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Busbee's Bar-B-Que

339 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-796-3153
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (88 reviews)
“potato salad” (36 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
339 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hadn't visited in quite awhile and were pleased that it still serves GOOD BBQ. They've been around for many years. The place isn't much to look at but don't let it fool you. It's worth a visit. Same owners who put out good food. Sliced...More

Thank BillBon
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you BillBon for visiting us once again and for your review. You make it all worthwhile.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a fancy place but the food was great. The staff was funny and enjoyable. We got beef brisket sandwiches and the turkey. All were really good. If you are looking for ambiance probably not going to fit the bill, but if you...More

Thank leslie j
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great people! I’ve lived in Bandera almost 25 years and to me it’s the best in town. It’s the first stop when my out of town guests come to town😁

Thank JudyE0413
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Judy for your loyal patronage and for taking the time to write this review. I really appreciate it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. The brisket was excellent. Good choice of sides. Nics drive from San Antonio. Would recommend to all.

Thank Michael O
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us. Also for taking the time to write about us. Hope to see you again when in Bandera.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tender BBQ meat. Sauce is spicy. Potato salad was good, German style slaw was very good. Chocolate pecan brownie topped it off!

Thank ALL THAT S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed reviews are present for Busbee’s but we loved the Brisket Sandwich with cole slaw or pickles and onions. Service was terrific and delivered with Cowboy hospitality.More

Thank John C
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you John for reviewing our restaurant and for dining with us. Mixed reviews are always present and challenging when dealing with the public. Some are warranted and some not. We deal with both. Our main goal is always to serve our customers with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please don't let the bright light fool you as the BBQ and or seeing on the history channel. I observed the individual behind the counter responsible for serving food reach down and touch his groin before handling meats and salads with his bare hands. I...More

Thank martye62
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Normally I do not respond to useless meddling, however this is an exception. We all use aprons in the restaurant so I take great exception to the "groin touching" issue. Additionally we have some of the highest health reports of any restaurant in Bandera. Also...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in to get a good BBQ, unfortunately we did not eat or stay. The price was just too high for the little amount of food we were to get. There was no plate that had more than 2 kinds of meat on it and...More

Thank Terry T
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You stated that our BBQ is very pricey. However, if you review other BBQ restaurants in the hill country, you will see that we are the lowest priced of any of them. Our plates have large amounts of meat on them. Most plates have half...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ. The sides had great flavor. We even purchased some sausage to go for later. The line service worked great and the atmosphere was perfect for this cowboy town.

Thank 570jimmyd
Joe D, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and for your TripAdvisor comments. You sound like you know the restaurant business very well. Good food, quality service and atmosphere! Hope to see you again when in Bandera.

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I hate doing a review of a restaurant where the people working there are so nice but the food is lousy! The man who took our order, im assuming he was the owner, was nice but seemed to be in a hurry for us to...More

Thank Debra F
Joe D, General Manager at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for complimenting our staff, but I think you have the wrong restaurant. We do not have one single television in our restaurant, and we have been on the History Channel several times because we serve a very high quality product. As for the...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera County  >  Bandera
  • Phone Number: +1 830-796-3153
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