A Waco, Texas BBQ Tradition Since 1978 (254) 772-4744

Hiring Opportunities!

Waco’s longest continuously owned barbeque restaurant was started in 1978. Uncle Dan’s BBQ has been serving the best BBQ in Central TX for more than 40 years. Come work for our team and keep serving the best BBQ around!

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Now Taking Holiday Orders!

Explore our 2022 holiday meals and group package options. Give us a call today to place your order in time for the holiday season!

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Safety & Health

Keeping our family safe & healthy has always been and will remain our first priority. Explore our cleanliness practices.

Contactless Pickup & Delivery

We are offering contactless delivery ($25 for Waco-area) of your catering orders, and can individually package meals to further reduce contact.

Holiday Meals & Packages

Let Uncle Dan's BBQ feed the family with some of the best holiday meals around! From turkey and dressing to our famous Christmas Eve Brisket, check out our packages.

We are so grateful for community support. We remain committed to serving Central Texas families.

Temporarily Suspending Sale of Smokehouse Items
We are temporarily suspending sale of our “smokehouse items.” This includes: burgers, chicken fried steaks & fried catfish. This will allow our team to more quickly & efficiently prepare your BBQ order. We appreciate your patience & support during this unprecedented time!

Update to Hours of Operation
Lake Air & Hewitt Dr Temporary Hours
Monday - Wednesday 11am-8pm
Thursday - Saturday 11am-9pm

Drive Thru
Our team members are working diligently to bring your BBQ out quickly and efficiently.
Call Ahead
Call ahead to place your order. We’ll have it ready for you to pick up in-store or the drive-thru! (254)772-3532 for our 1001 Lake Air location or (254) 666-3839 for our 231 N Hewitt Dr location.
We prefer Favor. Other options include Waitr and Postmates. Choose "contactless delivery." Tip your delivery person well!

Two Locations

Come and see us in Waco, Texas and enjoy the best BBQ in town! With two locations, come experience this tasty tradition and see why Uncle Dan's BBQ has been voted best BBQ in town.

Our Menu

From our award-winning brisket and ribs to specialities like mouth-watering chicken fried steak, our menu has it all. Come and see us - and bring a friend or two with you. Better yet, bring the whole family!

Catering + Group Packages

Do you need to feed a small village or herd? How about an office party or large-scale event? We've been offering all-inclusive catering for decades as well as offer great small group packages.

Voted Best BBQ in Waco, Texas

For More Than A Decade

Uncle Dan’s Barbeque has served the citizens of Waco, TX for over 40 + years, while loyally dishing up some of the best in culinary creations that Waco has to offer. We offer such services and amenities as two locations, meeting rooms, take-out ordering, a drive thru window, delivery service, extensive catering services, our one of a kind traveling kitchen, and dynamic menu offering all of our favorite items.

Waco’s longest continuously owned barbeque restaurant was started in 1978 by Dan Henderson and partners F.E. "Buck" Massey and Elsie Dieterman. The original location was 1521 Wooded Acres Drive. Uncle Dan’s Barbeque really started to flourish in 1980 when Dan married Clara McNulty, a Baylor graduate and experienced restaurateur.

1988 was a turning point in Dan and Clara’s life when they decided to purchase Mr. Massey and Ms. Dieterman’s shares of Uncle Dan’s. The succeeding years brought many new items to the Uncle Dan’s lineup, including the now “famous” Texas Tater, Smoked Turkey Breast, Pulled Pork, crowd pleasing Ribs, and daily fresh veggies etc. The late 1980’s also brought off-premise catering and delivery to the Uncle Dan’s service line-up.

In 1990, Uncle Dan’s expanded to 231 North Hewitt Drive in order to more conveniently serve the populations of the Hewitt, Robinson and Lorena areas. Hewitt’s drive-through window has been and still is a big crowd-pleaser among Uncle Dan’s patrons.

In 1996, Dan and Clara bought the old Kelly’s Night Club building at 1001 Lake Air Drive. After completely remodeling the building and adding another drive-through window, Uncle Dan’s made the move to its new permanent location in May of 1998.


1001 Lake Air Drive
Waco, Texas
(254) 772-4744
231 North Hewitt Dr.
Hewitt, TX 76643
(254) 666-3839


Monday - Wednesday
10 am to 8 pm
Thursday - Saturday
10 am to 9 pm
Closed on Sundays

What Do Our Customers Say?

With A Full Mouth of Tasty BBQ

"Thank you Uncle Dan’s BBQ and Rib house for hosting my granddaughter Charlie’s graduation party. It was “AMAZING” guest raved about the food, service, and the atmosphere. You made her day!!!!"

Patricia Freeman

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