Hitch-N-Post BBQ

1880 FM 350 S.
Livingston, TX 77351

Phone: 936-967-0161
Hours: Tue-€“Wed 10:30-€“3, Thur-€“Sat 10:30-€“6:30

Opened 2009
Pitmaster Billy Ray Nelson
Method Red and white oak, pecan, and hickory; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Some of the Texas tchotchkes are for sale.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

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Took a quick detour here on way to Dallas. The spicy Cajun boudin is lights out good; it is a must. Pork ribs were nice and tender. Fatty brisket came out well but not much bark. Excellent Q all around.
Rahul Yaratha @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-12-23 19:26:26
It has been a few months since I was able to hunt for some good Texas BBQ. It is a bit of a tradition that my oldest daughter, Alli, and I enjoy. I'm not a hunter, so we aren't likely to go kill deer as we spend time together, but we have our own game we like to track down. We decided to have lunch at the Hitch-N-Post in Livingston, TX. It's 3 1/2 hours from home so we had time to work up an appetite. We both ordered untrimmed fatty brisket which in my estimation, is the best tasting meat. I usually try the sausage as well, but we are planning an early supper at another BBQ place and I don't want to gorge myself. The brisket, though cooked, could probably have used another four hours in the smoker to completely render the fat and make the meat fork tender. I actually had to use a knife to cut the meat. There was a beautiful smoke ring and a decent crust, but I was hoping for a denser crust. Then again, this ain't Lockhart. The beans were good, but they were punched up canned beans. The potato salad probably came from Brookshire Brothers, but I came for the meat. The sides are just a bonus. Apparently, the proprietor has a policy to give free cake to first time customers. He was a really nice BBQ enthusiast as he asked if I had tried Snow's in Lexington. Then he started showing me pictures of BBQ joints on his phone. The ambience was a schlockfest with old tricycles dangling from the ceiling and tiki umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island. It was enjoyable soaking it in while I soaked up sauce with my bread. The food was good. I would rate it a 3.0/5.0, but with the outstanding service and friendly atmosphere, I rate it a solid 3.5. Hitch-N-Post is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Theodore Luoma @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-08-30 18:24:06
It has been a few months since I was able to hunt for some good Texas BBQ. It is a bit of a tradition that my oldest daughter, Alli, and I enjoy. I'm not a hunter, so we aren't likely to go kill deer as we spend time together, but we have our own game we like to track down. We decided to have lunch at the Hitch-N-Post in Livingston, TX. It's 3 1/2 hours from home so we had time to work up an appetite. We both ordered untrimmed fatty brisket which in my estimation, is the best tasting meat. I usually try the sausage as well, but we are planning an early supper at another BBQ place and I don't want to gorge myself. The brisket, though cooked, could probably have used another four hours in the smoker to completely render the fat and make the meat fork tender. I actually had to use a knife to cut the meat. There was a beautiful smoke ring and a decent crust, but I was hoping for a denser crust. Then again, this ain't Lockhart. The beans were good, but they were punched up canned beans. The potato salad probably came from Brookshire Brothers, but I came for the meat. The sides are just a bonus. Apparently, the proprietor has a policy to give free cake to first time customers. He was a really nice BBQ enthusiast as he asked if I had tried Snow's in Lexington. Then he started showing me pictures of BBQ joints on his phone. The ambience was a schlockfest with old tricycles dangling from the ceiling and tiki umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island. It was enjoyable soaking it in while I soaked up sauce with my bread. The food was good. I would rate it a 3.0/5.0, but with the outstanding service and friendly atmosphere, I rate it a solid 3.5. Hitch-N-Post is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Theodore Luoma @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-08-30 18:24:05
Really eclectic, fantastic porch. Friendly, chatty owner Baked beans are meaty, which I like. Potato salad is standard. Sausage seemed like typical store bought link sausage, nothing special. Brisket was thin sliced and really dry. Nothing special about the flavor. Ribs came right off the bone, but were tough and chewy. I actually had to use the knife to cut em up. Flavor was largely unnoticeable. Overall disappointing, though I hear this may have just been an off day. Hey, we all have em, but I gave them a C.
Scott Jarvis @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-07-01 22:08:10
Cajun sausage was solid. Brisket is almost really good. Great porch set up.
roel_garcia @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-06-05 13:06:12
Very disappointed. They no longer make the fried rolls. We asked for moist brisket and it was dryer than the desert. The ribs were chewy. The service was good.
KC Culbert @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-04-25 12:55:18
Very disappointed. They no longer make the fried rolls. We asked for moist brisket and it was dryer than the desert. The ribs were chewy. The service was good.
KC Culbert @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-04-25 12:55:18
Loved the hospitality here. Q was ok. Chuckwagon cake was rockin'!
John Brotherton @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2013-07-27 17:41:10
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May 15, 2013

Billy Ray Nelson is the former sheriff in these parts, but he had always dreamed of making real-deal barbecue his full-time gig once he retired. His wish came true four years ago, and boy, is that a good thing for the rest of us. Situated in a wide-open field on FM 350 and marked with a couple of banners (one sporting the joint’s name, the other advertising a ribeye special and what looked to be…