After longstanding restaurant Dozier’s BBQ shuttered its doors March 30, its new owners have announced its reopening in downtown Fulshear.

What residents need to know

Dozier’s BBQ will go back to its family roots and bring recipes from original owner Ed Dozier. The restaurant will be run by Dozier’s great-grandson Tyler Risinger, who is taking the reins alongside his longtime friend, Keith Brochhausen, the new owners confirmed.

“As new owners, we want to maintain the original family heritage as much as possible,” Tyler Risinger’s wife Stacy Risinger said in a Facebook message. “[We want to] bring back the destination where people come for miles to enjoy real Texas smoked [barbecue] and meat market.”

Looking back

Dozier’s BBQ was opened in 1957 by owner Ed Dozier, who won first place in the inaugural Houston Livestock & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-off.

Over the years, the restaurant has garnered the attention of well-known patrons, including celebrities and politicians such as former President George H.W. Bush, who had bacon from the facility delivered to the White House every few weeks on Air Force One.

On the menu

The menu is set to bring back familiar items including meats, sides, sandwiches and salads as well as a few new tastes, with the biggest change being the addition of a salad bar, Stacy Risinger said.

Beyond food, Stacy Risinger said they also intend to bring occasional entertainment to the patio in the fall.

Another note

Most recently, the restaurant was owned by Jim Cummins and Steve Baur, who purchased Dozier’s in April 2019 from brothers Scott and Smedley Evans.

The Evans purchased the restaurant from Dozier in 1985, Community Impact reported.

What else?

The Risingers also reopened 2-M’s Malt N Burger Mart located at 2014 Ave. H, Rosenberg, in 2023, according to a Facebook post.