17:29 24 Jul 19
Sausages, and turkey were good, nothing to write home about. The corn and potato salads were kind of bland, they needed more salt.The fountain soda is great. The ribs were cooked perfectly, but it is Texas style, so it is just salt and peppered. I personally think pork can be bland and prefer a rub with sugar, onion, paprika... but if you like just salt and pepper this is great.5 stars for the brisket alone. It's high quality USDA prime cooked perfectly and served when it's ready. They've really timed it perfectly so that it's not dried out when it's served. It really is one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life.
06:31 16 Jul 19
This place is so good. We had the brisket, turkey and ribs all of them fantastic I don't even like ribs but I loved the ribs there. Make sure you get the borracho beans they are so good and the macaroni and cheese. How do you recommend this place.
18:26 12 Jul 19
Esaul is smoking the best brisket in San Antonio, and some of the best in Texas. I’ve been several times, and they are always consistent in quality and friendly customer service. The sausage is also fantastic as well. I can’t give enough kudos to these guys. Good job and keep up the great work.
19:55 30 Jun 19
Arrived at 12:30 Sunday, 30 minute line to order. By 1, they were starting to run out of meats and sides, but they did a great job letting everyone in line know what was left. Brisket and turkey were perfect, as we're the beans, potato salad, and Pico de Gallo. No sauce needed, although I did taste it. Strong candidate for the best BBQ I've ever had. Including a well-known spot in Austin. Line up early!
19:55 30 Jun 19
I liked it better than Franklin's. Brisket was the best. Turkey was moist. At 1:30 on Sunday they were almost out of everything. Go early and wait in line for best selection.
19:00 28 Jun 19
Mac and cheese TOO SALTY.... potato salad taste as if Kirkland’s was a seasoning. Too over priced. I stood in line for 55 minutes for really nothing.... I was really excited because of all the great reviews. I’m really disappointed.
01:23 24 Jun 19
Looks are very deceiving. As soon as you walk in. Nice clean Bar B Que. Cooks look very Passionate about working there. Love the chop bar b que. Well worth the price. Brisket sales out if you are not there early enough.👍🏼👍🏼 I think the next great bar b que place in town!!!!Josh
22:38 20 May 19
BBQ and the scene at this place is super good. certainly a top place in the area. the service was helpful and kind. this place has a good design.
01:08 19 May 19
There were a lot of customers in the building and the ordering and purchasing of the food went smoothly. The food was good. I personally could have used a little more seasoning. Prices kinda pricey!!
13:35 12 May 19
Seriously the best BBQ I've ever had. Amazing. The brisket is what they do best, and make sure to get there early and wait in line before they run out, it's worth it. Very moist and succulent, with a fantastic bark. The Serrano sausage is delicious as well. All the sides are very flavorful and delicious. I wish I could come back and get more of this fantastic Smokehouse
21:11 12 Apr 19
Tender, flavorful brisket. Chunky potato salad that bites back. Creamy cole slaw. Delightful house pickles. Wonderfully friendly staff! My 45 minute wait was completely forgotten once I stepped up to the order counter and the friendly dude chopping brisket handed me a burnt end to sample! Definitely glad I came here on my lunch break today!
16:16 06 Apr 19
Top 50 TM BBQ joint. USDA prime meat in Brisket. Efficiently served. Perfectly seasoned. I mean PERFECTLY. No BBQ sauce needed.
00:23 29 Mar 19
Let me start by saying that the food is 5 star fare. The Brisket is some of the best I’ve had, and I’m a frequent brisket cook who has tried most of the “famous” bbq joints across Texas. The Sides are also delicious and creative. They serve the food on metal trays, which does make eating and tossing bones simpler. The spartan accommodations, inefficient service (slicing and weighing is performed by 1 person) and lack of tables diminish the overall experience. Also, be prepared to wait. We showed up around 12:15 on a Thursday and waited in line for 45 minutes. They had also sold out of sausage by the time we made it to the counter. Also, they do not sell tea, but do allow BYOB.I will definitely return, but will go with an expectation of waiting and understanding that the great BBQ makes all the downsides worth it. Add this to your “must try” list when you have the time and patience!
18:41 21 Mar 19
Super tasty! You can tell they put alot of love into their food and business! There was a line but the brisket sandwich and mac and cheese was well worth it! Staff was very friendly and took care of us!
18:51 14 Mar 19
The food here is expensive! I have only ordered the beef and pulled-pork tacos so far and they are really GOOD. For eight dollars you get two tacos and a drink. I guess that is a great deal because the tacos are generously filled with meat. Sometimes you have to wait in line for an hour and you worry there will be no place to sit or food items will run out before you get to order. Refills on sodas are free. Get there early.UPDATE: No more taco special ... BUMMER!On Thursdays and Fridays there is a $8.99 special where one gets either a chopped brisket or pulled pork sandwich and one side. The brisket sandwich was delicious. Did not like the potato salad.
