Texas is known for many things, but when it comes to BBQ, there is no place like this great US state. Like football they take their BBQ very seriously. With hundreds or even thousands of great places to enjoy this taste delight however, the question becomes, where do you begin? Coconut Club Vacations is here to help you. Come with us on a journey as we take a closer look at some of the best BBQ joints you won’t want to miss on your next trip to the Lonestar State.
Started in 1900 Kreuz Market in Lockhart is one of the oldest running BBQ joints in Texas. What might come as a surprise however, is that while most believe the sauce is where the flavor is, this market proves that it is much more as they don’t even use it! They proudly stand on the meat alone to bring the full flavor. If you want sauce, you’re going to have to bring your own.
At Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston, they say their secret isn’t their sauce, but the love that they put in all their food. They have twice won the Houston Press Best Barbecue Award, so their secret must be working for them. Many will say that the brisket is the best thing they bring to the table, as it is as moist and tender as it can possibly be. However, you might find many that say there forerunner is their ribs. To avoid argument, why not just order them both?
Franklin Barbeque in Austin started off small, originally located in a trailer. They have since evolved and grown into one of the best in the state. Here, you will actually find the secret is in the sauce but it’s not really a secret, all you have to do is ask. They are more than willing to tell you what makes their sauce so unique. This sauce is so well loved that they now bottle it and you can take it home with you. This BBQ joint opens at 9am, making it convenient any time of the day. Most find that the best time to get there is quite early as there is always a line at this popular establishment.
After eating at any of these fine Texas BBQ joints you may find yourself wanting more. Thankfully, there are more than a few others in this massive state for you to try. Find out for yourself what makes this destination a foodie paradise.