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Old 10-19-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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Headed to Lockhart this evening and looking to eat some bbq. My group was thinking Black's. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:36 PM   #2
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Blacks first choice
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:40 PM   #3
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We stop at Kreuz's because it's easy to get in and out. I can hurt myself on that brisket.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #4
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Blacks. Their beef ribs are second to none.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #5
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I’ve been to Black’s once and the brisket was spot on!!!
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:15 PM   #6
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I'd try the rest before going back to Blacks. IMO it wasn't that good and they were rude. Rushed my family to choose what we wanted...and there was no one in line behind us.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #7
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Can't go wrong with either. I would choose Kreuz's if I were forced to choose one.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #8
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I used to stop in Kreuz's every time I headed down to my hometown and I got so sick last time after eating the brisket that I don't think I can go back. I couldn't trust a fart for two weeks.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #9
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Both are excellent
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:30 PM   #10
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Ive been to Smitty's and Black's. Like em both. Smitty's is an interesting place, but I think I would choose Black's if I had to choose.

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Old 10-19-2018, 03:35 PM   #11
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Blacks. Their beef ribs are second to none.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:47 PM   #12
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:47 PM   #13
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Blacks beef rib is the GOAT. Kruez jala sauage is legit
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:13 PM   #14
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Been to Blacks once and it was nasty. Brisket tasted like pot roast and sausage was mushy.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:26 PM   #15
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Blacks or you could drive another 10 min and go to City Market in Luling
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:30 PM   #16
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Cant go wrong either way!
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:45 PM   #17
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As someone who grew up in Lockhart. Class of '04. I would either go to Smitty's or the local favorite Chisholm Trail.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #18
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Smittys all day every day. In 3 trips I have yet to have a good meal at Blacks, and every time I swear I won’t go back again, not to mention they always seem ****** to be having to take my money. Kreuz is mediocre. It doesn’t get better than Smittys for me.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:54 PM   #19
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I thought Black's was the most overrated Que I've ever had...go to Luling!
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #20
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I worked in Lockhart for few years and I tried them all. I still drive over to Smitty's occasionally.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #21
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As someone who grew up in Lockhart. Class of '04. I would either go to Smitty's or the local favorite Chisholm Trail.
+1 for Chisholm Trail
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:17 PM   #22
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:20 PM   #23
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I would drive another 15 minutes and goto Luling City Market.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:35 PM   #24
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I am a fan of Smitty's
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:43 PM   #25
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Blacks or you could drive another 10 min and go to City Market in Luling


Winner. Or Smittys if you must stay in Lockhart.


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Old 10-19-2018, 05:55 PM   #26
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Blacks is definitely number one choice
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:02 PM   #27
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:19 PM   #28
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Come on guys. Go to Blacks, Smittys and Kreuz on the same day!!! BBQ is serious stuff.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:23 PM   #29
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Come on guys. Go to Blacks, Smittys and Kreuz on the same day!!! BBQ is serious stuff.
What was the outcome when you did that?

I’ve never been to any of those eateries yet, but hope to check them out sometime.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:33 PM   #30
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What was the outcome when you did that?

I’ve never been to any of those eateries yet, but hope to check them out sometime.
Fuullllll!

Really haven't done it... but I've eaten at them all at different times. Usually I just go along with whichever place the folks I'm with want to go to. I love all three and City Market in Luling. Kreuz and Smitty's used to not offer sides. They do now, but if I go to one of those tradition dictates I don't get any sides except crackers. Old school.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:35 PM   #31
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We’ve eaten at Kreuz once in the new place and threw the brisket away. That day it was nothing but roast. We may have hit a bad day but won’t be back.
As others have said keep driving and go to Luling City Market.


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Old 10-19-2018, 06:52 PM   #32
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Smittys only for me the Porkchop is really good
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:53 PM   #33
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As someone who grew up in Lockhart. Class of '04. I would either go to Smitty's or the local favorite Chisholm Trail.


Thought you would know better...


