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Local BBQ in Port Arthur

It’s no secret that Texas really brings the heat when it comes to the oldest and most respected form of cooking: barbecue. Whether you enjoy a Central Texas’ style dry rub brisket or a South Texas’ wet slab of ribs, Port Arthur offers unique flavors found on and off the beaten path. From Creole-style pork ribs to homemade green onion sausage and jerky, we’ve got the smoked meats you’d love to eat all summer long!

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Amazing Blazing Catering

824 W Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur

You can’t miss the smoke filling the air on W Gulfway Drive in Historic West Port Arthur. Creole BBQ takes shape under owner Michael Bazile’s watch. When he’s not in Houston catering large parties, this local pitmaster fires up flavor using red oak, hickory wood, and a blend of his signature Creole-inspired ingredients infused into every piece of smoked meat served here.

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Train Wreck Grill

6677 W Port Arthur Road, Port Arthur

Enjoy Texas-sized pork ribs and sliced brisket in the open air along West Port Arthur Road. Train Wreck Grill is the work of Dawn and John Teague, who serve endless barbecue plates piled high with slow cooked meats, potato salad, green beans, and all the fixins from lunch til the sun goes down. On weekends, enjoy live music and good food under the sun.

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Fast Freddy’s Barbeque

3113 Nederland Ave

On any given day you’ll witness the whole family laughing and smiling at this locally owned barbeque joint that has been in the community for 34 years. Don’t have time to dine in? Fast Freddy’s is known for their quick service barbeque — hence the name. Pulled pork? Ribs, Philly Cheesesteaks, and more? You won’t even have to leave the car. Take a ride through the drive-thru!

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Sea Ranch Cafe

1305 Magnolia Ave, Port Neches

It wouldn’t be Southeast Texas without a locally owned Cajun restaurant that serves barbecue. And boy, does it deserve a spot on the menu! Owner Brian Landry’s grilled chicken quarter is top-notch as are his pork ribs. Each homestyle side of potato salad and baked beans brings you closer to the comfort of home. All sides are scratch made as are the sinfully sweet desserts and even the barbecue, tartar, and cocktail sauces are all specially crafted at the restaurant. Don’t forget to order a Sea Ranch smoked boudin link to complete your order.

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Doc’s Yard House

1039 Nederland Ave, Nederland

Looking for ice cold beer buckets and stellar barbecue? Try Doc’s Yard House. Just off Twin City Highway sits a perfect night out on the town for mouthwatering smokehouse eats and adult beverages. Try the hickory-smoked brisket piled high on a buttered bun with all the fixins’, and wash it down with a Whiskey Tea. Doesn’t get anymore Southern-style than that!

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Butcher’s Korner

1155 Boston Ave, Nederland

Located on Historic Boston Avenue, The Butcher’s Korner not only serves hot, delicious homestyle barbecue to eat on the spot, but also high-quality meats and treats to cook and serve at home.

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Nick’s Pit

2548 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur

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Billy Joe’s Bar-B-Que

2029 Magnolia Ave, Port Neches

While the best barbecue joints go beyond the meat and bring the vibe, Port Arthur packs some punch when it comes to Texas standards of good ‘cue. With this list we hope you are able to get the full Lone Star experience. Make sure to use #FlavorsofPATX when you dine so our restaurants can get some shine!

Lauren Bebeau is a freelance writer, publicist and food blogger based in Beaumont, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys dinner parties with friends, lounging around with her pet cat, watching movies and traveling. For further inquiries, reach out to Lauren here.

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