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Heavy's Barbecue

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1301 19th St, Hondo, TX 78861-2326
(830) 426-4445 ‎
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hondo, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great BBQ and very friendly staff. Love the frito pie and chopped BBQ baked potato. Can't miss with the peach cobbler the

Thank CWStravel
Hondo, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We eat here often as we are big BBQ fans and Heavy's does it right. The food is great as is the atmosphere.

Thank Wiseliving
Boerne, Texas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good brisket with a tasty BBQ sauce. Prices are reasonable and portions are large. Atmosphere is typical for a hometown BBQ joint. Worth stopping at!!

Thank BigEd-Boerne
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I took a group of youth from church here during our mission trip and we loved the food. All the kids said they would love to visit again!!

Thank JMart22
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

So me and a friend came here because he wanted to try it out because he had driven by several times before and he said it smelled great. So we took the 45 minute drive out to Hondo to try it out. It's set up like Rudy's where you can order meat by enpound, but you could also order plates... More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We really like good barbecue. So the first thing we did after parking our RV was to ask for directions to the best Texas Barbecue around. Without hesitation the park manager said... "Head Down to Heavy's!" Man, the food was great. We each had the 2 meat plate (ribs & brisket) and the brisket was the best I've ever had.... More 

Thank TheBobster545
San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonder lunch of sliced brisket with all the trimmings and some icy cold lemonade to wash it all down on a hot Texas spring afternoon. The portions were ample and the meat smoked to perfection and fork tender. Looking forward to another trip to Hondo just to stop in again.

Thank mommybeagle
D'Hanis, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Sausage & Turkey breast all cooked to perfection by Heavy himself and his family of employees. You'll want to get some extra potato salad & slaw to take with you because nobody makes it like Kim! Eat in, take it to go or even have them cater your party or special event. You won't be disappointed! Make... More 

Thank M L
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195 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for an evening meal, was not disappointed! Great, smoked, tender, juicy meats. Husband had 3 meats, I had turkey and all were smokin'! Heaping portions. Sides were ok. Slaw was good, a little too much pepper; but as I get older a little pepper goes a long way, too much causes me to cough and cough. Atmosphere was... More 

Thank Denise D
Taos, New Mexico
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is our go-to place for barbecue in Hondo. Great selection of meat, always tender - good sides including massive baked potatoes. Super friendly staff.

Thank Kate M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 19th St, Hondo, TX 78861-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Hondo
  • Phone Number: (830) 426-4445 ‎

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