Best Roadhouse

Lagerheads BBQ Smokehouse

The rural roadhouse is a dying breed, swept away by superhighways and fast-food chains. So when you encounter Lagerheads BBQ Smokehouse, nestled inside a vintage barn-red building in rural Medina County, you know you've found a gem. Pickup trucks and Harleys line the gravel parking lot, but don't be deterred. Once inside the lovingly remodeled space, with its original rough-hewn beams, patinated floorboards, and corrugated-steel and wood bar, you'll feel right at home. Then there's the food: as savory a collection of smoked and barbecued goodness -- ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and wings among them -- as any road warrior could find. At Lagerheads, the spirit of the country roadhouse is still alive and kicking.