The tagline ‘A Southlake Original’, proudly proclaimed on Feedstore BBQ’s website could not be more befitting of the popular restaurant. Although the restaurant will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, its roots run much deeper.
Originally a small grocery store in the 1940s (before Southlake was incorporated as a city in 1956), it became Southlake Feed & Tack in the 1980s, offering farm supplies and equestrian equipment for the still rural community. Current owners, Bill and Phyllis Lafavers, bought the one-story, brick building in 1997.
Bill and Phyllis Lafavers have been Southlake residents since 1974. As the city around them was quickly changing from open fields to master-planned communities, they realized the feed and tack business would not be profitable in the long term. Keeping the namesake intact, they opened Feedstore BBQ in April 2001. Today, the restaurant is run by the owners’ son, Mike Lafavers.
Feedstore’s menu is full of classic barbecue favorites, including brisket, pork, chicken, turkey and sausage, all are hickory smoked each night. They also have fried catfish, hamburgers and freshmade cobblers and banana pudding, insuring the locals keep coming back. The dine-in restaurant is supplemented by a busy catering service.
As one of the oldest, independent restaurants in Southlake, Feedstore BBQ has certainly claimed its place in local history. What began as a metal building has transformed into a precious remnant of Southlake’s past. Feedstore BBQ is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more information, call 817-488-1445 or go to http://www.feedstorebbq.com.