Top 10 BBQ Spots Near Fort Hood

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 08:02 AM Danielle Keech Military Life, PCS Moves

 

Who doesn’t like some good barbecue?

It doesn’t matter if you prefer Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis, Alabama, or Texas style BBQ. And whether you like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, or chicken with sauce or without sauce, there are some great barbecue joints near Fort Hood to satisfy your craving!

We polled our readers and checked reviews for specific recommendations. Prices are based on a scale of $-$$$, like those on Yelp. Check out one of these spots near Fort Hood!

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Top 10 BBQ Restaurants Near Fort Hood, Texas

 Top 10 BBQ Spots Near Fort Hood

 

1) Miller’s Smokehouse

Location: Belton

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Brisket and Coconut Pecan Pie

About: Miller's Smokehouse was voted one of "The Top 50 Best BBQ Joints" by Texas Monthly Magazine. Reviewers rave about the ribs, chicken, sausage, but the brisket and coconut pecan pie are the biggest crowd pleasers at Miller's.

With raving reviews, this is the place you bring your out-of-town guests! 

2) Texas BBQ and Steakhouse

Location: Killeen

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Brisket

About: This family-owned business is more than a restaurant. They serve incredible barbecue and country sides and host Friday Fish Fry which offers all-you-can eat fried catfish served with hushpuppies, fries, coleslaw, and more.

But they also have an incredible atmosphere. Come to eat, then stay to enjoy live music from local bands or be part of horseshoe and washer tournaments. Texas BBQ and Steakhouse is the place you come for a sense of community and good food.

3) Backyard Bar-B-Q Bar and Grill

Location: Belton

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to order: Bubba Fries

About: Backyard Bar-B-Q Bar and Grill is a family-owned restaurant great for the whole family. Reviewers love the atmosphere, the friendly staff, and of course, the food. The menu ranges from delicious brisket, steak, burgers, chicken, and sides--it’s the Bubba Fries that keep you coming back for more.

Bonus: $2 Margarita Mondays and $2 Pint Tuesdays! 

4) Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Location: Killeen

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to order: Brisket and Creamed Corn

About: You might’ve heard of Rudy’s before. They’re a chain with locations all over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Their pits are 100% wood fired oak which is what makes their food so delicious, and their signature creamed corn is something special. 

Bonus: They sell their rubs, sauces, gifts baskets, gift cards, apparel, drinks, and candies in their store! 

5) Schoepf's Bar-B-Que

Location: Belton

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Sausage and Cheesy Potatoes

About: Schoepf's has been featured in Texas Monthly Magazine, Ride Magazine, Texas Highways Magazine, Taste of the South Magazine, Food Network, and PBS. Besides the delicious mesquite smoked meat served, the restaurant’s frequent events make this BBQ establishment one of the best. 

6) Lucille’s Links and Bar-B-Q

Location: Harker Heights

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Brisket and Green Beans

About: Lucille’s is a veteran-owned business passionate about serving real, authentic BBQ to the community. They’re a proud member of the National BBQ Association & KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society), Certified Table Captain & Judge, and a BBQ Competitor.   

7) Big Hoss BBQ

Location: Killeen

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Pulled Pork

About: Voted 2015’s Small Business of the Year by the Killeen Chamber of Commerce, Big Hoss BBQ is one to try. They offer all you can eat options, as well as individual plates and servings.

Bonus: Their uniquely blended BBQ sauce and dry rubs are available for sale. 

8) Bandit’s BBQ & Catering

Location: Copperas Cove

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Brisket and Mac ‘n cheese

About: Bandit’s is a mom and pop, veteran-owned BBQ joint and a great way to enjoy some delicious food while supporting your local veteran community. Feel free to stop by for bite to eat or hire them to cater your next event.

Note: They’re open only Thursday through Saturday. 

9) Bare Bones Barbeque

Location: Gatesville

Price Range: $$

Catering: Yes

What to Order: Ribs

About: Bare Bones is located on the north side of Fort Hood, and they deliver. But you might want to just come in for your meal on the first and third Saturdays of each month for the live music. They serve traditional barbecue here, plus you can order sliders, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and flautas. 

10) Choice Bar-B-Q Restaurant

Location: Killeen

Price Range: $

Catering: No

What to Order: Chopped Beef Sandwich

About: Choice Bar-B-Q is great for a quick, counter-serve bite to eat. They offer traditional Texas barbecue brisket, beef, ribs, collard greens, black eyed peas, potato salad, mac ‘n cheese, and more!

If the above aren't enough to satisfy your barbecue cravings, check out one of these "honorable mentions" recommended by MilitaryByOwner friends and customers. 

Hard Eight BBQ: Family owned and operated, the "8" refers to how many seconds a rider needs to stay on a bucking bull! This is their flagship location, and the food was featured in the 100 Dollar Hamburger.

From Justin Adams: 

  • Vitek's BBQ in Waco. Try the Gutbuster!
  • Bucee's in Temple. While you might be surprised to see a rest stop/gas station on this list, check out their BBQ menu!

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