Double J Texas BBQ is rooted in the traditions found in the BBQ Restaurants of Central Texas. Notably the small town of Lockhart, located just a few miles south of Austin TX. With extended family from this small town our love and appreciation for Texas BBQ runs deep. We hope you too will fall in love with Texas BBQ. In Texas, BBQ means beef brisket smoked low and slow, with a salty, peppery, spice rub that creates a rich smoky flavor and dark spicy flavorful bark. So come on down and enjoy a taste of Texas right here in Eastern NC. ENJOY!

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to these great BBQ restaurants, that inspired us to embark on this great adventure

The following information was adapted from the Lockhart Texas homepage and is shared as background information about our style of BBQ.

The Barbecue Capital of Texas

There is four BBQ restaurants in Lockhart. The restaurants estimate that about 5,000 people visit their establishments each week. This would be roughly 250,000 people a year who eat BBQ in Lockhart.

Texas Legislature, first the House of Representatives in the spring of 1999, then in the Fall of 2003, the Senate passed a resolution proclaiming Lockhart to be The Barbecue Capital of Texas.

Blacks Barbeque Located at 215 N. Main Street is internationally known and was established in 1932.

Chisholm Trail Barbeque Located at 1323 S. Colorado is a young upstart as things go in the Lockhart barbecue business. The restaurant was opened in 1978.

Kreuz Barbeque Kreuz Market (pronounced 'Krites') located at 619 North Colorado Street might be the most unique dining experience you've ever had. The beef, sausage or pork is served on brown butcher paper. No side dishes here. But you can enjoy a slice of cheddar cheese, chunk of onion, fresh tomatoes, avocado and your favorite beverage. Don't ask for barbecue sauce. They don't have it and quite honestly are offended if anyone asks. The owners say, 'good barbecue doesn't need sauce.'

Smittys Market Located at 208 S. Commerce. When you're the Barbecue Capital of Texas, and you already have three of the best barbecue joints in the state, what do you do when another one comes along? You loosen your belt and settle in for some greater eating 'cause there's no such thing as too much good barbecue!

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