Cousin’s Bar-B-Q

5125 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Phone: 817-346-3999
Hours: Mon-Sat 11-9
Twitter: @cousinsbbq

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25


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if you go through ft worth on I 20 stop here
Lucas746 @ Cousin?s Bar-B-Q, 2016-05-28 18:50:33
Holy smoke this place is good! Slice brisket and pulled pork were amazing in the tangy, vinegary sauce that built up a nice, slow burn over multiple bites. Opted for regular sausage over jalapeño cheese. It was OK, but I prefer the kind made with meat loosely held in the casing. Will come back again to try more of the menu & enjoy the banquet-hall-like interior.
LonghornBBQR @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2016-04-23 22:29:41
Had a while back its a chain had a sliced bout like dickeys @ Cousin’s Barbecue, 2016-02-06 16:27:47
I've been here a few times, the food has always been good. The brisket is cooked well and has a nice smokiness to it.
Nicholas Govea @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2013-09-16 22:08:17
Was really impressed with this place for being a chain BBQ joint. Brisket had a nice smoke ring with a good black bark. Good smoke flavor and moist could be eaten with no sauce. Definitely coming back to try their other meats!
Nicky_G_Jr. @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-12-29 14:50:24
Decent for a chain, I really liked the pulled pork, the stuffed potatoes are nice as well.
firemax @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-11-25 20:52:15
Big dollars for three mediocre slices of brisket and some fries. But the fries were pretty good.
masterbbqjudge @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-03-12 19:19:39
A favorite stop for a workday lunch
mick_fjicy @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-01-26 12:23:02
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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.)


1 Comment

    Randy Dueck says:

    I finally got to try Cousin’s after hearing about it for years. They opened a new location on the north side of Fort Worth in the Alliance area. Very good, hickory smoked brisket.

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