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Old 10-19-2018, 06:59 PM   #34
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As someone who grew up in Lockhart. Class of '04. I would either go to Smitty's or the local favorite Chisholm Trail.
I hear ya. Been there done that with a Lockhart local
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:20 PM   #35
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Smittys all day every day. In 3 trips I have yet to have a good meal at Blacks, and every time I swear I won’t go back again, not to mention they always seem ****** to be having to take my money. Kreuz is mediocre. It doesn’t get better than Smittys for me.
If anyone wants to try some BBQ cooked the original Black’s style go see my buddy’s at Terry Black’s BBQ on Barton Springs in Austin. I’d put their brisket and beef rib against anybody’s!!! They are the grandsons of the original owners.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:34 PM   #36
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Both are amazing.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:05 PM   #37
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If anyone wants to try some BBQ cooked the original Black’s style go see my buddy’s at Terry Black’s BBQ on Barton Springs in Austin. I’d put their brisket and beef rib against anybody’s!!! They are the grandsons of the original owners.


Well now, I was sticking to Lockhart - I’ll put Terry Black’s up against anybody. It’s may be the only place I would go before Smitty’s. I’m a little biased because Mark, Michael, and Terry are all great folks. But they cook some **** good BBQ! I can never help but eat myself to hurting there.
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If anyone wants to try some BBQ cooked the original Black’s style go see my buddy’s at Terry Black’s BBQ on Barton Springs in Austin. I’d put their brisket and beef rib against anybody’s!!! They are the grandsons of the original owners.


Ah, there it is. I knew you knew better.


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Old 10-19-2018, 08:12 PM   #39
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If anyone wants to try some BBQ cooked the original Black’s style go see my buddy’s at Terry Black’s BBQ on Barton Springs in Austin. I’d put their brisket and beef rib against anybody’s!!! They are the grandsons of the original owners.


I had doubts about you when you said Chisholm Trail, but you redeemed yourself there
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:57 PM   #40
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If you're ever in Luling then I would try Luling BBQ. The red building to your right if you are looking to turn left toward Luling City Market. But if in Lockhart. I do like me some Black's.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:05 AM   #41
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The place we used to go to for lunch, when I worked in San Marcos, was Smitty's. That was some good stuff. This past summer, when we were looking at houses and property, we tried to stop at Smitty's the line went way out in the parking lot. After a half hour, we decided to go try Black's, the line was longer over there. We wound up eating at Schlotzsky's. Have not gotten to eat at Smitty's in a long time, that was some good food.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:15 AM   #42
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If you're ever in Luling then I would try Luling BBQ. The red building to your right if you are looking to turn left toward Luling City Market. But if in Lockhart. I do like me some Black's.
That place is horrible. Dear god man.

City Market by a mile.

Smitty's in Lockhart. The original building and pits. Sausage made inhouse.

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Old 10-20-2018, 10:33 AM   #43
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My dad lives there and we go to all 3 pretty pretty often when I go visit.

Here's my take. Every day is different and all 3 are great. Some days one place is better than the others. But in general, I like Smittys and Blacks better than Kruez. Smitty's absolutely has the best sausage and it isnt even close. Black's or Smitty's has the best brisket. I've had great brisket at Kruez too but I've been there several times and the brisket was kinda dry and very meh. The beef ribs are Black's are awesome, but prepare to pay over $20 for 1 beef rib. Black's is the most expensive of the 3.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:37 AM   #44
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Headed to Lockhart this evening and looking to eat some bbq. My group was thinking Black's. Any suggestions?
Well so where did you choose?
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:43 AM   #45
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Blacks all the way if you don’t mind waiting -
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:40 PM   #46
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Chisholm Trail also good.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:59 PM   #47
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Went to blacks and Got the brisket. It was pretty dang good. Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:05 PM   #48
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Blacks or Smitties are the best I m o
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:39 PM   #49
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Chisholm Trail also good.
We stopped there one time with some customers on the way to the coast and ended up throwing away just about everything we bought
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:41 PM   #50
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Blacks. Their beef ribs are second to none.
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