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Railhead Smokehouse

2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-5613
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Ranked #34 of 1,325 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

From it's humble beginnings as a drive through beer barn in the '80s, the Raihead has moved to it's "restaurant location" on Montgomery just a block South of I-30 just west of University Dr. Lunch is a packed house of locals for daily specials. Evenings are filled with hungry crowds. The BBQ is sliced thick, the ribs are tender, chicken,... More

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Castroville, TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

For all the folks who never have had real Texas BBQ, this could be a great spot. For those who have... move on. Not bad, not great, and be warned the sides are bland. But after a couple of beers, the BBQ will hit the spot.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came in here for a late lunch. For the meats, sides, and a beer, total came out to $9 and I left full. Great place right off 30 to jump in, have a meal, and get back on the road. Or stay awhile...real laid back atmosphere.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Better than most. But not as good as George Strait or Angelo's, the joint it imitates. Yes, you wait n line. Yes, you can get a rib plate and a large dark. Yes, you sit a Formica tables. But, it's not quite the same. Lots of folks don't care. If this was Wine Spectator the score would be 89. The... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A very busy place all day seems it's a local favorite .Got there for lunch around 2 pm line out the door . But the service was very fast and had are food and a table in about 10 minutes. We had sliced brisket tender and nice Smokey flavor .Also sliced chicken breast and ribs .All the meats where tasty... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We will try barbecue anywhere. And frequently I have to try the ribs. Railhead has been my gold standard. Tender and with a really great flavor that doesn't need bbq sauce to make them interesting. The turkey, sausage and chopped brisket have always been good. When we make it back to Ft Worth we try and make it to Railhead.

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Beijing, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Ft. Worth and hitting up the Justin Boot Outlet and/or Dickeys Outlet on Vickery, you would do yourself a huge disservice to not take advantage of the biggest plate of BBQ you think you can hold down at the Railhead Smokehouse. While they don't have beef ribs on the menu (my personal favorite), their brisket was... More

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leawood, kansas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Recommended buy several, was overall disappointed. Red hot and blue on Hulen is better. Cant compare to bbq in Kansas City or Memphis.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Old school Fort Worth BBQ. The ribs are the best. Not the best BBQ in the state but it is a Fort Worth staple. Ice cold schooners of beer.

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Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were looking for great bbq in the DFW area and we found it here. If you're in the area definitely try it out! The only observation we made was the mismatch of the ordering area from the actual dining area. It looked like two different places but no biggie. Great place, great food!

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