About Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ

Award Winning True Texas Tradition BBQ

Andrew Petroni general manager, Molly Cooke assistant general manager, Kelly and Morgan Duncan owners

When you're in the mood for barbecue, first your mouth starts watering and then you think of Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ, famous for our home-style cooking. We take lean, tender ribs and meat, cook them for hours in our specially designed cooker and baste them over mosquite wood. At Big Daddy's, we know the secret to preparing great barbecued food. Our ribs and meat have a smoked, tangy flavor with a generous layer of sauce that you'll love. When you visit Big Daddy's, you will enjoy country cooking in the tradition of the Old South. We cook beef, pork, turkey breast, ham and ribs, slowly smoking them through and through. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, you'll enjoy our casual dining atmosphere. Dine-in or carry-out is available for your convenience, and we also offer catering with a private club available for private parties. We have become one of the area's favorite spots because we have what it takes to bring you back again and again... great homecooked food, large portions and realistic prices.

History of Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ

Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ was established in 1999 by it's present day owner & founder Kelly Duncan. The location is the corner of Hwy 78 & State Hwy 205. Nestled between lake Lavon & Lake Ray Hubbard in Lavon, TX. We're just passed the East Fork Trinity River. A favorite destination for anglers, bikers & sportsmen. When Big Daddy spotted this location it was a country store - bait shop - Gulf full serve gas station that had been contructed in 1962. The owner at the time when Duncan found it was ready to scrap the building. But, Big Daddy saw the beauty in this old wooden structure and purchased it. Completely remodeled, Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ was born. The property the building is located on was part of a large tract of farmland settled in 1899. It stayed in that family until 1999 when Kelly Duncan came into the picture. The building had been constructed in 1962 as a country store & gas station. A lot of people depended on this store for the essentials; milk, bread, gas, kerosene, because back then country folks usually went to town once a month. When the railroad quit passenger service this little store became even more important. A funny note, there were bootleggers that always hung-out around the store. The population back then was 150 people. And now at present day award winning BBQ is served daily at Big Daddy's. Our BBQ pit is burning 7 days a week - come by and taste why!