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Railhead Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-5613
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want taste the true Texas barbecue, if you are crazy for smoke house, if you do not care of apparent but aim straight to the palate pleasure, this is the place for you. If you are around Fort Worth, Texas, you cannot miss Railhead. Quality of food is guaranteed by the tenth of rewards shown in the "waiting... More 

Thank Antonio F
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbeque joints are not a common experience for my family, but we were all really glad we had this lunch! Their smoked brisket and ribs were outstanding. Counter ordering and a very casual atmosphere were not a severe distraction, but the place was mobbed. Even with the crowd we had no problem finding a table.

Thank Oldguy1948
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smell was unfortunately the highlight of my meal. I heard from a colleague - after the fact - that I should have gone with the ribs. I had turkey and beef. Turkey was good and moist, beef was average. Sides weren't exceptional either - wish I had gone with fries. There was a nice bar area I didn't utilize.... More 

Thank simms1929
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Railhead says it all.....absolutely great bbq and a great atmosphere for family, friends, and entertaining clients. Nice way to spend a casual afternoon, inside or outside! ICE COLD BEER, great brisket, smoky, juicy and tender, great ribs, great sauce. Everytime I see a bbq restaurant, I try to stop and sample. So far, nothing in Fort Worth beats the Railhead.

Thank cabowaboman2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Railhead Smokehouse was recommended to us on our visit to Fort Worth where my daughter is attending graduate school at TCU. We arrived on Friday evening, hungry, but apparently not hungry enough! The portions are huge and the food is amazing. If you're not ready for something heavy, start with the chicken BBQ. We went right for the ribs and... More 

Thank Paula D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Hot spot for Delicious BBQ/Smokehouse food. We stop here every time we come through Ft. Worth. Our niece from Oregon wants to rate the Railhead Smokehouse a nine (9) out of five (5). She loved the ribs! Amazing! Only complaint - The Charred Beef Tips are not what they used to be. The Frosty Margarita glass for ice cold Texas... More 

Thank Mike K
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ and beer. Wife prefers Railhead chopped over Angelo's and others. Meat was nice and smokey, no fat on the sandwich.

Thank Robert G H
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Place has been here for many years. Always a good time, cold beer, hot food. Is it the best BBQ ever, no, but pretty good and won't break the bank!

Thank Lisa B
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Great choice for old-fashioned Texas barbecue. I love the brisket, but most people talk about the ribs. Decent place to watch football too.

Thank Griffin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I've been going there for years, starting back when they were on Vickery St. when a friend took me there for bbq and the coldest frosty schooners of beer in town. They're still one of my favorite places to chill and eat at Fort Worth.

Thank Don E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-5613
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Worth
  • Phone Number: 817-738-9808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?