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Big Boy's Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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2117 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556-8221
+1 325-235-2700
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is good if you want some quiet place to enjoy your dinner with out all the crowds and noise .

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I love barbecue, and I can say this is the best brisket sandwich I've ever eaten! The bread was amazing and the sauce was delicious. And definitely don't forget the key lime pie! Worth the stop for sure!!

Thank Bonnie N H
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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413 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because Big Boy's was recommended to us by people at the WASP Museum and they were spot on. The brisket sandwich was excellent - tender and tasty with just the right amount of barbecue sauce. I had the cole slaw as a side. It was good, not soggy with mayonnaise like some barbecue places. The prices were... More 

Thank NWRob
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on way to Dallas and really enjoyed it! You have to get these three items which were my favorite: "my ribs", spare ribs, and key lime pie. Some of my favorite ribs ever. Owner was so hospitable, let us see the pits and the burn barrel outback. Food is all reasonably priced and won't break the bank.

Thank ify0ulikepinac0ladas
Odessa, Texas
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's a rare occasion that I give anywhere a five star review, but this place is entirely deserving. Simple Texas barbecue at its best, there's no reason not to stop.

Thank oldcartrader
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wayland and his crew can put on the feed! The chopped brisket sandwich is my favorite by far. The sourdough bread is amazing as is the rest of it. I really like the way they have fixed up the inside. Nice place to eat.

1 Thank Grant M
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We enjoyed good ribs and barbecue chicken. The coleslaw was crisp and commendable. there were home-made desserts and a beer garden. Clean restrooms! Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, though.

1 Thank Mary S
Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I dropped in to Big Boy's BBQ to pick up some dinner and noticed that they had added a bar attached to the restaurant and thought they must be doing well. I saw a review posted inside that showed the restaurant had been rated, "Top 50 BBQ Restaurants in Texas" and was looking forward to the meal. I ordered brisket... More 

1 Thank KentBogle
Tuscola, Texas, United States
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ anywhere around these parts. Now they have expanded and added a pub like bar to the side. When ordering food there are many choices. All smoked daily by the owner and team. If you want a simple BBQ sandwich try the jalapeño bun. It's great.

Thank Justin C
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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446 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place serves up some pretty decent barbeque but there are some drawbacks. First, right when you walk in the door you are met with a confusing fence that corrals you to a small window directly ahead where you can order. Once you order, you can go find a table on the other side of the fences if you are... More 

1 Thank Funtraveler2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2117 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556-8221
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Sweetwater
  • Phone Number: +1 325-235-2700
Google it, or see "Top 50 BarBQ" in Texas Monthly Magazine

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