH: Aggie Special with 1/2 lb. Brisket, 1/4 lb. Sausage, Block of Cheese, Chunk of Onion, Pickle Spear, and Bread.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday | 11:00AM to 8:30PM
Friday – Saturday | 11:00AM to 8:30PM
Sunday | 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Fargo’s BBQ

1701 TEXAS AVENUE, BRYAN, TX

Established in 2000 by Alan Caldwell & Belender Wells, Fargo’s Pit BBQ has been recognized as one of Texas Monthly’s Best BBQ Joints in the World and is loved by BBQ enthusiasts all across the Lone Star State. Offering a mouthwatering variety of ribs, brisket, sides and everything else you can expect from authentic Texas BBQ, Fargo’s promises to satisfy even the biggest of appetites.

MUST-HAVE DISH: Rib Tips (available only on Tuesdays and Saturdays)

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00AM – 7:00PM (or until sold out)

Frank’s Country Store & BBQ

6497 FM 1179, BRYAN, TX

Frank’s Country Store is a family-owned, family-run BBQ restaurant and convenience store started by Frank and Carmen Januse in 2004. Whether you’re making a stop for a missing grocery item or dinner with friends, Frank’s offers BBQ, daily lunch specials, and more! While there’s often a crowd, there is always ample seating and fast service.

MUST-HAVE DISH: Full Slab of Ribs

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday | 6:30AM – 8:00PM
Friday | 6:30AM – 8:30PM
Saturday | 6:30AM – 7:00PM

J Cody’s Steak & Barbeque

3610 SOUTH COLLEGE AVENUE, BRYAN, TX

Opened by J. Cody Whitten in 2001, this establishment offers a grand vegetable buffet, alongside a variety of grilled, smoked, and fried meats. It’s said that there’s no secret to J. Cody’s Steak & Barbeque seasonings. Salt, pepper, garlic, and mesquite mixed with an attentive grillmaster manning Hickory pits makes for a great addition to every BBQ lover’s bucket list.

MUST-HAVE DISH: Chicken Thigh BBQ Sandwich

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Saturday | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Lamar & Niki’s Pit Barbeque and Soul Food

2516 TEXAS AVENUE, BRYAN, TX

In 2014, Lamar and Niki Cole, fulfilled their lifelong dream of serving authentic soul food and barbeque in the Bryan area. Recently recognized by Yelp as one of the Top 100 Places To Eat In Texas For 2021, Lamar & Niki’s Pit Barbeque and Soul Food is famous for their take on traditional southern dishes like candied yams, smothered pork chops, and peach cobbler.

MUST-HAVE DISH: Sliced Brisket Plate with Buttered Greens and Candied Yams

*BBQ Plates served only on Friday & Saturday

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Closed last Saturday of the month

Martin’s Place

3403 SOUTH COLLEGE AVENUE, BRYAN, TX

Owned and operated by three generations of the Kapchinskie family in the same building, (now a Texas historical landmark) since 1925, Martin’s Place offers timeless classics of brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken. Alongside these smoked meats are options for generous portions of fried corn nuggets, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and more.

MUST-HAVE DISH: Pound of Sliced Pork with House German Potatoes and Fried Okra

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday – Friday | 11:00AM – 7:00PM


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Alex is the Content Coordinator for Destination Bryan. She strives to capture the tales of local legends that are often just as tall and wide as our great Lone Star State. When not behind the camera, Alex can be found enjoying local brews and chews with her pup Viola.

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