About the Shack

We’re old school at Trav’s and we do things the hard way. We hand feed logs into pits we built inside of a trailer we built. Our recipes are all our own and everything we serve is made from scratch and served fresh

Every Saturday you’ll find us at 719 S. Mt. Olive from 10:30AM until sold out.

About the Start

It all began in 2010 with an electric smoker for Christmas which quickly turned into small offsets we used for KCBS BBQ competitions. We built a 250 gallon offset, realized catering actually MAKES money, and eventually began selling out of our front yard in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The county of course made us quit so we built a small shack that we set up at Tennessee Hills Distillery. We outgrew it and sold it when it was time to move back home, NWA. Now we’ve got a bigger one and we’re excited to see where we go from here.

About the Family

We are committed to Northwest Arkansas. All of us.

Khaki and I met at Har-Ber High in 2007, we married in 2010 and soon found ourselves in Little Rock for med school-her not me. Our first born came along and the three of us moved to Tennessee for residency, again her, not me. Family is important to us so we decided that one of us should stay home full time-me not her. In those eight years we dreamed of coming back home to Northwest Arkansas.

July 2021 our family of four (hello baby girl) moved to Siloam Springs where Khaki practices at Siloam Springs Women’s Center.

I’m a stay-at-home dad to Kenny the second grader and Maddie the two year old. We love small town living, BBQ, Razorbacks and Jesus.

About Me

I love to feed people! I want your experience at Trav’s Rib Shack to be the best from beginning to end.