Smokin Joe's BBQ

San Antonio
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The family behind this tiny restaurant puts a lot of heart into their cooking, and it shows. The mainstays -- hefty beef ribs, tender chicken, standout pulled pork and sausage -- are outstanding, but do yourself a favor and save room for a hunk of from-scratch cake or grab a piece to go. Also, feel free to post up at an outdoor picnic table while you eat.