Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in San Antonio

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in San Antonio

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in San Antonio on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#29. Smokey Mo's BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7915 W Loop 1604 N Ste 101, San Antonio, TX 78254-4659
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#28. The Pigpen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 106 Pershing Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209-6505
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#27. The Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3306 Roland Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210-3345
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#26. 225° Urban Smoke

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Cajun & Creole
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1015 Rittiman Rd Suite 13, San Antonio, TX 78218-4267
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#25. Bushwood BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13800 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247-3904
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#24. South BBQ & Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2011 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-1823
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#23. Smokey Mo's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 20210 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 306, San Antonio, TX 78258
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#22. Rudy's Country Store BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10623 Westover Hills Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78251-4294
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#21. Dee Willie's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12130 Oconnor Rd, San Antonio, TX 78233-5154
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#20. SMOKE BBQ+SkyBar

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (158 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 501 E Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78202-2114
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#19. Dignowity

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1701 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78202-2845
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#18. Old Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5145 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3633
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#17. Pinkertons

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 107 W Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2114
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#16. Alamo BBQ Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 511 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215-1204
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#15. Rusty Bucket Jaw Smacking BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 600 Cupples Rd, San Antonio, TX 78237-4328
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#14. Smokey Mo's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 22106 Bulverde Rd Ste 108, San Antonio, TX 78259
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#13. The Smoke Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2347 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
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#12. County Line

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10101 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78230-2254
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#11. Blanco BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13259 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216-8116
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#10. 2M Smokehouse & Catering

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2731 S Ww White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222-2807
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#9. Two Bros. BBQ Market

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (297 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12656 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216-1800
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#8. Barbecue Station Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (133 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1610 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1606
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#7. Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3709 N. St. Marys, San Antonio, TX 78212
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#6. B&B Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2619 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221-1802
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#5. Augie's Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (397 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 909 Broadway St Corner of Broadway & 9th, San Antonio, TX 78215-1520
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#4. Rudy's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (466 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10623 Westover Hills Blvd Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78251-4294
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#3. The Big Bib

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (590 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 104 Lanark Dr Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218-1820
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#2. Rudy's Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (881 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 24152 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78257-1156
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#1. Smoke Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (383 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3714 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-6518
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