Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que

1203 Bennett
Marlin, TX 76661

Phone: 254-883-5770
Hours: Thur-€“Sat 10-€“8

Opened 2000
Pitmaster Bennie Washington
Method Mesquite, post oak, and a little pecan; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Whup was the owner's father.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

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May 16, 2013

You’ll smell Whup’s long before you see it, and despite signage and GPS, you’ll probably miss the left turn that you have to make from Business State Highway 6. This cozy joint is not so much off the beaten the path as on it: a small, tidy house on a potholed dogleg road that’s dotted with condemned, deteriorating shacks. Not so the home of Bennie Washington’s sister, which is next door to his restaurant and…

February 1, 2012

This is a tiny joint in a small town with a compact patio and a tight parking situation. I was momentarily trapped between another car and a sleeping dog in the narrow drive that leads past the smoker to the gravel road behind the joint. Orders are taken at a window on the patio that has just a couple of tables. Traffic in and out of the driveway is brisk given that most of the…

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Whup’s was very disappointing. I’m honestly not sure how it made the top 50. The brisket was chewy and a bit dry and tough. The sausage had a good, mild flavor. It wasn’t special, but was nice and soft and my favorite part of the sampler plate. The link was just typical. The ribs literally fell off the bone, but didn’t have much flavor crust. It was tasty and tender, though dry and definitely not special. The sauce and sides all appear to be standard store bought stuff. A shack in the middle of nowhere with the big wood pile out front, this is exactly the kind of joint I typically love, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to stop here again. Overall a C for me.
Scott Jarvis @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que, 2014-07-01 22:05:31
Rib plate was very good !
bigboy @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que, 2014-03-28 14:50:34
Absolutely disgusting. Meat is not fresh and you can taste exactly that. Only thing good was peach cobbler.
John Brotherton @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que, 2013-07-13 12:25:57
Off the beaten path. Worth the trip.
Robert Lerma @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que, 2013-06-28 19:06:34
Don't judge a book by it's cover, this place had fantastic BBQ and great home made sides.
sbtamlett @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Q, 2011-12-04 23:29:39
Good sausage and links. Brisket was underdone and ribs overdone.
BBQ_Snob @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Q, 2011-11-12 13:53:31
Brisket was dry and sauce tasted canned.
SusieQ @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Q, 2011-09-24 14:10:31
Decent cue, but I didn't find it as moving as the TM reviewers. Solid but nothing remarkable. And VERY difficult to find.
ldiablo @ Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Q, 2011-06-08 15:47:19
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Review

May 21, 2008

No, this is not some newfangled, Aussie-inspired, Marlin-born culinary calamity. Have no fear, smoked kangaroo is not a featured menu item. “Boomerang,” in this instance, is meant to indicate that you’ll be so satisfied you’ll come back. Turns out there’s truth in advertising. Whup’s is tidy and small, but there is no indoor seating, so enjoy the mesquite-and-post-oak-smoked offerings at one of the three tables under the awning out front, or get it to go.

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