Cousin’s Bar-B-Q

6262 McCart Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Phone: 817-346-2511
Hours: Mon-€“Sat 11-€“9
Website: www.cousinsbbq.com
Twitter: @cousinsbbq

Opened 1983
Pitmaster Cliff Payne
Method Hickory; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip They serve ultra-lean brisket unless you specify otherwise.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

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Easily the best bbq chain in Texas. Got the 3 meat combo and wasn't disappointed. Fatty brisket was solid, slightly inconsistent. Pork ribs had nice rub and crust; best of the 3 meats. Jalapeño cheddar could've been spicier but it worked. Sides were solid. Overall a recommended stop in south Fort Worth.
Rahul Yaratha @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-01-19 20:17:03
Cousin's BBQ - Fort Worth Brisket has a great smoke ring and flavor to go w fantastic rub, though is more chewy and dry than I'd like. Ribs clung well to the bone and had a deep smoke flavor as well, but were also a bit dry from over cooking. If both were a bit more tender and juicy they'd rank among the best because of tremendous smoky flavor. As it stands I like Cousin's and encourage going to the original for a great experience, but not special Q. I give it an over all C+ to a B -.
Scott Jarvis @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-09-25 18:03:41
Good chain que in a very suspect strip mall setting. Great family place.
Rick Toumbs @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-07-31 23:56:27
Came here with a local and it was terrific. Nothing that stood out, but everything was good. Go to the original
Scott Jarvis @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-07-01 22:11:52
cousins does everything pretty darn good,
rgv @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-04-06 16:29:26
Good Q & nice sides! The brisket was lean & the turkey was moist.
Amy Estess Donovan @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-04-05 15:51:13
The brisket was tender, moist and had a nice smoke flavor. The smell walking up to the front door of this place is amazing.
Nicholas Govea @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-02-01 14:43:06
Good, dependable, but not spectacular BBQ. Nice rustic ambiance in the dining area and awesome selection of meats and sides.
Rick Toumbs @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2013-11-30 00:10:40
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Reviews

May 14, 2013

With six locations—two of which are in the Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport—this family-run operation could be considered a chain now and, thus, not admissible for this list. But rules are made to be broken, especially when a plateful of expertly smoked meat is before you. We still like the original Cousin’s. It doesn’t have much curb appeal: a plain joint located in a shopping center set back from a six-lane road on the outskirts of…

October 17, 2008

Normally I stay away from chains, but this location made it into Texas Monthly’s Top 50, so I thought I’d give it a try. There are four stand-alone locations as well as two more in the DFW Airport, but a friend and I chose to try the original, which opened in 1983. The strip mall location is underwhelming, but the smell of smoke inside was tempting. My dining companion had not yet experienced a full…

May 21, 2008

In barbecue time there’s before, during, and after. Before our meal at Cousin’s, we studied the brisket’s thin, dark crust. During our meal, the smoky taste made us lose track of our other senses. Ribs were rich. Sauce was tart. Sweet beans really were. After, we wondered where the time had gone.