I'm sure his brisket is Awesome but the long lines are probably because he has made such a big name for himself by putting out a very quality product people will come from all over the country just to say they have eaten there!
Unlike Lady and Sons in Savannah. Paula Dean has made a big name for herself and to eat there you have to stand in line at 9am for 2 hours so you can get a number and come back in the afternoon and stand in line for 2 more hours just so you can eat some mediocre southern cooking.
..........and it is mediocre. I love P.D. as a tv cook, but her resteraunt was very plain. Canned veggies in the sides.
I eat canned veggies most nights of the week, but that is not what I expect when I go there.