Opie’s Barbecue

9504 E. Texas Hwy. 71
Spicewood, TX 78669

Phone: 830-693-8660
Hours: Mon & Tue 11–4, Wed & Thur 11–7, Fri & Sat 11–8, Sun 11–7
Website: www.opiesbarbecue.com

Opened 1999
Pitmaster Marco Oglesby (since 2007)
Method Mesquite; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Most of the desserts can feed a crowd.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Delicious! Spicy corn was incredible!
Nathaniel Cox @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-04-19 15:24:17
Very good brisket with nice bark, a pork chop to die for, and good jalapeño cheese sausage.
Peter Einhorn @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-04-07 08:59:39
Love the brisket and white butter beans! Also a big fan of the spiced cream corn.
Chris Kraus @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-03-14 19:39:21
Second time coming and it was no fluke. The food is amazing. Baby Backs sweet with a ill heat. Turkey was moist with a great smoke flavor. The tater tot casserole was to die for. This place is at the top of my top 5. Staff couldn't be any friendlier.
Craig Crossan @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-03-02 13:07:03
Holy smoke! The moist brisket is amazing. AGAIN!
gonebald @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-02-13 14:01:20
Damn good!!
David Monasmith @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-02-06 12:55:01
Ok I admit it, I am now in love with Opies. The entire experience. From picking out my own meat to (finally) a place that cares about the sides, to the ambiance and smiling staff. I am hooked! The food? Outstanding moist brisket that, dare I say, I like better than Franklins. Has the pepper bark of mueller although less pronounced, with the tenderness of perfect fat rendering of the best (franklins, muellers, snows). A wonderful mouthful of beefy goodness. Oh the baby backs are good, jalapeño cheese sausage outstanding (the wife says better than blacks or anyone in Elgin). And ohhhh the sides- spicy corn and tater tot casserole, delicious. Didn't have room for cobbler this trip, but next time. This is a keeper and was worth the hour drive! Close to if not my favorite yet. At least today they had it all going right.
Larry Broome @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-01-26 08:57:04
Brisket and jalapeño sausage. Great atmosphere. Smells like a BBQ joint should.
Brian Schiltz @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-01-24 11:12:29
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May 16, 2013

Upon walking through Opie’s front door you will immediately be confronted by a gleaming black metal box. If it’s your first visit, you’ll probably think to yourself that this behemoth is a little too clean and a little too showy to contain top-quality barbecue. But just wait until the lid is lifted, and you’ll begin to quiver a bit in the presence of a beautiful bounty of meaty goodness. Opie’s, like Cooper’s, is a pick-your-meat-from-the-show-pit…

November 25, 2010

Making it past the new sign outside, I entered into the dining room where I ordered a half rack of the sweet and spicy baby backs, a chunk of brisket, and some jalapeno cheese sausage. The sausage had great spice and flavor. The meat was incredibly moist with good snap, and the pockets of cheese provided a good creamy counterpoint. While the baby backs aren’t done in a traditional fashion, the combination of sticky sweetness…

September 20, 2010

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: Here’s the winning entry for the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival ticket giveaway. Jacob Reach offers this great review of Opie’s. The nice thing about making a BBQ trip with a lot of friends is that everyone will end up ordering something different, and with bartering you can eventually get a good taste of everything. This worked especially well for my latest trip to Opie’s Barbeque in Spicewood for the Labor Day Holiday. 6…

May 21, 2008

The prime rib at Opie’s is so tender you almost feel sorry for it. How will it protect itself? It lacks the brisket’s seasoned black bark, the baby back ribs’ sweet, chewy crust, or the all-pork jalapeño sausage’s threatening heat. Also try the tater tot casserole and the homemade, bigger-than-a-child’s-head cookies. Sauce is smoked in a pot alongside the meats, giving it an unusual mesquite-infused bite.