longhorn history


The Longhorn originated in Houston, Texas in 1946. After 10 years in the "Pistol Packin' City" the Lehnertz brothers decided to move to the Great Northwest! Since coming to Spokane diners with their "Southern Pit Style" barbecue. This is REAL Pit Barbecue smoked with Apple, Cherry, and Alder Woods.

In 1997 The Longhorn headed West and set up shop in Auburn, WA. Finally, folks could enjoy Texas style barbecue on both sides of the Cascades. In 2002 the brothers hung up their hats, and passed the "Longhorn Legacy" on to two teams! Longhorn East and Longhorn West are destined to share genuine Texas barbecue with the world!

It is our goal to provide a fantastic, unforgettable experience to every one of our guests through our product, personality, and professionalism! No guest leaves the Longhorn broke, dissatisfied, or hungry...Since 1956!

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