San Antonio's 20 must-try barbecue restaurants

Texas is the self-proclaimed barbecue capitol of the world. And who's going to argue with that? Like much of the state, San Antonio…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St., (210) 957-1430,
smokeshacksa.com
Featured multiple times on Food Network, the Smoke Shack offers undeniably delicious barbecue and southern-style cooking that will amply satisfy your cravings. Grab an order of the tender, melty Brisket Grilled Cheese and you may just become a regular. 
Photo via Instagram / smokeshack
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These San Antonio restaurants and chefs have been featured on national TV shows

Every San Antonian has a shortlist of local dining spots they know and love, but some standouts and their chefs have managed…

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Emily Hersh: Jardin
 555 Funston Pl, (210) 338-5100, jardinsatx.com
San Antonio chef Emily Hersh appeared as a contestant during the 20th season of Fox TV's Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns, hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Formerly of Jason Dady's Jardín Restaurant at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Hersh now resides in NYC ahead of opening a new vegan barbecue concept. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Hersh
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The 30 best San Antonio restaurants when you have $10 or less

Whether you're making big bucks or living on a shoestring budget, there's something to be said for tucking in to an enjoyable…

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Fish Lonja
1107 Roosevelt Ave., 210-612-3626, carnitaslonja.com
Seafood isn’t usually an option when dining on a budget, but Fish Lonja’s stripped-down approach puts the focus on ingredients, not fancy overhead. The delectable Baja-style fish tacos are fresh, filling and just $5 a pop.
Photo via Instagram / fish_lonja
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23 chicken sandwiches in San Antonio everyone should try at least once

Ah, the chicken sandwich, in all its crispy, tasty, homey glory! This simple yet classic snack always seems to hit the spot,…

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Project Pollo
Multiple Locations,  projectpollo.com
A project that we can all finish with ease. This is a vegan Chikn sandwich that may fool the more meat-minded and satisfy the hungriest of vegetarians. Get it deluxe for the full experience. 
Photo via Instagram /  project_pollo
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20 essential barbecue restaurants in San Antonio

It’s always a good time for barbecue in Texas. There’s just something about the smoky flavors and food coma-inducing sides that have…

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True Texas BBQ
Multiple Locations, heb.com
Located inside H-E-B’s across the city, True Texas — much like good barbecue should be — is always there when you need it. Fourteen hours of smoking with Texas oak means you get hole-in-the-wall quality BBQ with grocery store convenience. 
Photo via Instagram / truetexasbbq
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25 Essential Comfort Food Dishes Available for Takeout From San Antonio Restaurants

It’s safe to say that we all have one comforting dish that that we can rely on to soothe our soul, relax…

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Tony G's Soul Food’s Fried Catfish
915 S Hackberry, (210) 451-1234, tonygssoulfood.com
If soul food is the only thing that will ease your mind, head over to Tony G’s for any number of fried delicacies, including okra, chicken and shrimp. But above all, don’t miss the fried catfish. Huge fillets, dusted with cornmeal and fried to golden perfection, catfish connoisseurs are sure to be impressed. 
Photo via Instagram /  tonygssoulfood
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25 Cheap Eats Under $10 You Should Be Eating Right Now in San Antonio

Dining out can add up, but that shouldn't stop you from treating yourself to some good eats. We love going out and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Dignowity Meats
1701 E Houston St, (210) 462-1496, dignowitymeats.com
Thank all that’s good in the world for Dignowity Meats. No matter what meat you order – the brisket burnt ends ($4.50 for ¼ pound), buttermilk fried chicken quarters ($3.50), pulled pork ($3.75 for ¼ pound) or St. Louis ribs for $2.50 each – you’ll have extra bills to make your meal complete with a side or two if you play your cards right.
Photo via Instagram / ourfoodiefamilylife
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25 Essential East Side San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now

From well-known staples to hidden gems, these East Side bars and restaurants are definitely worth a visit – no matter what side…

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2M Smokehouse
2731 S WW White Rd, (210) 885-9352, 2msmokehouse.com
San Antonio has plenty of prized barbecue spots, and 2M is for sure one not to be missed. Pitmaster Esaul Ramos and co. dish out meaty favorites like pulled pork and brisket and pair them beautifully with classic sides. 2M may only be a few years old, but should be regarded with the utmost respect, y’all.
Photo via Instagram / 2msmokehouse
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