6 Best Barbecue Spots In and Around Marble Falls

Feb 28, 2020

Everything is bigger in Texas, and one thing that certainly is bigger and better is barbecue. Many top-flight barbecue restaurants can be found in the Texas Lakes and Hill Country outside Austin. To test the “better in Texas” theory, try these six must-taste delights in and around Marble Falls and minutes from Gregg Ranch, the new 240-acre master-planned community that is anticipated to include single-family and multi-family residences, an outdoor community area with pool, ramada, barbecue area, play area, bocce ball, horseshoe pits, miles of jogging and biking trails and a dog park.


  1. Sevens Out BBQ (5 Stars)
    About 10 minutes from Gregg Ranch, Sevens Out BBQ is an award-winner in nearby Spicewood, Texas. Note that this is not a brick-and-mortar restaurant but a food truck. From smoked meat to mouthwatering sides like mac ‘n’ cheese, you won’t want to miss this five-star food. Also bear in mind that this truck operates Friday through Sunday only.Address: 101 CR-409, Spicewood, TX 78669


  1. Wingman Brothers Smokehouse (4.5 Stars)
    Less than 15 minutes from Gregg Ranch, Wingman Brothers Smokehouse is considered to be among the top spots in Hill Country for barbecue food. This smokehouse is sure to satisfy with its pulled pork and brisket, sandwiches and stuffed baked potatoes.Address: 2407 Highway 281, Marble Falls, TX 78654


  1. Holy Smokes BBQ (4 Stars)
    Just 15 minutes from Gregg Ranch on Commerce Street in Marble Falls, Texas, you will find Holy Smokes BBQ. Known for its fall-off-the-bone ribs and outstanding poppers, this joint delivers exceptional food and service.Address: 2704 Commerce St., Marble Falls, TX 78654


  1. Posse BBQ (4.5 Stars)
    In Cottonwood Shores, Texas, approximately 15 minutes from Gregg Ranch, this delectable barbecue restaurant made its name with its tender meat but it also receives rave reviews on its side dishes. Potato salad, cole slaw and mac ‘n’ cheese top the list of sides. This is the perfect place to try while in Hill Country.Address: 510 Castlerock Ave., Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657


  1. Opie’s BBQ (4 Stars)
    Just 10 minutes from Gregg Ranch on Highway 71 in Spicewood, Texas, you will find delicious Opie’s BBQ. The restaurant, being in a large metal shed, reflects the ambiance of Texas Hill Country. With live music and perfectly tender barbecued meats, Opie’s lives up to all of the hype about it. What really sets it apart is its mouthwatering brisket with a side of tater-tot casserole.Address: 9504 Highway 71 E, Spicewood, TX 78669


  1. Cowtown Texas BBQ (4 Stars)
    Known as “The Red Trailer on 2147,” Cowtown Texas BBQ in Cottonwood Shores is just 12 minutes from Gregg Ranch. Its classic barbecue flavors – the specialties are brisket, ribs, sausage and beans – are memorable every time. The. Cowtown Texas BBQ also features its famous Cowtown Potato Salad, and don’t miss the cobbler.Address: 3803 FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657


Gregg Ranch, northwest of Austin in charming Marble Falls, Texas, is a 240-acre master-planned community that is anticipated to be home to approximately 700 single-family and 250 multi-family residences. Gregg Ranch is planned to feature a central community area with an outdoor pool, ramada, barbecue area, play area, bocce ball, horseshoe pits, miles of jogging and biking trails throughout the community, and a dog park. The community is conveniently located at Routes 281 and 71, a short drive to major shopping, medical needs, charming downtown Marble Falls shops and restaurants, Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ and the famed Texas Lakes and Hill Country. Visit http://greggranch.com/.