hill barbecue

1106 5th St, Lubbock
(806) 632-3313

Recent Reviews

James P.

These folks make darn good barbecue and sides, and their deserts are great too. Combine that with a friendly, West Texas attitude and they can't be beat! My wife and I have eaten barbecue from North Carolina to California, with a bunch of places in between. These folks BBQ is as good as, or better than any we have had. Don't miss their brisket!

Elina G.

Absolutely delicious. The best bbq on the road! We stopped over on our way to Austin from Denver and these guys exceeded expectations! Bravo. But.. get there early, they run out fast

Amy Whitney Watkins

Our family wants to Thank y’all for offering preorder service and delivery. We see how the response was very overwhelming and created obstacles for y’all to hurdle. Even though our dinner arrived later than expected it was worth the wait! We were able to see the hard work you put in and appreciate it. Hopefully people will see during this “social distancing” & “stay at home” order, your heart was in the right place. We are a First time customer but definitely a forever one!!!

Justin Sanchez

Very good!!! I got a pound of every thing I recommended the brisket!

Samuel Martinez

Best in West Texas

Tommy L.

What else is there to say but it was amazing the food tasted delicious they were also Courteous and definitely will be coming back for some more

Mason Bishop

These people need a restaurant! I feel like people would pass on this because it’s a food truck but DONT. You have to try it. I’ve been on the Evie Maes bandwagon for a couple years and this just might be better. The ribs and brisket were great, but the cheese papas are for sure better than any side dish EM has and I love that place. Try it!

Thomas S.

The best brisket I've ever had...also the sides were amazing overall great place and good people

Ashley Busch

Amazingfall off the bone ribs! The BBQ sauce and golden sauce are killer! This is quickly becoming my new lunch spot!

Reva R.

Wow! What can I say besides this is the best barbecue I've ever had in my life. From their sides, to their brisket everything is absolutely amazing!!!!!! This is our go-to joint anytime my family and I are craving some barbecue. Do yourself a favor and go try it out.

Mark O

Finally got to try it, and was not disappointed. The brisket was excellent and the ribs were some of the best I've ever had. My wife loved the pork belly. Can't wait to try the sausage and more of the sides.

Meghan Howard

I went here for the first time today. I’m picky about bbq places but the food is awesome! The ribs were tender and fall off of the bone. The brisket and pork belly was moist and delicious and the cheesy potatoes were

Justin Keith

Some of the best BBQ around. Not a bad thing on the menu! Amazing brisket. The sausage is made in house and is delicious. Cannot be beat. Potato salad is killer and some of the best beans I've ever eaten. Andrew and Jewel are super nice and love what they do...and it shows! You gotta check them out whether you're a local or just driving through.

Ryan Black

Stopped by here on a Saturday morning. Andrew, the pitmaster, let the customer ahead of me and myself try a burnt end sample, which I appreciated. (The flavor reminded me of an exact replica of the world-famous burnt ends at Joe's in Kansas City.) I had the two-meat plate, picking brisket and pork ribs. They both were excellent. The two sides I had (cheesy potatoes and a standout brisket stew) were wonderful as well. Aftward, I chatted with Andrew and his wife, Jewel, for a few minutes about their business and the transition from Levelland to Lubbock. Glad to hear foot traffic has picked up since the move, because this BBQ certainly is worth it!

Fares Alsaygh

Good prices for good food. Outdoor seats is OK if it's not hot weather.

WB K.

By far the best bbq in Lubbock. Absolutely incredible, and awesome folks that run it. Could literally eat it every meal. Can't go wrong - brisket, ribs, pork belly - you name it, it's good. Usually sides at bbq joints are afterthoughts, but these are incredible. Can't recommend enough!

Joseph Zamora

I ordered the beef rib , spare rib and brisket so good . Tender and flavor were excellent . If I'm in the area I well definitely stop again .

Brandon Word

Holy balls this place is good! Shame they didn’t have the beef ribs today, but it’s an excuse to come back next week!

Joe Vachon

The food is just purely delicious. The flavor is right and the meat falls off the bone. If you like barbecue then you have to try Embers.

J.M. Perrin

Fantastic food. Brisket sandwich was so good it didn't need sauce.

Liz M.

This is by far one of the best barbecue sandwiches I have ever had. My husband got the rambler sandwich and said he "didn't want it to end". The people are friendly and the food is good. So glad we stumbled upon these guys near LHUCA and Two Docs. They said they are here Thursday's and Saturday's. We will definitely be back!!

