Late night BBQ in Fort Worth: Wilson’s extends its hours

Posted 2:57pm on Monday, Aug. 05, 2013

Barbecue seems custom-made for morning people. Gotta get in line early at BBQ on the Brazos, Lockhart Smokehouse and Pecan Lodge before they run out of everything.

Now night owls can get good barbecue, too. Wilson’s Bar-B-Q on the east side of Fort Worth recently extended its hours to midnight Monday-Saturday. It’s the only after-hours barbecue restaurant in Fort Worth, although Woodshed recently launched a late night menu, available 10 p.m. to midnight, that includes ribs.

“Sometimes you just want barbecue late at night,” says Wilson’s owner Leroy Wilson, whom we profiled last year in a series of stories called Faces of BBQ in North Texas.

Wilson’s will offer its entire menu – pork ribs, sliced or chopped brisket, bologna, chicken, sausage, cole slaw and pinto beans – through the drive-through window; the lobby closes at 9 p.m.

Not that there are many places to sit inside anyway. Wilson’s is tiny, offering seating for about 15 people. Most business comes from take-out.

At some point over the next few months, Wilson’s will go 24-hours, he says.

“As soon as I hire someone to work all night, we’ll be open 24 hours five or six days a week, but that’s still a little ways off,” he says. “Going 24 hours will allow us to cook all night, too.”

Right now, his hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Wilson’s Bar-B-Q is at 6513 Brentwood Stair Rd. 817-907-7690 (Note: the phone number on the Wilson’s website is incorrect, and their hours haven’t been updated yet.)

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