Jul 1, 2010

Best Pork Ribs
It took me several visits to discover that the pulled pork and half chicken are fantastic, because the sweet-and-spicy baby backs hooked me my first time.

Jun 22, 2010

SPICEWOOD, TEXAS This is one stop we’re really glad we made. Opies Barbecue in Spicewood has been firing up their pits for just a few years now off of Highway 71 between Austin and Marble Falls. If you’re ever going in or out of Austin on 71, we officially request that you make this stop.


May 27, 2010

Man Up Texas BBQ Blog

May 10, 2010

Our pick for Best Overall of 2009, Opie's is definitely worth the drive West on 71 to Spicewood.

Apr 22, 2010

On a tasting tour of Texas Hill Country, the Ryder brothers and their wives have a ridiculous amount of fun pairing wine and barbecue (big reds with brisket, Rosés with chicken) and chewing the fat with the region’ best vintners.

Feb 19, 2010

The overall award goes to the joint that stood out above the rest of the 50+ joints we hit up in 2009.

Jan 9, 2010

Our first trip of 2010 to Opie’s was one for the record books.

Jul 18, 2009

After a few of us took a dip in Hamilton Pool, 12 of us manned up at Opie’s Barbecue, a Man-Up favorite in Spicewood. We were fortunate enough to have co-owner Todd Ashmore hang out with us during the meal. The food and the service from the entire staff were fantastic, as always.

Feb 25, 2000

Opie's is a carnivore's dream. A 12-foot-long smoke pit holds pork chops, pork ribs, sausage (regular or jalapeño), chicken, and brisket. Pick out whatever appeals to you.


Best Overall 2009

Best Pork Chop 2009

Best Pork Ribs 2008