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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This place is getting better. I had brisket and a pork rib today. Both were amazing. Brisket was better than I remembered and definitely rivals Franklin. The ribs are different. They use a sweeter baste. Apple cider vinegar and something else I assume. Very good.
Brad Golub @ La Barbecue, 2014-04-23 14:56:30
Sliced and a coke quick lunch delish
doug_wallace @ Angelo’s, 2014-04-22 14:14:34
Rubys Rules
Jack Niland @ Ruby’s BBQ, 2014-04-21 01:20:57
Third times a charm. I could talk about everything one by one but that would take to long. I have tried each meat and I would recommend all of them.
Craig Crossan @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-04-20 13:18:33
Nice Guy, good Q
Jack Niland @ Buzzie’s Bar-B-Que, 2014-04-20 10:03:37
Exceptional Q especially the beef spare rib
Jack Niland @ La Barbecue, 2014-04-20 10:02:08
Liked her mesquite blended in.
Jack Niland @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-04-20 10:00:48
Liked her mesquite blended in.
Jack Niland @ Opie’s BBQ, 2014-04-20 10:00:48
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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…