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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Pretty good brisket! Pork ribs were great!
Rodney @ Hays Co. Bar-B-Que and Catering, 2015-07-04 04:15:44
Very, very average BBQ. Almost no smoke flavor, the meat came out lukewarm (portions were massive on the 4 meat plate), and the highlight of the experience was the sweet tea and green beans. The brisket had almost no flavor, the ribs were very average, the chicken was decent, and the pork shoulder was just "eh." Overall? Good atmosphere, welcoming staff, and reasonably priced average food.
Sam Thomas @ Mumphord’s Place BBQ, 2015-07-02 22:24:29
Stopped in today for lunch. Had the ribs and pulled pork....both phenomenal! Ribs were tender, smoky, flavorful, you really didn't even need sauce. Pulled pork was moist and delicious. Love the fact that this joint is 15 mins away going back for breakfast tomorrow!
Tasha Israel @ Brooks’ Place BBQ, 2015-07-02 20:16:04
Average bbq
kyle craven @ Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-07-02 17:47:33
Brisket had a great smoke ring but was not that tender. Sausage was average.
kyle craven @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-07-01 17:47:27
Brisket, ribs, and brisket sandwich were all delicious. You gotta try the cheesecake also. It all gets better each time we come by.
Gene White @ Naaman’s Championship BBQ, 2015-07-01 00:57:56
Nice brisket and sausage. Portion kid of small for price charged.
KC Moreland @ Miller’s Smokehouse, 2015-06-30 22:16:25
Such good BBQ! If you drive through Belton, stop by. It is a must stop driving down I-35.
Bryan Daniel @ Miller’s Smokehouse, 2015-06-30 22:14:40
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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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