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Kirby's Barbecue

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216 N Highway 14, Mexia, TX 76667-2750
(254) 562-5076
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I heard that the turkey was good but man was that an understatement. Got the turkey and brisket plus potato salad to go and it was a huge hit. Not a huge fan of the sauce, kind of strong on the vinegar but the meat doesn't even need sauce, best turkey ever. I'll go out of my way and stop... More 

Thank Jeff M
Baytown, Texas
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540 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

This indeed is an excellent BBQ place with great service and fresh made desserts. Stopped in with local family at closing time in the afternoon but they did not mind and we're happy to feed us and let us hang around and visit. Great Find.

Thank cokerbud
Wortham, Texas
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We have eaten at a lot of barbeque places, and this is the best by far! We love the brisket and sauce. I highly recommend Kirby's barbecue! Now that we are traveling, we always try to go by and stock up on barbeque to take with us! They are only open Tuesday through Saturday.

Thank Tita T
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Kirby's BBQ Mexia TX 11 March, 2016 I was nervous about pronouncing the name of this town. Muh-HAY-uh is how the friendly woman behind the counter at Kirby's pronounced it. I was her baby, as well as her darling, about thrice each during the brief conversation during which I ordered lunch. Kirby' has the lowest prices of any of the... More 

Thank autnagrag
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Good local food. Best place to get BBQ in Limestone County. I usually get the BBQ spud and it's huge. They also have good dessert if you dare.

Thank Trent M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular weekly (or more often) diner for the past 15 years. Without question, Kirby's has THE best barbecue in Texas ... Actually it the best from Texas to Memphis thru Nashville to Virginia and points south. Ribs are superb, as is the brisket, turkey, ham, and sausage. The potato salad and buttermilk pie are pretty fabulous,... More 

Thank Ann W
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Very good ribs and sliced beef. Very surprised how good the potatoe salad was. But, make sure you leave room for the buttermilk pie. Best I've ever had! 👍👍👍

Thank jziii
San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

We were driving from College Station to Dallas, just hoping for not fast food on the road. Happened in to Kirby's because there were so many trucks parked in front. And then angels began to sing. I had no idea what to order -- and the lady at the counter adopted me, and suggested the best sandwich I've ever had.... More 

Thank Kate320
Midland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Its great food ,and people are very nice and they have a sense of humor so if you are in our area please stop by its worth it!

Thank Denise S
Groesbeck, Texas
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have eaten here before. They have good BBQ. In fact it was featured in Texas Monthly as one of the 50 best BBQ places in Texas. But It's hard to figure out when they are open. They are NEVER open in the evening for supper and always seem to be on vacation or closed in the middle of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 N Highway 14, Mexia, TX 76667-2750
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mexia
  • Phone Number: (254) 562-5076

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