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Old 05-11-2014, 12:15 AM   #15
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Well, first off, it was Hank Snow that was everywhere. Not Johnny Cash. Just so we get that straight.

The best place in Texas is Rockport on the Gulf Coast, just up the road from Corpus. Don't miss Moondogs Bar & Grill in Rockport.
From there go to San Antonio, the Riverwalk and Alamo and the Rodeo if your lucky and then on to Kerrville. While in Kerrville you can take in Fredricksburg, Lukenbach the other places that I can't remember.
If you miss Luckenbach, you missed Texas.
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We are considering Texas for some of this coming winter. So, my most important question..... where is the absolute best place in Texas for some good BBQ, especially brisket???
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If you miss Luckenbach, you missed Texas.
http://www.luckenbachtexas.com/

Lots of history in the hill country



The great Waylon Jennings, "Luckenbach Texas"
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We are considering Texas for some of this coming winter. So, my most important question..... where is the absolute best place in Texas for some good BBQ, especially brisket???
There is no answer to this question and this is really fighting words TBH. The central Texas area is basically considered the best BBQ in the state, most all the best and well know BBQ joints are around this area. There is probalby a list somewhere, but most all are just a little bit diffent, and eveyones tastes are just a little different, so the answer is very subjective.

Most people who do not live here, say oh this place is the best or that place is the best. Bet I have eaten at 200 different BBQ joints in this area, and at some are incredible, while others are just ok. My advice, get a list and hit as many as you can, once you try about 20 or 30 you will start to get a feel for what you like and don't like. A lot of people also give BBQ joints great reveiws because of the ambiance & sourroundings, even though the food is marginal.

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There is no answer to this question and this is really fighting words TBH. The central Texas area is basically considered the best BBQ in the state, most all the best and well know BBQ joints are around this area. There is probalby a list somewhere, but most all are just a little bit diffent, and eveyones tastes are just a little different, so the answer is very subjective.

Most people who do not live here, say oh this place is the best or that place is the best. Bet I have eaten at 200 different BBQ joints in this area, and at some are incredible, while others are just ok. My advice, get a list and hit as many as you can, once you try about 20 or 30 you will start to get a feel for what you like and don't like. A lot of people also give BBQ joints great reveiws because of the ambiance & sourroundings, even though the food is marginal.

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Well, ambiance don't mean squat to me when it comes to BBQ. From my experience eating southern style pork BBQ in Virginia, NC and Tennessee, the best BBQ is usually found at the simple (some folks might think dumpy) places.

We plan to spend some time in the Kerrville, San Antonia area so I will start sniffing the air and asking the locals for recommendations when we get there.
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Here is the list then for you, enjoy!
The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints | Texas Monthly
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We really enjoyed a couple weeks in the Big Bend area...either in the park or at Lajitas RV resort. Not so much else there, but the skies at night...wow!
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We travel thru a small southern town at noon, find the busiest Q, done!

However, we wonder, is there a winter place in TX, not hot, not cold, lower humidity?
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However, we wonder, is there a winter place in TX, not hot, not cold, lower humidity?
A lot of snowbirds love the Corpus/Rockport/Port A area for the winter, however not so sure about the humidity during the winter time down there, in the summer its bad. The further inland from the coast you get, the less humidity you will have, however you have to get south of SA to avoid most of the cold. Problem is inland from the coast and south of SA is really not a very attractive part of the state IMO. Which is probably why everyone goes to the coast for the winter.
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Dont miss Fort Davis Mountains in the Big Bend area, Ft. Davis State Park is one of our favorites. McDonald obvservatory is a must in the same area. And of course Guadalupe Mountain National Park.
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Here is the list then for you, enjoy!
The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints | Texas Monthly
Great list to start a sampling tour. About half of the joints were not on last list of 50 greatest in 2008. They come and go, but the best you do not need to call ahead to see if still open.

As others have said it is very subjective who are rated best. I once stopped in Luling City Market and had to throw the Brisket in the trash and walk out. It was so dry it would choke a camel. But that can not be the normal because they always get on best BBQ list.

I think mine is the best and I do it all at the house on a wood burner. My family and friends never leave me any leftovers.
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We are considering Texas for some of this coming winter. So, my most important question..... where is the absolute best place in Texas for some good BBQ, especially brisket???

County Line BBQ in Austin,tx. If your willing to stand in line from dawn till 11am get some Franklin's BBQ downtown, it's worth it.
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Oh also, in Elgin,TX ON 290 coming out of Austin, the meat market on the right just as you enter town. Not the one on the east side of Elgin.
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