Brian Uline

Absolutely phenomenal and very underrated BBQ. The BBQ steals the show, but the sides are an amazing compliment. Choose from perfectly cooked beans, street corn, and the potato salad stuffed with cheese and chopped brisket. This is the perfect meal.

Mishel Jeffcoat

Oh. My. Gosh. The food is phenomenal. We’ve been wanting to try it but hadn’t had the chance yet. I surprised my husband for Father’s Day. Everything we got was incredible. The staff is soooo kind & accommodating. My husband said he loves it so much he’s gonna convince his boss to take a long lunch & go with him soon.

Rusty H.

My wife finally said the magic words "this barbecue is better than yours." And it was. Juicy flavorful brisket, sausage was perfect taste and texture, pork belly was best I've tasted. Street corn rocked as well as loaded potato salad. Pickles and onions were home made. Outstanding.

Glimmer Forbus

We miss y'all in levelland. Great barbecue and great people.

Kyle Mauldin

Searched high and low. Best ribs in Lubbock!!!!

Zearl Clark

Fantastic place to get barbecue!

David Logan

Absolutely the best around!

Justin Mcintyre

Went there on a Saturday night, and even though it was busy the service was unreal! Friendly staff and an overall great experience. Would highly recommend Embers.

Justin Keith

Some of the best BBQ around. Not a bad thing on the menu! Amazing brisket. The sausage is made in house and is delicious. Cannot be beat. Potato salad is killer and some of the best beans I've ever eaten. Andrew and Jewel are super nice and love what they do...and it shows! You gotta check them out whether you're a local or just driving through.

Justin K.

Some of the best BBQ around. Not a bad thing on the menu! Amazing brisket. The sausage is made in house and is delicious. Cannot be beat. Potato salad is killer and some of the best beans I've ever eaten. Andrew and his wife are super nice and love what they do...and it shows! You gotta check them out whether you're a local or just driving through.

Kneesee P.

Amazing!!! This was our first visit and we'll be back. The flavor of the BBQ is incredible and tender too. I'm going to put a standing appointment on my calendar so I don't forget that it's Thursday!

Alec E.

Finally had a chance to check out this little gem of a joint in Downtown Lubbock. WOW! Brisket was great! Awesome flavor, love the rub they use. The meat really shines. Sausage was fantastic and unique. What I love about homemade sausage is little imperfections. I think it gives the whole bite a better feel and texture. This sausage definitely did that and more. Seasoning was different but I loved it! Maybe a little paprika in there? Not sure but it was incredible. Especially liked the sausage with a bit of their Q sauce. Awesome combo Then we get to the ribs... stop what you are doing right now and get some of those spare ribs. If I could eat those ribs every damn day I would. Unreal flavor. Enough grip on the bone that they held on for a good bite but the meat was perfectly tender. The rub and seasoning really shines. Lots of great pepper flavor that counter the natural sweetness of the meat. Wow. Make sure and try some of their homemade pickles as well. Only minor disappointment today was they didn't have the cream corn or lemon pie but I guess that means I *have* go back next week haha. #twistmyarm Y'all this place is an incredible locally owned small business with a great story in a cool location. Check them out ASAP

Logan D.

Fantasitic BBQ, and reasonably priced. It's got a great pop-up shop feel and they will be very successful as they continue to grow. Looking forward to them being open more often. I had the brisket sandwich and pork ribs. Both were great, smoked to perfection with a Texas style salt/pepper crust. If it's good enough for the Texas Monthly BBQ editor Daniel Vaughn, it should be good enough for you as well.

Bob B.

Really good BBQ and the green chile mac and cheese is awesome. Try the brisket and the pork ribs.

Kevin K.

Great tasting BBQ 1. Pricing is a really good for quality of food 2. Homemade BBQ 3. Friendly staff 4. Offer Custom orders Several menu choices to choose from. Deserts offered as well. Open till they run out of meat! !!!! UPDATE: Hours changed to Thursday-Sunday, wish they hadn't changed the schedule.

Kristy Crawford Sanders

We had brisket, sausage, potato salad and banana pudding today. It was all wonderful! I am VERY picky when it comes to brisket and this brisket was awesome. The sausage was just as good. They make everything in house and you can tell. No doubt this is this best BBQ in Levelland. Congratulations to this family for following their dream and starting their own restaurant. Hoping they have lots of success!

Steve Sanders

Amazing! The brisket has a wonderful flavor and is very moist (and you don't even need the sauce, even though the sauce is a great vinegar based) with a very flavorful bark and the homemade sausage is excellent. We had the potato salad and it was as good as the rest of the food. I highly recommend Embers Barbecue!