Helen's Bar BQ

Helen Turner’s joint is one of the smokiest barbecue spots around. Located a mile off tiny Brownsville’s town-center, Mrs. Turner cooks on an open pit; a simple, yet effective operation: bricks, metal fencing, hot coals, plenty of smoke, and meat.


    Service options
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
  • Dine-in
  • Delivery

  • Health & safety
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits

  • Popular for
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Solo dining

  • Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance

  • Offerings
  • Comfort food
  • Quick bite
  • Small plates

  • Amenities
  • Good for kids

  • Atmosphere
  • Casual
  • Cozy

  • Crowd
  • Tourists

  • Payments
  • Cash-only

Latest Feedback

    "We had a great time talking to Mrs. Helen of Helen's BBQ. It was a joy to meet and to talk with her and her husband, we ordered the chop pork sandwich and potato salad and I then had to try the smoked bologna sandwich awesome."

    "Always the best food best service and best customers. Black and white folk come together there. I love it!"

    "I've had pulled pork in dozens of places in Austin, DFW, Memphis and north Alabama, heck even London, and this is the best I've found by a significant margin, especially at this price!"


Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–7PM
Wednesday 10AM–7PM
Thursday 10AM–7PM
Friday 10AM–7PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday Closed

How to go there


Plan your visit


  • Brownsville
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Loc: 35.6039 / -89.2605