• Welcome to the Two Wheeled Texans community! Feel free to hang out and lurk as long as you like. However, we would like to encourage you to register so that you can join the community and use the numerous features on the site. After registering, don't forget to post up an introduction!

Another Texas BBQ list

Joined
Apr 26, 2006
Messages
4,669
Reaction score
363
Location
Seabrook, TX
First Name
Dave
The idea that any list has "the best" is specious to me since it is really "writer's favorites". But there are some unknown to me so I have more places to try.
Ride. Eat. Repeat.

 

aa5ib

Forum Supporter
Joined
Nov 21, 2004
Messages
97
Reaction score
7
Location
Cypress Mill, TX
First Name
Randy
Last Name
Eads
[QUOTE They crazy.
Salt Lick 4?! Above Franklin's?
I call foul.
[/QUOTE]

"The best brisket of your life" might be a stretch based on some of the others on that list such as Franklin's, Snow's, Louie Mueller's.
 

SL350

Forum Supporter
Joined
Oct 12, 2005
Messages
14,712
Reaction score
895
Location
Mesquite
It all looks good to me during my annual post holiday diet.

Of that bunch I'm pretty fond of Blacks in Luling. I'm going to try the two in Belton that are a block from each other as I pass that way a lot.
 

Jarrett

Forum Supporter
Joined
Apr 12, 2018
Messages
5,132
Reaction score
3,179
Location
New Braunfels
Out of the ones I've been too, I'd place it like this:

Franklin Barbecue – Austin
Pecan Lodge-Deep Ellum
Black’s Barbecue – Lockhart
Kreuz Market – Lockhart


Schoepf’s Bar-B-Q – Belton






The Salt Lick – Driftwood
 

Ocho

Forum Supporter
Joined
May 29, 2018
Messages
743
Reaction score
404
Location
Round Rock
First Name
Jorge
Out of the ones I've been too, I'd place it like this:

Franklin Barbecue – Austin
Pecan Lodge-Deep Ellum
Black’s Barbecue – Lockhart
Kreuz Market – Lockhart


Schoepf’s Bar-B-Q – Belton






The Salt Lick – Driftwood

My tip for Salt Lick: get the turkey sandwich, it’s the best one I’ve had.
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2015
Messages
4,745
Reaction score
1,819
Location
Thorndale TX
First Name
Clay
I want to try Putska's in Hutto. Anyone been there. I never heard of it till now. I am limited with most since I choose not to wait in lines to spend my money.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2015
Messages
129
Reaction score
54
Location
Montgomery
First Name
Mike
Last Name
W
I'm glad LJ's in Brenham is on the list. Truth BBQ should be on the list IMO.
 
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
12,309
Reaction score
964
Location
Forney-ish
[QUOTE They crazy.
Salt Lick 4?! Above Franklin's?
I call foul.

"The best brisket of your life" might be a stretch based on some of the others on that list such as Franklin's, Snow's, Louie Mueller's.
[/QUOTE]
Not sure what you did with the quote up there, but oddly I received a notification on the forum that my post was quoted by you. Those clearly aren't my words and I hadn't even posted here. Forum strangeness.
 
Joined
Oct 27, 2019
Messages
76
Reaction score
65
Location
Austin
I am not sure this list is rank ordered. But yes, if so, the ranks are a bit off. I prefer Valentina's Tex-Mex here in South Austin. Outstanding and worth a shot if you're over here.
 

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
Admin
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
48,803
Reaction score
3,013
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
This might be blasphemy... but our local HEB superstore has a BBQ restaurant inside and their brisket is pretty darn good! It is better than most of the dedicated BBQ places in our area.

The next best for us is C&Js over in College Station right on Hwy 30 and Harvey Rd. They have some of the best ribs I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Mallet Brothers BBQ in Iola is good as well, but they close early (2:00pm on Saturdays) so I have to get up early to get there in time for lunch.

There is a new place in Shiro right off the train tracks next to the post office. I've not tried it yet, but stopped in when I saw some DS bikes parked out front and the guys I spoke with said it was really good. It is on my list of places to try.
 

budzrex

Forum Supporter
Joined
Apr 26, 2004
Messages
4,840
Reaction score
585
Location
New Braunfels Texas
First Name
Buddy
Last Name
Slover
Missing off the list in my mind

Truth in Brenham only open until the Q is gone
Hays County BBQ in San Marcos
Stiles Switch BBQ in Austin
Vinceks Smokehouse in East Bernard
Old 300 BBQ in Blanco
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2019
Messages
161
Reaction score
147
Location
Houston, TX
I poke my nose in here all the time but don't say much. I live in MD but my girlfriend lives in Houston and we've got a few DR650's there. Ok that's me. Now about BBQ.
No one likes Killen's in Pearland ? I found the brisket better than Salt lick. Black's is definitely good. I had the beef ribs.
Blood Brother's is good. I remember the sausage and turkey but not the brisket although I'm told it's good.


Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Dec 18, 2014
Messages
366
Reaction score
228
Location
Dallas
First Name
Phil
Hey, you Centex guys should oughtta try Red Wagon BBQ in Elm Mott. It's part of the Homestead Heritage Center there north of Wacco. I believe they grow their own beef, grind their own wheat, bake their own bread, and built their own building with hand tools and square nails. I've only been there once, but it was pretty impressive as I recall. Oh, and they are only open Friday and Saturday.
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2019
Messages
161
Reaction score
147
Location
Houston, TX
This might be blasphemy... but our local HEB superstore has a BBQ restaurant inside and their brisket is pretty darn good! It is better than most of the dedicated BBQ places in our area.

The next best for us is C&Js over in College Station right on Hwy 30 and Harvey Rd. They have some of the best ribs I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Mallet Brothers BBQ in Iola is good as well, but they close early (2:00pm on Saturdays) so I have to get up early to get there in time for lunch.

There is a new place in Shiro right off the train tracks next to the post office. I've not tried it yet, but stopped in when I saw some DS bikes parked out front and the guys I spoke with said it was really good. It is on my list of places to try.
It dawned on me that I saw precooked Killen's briskets at HEB in the meat case. It's their rub and method but someone else smokes and vacuum packs it. I wonder if that's the brisket they're serving up at your HEB.

Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
 

budzrex

Forum Supporter
Joined
Apr 26, 2004
Messages
4,840
Reaction score
585
Location
New Braunfels Texas
First Name
Buddy
Last Name
Slover
Hey, you Centex guys should oughtta try Red Wagon BBQ in Elm Mott. It's part of the Homestead Heritage Center there north of Wacco. I believe they grow their own beef, grind their own wheat, bake their own bread, and built their own building with hand tools and square nails. I've only been there once, but it was pretty impressive as I recall. Oh, and they are only open Friday and Saturday.
I travel through there all the time, besides anytime i can stop in Elm Mott I can shop at Munns KTM
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2011
Messages
2,991
Reaction score
740
Location
League City, Texas
First Name
Jay
Last Name
Birdsong
"Lulin City Market" doesn't exist - it's Luling City Market. They have pretty good bbq (and you'll pay for it); but IMO, it is way down my list of best.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JMZ

Liteitup

Forum Supporter
Joined
Oct 21, 2010
Messages
1,697
Reaction score
214
Location
Waco TX
Helberg BBQ and Guess BBQ in Waco are both upper tier. I recommend both.
 
Top