Wilhite’s Barbeque

4903 FM 1327
Creedmoor, TX 78610

Phone: 512-243-2703
Hours: Wed-€“Thur 10:30-€“3:30, Fri 10:30-€“9, Sat 10:30-€“3:30

Opened 1962
Pitmaster Robert Wilhite
Method wood

TMBBQ Rating: 4

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Good bbq. Nice side dishes. Friendly staff.
jeff hodges @ Soda Springs Bar-B-Q, 2015-03-26 19:18:41
good thing the meat is superb, because I'm not a fan of the sauce
Stephen Powell @ Louie Mueller Barbecue, 2015-03-25 19:26:45
Pork ribs are superb. Brisket was a little dry. Ribs don't need sauce which is a good thing because the sauce isn't good. Lockhart slaw has a kick and is ok. Bbq beans are fair. Overall pretty good. Glad I came but won't make any special trips back.
bbq-kel @ Lockhart Smokehouse, 2015-03-25 18:13:50
Rudys BBQ seems to be the most consistent BBQ in Waco. Moist brisket and sausage is always good. Several places to eat BBQ in Waco but always hit or miss.
Jason Holder @ , 2015-03-25 12:38:45
Best q in ft worth had a sliced and a polish sausage both great
doug_wallace @ Angelo’s, 2015-03-24 23:29:22
Average east Texas brisket. Nothing special. Maybe the 2nd or 3rd best in T town. The chicken sandwich is their best offering.
Gene White @ Big Jake’s Bar-B-Que, 2015-03-24 12:47:28
According to Google on 3/21/15, this place is permanently closed
James Peters @ Smitty’s Pit BBQ, 2015-03-21 22:52:44
Last sliced brisket sandwich of the day! Great timing - great BBQ!
Hank Mangum @ Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ, 2015-03-21 19:20:52
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Review

Wilhite's BBQ

September 21, 2012

Robert Wilhite is both mayor and resident pitmaster in Creedmoor. He runs one of the few restaurants in town, and I’d guess this is the best one. Don’t let the adjoining Valero station fool you into thinking this is some fly-by-night barbecue stand. Robert’s dad started this place back in 1962, and it’s been smoking ever since. These days the meat is smoked in one of two custom-designed cylindrical smokers that function like a lazy susan for meat. They are fed with all post-oak wood, and there’s not a gas line in sight. The smell of smoke was strong as soon as we got out of the car and only increased once we were inside. Ordering is done at the counter, and a cutting board isn’t too far away. This allows for a few special requests while the meat is being sliced. We were just here for meat, and soon a pile of sausage, ribs, and sliced brisket were piled high on butcher paper.

(I’ve included both of these photos so you can take notice, as I often do, how much better Nick’s photos are than mine.)

(Photograph by Nicholas McWhirter)

When I saw the jet-black brisket on the cutting block, I knew it was gonna be good. The smokiness permeated the silky fat-cap that remained, and a rub heavier in salt than pepper woke up the meat. Each slice was superbly moist and cooked to that perfect point of tenderness, which allows one to pick up a full slice but then tear it down the middle with only a modicum of effort. A couple of folks at the table were skeptical of the generous brisket fat that remained on each slice, but after just one bite, they saw the light. Sometimes “melt-in-your-mouth” is the only way to say it. Pork ribs weren’t as dark but just as smoky. Meat came off the bone nicely without falling off, and every bit of the nicely rendered fat was edible. These ribs were epitome of beautiful simplicity on a bone. An all-beef sausage comes from Meyer’s, in Elgin, and I laughed with Robert about how much better it was than what we got at Meyer’s the day before. He noted that the Meyer’s delivery driver preferred the Wilhite’s version too. This is what can happen when a barbecue joint bothers to order good quality raw sausage and do the smoking themselves instead of buying the pre-cooked stuff. Across the board, this was outstanding barbecue, and Robert had done right by the Texas trinity.

Steve Dean on the roof. (Photograph by Nicholas McWhirter)

We were about to jump back in our caravan of vehicles when a stiff and sudden wind blew in and took our friend Steve Dean’s cowboy hat straight off his head and deposited it directly on the roof. We found a rickety ladder out back, and Steve went up to retrieve it. He brushed up next to the exhaust from the smoker, so we got the pleasure of smelling him for the rest of the day. Once he was safely down off the ladder, we set our sights on the next barbecue destination with the knowledge that we’d probably just had the best meal of the day.

(This review originally appeared on Full Custom Gospel BBQ.)

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