5 McAllen Restaurants to try Savory Brisket and BBQ

Brisket is being sliced to celebrate one of the McAllen events with white words on the left that read ‘May 28 - National Brisket Day.’

Do you need things to do in McAllen on National Brisket Day? Be sure to celebrate by eating at the hottest brisket restaurants in McAllen with your closest friends and family. We listed five places to check out all the brisket goodness around!

A sign in McAllen that reads ‘BBQ Lone Star - It Just Tastes Better’ in bold red and blue letters

Lone Star Bar-B-Q

(956) 664-9988

3619 N. 10th

Lone Star Bar-B-Q offers savory meals for the whole family! Try their out-of-this world catfish and homemade chips, mesquite-smoked meats, country plates, and desserts! Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 8:30 PM.

Billy’s BBQ

(956) 928-0211

2018 W. Nolana Ave.

Billy’s BBQ is a homey spot in town that offers classic brisket plates filled with rice, beans, and fixins’. Their hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM.

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Black Diamond BBQ

(956) 484-8004

104 N. Bicentennial Blvd.

Black Diamond BBQ cooks up a mean Texas-style hickory slow-smoked barbeque, with their brisket being the star of the menu. Their hours of operation are 11 AM to 7 PM on Monday through Friday and 11 to 6 PM on Saturday.

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A full plate of brisket and side dishes, such as mac and cheese, coleslaw, sausage, and bread are served from one of the popular McAllen restaurants.

Smokin’ Moon BBQ Food Court at La Plaza Mall

(956) 997-6328

2200 S. 10th St. Ste. VC-02

Smokin’ Moon, awarded in the Top 25 New BBQ Joints of 2019, is currently located in La Plaza McAllen mall and will soon be opening a new location in Trenton. Their hours of operation are:

  • Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Friday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Monday through Thursday from 11 AM to 8 PM

Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse

(956) 682-2066

7517 N. 10th St

If you’re looking for a great bite to go, or a sit-down with country-cooking, then head on over to Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse in McAllen. Their hours of operation are Sunday to Tuesday from 11 AM to 8 PM and Wednesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM.

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If you’re looking for something to do, be sure to check out our McAllen events to stay up to date with what’s happening around town. Tag us chomping on your brisket while enjoying a McAllen drink on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! Use #McAllenEats and #ExploreMcAllen!


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