Heavy’s Outdoor Bar-B-Que

1301 19th St.
Hondo, TX 78861

Phone: 830-426-4445
Hours: Mon-€“Sat 11-€“8, Sun 11-€“3

Opened 2010
Pitmaster Darryn "Heavy" Bernal
Method Mesquite in an indirect-heat pit and a gas-fired rotisserie

TMBBQ Rating: 4

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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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Reviews

August 29, 2014

The fire burns brightly in a brick pit out front of Heavy’s in Hondo. It’s a hulking brick pit built by the McBee family back when they opened this barbecue joint, and it’s prominent location on the front corner of the building, along with the smoke that pours out of it, is a tempting advertisement for travelers driving through town. Back behind a tarp is a stainless steel Southern Pride rotisserie smoker. It looks like…

March 31, 2012

The former McBee’s in Hondo has gotten a new lease on life. Heavy purchased the joint after moving back home from Austin where he had worked at Bert’s BBQ. He’s using the same methods of indirectly smoking with mesquite in the same brick pit used by McBee’s but the results are incredible. I was worried when we stopped in at eleven-thirty to find only two other customers, but once we left an hour later, the…