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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Comments from our joint finder app.
Love this place! Close to home and serves up quality meat with great smoke, flavor and ambience. Clean, organized and great Texas music to make you feel right at home.
Adam Murray @ Two Bros. BBQ Market, 2015-05-22 19:18:38
Lined up at 1230 and already sold or of everything but links... Maybe next time!
kyle craven @ Meshack’s Bar-B-Que Shack, 2015-05-21 17:32:20
I know these guys catch a lot of flack for "institutional" BBQ, but I always find their moist brisket consistently yummy and really like their spicy sausage. Good prices and always friendly employees, too!
Adam Murray @ Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-05-20 17:24:24
Chopped beef sandwich was below par and pork ribs were a 6.5 out of ten. Not sure how this one made the list
kyle craven @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-05-20 16:44:24
Asked for fatty brisket and found a few decent, moist pieces with good flavor, nice smoke ring and a well flavored bark. Most of it was just dry, though. Ribs were really dry and lacked any kind of flavor. Maybe I just caught them on a bad day...
Adam Murray @ Michna’s BBQ, 2015-05-19 18:43:10
A true East Texas BBQ place... Chopped beef sandwich is the way to go, chopped right there on the block (as it should be (take notes a
kyle craven @ Stacy’s, 2015-05-19 16:49:00
Had a sliced and beans meat was good smokey needed salt
doug_wallace @ Angelo’s, 2015-05-18 23:41:23
Delicious as always!!
bbqueen @ City Market, 2015-05-18 22:12:18
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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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