City: Spicewood, Texas
Address: 9504 Highway 71 E
Website: opiesbarbecue.com

Selecting your order from straight off the 12-foot long smoke pit is a special kind of joy. With sauce cooked in a pot right there with the meats, Opie’s ribs, chops and chicken have a special kick of them. Sides like the tater tote casserole and craisin-almond coleslaw might turnoff purists, but the creativity pays off.