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#12119094 - 03/01/17 04:01 PM Central Texas BBQ
john h Offline
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Stopped in at the Southside Market in Elgin today and the brisket and sausage was outstanding.

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#12120480 - 03/02/17 12:02 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Elgin is straight up barbecue mecca. Pick one, they're all great! Really just personal preference.

Also Luling City Market in Luling, and Franklin's and Mueller's in Austin. I used to have The Salt Lick on this short list, but it seems their quality has gone down a bit since they have grown so much.


Edited by mark.tpt (03/02/17 12:03 PM)

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#12120663 - 03/02/17 01:41 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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The quality must have gone way up in past few years, it was decent, but never great. They got so bad we gave up on them several years ago. Same with Taylor Meat Tip Top brand of meats, some of the best cold cuts around, and the best hot guts anywhere. Now the hot guts are hit and miss, usually miss, and their summer sausage, cervalot, wieners [were the best in Texas],and beef stick are bad. the last beef stick I bought looked like I opened a stick of butter.

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#12121101 - 03/02/17 07:05 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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#12122905 - 03/03/17 08:21 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Miller's BBQ in Belton.

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#12129452 - 03/07/17 12:53 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
john h Offline
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I would really like to go to Franklin's but I'm not waiting in line four hours for any BBQ, no matter how good it is.

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#12137554 - 03/12/17 12:55 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Love the smoked pork chop at Schoepf's in Belton.

Coopers in Llano & Salt Lick in Driftwood are two of my favorites as well.

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#12148983 - 03/20/17 09:16 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
Slickric Offline
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The store in Castell is really good the days that Victor cooks. There is always a big crowd on weekends. Great place to hang out.

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#12149073 - 03/20/17 10:03 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: donothin]
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: donothin
Miller's BBQ in Belton.


thumb Millers Smoke House. Belton, Texas

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#12149241 - 03/20/17 11:32 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Coopers is average and way to dang expensive. If you are in llano just keep driving north on 16 and go to the place in Cherokee. Lot better Q and not near as expensive.

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#12212564 - 04/23/17 12:23 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Coopers is ridiculous expensive.
Wife and I stopped there and got 1 beef rib each, we split a mac and cheese, which sucked, and a cobbler.
Both had water. Girl rang it up and I'd 47.80!
Had her double check it and she said yep it was right.
No more for me at both Coopers or Hard Eight.

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#12213367 - 04/24/17 07:54 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Some of the best ribs I have had I got at Opie's in Spicewood. The brisket and sausage are good but you can't go wrong with their ribs. From what I have hear the guy that started Opies used to be the pit master at Coopers so that may be why Coopers isn't as good as it used to be.

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#12263847 - 05/26/17 08:18 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: T Bird]
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Originally Posted By: T Bird
Originally Posted By: donothin
Miller's BBQ in Belton.


thumb Millers Smoke House. Belton, Texas




Most definitely, has to be Millers.
And if you are down in the BBQ triangle you need to try Blacks BBQ in Lockhart.

Agree with an earlier poster about waiting in line for Franklins.
And thier Brisket is $22 per pound.
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#12263998 - 05/26/17 09:25 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
JCG57 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Big Kahuna Ranch
Originally Posted By: T Bird
Originally Posted By: donothin
Miller's BBQ in Belton.


thumb Millers Smoke House. Belton, Texas




Most definitely, has to be Millers.
And if you are down in the BBQ triangle you need to try Blacks BBQ in Lockhart.

Black's in Austin also has outstanding brisket.


Agree with an earlier poster about waiting in line for Franklins.
And thier Brisket is $22 per pound.

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#12264002 - 05/26/17 09:25 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
JCG57 Offline
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Black's in Austin also has outstanding brisket.

Did not intend to bury this opinion in BKR's post.

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#12264052 - 05/26/17 09:48 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Originally Posted By: john h
I would really like to go to Franklin's but I'm not waiting in line four hours for any BBQ, no matter how good it is.


If you really want to try it, he has a pre order option you can do in advance on his website. You must order a minimum of 5 lbs and you can't eat it on site (tables are for those who waited in line). A few buddies and I do that every now and then and just take the lunch to a nearby park to consume. The last two times I have done this I was in and out in 10 minutes.
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#12273416 - 06/01/17 12:42 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: GunsUp18]
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Originally Posted By: GunsUp18
Originally Posted By: john h
I would really like to go to Franklin's but I'm not waiting in line four hours for any BBQ, no matter how good it is.


If you really want to try it, he has a pre order option you can do in advance on his website. You must order a minimum of 5 lbs and you can't eat it on site (tables are for those who waited in line). A few buddies and I do that every now and then and just take the lunch to a nearby park to consume. The last two times I have done this I was in and out in 10 minutes.
How much did that five pounds cost you?

