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Kirby's Barbecue

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216 N Highway 14, Mexia, TX
(254) 562-5076
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I never know when they are open.

I have eaten here before. They have good BBQ. In fact it was featured in Texas Monthly as one of the 50 best BBQ places in Texas. But It's hard to figure out when they are open. They are NEVER open in the evening for supper and always seem to be on vacation or closed in the middle of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Joe W
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Groesbeck, Texas
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Groesbeck, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have eaten here before. They have good BBQ. In fact it was featured in Texas Monthly as one of the 50 best BBQ places in Texas. But It's hard to figure out when they are open. They are NEVER open in the evening for supper and always seem to be on vacation or closed in the middle of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I stopped by Kirby's while passing through Mexia for work (okay so I made slight detour...). I had seen it on Texas Monthly's Top 50 list and since I travel so much, I'm aiming to eat at all 50 places. I get the same thing I get at every BBQ place (unless I'm crazy hungry), and that is half a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Ranked by Texas Monthly as one of the Top 50 BBQ places in Texas, Kirby's lives up to the reputation. The brisket has a nice, crunchy char. Sides--beans and cole slaw--are also good. The slaw has just the right amount of mayo/vinegar. The best part of the meal was the warm buttermilk pie. Unlike anything else. Excellent. The dining area... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went here when we found another favorite spot closed for renovations. It was okay, but we still wished we could get the other place to open while in town. :-(

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The brisket plate was great. Large portions, so I took some home. Very friendly staff. Get there early!

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Enid, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went here as our family had known Kirby and now Kirby's son who runs the restaurant now. We had heard from the family the BBQ is awesome and every time they come to town they have to eat here. Cappie our dear Aunt ordered for us the sampler so we could get a taste of all their meats. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kirby's BBQ is the best in the Tricounty area. The food is tasty wih god size servings. Great sweet tea and buttermilk pie. You can't beat this for autentic Texas BBQ. The restaurant is clean and the people who work there are very friendly. Come try it!!

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went to Kirby's on Saturday for lunch and see why it's rated #1 in Mexia. Super friendly staff, fast service, and outstanding BBQ. The brisket on my sandwich was melt-in-your-mouth tender with a nice smokey flavor, served on a toasted bun with just a taste of sauce and the ranch beans were great, with just a little peppery kick.... More 

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Malibu ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The wife and I had a sliced beef sandwich for lunch. It was one of the best we have eaten anywhere and we eat a lot of bbq in different places

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

To much fat not trimmed from chopped beef sandwich. Not impressed.. Okay atmosphere feels like a BBQ joint.. Staff is friendly... Just doesn't quite hit my taste buds right like WRIGHTS..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 N Highway 14, Mexia, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mexia
  • Phone Number: (254) 562-5076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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