For years, Texas Monthly published a single guide to cover all the barbecue in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. Then Fort Worth (and the Mid-Cities) went off and became the most exciting place in Texas for new barbecue joints, so it’s time for the Panther City to get its own directory. We recently published a list of the top fifty barbecue joints in Texas and fifty more honorable mentions, but our recommendations don’t stop there. You can get a great meal of smoked meats at any one of these Fort Worth–area joints…
In the city of Fort Worth
Panther City BBQ (Top 10)
Between the brisket birria tacos, brisket-topped elote, and the pork belly poppers, you could fill up here without eating any barbecue standards—but then you’d miss some of the best sliced brisket, turkey, and spareribs in the state.