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J&M Barbecue

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3605-34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410-2833
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered bbq for take out tonight The reviews seemed good. And the food was ok. The problem --- A worker came into the restaurant after a break. He did not wash his hands and put on rubber gloves that way. He handed me slice of bread with dirty hands. When I was nearly finished eating, I opened my soda... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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359 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I asked for local place with good BBQ and this was recommended. I had three meat platter of brisket, turkey and jalapeño sausage. Sausage was very tender, not spicy and little flavor. Turkey was moist but again not much flavor. Brisket, didn't have a red outer ring and broke into small pieces. I had the hot sauce, that was pretty... More 

Thank M P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Order was quicker than expected. 45 minutes. Order was hot, correct and terrific. three meat plate 10.09 Meat was succulent without sauce. Loved the chunky mashed potatoes and gravy. Beans slightly tangy. very good. Cherry cooler was pure yumminess.

Thank Goastryder
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is the favorite of many Lubbockites!! The brisquet is tender and flavorful.The sausage is very good too. Can't go wrong when you go to J & M and you must try the cherry or apple cobbler with ice cream. YUM The wait staff is very good and attentive to your needs. All said this is a great place and... More 

Thank littlered4435
Lubbock, Texas
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you're considering dining in, this review will not be very informative for you because I always carry out. The food is good; and the prices are reasonable. The service is okay. They do close a bit earlier than most places.

Thank baghawaii
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

BBQ needs to be moist. BBQ needs to be directed around a specific set of spices, be it mustard as in SC or vinegary as in NC. I wanted to like J & M, but man, the food just isn't good. The service is friendly and the atmosphere, exactly right, but the food is bland, often just warm, and very... More 

Thank MarkCharney
Espanola, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The thick-sliced brisket melts in your mouth! Tender, beautiful smoke ring... I'm glad we chose this place on our visit to Lubbock. Oh, the fried okra was excellent!

Thank Vickie L
Richardson, Texas
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149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

J&M is an old style bbq place. Looks like a step back into the 60s/70s. Not a serving line, waitress style. Meat was good/decent though sausage was served cold. Sides were very good. Fresh fried okra, baked beans, cole slaw, mac n cheese all good. Fries kinda mushy. Would definitely try again.

Thank Scott M
kutztown, PA
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Wow! My wife & I do not typically care for BBQ, we find the sauces too tomato-ey, too sweet, or too spicy. This place is pure alchemy, their sauce is a gustatory perfection. The turkey & brisket (with that SAUCE) were great. And so is the house chili, which is only made when the weather is 50F or colder. Two... More 

Thank rockycomfort
Warren, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

My husband is very picky about ribs and brisket, preferring his own pit over eating out. We were spending one night in Lubbock so he was overruled. He really liked their ribs and the brisket! The meat was so tender, it fell apart! Delicious absolutely! Yes the dining room is dated but we were not hungry for decorations just good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3605-34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410-2833
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?