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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
Description: Google it, or see "Top 50 BarBQ" in Texas Monthly Magazine

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  • 5
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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
Stop for the sauce.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Brisket was very good. Cole slaw and potato salad were average. Beans were amazing. Everything is eaten on plastic so if that bothers you don't go. The only reason I didn't give them five stars is because it is pricey and I don't think you should have to clean your own tables if you are paying that much for bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I ate at this place by accident and it turned out to be a wonderful mistake. The brisket wasn't overpowered with smokiness and was the most tender I had ever eaten. I had to buy more to eat later since I don't live there. If you travel to Sweetwater you must try this place!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's been on the cover of Texas Monthly magazine twice as one of the best in TEXAS and rightly so. I've eaten alot of barbecue in my lifetime I say IT IS THE BEST period!

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Traveling through town with friends and stopped for lunch... staff was friendly and the food was awesome! The turkey is yummy! Brisket sandwich was great too!

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19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My family enjoys the great brisket and ribs at Big Boys BBQ. Did I mention their sandwich bread is amazing too? If you like BBQ, Big Boys is the best around!

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

At the end of a long road trip we needed a place to pull in for lunch and found this hidden off the road. Walking in it is not a kid friendly or cater to everyone place. The menu is simple and sweet, but all that you need in a bbq place. Both going with brisket sandwiches, we were served... More 

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Plano, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not much around here off I 20 rated high by TA. We stopped were disappointed in the rib and brisket combo beans and corn bread. Don't know who put them in Top 50.

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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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