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South Side BBQ

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Highway 16, Cherokee, TX
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good5%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ribs” (6 reviews)
“pit” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Highway 16, Cherokee, TX
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

The smoke wafting across the road alerted us to yet another Texas barbecue as we bowled along the road near Cherokee. We were looking for a brunch/lunch stop but planning on eating light so we could have dinner later. Well just about everything at South...More

Thank Magglington
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I went with a family group of 23 people. The reception and outside appearance did not show us what we were going to find inside - just exceptional food. There is no table service. You order at a window from efficient women and then pickup...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed September 18, 2016

What a Great place for BBQ ! Had the ribs, Brisket and sausage. Potato Salad , Pinto Beans Some of the Best BBQ in Texas ! Banana Pudding is very good !

Thank Robert T
Reviewed May 17, 2016

This place is just down the road from my deer lease, so we often go here if we don't feel like campfire cooking. IMHO, their BBQ is as good as Cooper's, and much less expensive. Everything I've tried is great, including the burgers, which are...More

Thank poguetx
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Typical Texas BBQ joint where you select your meats right off the pit. The Brisket was tender and juicy,with the most beautiful smoke ring I've seen in years. The pork ribs fell off the bone and were not over smoked. The sauce was Texas perfect:...More

Thank M D
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Go here every couple months and am never disappointed. Food is GOOD. They also serve beer to wash it all down. Every thing here is good so try it all. Typical local barbeque place, nothing fancy just good.

1  Thank Job O
Reviewed February 20, 2016

The line was very long even for a Sunday at 2pm. It was difficult to find a clean place to sit in the cafeteria style dining area. It was pretty noisy for the high pricetag of this local charm.The brisket was ok but I loved...More

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were on a long road trip and getting hungry when we passed this place so we turned around and went in. You get to pick your meats from the smoker then go inside to pay. They charge by the pound. Can end up getting...More

1  Thank Sonja M
Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is every bit as good as Coopers or Kruez Market. In fact, the brisket was perfect; juicy, tender, but not over cooked. Absolutely no need for BBQ sauce. I enjoyed mine so much, I got 2 lbs. to take back with me to Wausau....More

1  Thank weinerdog43
Reviewed October 27, 2014

No need for a lengthy review here... This is hands down the best BBQ we have ever eaten. Drive out of your way if you must but eat here whatever you do. Everything is good and the people are super friendly and nice.

Thank Donna256
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 16, Cherokee, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Cherokee