Kirby’s Barbeque

4592 Texas Hwy. 14 N.
Mexia, TX 76667

Phone: 254-562-5076
Hours: Wed–Fri 10–6, Sat 10–3

Opened 1991 (current location since 2008)
Pitmaster Kirby Hyden
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip It's about two miles south of the city limits.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Above average BBQ in the middle of nowhere!!! Great brisket and good sausage.
Rick Toumbs @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-11-30 00:08:32
Excellent fatty brisket!! Great smokiness on the lean! I grew up on Slovaceks sausage , so having it was a treat! The staff was very friendly and gave us a tour of the pits! The only bad thing ribs to the weekend. :(. Definitely worth driving out if the way for!!
scott_moody @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-07-31 16:40:40
Worth every bit of the stop!!! Brisket was perfect! Great flavor!
Lisa Moody @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-07-31 16:40:02
Kirby Hyden is one of the friendliest people in BBQ. His food is pretty good too.
Robert Lerma @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-06-28 18:56:41
Tasty burnt ends and smokey ribs.
John Brotherton @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-06-10 15:31:09
Best in Texas!
Julie Jackson @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-06-09 22:01:35
Great way to start the day. They gave me trimmed brisket unfortunately, but friend did give me a bite of untrimmed. Good stuff. Enjoyed the ribs most. Excellent. Sausage was pretty routine.
ldiablo @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-06-08 13:07:41
Absolutely the BEST!!! Number 1 in my book!
Cindy @ Kirby’s Barbeque, 2013-06-07 09:35:16
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May 16, 2013

Kirby’s is a living testament to the adage, “Teach your children well.” Owner and pitmaster Kirby Hyden learned to smoke meats from his father, who learned from his father, and this family know-how proves to be a rich inheritance. In 1960 Hyden’s grandfather opened a joint called Holloway’s in a tiny building on the north side of town (his dad also opened a joint, in Groesbeck, in the late seventies). Hyden took over Holloway’s in…