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Coach’s Smoke 

  • Located at 3rd & Austin, this central location is a great spot for food, drinks, and watching the game.

  • 330 Austin Avenue

  • 11am-11pm Sun-Sat

Guess Family Barbecue

  • The Guess family makes "the kind (of barbecue) Jesus ate." Go ahead and put in for a half-day at work to ensure you get there in time.

  • 2803 Franklin Avenue

  • 11am-"'til we run out" Wed-Sun; Closed Mon-Tue

Helberg Barbecue

  • Using only wood-fired pits, this wonderful barbecue trailer - operated by a husband-and-wife team - has been open since 2017. Make sure you get the pulled pork. And the brisket. And the sausage. And the potato salad. They’re open for breakfast and lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • 8532 North Highway 6

  • Wed-Sat 11am-9pm or until sold out

Honky Tonk Kid BBQ

  • Three words: Global Fusion Barbecue. What started as a food truck has turned into an incredible brick-and-mortar shop on Mary Avenue that is a must-visit when you’re in town. They even have vegan/vegetarian options!

  • 112 Mary Avenue, Suite #2

  • 11am-3pm Wed-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; 11am-3pm Sun; Closed Mon-Tue


  • Started in 1919 by Jasper DeMaria, you get ribs, brisket, sausage, or beef prepared the same way as it was almost 100 years ago.

  • 105 Clifton Street

  • 10am-2pm Mon-Sat; Closed Sun

Tony DeMaria’s

  • Open since 1946, Tony DeMaria's makes their food fresh daily and will close when they run out of food, which is generally earlier than their hours would indicate.

  • 1000 Elm Avenue

  • 9am-2pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat; Closed Sun

Uncle Dan’s

  • Open since 1978, Uncle Dan's serves up brisket, sausage, turkey, chicken, and catfish.

  • 1001 Lake Air Drive

  • 10am-8pm Mon-Wed; 10am-9pm Thu-Sat; Closed Sun

Vitek’s MArket

  • A family business since 1915, this Waco institution is famous for its Gut-Pak, winner of the Cooking Channel's "Best College Eats in America." Responsible for approximately 9.2 pounds of the Freshman 15.

  • 1600 Speight Ave

  • 10:30am-3pm Tue-Thu; 10:30am-8pm Fri-Sat; Closed Sun-Mon