After a full day of exploring a new place, there’s not much better than some belly-filling, heart-warming, soul-gratifying grub. Good thing Mesquite is in no short order of any of these descriptors—especially when it comes to barbecue. Porky’s is the place to go for burgers and chicken wings. The list of burgers—from salmon to mushroom to jalapeno—gives a new meaning to the word “extensive.” And the chicken wings are ridiculously tasty.
Baker’s Ribs is a St. Louis-style barbecue joint with a full range of all the BBQ favorites, but with especially delectable ribs. Oh, and fried pies, too. Soulman’s Bar-B-Que is another no-frills joint with several locations in Texas that’s been slinging out “low and slow” hickory-cooked barbecue since 1974, so they know a thing or two about that. Texas Roadhouse doesn’t need any introduction; it’s a standard, never-disappointing steakhouse that always delivers the medium-rare goods.
Watch the Game
When times call for the sports bar, a bucket of beer, and a big game on TV, Mesquite has lots of fun spots. Sports City Cafe has a television on every table and big-screens throughout the restaurant. It also serves up killer food and drinks. Twin Peaks is a popular chain that’s great for watching sports, drinking barrel-aged whiskey, and enjoying beer served at the restaurant’s signature 29 degrees. And Buffalo Wild Wings, the tried and true chicken wing chain, is always a good time for sports lovers, beer drinkers, and wing aficionados.
All in all, if you’re looking for a place to have a guys weekend—somewhere you can enjoy the outdoors one moment, a rodeo or car race the next, and then all the BBQ and beer your belly could ask for—then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Mesquite, Texas.
Written by Ry Glover for Matcha in partnership with Mesquite CVB.