Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip.

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2014/03/28 10:16:43 (permalink)

Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip.

Hi all,
I'm planning to take a trip to Texas some time, probably next winter, to experience some of the barbecue restaurants that I've heard about for so many years. There are just so many to choose from I really don't know how to decide. 
 
These are the ones I'm considering at the moment.
 
Austin: Le Barbecue; Franklin Barbecue; John Mueller Meat Co. 
Lockhart: Smitty's; Black's; Chisholm Trail BBQ; Kreuz 
Taylor: Louie Mueller; Taylor Cafe (I like the recommendation for Round Lake Donuts) 
La Grange: Prause's Market 
Llano: Laird's 
Tioga: Clark's Outpost 
Lexington: Snow's 
Luling: City Market 
Kerrville: Bill's; Buzzie's 
Kyle: Milt's 
Waco: Vitek's  
Drifwood: Salt Lick 
Dallas: Sweet Georgia Brown; Pecan Lodge; Norma's Cafe 
Fort Worth: Cooper's; Railhead; Angelo's; Cattleman's steak house 
  
And by the way, I'm thinking at this point that I'll be driving down and will stop on the way at: 
Nashville: Loveless Cafe 
Hot Springs: McClard's; Stubby's 
Greenville: Doe's Eat Place 
  
And on the way home: 
Shawnee, OK: Van's Pig Stand 
Springfield, IL: Cozy Dog 
  
HELP!!!!! 

 
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    brisketboy
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 10:20:07 (permalink)
    If you're driving down from Dallas on IH35 stop off in Georgetown for chicken fried steak at the Monument Cafe on North Austin Ave.
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 10:45:05 (permalink)
    Davidsanders

    Hi all,
    I'm planning to take a trip to Texas some time, probably next winter, to experience some of the barbecue restaurants that I've heard about for so many years. There are just so many to choose from I really don't know how to decide. 

    These are the ones I'm considering at the moment.

    Austin: (I like the recommendation for Round Lake Donuts) 


     
    You mean, Round Rock Donuts. 
    http://www.roundrockdonuts.com/
     
    Also, while in Dallas you must try The Slow Bone. 
    https://www.facebook.com/TheSlowBone
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-slow-bone-dallas-2
     
    In Austin, I'd also recommend Stiles Switch BBQ. 
    http://www.stilesswitchbbq.com/static/
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/s...ch-bbq-and-brew-austin

     






    post edited by Twinwillow - 2014/03/28 10:54:13
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 10:49:27 (permalink)
    This looks like it would be an epic trip.  Where ever you decide to go, we all hope you return and give us a full report.
     
    I am no expert on Texas BBQ, so that will be left to others, but Cattlemen's Steakhouse in Fort Worth is absolutely worth the stop.  Great steaks and better atmosphere!
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 11:04:43 (permalink)
    A big second for Buffetbuster's recommendation for Cattlemen's Steakhouse! A true personification of old Texas.
    http://www.cattlemenssteakhouse.com/
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 11:16:03 (permalink)
    As indicated on the other thread
     
    I would avoid Angelo's in Ft Worth-  it was disappointing
    Consider a stop at Leo's BBQ in Oklahoma City- it was very good when I visited 11 years ago
     
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 11:17:16 (permalink)
    Yeah, Angelo's isn't what it used to be. I was disappointed on my last visit as well.
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 11:33:56 (permalink)
    I had thought of going to Cattlemen's in Fabens because that's the one I've seen on the Food Channel, but it's just too far away. I'll probably make a point of going to the one in Ft. Worth.
     
    Twinwillow

    A big second for Buffetbuster's recommendation for Cattlemen's Steakhouse! A true personification of old Texas.
    http://www.cattlemenssteakhouse.com/


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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 11:58:11 (permalink)
    Strong vote for Clark's Outpost in Tioga...birth place of Gene Autry! 
    Round Rock is a natural pairing with Louis Mueller's!  They are on the same route. 
    Love all 4 of your south bound driving stops especially Doe's!  Have a good appetite for that one. 
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 12:29:45 (permalink)
    Good Lord, what a trip.  I envy you and hope to one day do something like that myself.
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    Re:Suggestions needed for planning Texas eating trip. 2014/03/28 23:25:29 (permalink)
    Now I'm thinking that I might fly to Texas and do a separate driving trip that would include Nashville, Hot Springs, Greenville and Oklahoma City. Otherwise the Texas trip would be at least two weeks.
    I think I need to cut down the Austin area places to about 11 or 12. Any suggestions on which ones to leave out?
    post edited by Davidsanders - 2014/03/29 17:38:24
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