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Texas Best Smokehouse

16243 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3405
+1 903-877-0804
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brisket” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Fast food, Barbecue
16243 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3405
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here's the real deal. For a chain restaurant this is about as good as it gets. Quality and flavor are very good. Many sides to choose from. Can't leave hungry as portions are large.

Thank frankkQ6402YQ
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We've passed this resturaunt many times on our way to and from Dallas; but no more. Will time our trips to arrive between 11:00 & 2:00PM for lunch! The brisket is smoked to perfection and very tender. They also have an excellent selection of sides!...More

Thank Wheeler67
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Solid barbecue the sliced beef brisket sand was juicy tender and delicious. So glad we stopped here. The aroma blows you away when you walk in the door !!

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Always stopped before this at the Texas Best Smokehouse on my way through Tyler . Won't be stopping there anymore . Today , 9-2-17 , they were selling Regular gas at $2.79.9 per gallon . That's 30-40 cents more than surrounding area stations , who...More

1  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I visited this restaurant on July 10.2017...lunch hour. I had a bus full of military personnel. I visited several times before, but this was my first time having lunch. Everyone was pleasant and the food selection was great. Meat and veggies. My passengers really enjoyed...More

Thank WorldwideTee
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

When traveling this way, I love to stop here...this place has so much character!! Lots of awesome Texas themed items, good food in the restaurant AND the store, fudge, exotic jerkies, cinnamon roasted pecans and a great variety of fresh fruit.

Thank daisylouwho
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The bbq is average. I should have not have gotten any sauce. It was pitiful. Don't think I will be back again. The sauce tasted store bought

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 29 July 2017

While there may be better “hole in the wall” BBQ joints in Texas, you’ll be hard pressed to find better at a truck stop. Service is great, folks are friendly and the bathrooms clean. A little pricey for what you get, but I suppose that’s...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

There is a lot of good BBQ in Texas, but not here. Sandwich was just OK, small portion,but overpriced.

Thank Arctictravler
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Love their BBQ and their peach fried pies. So good. Great staff. They were out of the peach today but the apricot was just as good.

Thank Ronnie R
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27 January 2018|
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Response from Wheeler67 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that would be with a fill up. Best to ask the particular establishment.
Dawn S
18 June 2015|
Response from Ronnie R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16243 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-877-0804
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