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Texan Barbeque

101 N Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2446
847-658-2130
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Ranked #7 of 101 restaurants in Algonquin
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was expecting a large, friendly bbq joint with delicious bbq food and a wide selection of cold, tasty beer. Well, the food part was spot on but the rest not so much. At this place you just order at a counter where the people are cordial but nothing more, and you just help yourself to bottles of beer. A strange... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A true Texas style smoke house located in Illinois. They have the best baby back ribs I have had anywhere in the country and are what I compare all other restaurants ribs against. To complement the ribs with their fall off the bone meat are three different home-made BBQ sauces that are served hot. I don't know why other places... More

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Elgin, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a casual, order at the counter, roadhouse type restaurant. The ribs are excellent. My favorite is the beef ribs. They are huge. It reminds me of getting a slab of ribs like Fred Flintstone had in the cartoons. The sauce is tangy sweet. Skip the salad bar. I can't speak to the other things on the menu as... More

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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Loved the fall-off-the-bone ribs. Don't settle for the standard bbq sauce, get a side of hot sauce instead. We got carryout so we didn't get the full dine-in experience. Decor brought me back to my 2 years in Texas (Austin & San Antonio). Everything was yummy and authentic. I've been on a mission for good bbq ever since Rail Good... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the pulled pork sandwich. I even had a funnel cake for dessert. My salad from the salad bar was a bit plain though. Just ice berg lettuce, tomatos and cucumber. But who goes to Texas for salad?

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Algonquin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I eat here all the time. It is a small town BBQ dive. It won't be the absolute best you ever had(Probably), but it is pretty good and the prices are very reasonable. There is far more meat on the bones then you will get at Famous Dave's. It is a order up front joint that is typical of other... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Whenever I have a craving for BBQ, The Texan is the place to go! Usually get it to go as it is so close to home. Love driving by and smelling the smokers! Famous D......who??

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Algonquin, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you have ever been in Texas, this is how they do it. Nothing fancy or pretentious about this place. Parking is tough, but usually okay. My wife gets the fish, but the ribs are an always favorite for me.

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Huntley
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

amazing food, kind of a crappy location and no real parking, but it is worth it for the no-frills little place. not really big inside so go sometime besides Fri or Sat night. I love the chicken, ribs and pulled porkl the best, the brisket is good also.

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Mundelein, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I consider myself kind of a BBQ expert.if your ribs don't fall apart you shouldn't be in the game. We got a pickup order and drove all the way back to Mundelein,IL. This ribs fell apart I almost cried. I have been to just about all the BBQ places in IL. and they all taste like BBQ over cooked bones!... More

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