Best BBQ in Beaumont

In the Lone Star State, we know that bigger is better and bold flavors reign supreme all year long.

However, when summertime comes, we all rejoice because the Texas sun is synonymous with outdoor cookouts and savory smoked meats. On holidays like July 4th, we leave it to our talented local Pitmasters to serve up some barbecue bliss.

So, what are some of the juicy secrets inside some of the best barbecue in Southeast Texas? The method of cooking. The wood used. The cuts of meat served. All these factor into what has put Texas barbecue on the map.

Front of Patillos restaurant

Patillo’s Bar-B-Q

In Southeast Texas, no barbecue list can properly begin without mentioning Patillo’s. 

No frills, all flavor. Known by Texas Monthly as “the oldest family owned barbecue joint in Texas,” Patillo’s Bar-B-Q on Washington is the go-to for most Beaumont residents craving traditional Texas-style barbecue. 

Generational recipes from the Patillo family have hypnotized passersby since 1912. Can you believe there are residents who have been feasting on Patillo’s Bar-B-Q since they were toddlers? We can!

The only brisket you’ll find at this establishment is in the beef links. By far the most popular item, each link is handcrafted using high-quality brisket, garlic, chili powder, TexJoy, and a blend of special seasonings, then smoked over an open pit fire. With all this thought and consideration put into the menu for decades, there is no doubt why Patillo’s Bar-B-Q is still in business.

Broussard’s BBQ

Located at the corner of 11th Street and Washington, Broussard’s BBQ has managed to make a name for itself not far from the legendary Patillo’s.

Affordable lunch options include: sliced beef, boudin, or chicken sandwiches, full orders of ribs and pork bones. Don’t miss out on slices of homemade pie, flavors include lemon and coconut, or pecan praline candy. 

Broussard’s BBQ isn’t just in Beaumont. They have recently expanded into the Houston market.

BBQ at Charlie's Bar-B-Que and Catering
Charlie’s Bar-B-Que and Catering

From food truck to quick service restaurant, Charlie’s Bar-B-Que and Catering is doing barbecue right!

Located across from Baptist Hospital on College Street, Charlie’s Bar-B-Que accepts call-in and drive-thru orders. If you choose to dine inside, you’ll be treated just like family.

Owned and operated by Beaumont resident Charles Brewer, this eatery is known for slow-cooked brisket, tender ribs, juicy homemade links, and gigantic turkey legs.


BBQ at The Hut

The Hut

Drive-thru takes on a whole new meaning at The Hut in Orange, Texas.

Locally owned by Logan Poluk, The Hut specializes in quick service and slow-cooked meats. 

Menu items include tender pork ribs and our favorite, a chopped brisket sandwich with special sauce, known as “The Pitmaster.” Believe us, it’s worth driving 30 minutes outside of Beaumont for.

The Hut also sells boiled crawfish and shrimp when in-season.

Roger’s BBQ Barn

On the outskirts of Beaumont resides a one-of-a-kind barbecue joint unlike any other. In fact, if you’re driving too fast down Old Sour Lake Road, you might miss it. 

Roger’s BBQ Barn is a hidden country gem that we hope to shed some light on.

Locally owned and operated by Roger Schade, this red barn allows customers the ability to purchase their barbecue quickly by drive-thru or by feasting outside under a giant, shady Texas tree. 

Notable menu items include sensational whole or half racks of ribs, gigantic buttery, cheesy spuds topped with both brisket and smoked sausage, and also unbelievable, homemade pies that require a pre-order.