The best barbecue in WaikikiA La Carte
November 14, 2021
Story By: Maria Kanai | Photos by: Tex 808 BBQ + Brews
From smoked meats to homemade sweet tea, Tex 808 BBQ + Brews brings everything good about Southern barbecue to Hawaii.With a new location that just opened up in Waikiki, Tex 808 is owned by the same people who created Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.
“When we went to Texas to open up a location of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, we fell in love with the barbecue there and thought it would do well in Hawaii,” says chief marketing officer Matt Stula.
The new Waikiki location is a full-service, sit-down restaurant with a larger and expanded menu, while the Moanalua location offers takeout. The Brisket Loco Moco ($16.99) is popular, and guests can choose smashed burger, brisket or pulled pork served with eggs and gravy over rice. The Triple Plate ($27.99) offers three choices of meat, from brisket, St. Louis ribs, smoked turkey and smoked sausage, plus two sides like barbecue beans, mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw and more.
“Our brisket and pulled pork are smoked for 10 hours, which is why it is so tender.We cook it low and slow. Cooking it in that way really helps bring out the tenderness of the meat,” says Stula. “We have a pitmaster in every store who puts in lots of effort in making sure the meat is perfect.”
For Thanksgiving, Tex 808 is offering a holiday dinner with smoked turkey — a delicious packed meal that can feed four to six people.