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Busbee's Bar-B-Que

€€ - €€€Barbecue
339 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-796-3153
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (83 reviews)
“potato salad” (30 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 20:00All hours
€€ - €€€
339 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent BBQ and friendly staff. The food is typical Texas BBQ, I recommend the brisket and the beef ribs. The staff are super friendly and the foods comes at a good speed

Thank Iain T
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to try their BBQ.... But the take out we just purchased was the worst BBQ ever!! I ordered sliced beef... It was so dry. My husband ordered pork ribs, hardly any flavor and very chewy. This was such a let down....More

1  Thank Yvette W
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Service was Excellent! Food was so so! I am from further South and have eaten BBQ many times in Lockart and Luling. So I am comparing this place to some of the Best in Texas and it doesn't compare. But this night be Great for...More

Thank popwolf
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting this place every time I'm in Bandera. You should try famous beef brisket here. It's delicious! And if you are lucky, you will be served by an owner - great man with a lot of stories to tell...

Thank Agnieszka P
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for your continued patronage of our restaurant and for your kind response about our food and service. Hope we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best barbecue I've had. My husband and I had a chopped beef sandwich, it was amazing. No junk pieces of fat at all. Tender brisket full of delicious flavor. Great music playing, fun photos on the wall. I'm sad that I can't...More

Thank NikkiA3
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant and for your kind comments on Trip Advisor. Hope you will come back to see us!

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went here with some friends for lunch, the barbecue is good and the service is satisfactory but nothing spectacular..More

Thank JimandSina
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Glad you liked our food "good", and our service. Everyone's idea of BBQ is different. We would rather have consistently "good" food and service than being spectacular one in a while. We have been rather consistent in doing this since 1974. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went to Busbee's BBQ today for lunch for the first time. Very nice atmosphere, nice decor, very cozy. When I ordered my chicken sandwich, I had to pick one side dish. I love potato salad, so I wanted to order that. I asked whether...More

Thank Figen O
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Where you got the idea that our sides are store bought is beyond me. Are you sure you went to Busbee's in Bandera?

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Took the family here while on vacation in Bandera. We heard about this place and saw how it had won awards and had been featured on the history channel as well and were expecting a lot here. Walked in and they take your order at...More

Thank MunktopiaJD
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Don't know what you were expecting. We have won many awards and accolades from satisfied customers who keep coming back again and again. Sorry we did not overwhelm you but again that idea is in the eye of the beholder.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had read about Busbee's and friends took us there. My chopped BBQ sandwich reminded me of canned Sloppy Joe's. Other members of our party really liked the pork ribs and sliced brisket and went back for seconds. Cole slaw was average. This is not...More

Thank Gail S
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Our chopped sandwich is one of our most popular sandwiches. We take all of the fat out of our meat and chop it fine like a so called sloppy joe. Most chopped sandwiches are left over ends and pieces loaded with fat. Ours is not.

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We knew coming to the hill country we where bound to find good BBQ and we did! Busbee's was sooo delicious!!

Thank Nancy M
JLDVGD, Owner at Busbee's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016

Thank you for eating with us and for your kind comments about our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again when in Bandera.

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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera County  >  Bandera
  • Phone Number: +1 830-796-3153
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