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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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…

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Really good brisket and ribs. Very crowded at lunch, so come early.
Jeffrey Parker @ Miller’s Smokehouse, 2015-09-04 17:21:37
Had the three meat combo brisket bolo and sausage all were good not very big portions for 16.89 but was generally pleased with everything
douglas78@aol.com @ Texas Pit BBQ, 2015-09-04 01:20:56
Good brisket, sausage was ok
David Monasmith @ Inman's Ranch House Bar-B-Que, 2015-09-03 23:48:02
Glad they finally got the "TM" besid their name! Very well deserved . Brisket is outstanding!
kyle craven @ The Slow Bone Barbeque, 2015-09-03 17:18:19
Glad they finally got the "TM" besid their name! Very well deserved . Brisket is outstanding!
kyle craven @ The Slow Bone Barbeque, 2015-09-03 17:18:18
I do enjoy this place. Too late for rib.
Ted hindes @ Opie’s Barbecue, 2015-09-02 18:59:07
Brisket, & Sausage Plate not to bad. Got in and out in a reasonable time.
Larry Simpson @ Donn’s BBQ, 2015-09-02 17:21:56
Beef ribs are way to go! Sliced brisket was great... Maybe a little over seasoned for my liking. BBQ sauce is no good. Stay away from chopped beef
kyle craven @ Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2015-09-02 16:36:20
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FC_WilliesMeat

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 to be the norm) being the standout protein. Willie’s thin, sweet sauce serves as a nice complement. While beef ribs are sometimes more visually appealing than they are delicious, the ones here do not disappoint, featuring a hearty smoke flavor and fully rendered fat. Skip the bland sausage.

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