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4701 N Mccoll Rd., McAllen, TX
(956) 631-8332
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Character

Lots and lots of character. A place I would have just ridden by had I not heard a rumor that they cooked some of the most fantastic BBQ in McAllen. The service was highly attentive making everything was super and our drinks were always topped off!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
NEARBOLT
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Concord, Michigan
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just plain ole did NOT like their barbecue. Perhaps personal preference, perhaps just didn't like their blend. Only have a few sides to offer, but - this is a small place. Maybe a bit too small for lunch crowds? Again, staff had problems understanding English. Considering that this is in the heart of Winter Texan country...not good.

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Thank Katierna
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Lots and lots of character. A place I would have just ridden by had I not heard a rumor that they cooked some of the most fantastic BBQ in McAllen. The service was highly attentive making everything was super and our drinks were always topped off!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

did not like it. It's been years since I've been there. Decided to give it a shot. Chicken was dry. Beans were bland. Won't be back.

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Thank Laura A
Edinburg, Texas
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My father use to bring my mother here when they dated. Its a place we've been coming back to ever since. Its one of the best places in the Valley you can get bbq from. the prices are sort of on the high side. especially their portions can be on the low side and the prices are expensive, so stick... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I'm a thin guy but when they gave us a serving size for two it had a spoon full of sides and I had gotten a mix of fajita, brisket, and chicken. We ask is this it the guy said yes gee what a rip of 17 bucks never again. Avoid yourself the trouble go somewhere else.

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Thank Valley1320
Texas City, Texas
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is not a fancy-eating place, but if you want delicious BBQ, come here! I've had their chopped sandwich...YUM!!! Fajita tacos...YUM!!! Sausage tacos...YUM!!! Their spanish rice & beans are very good too; authentic. I've had their pork rib plate and I enjoyed it too. It's true about the parking...so we go right before the lunch hour or after 1 and... More 

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Thank Sandra9193
Allegan, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

had dinner with some friends, went to jays first and then left, prices here are good and the service was great, food is authentic and ok.

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Thank misterbear1955
McAllen, Texas
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Good BBQ is all about Texas. They don't do a very good job at it. The place is and old house tht was converted long ago and not very well. The parking is not good either. It is ok, but there are better.

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McAllen, Texas
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nothing special about it, rustic decor, regular food, location is okay, but too much traffic and not enough parking space.

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Thank rumari73
Harare, Zimbabwe
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

The Barbecue is good but the prices are fantastic! The people running the place are very friendly! Very rustic atmosphere and they have a tv above the fireplace! I had the chopped beef sandwich and it was flavorful! The baked potato was great! The beef ribs were cooked perfectly but lacked flavor; with BBQ sauce they tasted good! I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4701 N Mccoll Rd., McAllen, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: (956) 631-8332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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