Family Owned & Operated since 1959, making it the oldest restaurant in Mesquite, Texas. They take great pride in their excellent reputation as the Best BBQ in the whole area. When you come in you’ll immediately notice the Down Home Atmosphere and long before you even get here you’ll notice the unmistakable aroma of Fine Barbecue.
The history of Texas BBQ goes back centuries, and this is especially true for mesquite BBQ. Mesquite trees grow in abundance in the hot and arid climate of the southwestern U.S., and it’s believed that indigenous Americans have used it for both fuel and food for hundreds of years. Mesquite Barbecue was established in 1959 by Herbert Oyler, who also invented the Oyler rotisserie smoker pit, which is used all over the world today. he partnered with Leon Crouch to handle operations (a former pitmaster at Red Bryan’s) at Mesquite BBQ.
Oyler met an untimely death in 1973, Leon Crouch, would take over with his wife Katy and continue with Mesquite Barbecue. When Leon passed away in 1983, his son Kent Crouch took the reins along with his mother Katy. Kent moved the shop one street South to its current location.
In 1996 Kent married Lisa and she too would join the team. The pair began building the foundation, they all know and love today. Lisa would add a stuffed baked potato to the menu. (Thank you, Lisa). They also hired on their oldest son Dustin in 2007 as manager. Dustin’s wife Melanie would join in 2009 to prepare and execute a dessert menu. With Kent’s retirement in December 2017 his son Dustin Palmer, became the proud owner and operator along with his wife Melanie. Dustin and his family are honored to continue the legacy of Mesquite Barbecue for many years to come.
Mesquite BBQ is the longtime favorite, with lots of pulled pork, sausage, brisket, and more, all in a very quaint, mom-and-pop style storefront that’s nothing fancy, but they don’t place their emphasis on the aesthetic. It’s all about the food.
They pride their restaurant in providing a good atmosphere with friendly service and their Famous BBQ Sauce combined with only the Best Ingredients to create the most amazing BBQ that you’ll ever experience. They offer Full-Service Catering (minimum $750.00) with 3 beautiful themes to choose from. Handpick your food options from their delicious menu and they take care of the rest. They also offer a catering pick-up package with no minimum required.20% gratuity added to all delivery and full-service catering.
All Full Service includes barbecue sauce, plates, cups, napkins, and eating utensils. They bring everything you need to enjoy your meal. A small staff will be on hand to set up your buffet line and keep it fresh for the time allotted. They clean up their buffet and package the leftovers for you to keep.
Come on down to Mesquite BBQ and let them show you what it’s all about when people talk about Texas Barbeque.