Jesus BBQ – Fort Worth, Texas

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My friend Kristi, like me, frequently visits off the grid restaurants.  I saw a Facebook post of hers with a picture from Jesus BBQ and knew it wouldn’t be long before I followed in her footsteps to South Main Street to give it a try.

Jesus BBQ opened in 1969. A small and comfortable restaurant, it is a family run business and they do make you feel at home.

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Drawings and historic photos line the back of the walls in the corner.  A jukebox sits at the other end with various types of music, including hometown band The Toadies, which made me very happy.

After learning it was our first time there, our waitress informed us the 3 most popular items ordered on the menu were the Brisket Tacos (cooked with onions and peppers and tomatoes), the Beef Enchiladas (with chili and cheese on top), and the Chicken Fried Steak with a chicken gravy (that is the only kind they have) and french fries.

BBQ is also on the menu.  Some dude came in and ordered 3 rib plates to go.  He must have been a regular because he was talking up a storm with all the workers.  He knew what was good.

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Brisket Tacos were the first thing that came to mind.  Then I panicked and ordered the Beef Enchiladas.  As soon as she walked away another server brought this kid to the table next to me some Chicken Fried Steak, which I really wanted a bite of. I contemplated running back to the kitchen to tell her I changed my mind, but I stuck to my guns and enchiladas it was to be.

I am so glad I got them.

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Piping hot, covered with cheese and served with rice and beans, my meal was so good.  The beef in the enchiladas was seasoned perfectly and the beans were really good too.  They came 3 to an order and I brought half of that home.  You seriously get a ton of food for the money.

I was so full I could have napped in my car, but I had errands to run.

Honestly, I still want to try that Chicken Fried Steak.

Remember to save room for pie!


Saturday:  11AM–8PM

Sunday:  Closed

Monday – Friday:  11AM–8PM


Jesus BBQ

810 S Main St,

Fort Worth, TX 76104

(817) 332-0168

Location:  32.73607, -97.3261