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Railhead Smokehouse

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American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-5613
+1 817-738-9808
11:00 - 21:00
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Friendswood, Texas
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family always makes a visit to Railhead when back in Ft Worth. The food is so delicious and I just love the Texas feel of the joint. The parking has gotten better over the years. Try to avoid lunch as many who work in the area come for lunch and the place gets loud and crowded. Try an early... More 

Thank Brian C
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were antiquing at the Montgomery Street Antique Mall and ask for a recommendation for bbq and was told "just across the street". I thought being 2p the lunch bunch would be gone....but not so. Not a problem to get a set, but was crowded with what looked like locals. Lots of friendly people and lots of frosty mugs of... More 

Thank Bob and Linda T
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was my third visit here and boy is it good! This time too, two years after my first visit. Smokey, supersoft babequed pork falling off the bones. And a real spicey crust to it. Perfectly made steaks cut while watching and served in a bun, you choose the mustard, onion etc. Fries, great BBQ sauce, coleslaw and real, cold... More 

Thank Espen L
Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is right off interstate 30 . Place has the best BBQ chopped beef sandwich plate around. The ribs and the sausage plates are good. Very fun, friendly attmosphere. Happy hour we found out is 4-7 pm . We arrived at 330 pm with two teenagers to eat. It gets very lively from 5 pm on. 1.75 huge schooner beers.... More 

Thank Punty01
Cynthiana, Kentucky
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local and it was excellent. Since it was Texas we went for the brisket and it was superb. Great bar atmosphere, lots of indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Duganboy
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this place on a recommendation. He and I recently moved to Texas from Georgia...so it could be that we're getting used to the way Texas BBQ is. The ribs were good, the chicken was not. The BBQ sauce is delicious. The chicken was very dry so I couldn't even finish it. They give you a... More 

Thank Shelby H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you want taste the true Texas barbecue, if you are crazy for smoke house, if you do not care of apparent but aim straight to the palate pleasure, this is the place for you. If you are around Fort Worth, Texas, you cannot miss Railhead. Quality of food is guaranteed by the tenth of rewards shown in the "waiting... More 

Thank Antonio F
Plano, Texas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Barbeque joints are not a common experience for my family, but we were all really glad we had this lunch! Their smoked brisket and ribs were outstanding. Counter ordering and a very casual atmosphere were not a severe distraction, but the place was mobbed. Even with the crowd we had no problem finding a table.

Thank Oldguy1948
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The smell was unfortunately the highlight of my meal. I heard from a colleague - after the fact - that I should have gone with the ribs. I had turkey and beef. Turkey was good and moist, beef was average. Sides weren't exceptional either - wish I had gone with fries. There was a nice bar area I didn't utilize.... More 

Thank simms1929
Arlington, Texas
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Railhead says it all.....absolutely great bbq and a great atmosphere for family, friends, and entertaining clients. Nice way to spend a casual afternoon, inside or outside! ICE COLD BEER, great brisket, smoky, juicy and tender, great ribs, great sauce. Everytime I see a bbq restaurant, I try to stop and sample. So far, nothing in Fort Worth beats the Railhead.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-5613
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Worth
  • Phone Number: +1 817-738-9808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?