Snow’s BBQ

516 Main
Lexington, TX 78947

Phone: 979-542-8189 (weekdays), 979-773-4640 (Saturdays)
Hours: Open Sat only, 8 till meat runs out.

Opened 2003
Pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit (brisket); direct-heat (everything else)
Pro Tip Arrive no later than nine in the morning if you want to order from the full menu.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.75

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Made the trip down from Austin to check out a Texas legendary Q place. Got there at 8am and line wasn't too bad - half an hour wait. Ordered fatty brisket, jalapeño sausage, pork ribs, and half a chicken. Brisket was excellent; great bark, consistency, and flavor. Jalapeño sausage had nice kick. Pork ribs went down smoothly; loved the rub on the ribs. Chicken was okay. Sides were solid. Overall great setup and worth the random Saturday visit.
Rahul Yaratha @ Snow’s BBQ, 2017-02-11 00:54:35
Good brisket and ribs today.
Scott Callaway @ Snow’s BBQ, 2017-02-05 02:13:54
Amazing ribs as well!!!!!
Woodwill Smokers @ Snow’s BBQ, 2016-08-22 03:07:52
The only place where I have ate BBQ at 8 in the morning, and it was great!!!!!! Ribs were tender but not over cooked and even the lean cut of brisket was moist. There sausage was great and the sauce added to the flavor instead of covering it up. You must eat here.
Woodwill Smokers @ Snow’s BBQ, 2016-08-22 03:07:16
Made the drive from Bryan today. great drive and better food. The moist brisket was great the bark amazing. Pork ribs were our favorite. Sausage was good. We also thought the pork shoulder was amazing.
Mjleonar @ Snow?s BBQ, 2016-06-25 19:44:39
It was another religious experience for me there today!! This place has never disappointed me in my 6 previous trips and today was no different. The pork shoulder was moist, tender and porky. The pork rib was as perfect as any pork rib I ever had. The moist brisket was unbelievable. The bark was salty and delicious!! At first I was disappointed that I got the end slice until I bit into it, the few slices I had were unbelievable!! Stand on line for 3 hours or drive 1 hour 20 minutes? I am driving to the best BBQ joint every time!!!
bobrq13 @ Snow’s BBQ, 2016-04-03 05:29:50
2nd best brisket...
@ Snow’s BBQ, 2016-03-26 17:34:53
Still doing a great job.. I loaded up on some free beans the musical fruit
paul_umlove @ Snow’s BBQ, 2016-01-29 13:58:21
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May 17, 2013

For some in the small town of Lexington (population roughly 1,200), Saturdays are as holy as Sundays. It’s hard to miss these devotees. They congregate at the end of Main Street, within view of some grain elevators dressed in a gingham rust—a line of farmhands, ranchers, well-off weekenders, and groggy young Austinites who woke up in their cutoff shorts. Gathered outside the small red building that houses Snow’s BBQ, they await their turn to commune…

December 20, 2010

After driving three hours from Dallas to arrive in Lexington at nine in the morning, it’s hard not to suffer some validation bias no matter what you sink your teeth into. But it helps when it’s perfectly smoked and silky tender brisket. I invited a friend on a last-minute whirlwind trip through the finest that Central Texas had to offer, and Snow’s was our obvious first stop. This was his first time trying the Saturday-only…

May 21, 2008

A small wood-frame restaurant, open only on Saturdays and only from eight in the morning until whenever the meat runs out, usually around noon, Snow’s is remarkable not only for the quality of its ’cue—“outlandishly tender brisket, fall-apart-delicious chicken”—but for the unlikeliness of its story. The genius behind this meat is a petite, energetic woman named Tootsie Tomanetz, who’s been smoking since 1967, when she ran the pits at City Meat Market, in Giddings. She…

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