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Big Boy's Barbeque

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2117 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX
325-235-2700
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Google it, or see "Top 50 BarBQ" in Texas Monthly Magazine

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AWESOME BBQ

You cannot go wrong with this place. The only problem is knowing when they are open. Definitely call ahead to make sure they are open before stopping in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

You cannot go wrong with this place. The only problem is knowing when they are open. Definitely call ahead to make sure they are open before stopping in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've been coming here for years. Always fresh and homemade. Gotta try the jalapeño bread with sandwich and poppers and desert. Heck. Just try it all. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We "stumbled" into this one. What a pleasant surprise. We had the brisquet and beef ribs plate. It is the best BBQ in Texas. Very tender and has a good smoke ring on the meat. Don't miss this on your next trip through Sweetwater. The BBQ sauce is excellent and potato salad is great. The pinto beans taste like Mother... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

to me this is the quintessential Texas roadhouse BBQ joint. When I walked in I thought I was back in the 70s! Barrel shaped, rawhide covered chairs surround likewise rawhide covered tables. Order & pickup at the window. I had the brisket sandwich, which was tender, flavorful and moist, with just the right amount of sauce. They usually have a... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

very good barbecue but expect to pay $11 for a one meat plate with sides. expensive for a family. your drink is a another story.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is actually pretty good. Nice people and great food. But only flaw is the restaurant is never open and closed earlier than any other restaurant in Sweetwater.

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gaylan m, Owner at Big Boy's Barbeque, responded to this review

Sorry that we were not "open" when you came by. The BBQ business is a little different than other restaurants. My wife and myself are still the only cooks, so, being open more is more difficult. Our days are Wednesday thru Saturday , from 11:00 to 8:00. I get to work between 4:300 and 5:00 on those mornings and close... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The brisket sandwich was really good. They use a bun that was sweet and the brisket was very tender. Coleslaw was a little bland but the Potato salad was well seasoned.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were traveling through Sweetwater around lunchtime and searched TripAdvisor for BBQ. Big Boy's had the best rating so we stopped by - and loved it. The brisket, sauce, slaw, and key lime pie were delicious and service Texas friendly. Highly recommend it! Easy access for I-20 travelers.

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texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really great bbq sauce. Ribs were cooked just right. You can skip the beans & potato salad as they not much to write about. Do get a piece of cornbread as that is good. Buns very good on the chopped beef. I stop again on the next trip to Sweetwater

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My family needed a place to eat lunch while coming home vacationing in New Mexico. This is a great place to stop and grab a quick bite. The prices are kind of high, but due to the drought in Texas beef prices have gone through the roof. We enjoyed a brisket sandwich for $8.50. The brisket was cooked to perfection... More 

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Additional Information about Big Boy's Barbeque

Address: 2117 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX
Phone Number: 325-235-2700
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Sweetwater
Open Hours:
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2117 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Sweetwater
  • Phone Number: 325-235-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Google it, or see "Top 50 BarBQ" in Texas Monthly Magazine
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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