Cousin’s Bar-B-Q

5125 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Phone: 817-346-3999
Hours: Mon-Sat 11-9
Website: www.cousinsbbq.com
Twitter: @cousinsbbq

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

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We just sampled the brisket, and it was pretty tasty. While we feel bad giving Whup's a 3 out of 5, since all we had was brisket, we couldn't justify higher. The people were nice and friendly. The meat was tender with a decent smoke ring. I like a little more robustness to the crust, but overall, it was much better than other brisket we have had recently.
dirkelps @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que, 2014-12-28 00:34:06
Had an amazing lunch at Scholl Bros bbq in Paris, Tx. Sliced Beef is spot on!!!!
Troy Scholl @ , 2014-12-27 21:08:41
Had a great lunch. Already out of ribs but the brisket and sausage were both very good. Had to wait in line about 40 minutes.
Ruth Ann Few @ Louie Mueller Barbecue, 2014-12-26 21:34:07
Combo sliced and sausage with potato salad and beans dang good dinner
doug_wallace @ Hickory Stick Bar-B-Q, 2014-12-24 01:02:20
Took a quick detour here on way to Dallas. The spicy Cajun boudin is lights out good; it is a must. Pork ribs were nice and tender. Fatty brisket came out well but not much bark. Excellent Q all around.
Rahul Yaratha @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-12-23 19:26:26
Got the cherry glazed baby backs, nice rib with a slight hint of cherry, brisket had a good bark but was a little tough and lacked some taste; bacon wrapped jalapeños were tasty and cole slaw was really good! Free seasoned pickles were awesome, make sure to get a boat load!
Justen Noakes @ Two Bros. BBQ Market, 2014-12-23 17:36:42
Time for some holiday ribs
James Welsh @ Feedstore BBQ, 2014-12-22 18:20:47
2 sliced beef sandwiches both good smokey and moist love there sauce
doug_wallace @ Sammie’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-12-22 17:05:20
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Review

October 2, 2009

This is the second Cousin’s location that I’ve tried, and it’s the better of the two by a slight edge. After coming from Bill’s in White Settlement, my mouth desperately needed some edible meat. Waiting in line, I could smell the smokiness, and my mouth watered as I watched slice after slice of brisket makes its way to other diners’ plates. My plate quickly filled up with some of that sliced brisket, fanned out artfully, and some of the thick St. Louis-style ribs.

The brisket has a substantial black crust with a deep smoke ring creating a robust smoky flavor. The meat was trimmed a little too clean for me, but still had good moisture, and it was just chewy enough to be satisfying on the teeth. Ribs would have had the same crust, I’m sure, if not for the thick rub heavy on the chili powder that it applied far too liberally. The meat beneath it was beautifully red and juicy. Each bite had good smoke flavor with a hint of sweetness from the rub, but there was just too much rub competing for the attention of my taste buds. I wanted more of that good hickory smoke to shine through. Cousin’s has a good reputation for a reason, and they’re one of the few chains that does it right, so I would surely stop in again for another serving of that brisket.

(This review originally appeared on Full Custom Gospel BBQ.)

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