08:58 02 Mar 19
Watch your money! The cashier ripped us off! My wife and I ordered half a pound of brisket and half a pound of ribs (total 1 lb of meat) to share with a pint of beans and potato salad. We got regular fountain drinks. Our total was around $62.00When I argued the price with the cashier she said that’s what the scale weighed- there was a long line of people behind me so I didn’t argue with her long, I know she charged us for the people ahead of us. I just paid and figured I’d warn people about the place. As for the food- I will admit the brisket was amazing. The sides however were ugly- we didn’t touch them after the first bite This was my most honest opinion- I do not exaggerate. For as little as we got- to feed only two people, were were absolutely furious about the amount they charged us. Beware of the greed
16:25 22 Feb 19
The food here is expensive! I have only ordered the beef and pulled-pork tacos so far and they are really GOOD. For eight dollars you get two tacos and a drink. I guess that is a great deal because the tacos are generously filled with meat. Sometimes you have to wait in line for an hour and you worry there will be no place to sit or food items will run out before you get to order. Refills on sodas are free. Get there early.
13:41 17 Feb 19
Great brisket! Not a lot of room for seating, so please get there early, and I mean before the doors open early. I know everyone has their own favorite BBQ and this one just isn't mine. Besides the brisket, everything else was average. Loved how they include tortillas.
17:59 16 Feb 19
I sometimes have a difficult time rating barbecue places. Sometimes there food is good for that area, but not great compared to others you have tried across the country. I've tried a handful of barbecue places in SA over the years. Some are historic touristy places that get points for the ambiance, atmosphere, location, history, etc. But this place has none of those qualities, so I have to go with just the food and service. This place is in the middle of nowhere if you're visiting SA for business or a convention. The hours are very limited. Forget stopping by for dinner, because the close at 4. But, if you get there, you can expect some really good barbecue, and just to be clear, this is totally Texas style, right down to the sweet balsamic sauce, which is quite liquid and has no trace of tomato in it. For myself, I'm more of a KC-style fan, so this isn't 100% up my alley, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating it, and being thankful for a decent barbecue place to go to on my trips here. The sides, macaroni and cheese and potato salad, were good. I love German-style potato salad, even when served cold like this, so that was a bonus. Check your schedule and plan it well because this place is worth it.
02:58 11 Feb 19
SO GOOD. Worth the drive. Get there a little early, on a weekday if possible. Everything was amazing, but I wouldn't miss the brisket (obviously) and the mac and cheese (definitely get the chicharrones on top). The sandwiches are gigantic and a really good lunch deal. You'll need to have your order ready before you get to the counter and it would help to have a friend snag a table if you're eating in. There are not a ton of spots to sit. For drinks they have some bottled, but also really good soda made with cane sugar.
20:12 31 Jan 19
I love good BBQ and this place is beyond belief! I am always looking for the next great BBQ and after eating here I find myself completely fulfilled and longing for the next time I can have more. A perfect rub, heavy on the pepper, an excellent smoke ring and no sauce. In fact there isn't any sauce on the table - this should be an issue of the quality. It doesn't need the sauce, the meat provides all the flavor you'll ever need. Recognize I come here for the meat. Sides are named sides for a reason, the real meal is the meat, so I wonder be commenting on something irrelevant as a side - it's ask about the BRISKET! I'd eat here everyday if I could, but unfortunately I'm visiting and will have too patiently wait for my next trip. Until then 2M, don't change a thing, your absolutely perfect.
11:19 30 Dec 18
AS OF 12/28/2018 BEST IN SA. I've been to over 45 BBQ joints looking for the best. When I order, I always get the Holy Trinity for BBQ, Brisket, Sausage and Ribs. This place did not disappoint on any category. Ribs were good and the sausage, was surprisingly really delicious but stay away from the chorizo flavor, it was not good at all. One of the best Briskets in the state and definitely the best in SA, and the only 5 star in San Antonio for BBQ!
21:40 28 Dec 18
I give it 4 out 5 cows🐮🐮🐮🐮. Mostly good place overall. I would go back. Certainly not Franklin's, although they are sure trying to copy Franklin's. Good spot, better than average, better than most BBQ places in SA. Staff is great, very nice. 2M is worth trying.
01:17 27 Dec 18
Great place, excellent customer service and YES great BBQ! Central style brisket was on point, pork ribs were a little on the sweet side wasn't a huge fan. Homemade serrano sausage with cheese was amazing not too spicy. Mac and cheese was great. Overall would definitely visit again. If you have a chance worth the trip & go out support San Antonio Bar-B-Q
19:00 09 Dec 18
Been to 2M's multiple times and they always impress me. The 2M's sandwiche is really delicious. If you get there early I would get the sausage with Oaxaca Cheese and Serrano pepper. The pork ribs are delicious!
19:29 18 Nov 18
This place is like a fire hazard. I felt like it was ME who was in the slaughterhouse. Crowded, no seating, can’t even provide what they are supposed to sell...FOOD. They run out of product to sell within the first two hours they are open AND only open on weekends??? How does that work? They do have a small deck area with large tables but right next to it there is a giant patch of grass where they can clearly EXPAND the deck and add more tables. Better to make your own BBQ at home. Don’t waste your time, gas or $$$ until these owners learn to properly run a restaurant. Might as well be a food truck. Pathetic.