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#12273979 - 06/01/17 05:53 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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I broke down and tried Muellers in Taylor after seeing it showcased on Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives. It was OK, but it wasn't $18/lb BBQ. So far the best is mine, smoked on a New Braunfels Smoker from Academy, fired with a propane burner for constant heat under a pan of Oak or Hickory, rubbed with a mix of Texjoy Steak Seasoning and BBQ rub right out of the bottle and cooked for 12 hours or until it falls apart, whichever comes first.
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#12274132 - 06/01/17 07:25 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: Bob Landry]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I broke down and tried Muellers in Taylor after seeing it showcased on Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives. It was OK, but it wasn't $18/lb BBQ. So far the best is mine, smoked on a New Braunfels Smoker from Academy, fired with a propane burner for constant heat under a pan of Oak or Hickory, rubbed with a mix of Texjoy Steak Seasoning and BBQ rub right out of the bottle and cooked for 12 hours or until it falls apart, whichever comes first.
Never was very good, going back to the middle 60's.

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#12276831 - 06/03/17 01:09 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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For those in the Temple/Waco area, or passing through with an evening to kill, there's Cyclone BBQ. About 20 miles outside Temple on OLd 53 towards Westphalia. Good BBQ served family style, so it's more fun with a big group. Open Saturday and Sunday until late October. Opens again in April. It's "open air" but it is covered so don't let rain scare you away. For a good time Google "Cyclone BBQ."
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#12371353 - 08/03/17 04:07 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Registered: 10/19/16
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Loc: Garland, TX
Mullers in Taylor, Kreuz Market in Lockart, Black's in Lockhart and Snows in Lexington.
Can't go wrong.

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#12396445 - 08/22/17 01:25 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: BrandoA]
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Originally Posted By: BrandoA
Coopers is average and way to dang expensive. If you are in llano just keep driving north on 16 and go to the place in Cherokee. Lot better Q and not near as expensive.
I just tried Ingrams in LLano for the first time and it was pretty good and a whole lot cheaper then Cooper's.

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#12423502 - 09/12/17 07:03 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Loc: Spicewood, TX
There's a small place called "It's All Good" on Hwy 71 west of Austin before you cross the Pedernales, and It's all GOOD!

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#12427897 - 09/15/17 04:09 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: 9094]
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Loc: Ft. Worth
Originally Posted By: 9094
Coopers is ridiculous expensive.
Wife and I stopped there and got 1 beef rib each, we split a mac and cheese, which sucked, and a cobbler.
Both had water. Girl rang it up and I'd 47.80!
Had her double check it and she said yep it was right.
No more for me at both Coopers or Hard Eight.


Beef rib prices have gotten completely out of hand at most of the bigger name BBQ places. Heim BBQ in Ft. Worth is getting $22 bucks a pound for them. Average weight is 1 1/2 - 2lbs. each, which means the price runs around $35-$45 bucks per rib. Love me some slow-smoked beef ribs but at those prices, I'm out.

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#12428572 - 09/16/17 09:12 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: BrandoA]
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Originally Posted By: BrandoA
Coopers is average and way to dang expensive. If you are in llano just keep driving north on 16 and go to the place in Cherokee. Lot better Q and not near as expensive.


Laird's or Inmans is better food in Llano.

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#12444815 - 09/27/17 09:23 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Posts: 284
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
The best BBQ I have found so far, is in my back yard... Price is great and the smell is perfect... Lol

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#12474782 - 10/22/17 11:46 AM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Loc: hill country
Buzzy's in Kerrville!!

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#12479133 - 10/25/17 09:57 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Q has gotten out of hand $$$$ , it's good , but not much better than what I can pull off of my stick burner , Don't have to drive , got all the Cold Long Necks .

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#12481336 - 10/27/17 02:29 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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Originally Posted By: john h
I would really like to go to Franklin's but I'm not waiting in line four hours for any BBQ, no matter how good it is.


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#12481340 - 10/27/17 02:35 PM Re: Central Texas BBQ [Re: john h]
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If I'm on the road, Blacks in Lockhart is tough to beat. A buddy and I tried Muellers in Taylor because it was featured on DD&D. I was very disappointed for all the hype it got. It was OK, but it wasn't $18/lb good.
To me, the best brisket and pork butt come off my smoker. Smoking meat ain't rocket science. I have a $150 New Braunfuls smoker from Academy that I heat with a propane burner and a wood pan on top of it. I fire it off, go to bed, get up the next morning and put more wood on it. 12 hours on my smoker and you have to take it off the grill with a spatula. The smoke is what flavors the meat so it doesn't matter what the heat source is, heat is heat. 325 for 12 hours and it's good to go.
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