Terry Black’s BBQ is run by the same family as Black’s BBQ in Lockhart, and is another good backup for when you’re with that friend or sibling who’s averse to lines. You’ll want to order the usual brisket and sausage, but a beef rib is a guaranteed way to impress first-timers (and your dog, when you bring home the bone). In case you need to walk off your meal afterward, this place is right by the hike and bike trail, but do yourself a favor and take a nap at Auditorium Shores instead.
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