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9 Katy BBQ Hot Spots You Must Try


June 19, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

The Katy summer is sizzling hot but these barbecue spots satisfy taste buds despite the humidity and rising temperatures. Nothing says summer than time with family and Texas BBQ and these local spots keep Katy families (and travelers) happy and wanting more.

"The Katy Box" shown with extra sides. Photo courtesy Daddy Duncan's BBQ.

Katy is home to many finger-licking good barbecue spots where local families love to dine-in or order takeout. Homecooked BBQ brings families together and the Katy area has you covered.

6191 Hwy Blvd. #302A


Photo from Midway BBQ's Facebook Page

One of Katy’s favorite places is Midway BBQ. Hunters also know them from the Midway Meat Market. Last year a fire totaled the popular restaurant, but the owners of Crown Kitchen offered their place for Midway BBQ to operate out of during their rebuild. Read more about that story here.

Katy families can pre-order their Father’s Day BBQ meal online or by phone but the deadline is 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.


ErmaRose Winery

3130 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road

Friday and Saturday’s 5-10 p.m.

Photo courtesy: Daddy Duncan's BBQ

Daddy Duncan’s BBQ’s food truck has a permanent home at Katy’s ErmaRose Winery. Randy Duncan’s cooking wins awards routinely from around the area but especially the hearts of Katy families. They even have a special box of BBQ goodness named “The Katy Box.”

“The Katy Box” comes with sliced prime brisket, 3 pork ribs, jalapeno and cheddar sausage, BBQ beans, baked potato salad, and spicy coleslaw. Other side options can also be seen in the photo like their roasted street corn, sweet potato mash, collard greens, and mac & cheese.

Daddy Duncan’s BBQ offers other BBQ options that locals love at Erma Rose Winery, where live music can frequently be found. A Friday or Saturday night out at the winery is a Katy family favorite.


24205 Katy Freeway


The Big Chop. Photo courtesy: Cooper's Old Time Bar-B-Que

Cooper’s brings Hill Country charm to Katy. They are best known for their Big Chop, a 2-inch thick bone-in pork chop.

They cowboy cook their meat fresh eat day over mesquite hot coals just like they have since they opened in 1962.


29633 Highway Blvd.


Photo from Dickey's Barbecue Pit Facebook page.

Dickey’s slow smokes their meat daily to bring Katy families a fantastic BBQ experience. Try their King’s Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich with Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce. This summer they have also added the new side of Texas Sweet Corn.

Order online or through the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit app and select “Doorstep Drop Off” to receive FREE delivery all summer long.


4031 FM 1463


Photo from Chuckwagon's Facebook page

This Katy hot spot offers a fun western theme with homecooked quality BBQ and craft burgers.

Great Texas BBQ, burgers, and loaded baked potatoes make this a popular spot for Katy families.


21799 Katy freeway


Photo from Rudy's Facebook page.

Always a favorite, Rudy’s offers Katy families quality BBQ for every meal. Their breakfast tacos are popular and don’t forget to grab a bottle of BBQ sauce to add to your pantry.


1711 S. Mason Rd.


Photo from Red River BBQ and Grill's Facebook page

Red River offers Katy families BBQ, steak, burgers, shrimp, and a wonderful salad bar. The outdoor patio with sandbox for kids to play in makes this a very popular Katy hangout.


222 W. Grand Parkway


Photo from Harris County Smokehouse Facebook page

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner the Harris County Smokehouse brings fresh food offerings for every meal of the day.

Their smokehouse tacos are a favorite, wher families can treat everyday day like it’s a “Taco Tuesday!” Or BBQ can meet breakfast with their corned beef hash and eggs.


20220 Katy Freeway


Photo from Mama's Texas Smokehouse Facebook page

A popular Katy BBQ spot is Mama’s Texas Smokehouse where BBQ and family is always a priority. From their popular ribs to the “Mama’s Special Sandwich” families can find a meal to savor.

The popular “Mama’s Special Sandwich” features smoked moist tender brisket combined with Mama’s smoked 100% percent beef sausage.

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