Cele Store

18726 Cameron Rd
Manor, TX 78653

Phone: (512) 869-9340
Hours: Thur 5-11, F 11-2pm & 5-12am (reservations required), Sat 11-2
Website: www.celestore.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CeleStore/

Opened 1953
Pitmaster Mike Randig
Method Oak in an offset smoker

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

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Decided to go 10min out of my way t get to this place. Only open Friday!!! Made mistake of coming out a while a go on a Tuesday-nobody home. Anyway brisket was decent with peppery and smoky flavor. It comes out cubed with a mix of moist and lean so texture wise my mouth was confused as got some tender and slightly tough meat at the same time. Next time maybe I will see if can just do moist. Sauce is very light-watery and flavorful so didn't take away from meat flavor. Worth a try.
Terry r @ Cele Store, 2016-06-10 17:34:15
Brisket and sausage were good. Rib were great!
Kevin_Taylor @ Cele Store, 2014-05-11 01:32:53
The brisket is cubed which is a little odd, but it was very nice and moist. Got enough of the crust as well. The sausage had a good snap, was not greasy, excellent really. The Ribs were my favourite, deep smoke and oh so tender. The place is very cool, old world charm with a sloping floor, nothing quite fits. Great place close to Austin.
Christopher Agius Ferrante @ Cele Store, 2013-09-07 12:40:26
The brisket was tasty. It could've been a little more tender, but it was far from tough. And I liked their thin sauce - and I often don't like homemade sauces. I recommend it highly. Quaint. A throw back. Only wish they were open more hours.
Shannon Phillips @ Cele Store, 2013-08-24 13:30:40
Stopped by twice and can't seem to catch em open
paul_umlove @ Cele Store, 2013-06-28 15:04:10
Stopped by twice and can't seem to catch em open
paul_umlove @ Cele Store, 2013-06-28 15:04:08
So glad we finally came here.
lynnbakerhack @ Cele Store, 2012-06-30 12:17:11
Good flavor on the ribs; brisket and Elgin sausage just alright. Definitely come here for the atmosphere and history. Filming location for Secondhand Lions and Perfect World.
bearkat90 @ Cele Store, 2012-04-14 13:47:34
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January 30, 2017

The Cele Store was built in 1891, originally opened as the Richland Saloon, and it looks like it got its last coat of fresh paint about a decade later. Without all the trucks parked in the grass outside of the Manor joint, you wouldn’t expect that the barbecue joint inside was open for business, but they’ve been smoking meat here since 1953 when Marilyn Weiss and her husband, Marvin, bought the place. Since then it has…