Austin’s BBQ and Catering

507 E. Main
Eagle Lake, TX 77434

Phone: 979-234-5250
Hours: Wed 9–4, Thur–Sat 9–6, Sun 9–4

Opened 1982
Pitmaster Ron Janow
Method Pecan; indirect heat-pit
Pro Tip The buttermilk pie is worth your time.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

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May 14, 2013

If you’re in the market for brisket, be sure to get the fatty rather than the lean, and be sure they leave the crust on when cutting your order. We didn’t know to say anything on our first visit, and our brisket came out looking scalped. When the bark is on, it’s commendable stuff. The smoke ring is dark and well defined, and the pecan wood gives the meat a nice flavor kick—not as strong as…

February 20, 2012

Only two BBQ joints in Texas have made it into Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ in 1997, 2003, and 2008 without being in the top 5. One is Schoepf’s in Belton and the other is Austin’s in Eagle Lake. I’ve had this one on my wish list for some time, so I was excited to give it a try and see what’s so special. A good sign upon arrival was a haphazard pile of pecan…

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Moist brisket very nice, spareribs cooked too quickly...charred and tough. My first visit. Mixed review. I'll have to try again before give final review but I was expecting better.
pablobbq @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2013-11-24 18:09:39
Once again Solid brisket good smoke and flavor.
Bubba Schmidt @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2013-08-22 22:42:06
Sausage and fatty beef were great today. Peach pie was amazing. Bought a whole cherry pie for 12.50!!! That ... is a thing of wonder!
paul_umlove @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2013-06-29 11:55:41
Great sausage but they had an epic BBQ fail by putting sauce on my brisket.
John Brotherton @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2013-06-14 11:55:32
Always a great place for a sandwich stop while on the road. Small place but good for a tasty snack.
Ruth Ann Few @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2013-05-09 20:03:09
Just here for the pie on the way home... Phenomenal!!
paul_umlove @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2012-10-13 09:38:59
Sausage was nice and hot; Brisket was good today, mayo potato salad was flavorful. Rib was exceptional. Buttermilk and pecan pie, banana pudding worth the drive
paul_umlove @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2012-09-29 13:31:31
Passing through I stopped by for sliced brisket sandwich and a side of beans. Brisket was tender with enough smoke flavor to remind you it came off the pit and not the oven. Not too much fat, just the way I like it. Beans were good but could of used a little more seasoning. All in all a good place to stop.
ron_bccgs @ Austin’s BBQ and Catering, 2012-08-26 19:14:52
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May 21, 2008

This converted gas station, its service bays occupied by two portable cast-iron pits, immediately filled our tanks with pecan-smoked brisket and tender pepper-crusted pork ribs. The fresh coleslaw made up for a tomatoey sauce better suited to pasta. We ignored the five chain-link-enclosed picnic tables and ate by the car—whose own tank was soon filled by the Buc-Ee’s next door.

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