Hutchins BBQ, a McKinney tradition since 1978, won the 2014 Readers Poll from The Dallas Morning News for Dallas’ Best Barbecue held in early February.

Over 62,000 ballots were cast in four rounds of competition, and in the end Hutchins BBQ beat out Hard Eight BBQ in Coppell by four percentages points – 52% to 48%.

Hutchins was one of top eight barbecue restaurants in the initial opening voting in the contest. They beat Cousin’s Bar-B-Q of Fort Worth (53%-47%) and Pecan Lodge of Dallas (58%-42%) in earlier rounds.

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Hutchins posted on their Facebook page after the win:

Well folks, the votes are in and we've been named the best BBQ joint in Dallas/Fort Worth. We could not be more proud, but this honor is also a humbling one because we know that without all the great Texas BBQ fans out there we are nothing. The same must be said for the other terrific BBQ places in this contest, for without top notch competition there would be nothing driving us to excel. Thank you all!

Hutchins BBQ is located at 1301 N. Tennessee St. in McKinney. Visit them online at