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651 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 917-1143
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little BBQ joint

Nice location. Chill atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great old school country music playing. Had the beef brisket sandwich and it was as good as anywhere in TX. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and it was very good too. The BBQ sauce here is awesome. Lots of vinegar and spice in this dark red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Coppell, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We are regulars & love the brisket. Check out the big beautiful smoker outside. The mac & cheese bites appetizer is fun with a cold beer. The chili and Frito pie is all Texan. AJ is very friendly usually up front at the bar with locals. Classic country music too!

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Grapevine, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

AVOID AT ALL COSTS... Unless you enjoy over smoked, dry BBQ. 2 separate visits yielded the same results. (actually the 2nd visit was even worse) The meat was so over smoked it gave me reflux all night and I was still burping smoke flavored taste the following morning. I'll never make the mistake of going here again. You can get... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Place is very small on the inside and their menu is not much bigger. But the food is fabulous! The Ribs are the best around! Also a great little bar. Evidently they are expanding their patio for mor outside dinning this summer. Save me a place guys!

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Colleyville, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Small menu, simply not many options, but I ordered what I thought was going to be a Brisket Plate and Cole Slaw. Instead I was brought a plate full of dry chopped beef... I thought "ok, that's odd". They asked if I needed bread and I agreed... so she brought me a hamburger bun. I guess I should have just... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

AJ, the Owner, makes every diner feel like a friend of the family! From the time you walk in until you have eaten all the best Texas barbeque you could hope for, this is a restaurant not to miss when you are in the mood for some true Texas Q! The bar area is extremely well stocked and they even... More 

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Austin, Texas
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143 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice location. Chill atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great old school country music playing. Had the beef brisket sandwich and it was as good as anywhere in TX. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and it was very good too. The BBQ sauce here is awesome. Lots of vinegar and spice in this dark red sauce! Took some home with us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food and service were very good. We got our food to go, but they were very nice to us while we waited. The fried okra and BBQ beans were also enjoyable. I would recommend the sausage and brisket. The prices were reasonable for a downtown restaurant. I would definitely go there again. The only reason it was not 5... More 

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texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Catfish had a strange seasoning. Not worth a third bite. Fries were frozen. Portions are small for price. My husbands Smoked chicken was decent. Tea was even cloudy. Not a good experience for us.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you are looking for a great, local BBQ restaurant, go to AJ's on Main! Get the 2 or either 3 meats with a side. I suggest BBQ chicken, smoke sausage and brisket. The fried okra is the way to go too! The portions are big and the waitresses are friendly and the prices are fair.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited AJ's on Main on December 23 while visiting Grapevine. I wanted real Texas BBQ while in town and we stopped in since the reviews were good. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was awesome. My husband had the chopped brisket sandwich and he enjoyed it, but preferred my sandwich (I was only willing to share one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 651 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
  • Phone Number: (817) 917-1143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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