Over 40 rib experts have weighed in, and we proudly present the 35 ribs that came out on top
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Any local in Austin will tell you point-blank: If you want the absolute best BBQ, you need to go at least 30 minutes outside of town. This spot is worth the haul. Come hungry.
Monday, March 8, 2010 - 09:04
When ordering the brisket, order it moist not lean. Also the earlier you go the better as they will run out of popular items.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 12:21
Mueller's brisket is really flavorful. The smoke-tinged walls in this former school gym provide a peeled-paint backdrop for the gold standard of Texas barbecue.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:48
The place is charred with years of accumulating smoke. The thickly crusted brisket easily passes the "doesnt-need-sauce test with flying colors! Closes when they run out of food, so get there early!
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 22:32
The brisket and jalapeo sausage is a sure winner! One of the top 5 BBQ places in Texas.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:06
If you have limited time for lunch, call us at 512-352-6206 and place your order for pick-up. In most cases, your order will be ready for you in only :15 minutes.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 05:04
It don't get any better. Feel free to go south of Austin but I'm telling you Mueller's the best, hands down. Come for the brisket (order moist) but don't overlook the sausage. Along with some buddies
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 15:37
The brisket is exceptional - crunchy bark, deep ring, succulent meat - and the dry sausage in a league of its own. Also, you must try the dipping sauce.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 15:53
Most enormous beef rib I have ever seen. Those and the pork ribs are the best things here.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 18:13
My favorite of the classic BBQ joints
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 08:35
Travelers Advisory... As we do tend to sell out of menu items, we recommend travelers call us in advance of their arrival at 512-352-6206 to reserve their favorite meat(s).
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 05:10
BBQ the way the god's intended. Moist beef brisket, chopped beef samich peach cobbler to pick up after the meal and wash it all down with an RC Cola...HEAVEN!
Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 05:57
A special treat if you get here early enough: the smoked ribeye.
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:51
Best in the world. Big Red FTW.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:58
Great atmosphere. Very good BBQ. One of my favorite old school places.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 13:24
Great brisket but my favorite was the beef rib. Over a pound and delicious.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 15:03
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 07:54
Math department lunch time
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:19
Just so good! Get there early for the best selection! When they run out, it's gone
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 02:42
Get the beef rib and split it. It is a good 1.5-2lbs of meat.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 07:50
Thrillist Top BBQ List: Some of the best brisket on the planet. Lesser-known fact is that it also has some of the best beef ribs in the world, which are like the ones Fred Flintstone eats