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“Unbeatable brisket!”
Review of Heavy's Barbecue

Heavy's Barbecue
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Hondo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I left a review last year, but had to leave another....it's THAT good!
We have talked about Heavy's brisket for the past year, yearning for more.
Again, we ordered our Thanksgiving turkey from Heavy's and eaten there a couple more times. Without a doubt, this little local BBQ joint is the absolute best! Definitely nothing fancy, but if you want to taste the best BBQ - make a point to stop in Hondo, TX for Heavy's BBQ!

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Quality and consistent are the two words that come to mind when I think of Heavy’s. The food is always good. Service is quick with a friendly hometown feeling. Heavy’s will not disappoint.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This one is in the Texas Monthly top 50, and we drove out from San Marcos to give it a try. Parking is a bit limited, but there was no line, and the rustic setting was well suited to a bbq meal. They smoke with mesquite rather than post oak, and this may have contributed to the lack of smoke in the brisket, which was moist but with minimal bark and largely unrendered fat. To compensate, the pork ribs with their simple salt and pepper rub were excellent, and we enjoyed the cole slaw among the sides. They have an interesting sauce, reminiscent of Dreamland over in Alabama, but with quite a peppery kick. We used it on the brisket, and it did bring the meat to life. All in all, we would certainly eat here again the next time through Hondo.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Don't blink or you'll miss this place, which will be very unfortunate, because this BBQ is very tasty! Everything you like about small town Texas is here. Warm and welcoming with plenty of South Texas country decor. Owners are very friendly and personable and know how to cook some awesome BBQ especially the brisket and chicken. Even though the BBQ sauce is good, it is not needed. Prices are very reasonable and food portions are large. Heavy's will be our guaranteed stop next time we are in the area.

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Signs greeting hunters and bikers adorn the front of the place - inside are a few dozen taxidermied heads looking down on you - with a couple wearing Houston Astros hats !!
On your plate is some mighty fine sausage, brisket and ribs from one of the top 50 joints so designated by Texas magazine . Sides are good- but you are here for the meat.The setting is like out of a black and white 50's movie-- perfect to enjoy your meal.

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