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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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Reviewed April 25, 2021

The salad bar was fresh and the BBQ sandwiches were very good! We were stuffed on just the small size sandwiches, glad we didn't order anything bigger!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020

Everything that all of us had was very good. We traveled 45 minutes to get there, but it was well worth the trip.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2020

The have a screened patio, so if you want to eat outside...that's an option. The brisket was SO tender. Homemade beans were excellent. And handcut fries that are crispy!! usually they're a big soggy. These were crispy and perfect...I ate them all!! Service was friendly...and attentive. Would recommend to anyone! And if you don't want to eat in...they have drive thru pick up window!! Can't beat it!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in bbq was different than we are use too atbthe shack in Lubbock but the catfish! Was the best I’ve had in many many years!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

basic BBQ. not great but not bad either. Had the chopped brisket sandwhich and bacon wrapped jalapenos

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Just ate at Smokey Bros. who is no longer that but The Big Empty; apparently new ownership. We were the only ones there at first and got amazing service. The food was very good with exception to the artichoke hearts on the salad bar and...the mac n cheese which was very dry and the noodles overcooked. We ordered the 2 meat platters and had the ribs, sausage, turkey breast, and chopped beef brisket. The BBQ sauce tasted strange by itself but on the meats it was the perfect compliment. My husband also got the potato salad and said it was very good as well. Prices are excellent for what you get. LOTS OF FOOD we had enough leftovers for 2 more meals. So if you havent been there check them out. The atmosphere is rustic, people friendly and food is Yummy. Although the food is not served on plates but on trays. Worked out great. Sorry no pics since I was traveling and tired and didnt even think about it until after I was gone.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to a weekend on the lake with the family. Busy lunch stop. Had the lunch sandwiches, we each had different meats and sides. All of them were very yummy. Tender, flavored perfect. Service was great.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to local BBQ after reading reviews of only last month—BUT no cars in parking lot at noon—doors locked w/ no access or signs! Can only surmise they went out of business suddenly.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Traveling with the family to New Mexico and stopped in for lunch. The staff were friendly and service fast. I had the small rib plate (2 ribs) with coleslaw and the free beans. Like everyone has posted, the beans are awesomely spicy good. The ribs...were tender and good with the bbq sauce. My husband had the brisket. I was good. My daughter had the regular catfish dinner with curly fries for $7.99. OMG it was a lot of food! There were 6 filets and a pile of fries! The fish has a good cornmeal crust. If you’ve had Chicken Express catfish you know the flavor. The fries were seasoned and crisp, very tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place!! Had the chopped bbq sandwich and hand battered onion rings. Both were amazing. Atmosphere was rustic and very clean. The staff was friendly and very efficient. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Empty Beer & BBQ

Yes, Big Empty Beer & BBQ offers takeout services.

Yes, Big Empty Beer & BBQ offers delivery services.

Big Empty Beer & BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5