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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Brisket and Rib plate was very good. Brisket have a nice bark and great smoke flavor. Ribs had a nice smoke ring and were cooked perfectly. Tender but didn't just slide off of the bone. Sides would be my only complaint but the meat was so good, I didn't eat much of the sides. Wendy, our waitress, was awesome!
Caleb Barnett @ joe allen's, 2015-06-29 22:45:54
Smoked turkey and a spicy kielbasa both good love this old place
doug_wallace @ Riscky’s Barbeque & Deli, 2015-06-29 17:56:12
Outstanding brisket! Ribs were below average but I would put the brisket up there with the best. Mac and cheese was great... Pretty much all the sides were good
kyle craven @ The Slow Bone, 2015-06-28 17:56:12
Brisket and ribs were amazing! My girl was a bit let down they were out of sausage and lean brisket but that just left more of the fatty stuff on the table for me!
Adam Murray @ City Meat Market, 2015-06-27 19:49:28
Had beef ribs. Decent amount of met and not fatty. It was a few minutes overdone based on pull needed and chew but still flavorful with only a small amount of sauce to add extra punch. Brisket was quite good with only 1 piece that disappointed. I think it was sliced wrong way and was very hard to chew. Our waiter was fabulous as he saw meat did not look like 1/2 lb before I said anything and brought us more. I would say 5 of 5 for service. 4 of 5 for food-1 star off for over cooking rib a bit
Terry r @ The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, 2015-06-27 16:39:49
Brisket is A+. Jalapeño sausage is the best I've ever had! Pecan cobbler is the perfect way to top off a great meal!
Jeff Overton @ Black’s Barbecue, 2015-06-26 18:09:17
I'm at silver saddle smokehouse in Bellville. Have to try brisket. Melt in mouth good.
Terry r @ , 2015-06-26 18:08:26
Love the folks that work here! Had a beef rib today and can't stop licking my lips!
Adam Murray @ Southside Market & BBQ Bastrop, 2015-06-26 16:44:08
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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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