Texas Best Smokehouse is a premier travel facility brand focusing on delivering exceptional Texan service and products. Our goal is to deliver the best and most authentic Texas experience possible to all of our customers. We are famous for our delicious barbecue and for manufacturing our own quality jerky in Italy, Texas.

All of our locations are fully featured travel stops which include Texan souvenirs suitable for the whole family. In-house dining is available to cover all of your smokehouse cravings, including briskets, sausage, turkey, chicken, pork, and ribs, with all suitable hot and cold sides such as coleslaw, potatoes, cobbler, beans, and much more.

Texas Best currently operates multiple locations across Texas with more stores on their way. Check out our Locations page for more information regarding each of our stores.

What our customers are saying

Marvin O.

Visiting Italy Texas from Los Angeles. Good price of the chop brisket sandwich combo. Amazing sides. [2/25/2016]

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Stephen Y.

I definitely enjoyed the BBQ here. Its quiet, but i liked the environment. [1/20/2016]

Stephen Y. / Yelp
Mary L.

It’s a great place to stop and eat. They have really good deserts like banana pudding with strawberries and peach cobbler and there is a Sonic right by it. [11/10/2015]

Mary L. / Yelp
Andy P.

Clean restrooms and store. I like to stop at this location to pick up quick bites or drinks for long drive between Austin and Dallas. You can pick up fresh jerky too. BBQ is good during the lunch and dinner hours. You can’t ask for a better rest stop than this one. Such a lucky find! [4/1/2013]

Andy P. / Yelp
Kevin A.

Cool little rest stop to grab some Texas souvenirs. Their jerky assortment is AWESOME. They have 2 long deli-style cases full of different types, and of course, they’ll let you try samples before you choose what to buy! That ghost pepper is insanely hot so be careful.

Go take a bathroom break here too; there’s a cool little Texas history museum in the bathroom hallway. [10/7/2015]

Kevin A. / Yelp
Tony H.

I only stopped for a quick bathroom pitstop, but bathrooms on major highways are important, and the restrooms at this place a very new, nice and clean! [4/13/2014]

Tony H. / Yelp