The Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q

320 S. Alamo Rd.
Alamo, TX 78516

Phone: 956-702-1370
Hours: Mon-€“Sat 11-€“9, Sun 11-€“5
Website: originalwilliesbbq.com

Opened 1992
Pitmaster Arturo Lanteros (since 2003)
Method Pecan; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Get a few slices of the smoked fajita meat.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

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Got the fatty brisket, ribs, and a sausage link - was not disappointed. Not as much kick as advertised. Sides were meh. Great Q in small town environment.
Rahul Yaratha @ Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ, 2015-01-29 20:55:38
Had brisket , ribs and sausage all were very good.
Roman @ Live Oak Barbecue, 2015-01-29 19:23:58
A sliced and a polish sausage this place has the best brisket for 150 miles remind me why it's not in top 25
doug_wallace @ Angelo’s, 2015-01-29 00:15:31
Brisket was decent lean but smoky te sauce seemed like doctored up Kraft but a good twang id stop again
doug_wallace @ Woody’s Smokehouse, 2015-01-27 22:10:49
Beef ribs insanely good.
John Matteo @ Louie Mueller Barbecue, 2015-01-26 18:18:48
Great beef ribs
David Monasmith @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2015-01-26 02:18:46
Lean was tender with good smoke flavor, just wished it had more bark.
David Monasmith @ Hammond’s Bar-B-Que, 2015-01-25 19:05:06
Dinner!
Ed Dravecky @ North Main BBQ, 2015-01-25 00:27:23
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Reviews

May 14, 2013

With rattlesnake skin tacked to the particleboard walls, wagon wheel chandeliers, and black-and-white-checked tablecloths, Willie’s aesthetic can be described Little House on the Prairie chic. This joint has a large menu that caters to local tastes (brisket tacos, fajita plates), and it was packed during the weekday lunch rush. Meats are all available by the pound, with the tender pork ribs (smoked to perfection with pecan wood, a rarity in South Texas, where mesquite tends…

January 4, 2013

They’ve got lots of meat options at Willie’s, and the longer we stood in the cafeteria line, the easier it was to convince myself to order them all. Well, I didn’t quite get them all, but I do admire that Willie’s will sell you any amount of any meat without any needless sides. First up were a few slices of fatty brisket that was a few hours shy of being done. The chewy slices were…