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

  • Popular for
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Solo dining

  • Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom

  • Offerings
  • Comfort food
  • Quick bite
  • Small plates

  • Dining options
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Seating

  • Amenities
  • Restroom

  • Atmosphere
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Trendy

  • Crowd
  • Tourists

  • Planning
  • Accepts reservations

  • Payments
  • Cash-only

  • Children
  • Good for kids

  • Parking
  • Free parking lot
  • Free street parking
  • Parking

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

How to go there


Barbecue restaurant Loc: 35.6039 / -89.2605

Plan your visit


  • Brownsville
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