Coop’s West Texas BBQ

Driving past lemon
Smoke rise into deep blue sky
Left for bbq, right chicken.

There is usually a line.
There is usually a line.

Lemon Grove.  I rarely visited till Coops opened.  Now I make the trek whenever I crave Texas bbq. I try to resist but I can’t for long.  Haunted by the smoky scent of meat and slowly burning wood.  Then images of tender meat with a glistening bark and the beautiful smoke ring appear and there will be no sleep. 

coops.8194Pork ribs have the stronger smoky flavor. 

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coops.4562Beef ribs have huge amounts of meat on the bone and are higher quality than anything I can find at local supermarkets.  So juicy and full of beef flavor in addition to the smoke and dry rub flavors…  I stay awake thinking of which kind of ribs I should get next visit.

Smokers
Smokers

Coop has smokers in the parking lot and you can smell the unique scent of burning wood and meats cooking as you drive up.  Once you catch the scent there is no hope of turning back like you have passed the event horizon of a black hole. 

Wood + indoor smoker.
Wood + indoor smoker.

Meats are smoked all day in mesquite, red oak and pecan.  

coops.4558I usually get a full rack of ribs which is perfect for 2-3 people.  I can eat half a rack if I’m starving.

coops.4569For dessert I always go for peach cobbler.  Peach cobbler was a mixture of apple and peach pieces.  Good amount of sweetness.

I met Coop!
I met Coop!

If you are lucky you can meet Coop while eating here.  He walks the dining area and checks on how his guests are doing.  I’ve talked to him a few times.  Great guy and the staff is really nice here too.  I love the bbq here.  It’s one of my top 3 fav bbq joints.  🙂

T-shirts for sale.
T-shirts for sale.

Coop’s West Texas BBQ
2625 Lemon Grove Ave
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 589-0478

4 Comment

  1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    Great pictures! The ribs and peach cobbler are making me hungry. Think I’m tempted to buy one of their t-shirts. We must go back soon so you can sleep!

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Thanks! My body needs more bbq ribs. The t-shirts are black. You need one.

  2. Coops! I want another loaded potato! Would also like to have more sausages and try Da Chicken Coop too.

    I’m gonna try to plan a bbq outing next month. You and Maggie wanna check it out with us? I wanna order the big platters of food hehe! 🙂

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Sounds cool! Email me the details! I love bbq. 🙂

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