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“Good Barbecue!”
Review of Black's Barbecue

Black's Barbecue
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Lockhart
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Austin, Texas
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good Barbecue!”
Reviewed July 14, 2009

Their food is good! Their set-up is a little different though. You have the sides buffet style and they you get your meats onto your plate and then you pay. It is fine, but I prefer it the other way with the meat all wrapped up in the brown paper and the potato salad sold by the pint. The potoato salad here is yummy though, as is their blueberry pie! Still not sure how I had room for it, but it was great! The service here is great too!

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2 Thank Birdiki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best brisket in town.”
Reviewed June 30, 2009

Best brisket in town.

Thank JasonTheFoodie
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seguin, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed April 19, 2009

After hearing so much about this place, I finally had a chance to try it. The brisket was okay, not bad actually, but very pricey. I ended up paying $28 to feed my girlfriend and I. Thats $14 a piece and after looking at my tray, I was trying to figure out where that $28 went!! I could go down the street to a better place and pay $12 and get more BBQ than what I got at Black's. They are tricky with their pickles too. I got charged for picking some out of the pickle jar from the meat chopping room. That cost me money, and they have free pickles in the next room, from the tea lady. A new customer would not know that, and I felt cheated. Why did they have me pay $3 for some relish pickles, when they have normal jar pickles near the tea? It made no sense to me, and I was put off on their food. Also, the tea girl was very rude and did not want to be working there. I have no desire to ever go back, and my family has eaten Texas BBQ for over 100 years.

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2 Thank blueb00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Not as Good As I Hoped For...”
Reviewed April 5, 2009

I was disappointed. Tried ribs, brisket, and chicken. I didn't even finish the chicken, the ribs were ok, and the brisket was ok. I expected everything to be great, being the oldest barbeque joint in Texas.

But the biggest disappointment was the sauce. If you've ever tried cheap 99 cent Kraft barbeque sauce from the supermarket, that's pretty much what it was. Maybe with a little ketchup added. Honestly, if they sold bottles of it for $1.00, I wouldn't have brought any home with me.

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Thank sellacct
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Windsor, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not Great Texas BBQ”
Reviewed March 14, 2009

We love Texas BBQ. It's the best. But not Black's. Here's why. Our sliced beef was not tender. It was not seasoned as noted on another posting. It had no smoked flavor at all. The sauce was just OK.

We now live in Colorado but lived in Houston and East Texas for 20+ years. We go on vacation to see friends, family and EAT Tex-Mex and Texas brisket.

We also saw the show on the food channel and drove out of way to visit Black's. For us, it was not worth the drive.

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2 Thank 10Years1000Workshops
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