Texas April 19, 2017
There’s Nothing Better Than This Mouthwatering BBQ Trail In Texas
I didn’t even know food trails existed until recently, and I feel like I’ve been missing out on something pretty amazing. This barbecue trail in the Victoria area encompasses some of the best joints in all of Texas, with slow-smoked, succulent meats, mouthwatering sauce, and sides and desserts galore. All of the addresses for the individual restaurants as well as the best route connecting them can be found in
this Google Map. Happy eating!
1. Aunt Jo's BBQ (Victoria)
Initially started to feed the cowboys after tough roundups, this quaint ranch-style BBQ joint is our first stop on the trail. Their thick, mesquite-smoked brisket with a sweet, peppery sauce is their best seller, but they also serve up mouthwatering sides and desserts like potato salad and peach cobbler.
5303 US-77, Victoria, TX 77905
2. KB's BBQ (Victoria)
The owner of KB's, Kevin Broll, is no stranger to the restaurant business. He owned two restaurants and a food truck prior to starting up his current operation, so rest assured you're in for some good eats. Their brisket is slow-cooked for nearly 24 hours and treated with a unique Cajun spice blend, making for an out-of-this-world flavor experience. Other scrumptious options include smoked meatloaf, fully-loaded baked potatoes, and ribeye tacos. Finger-lickin' good, y'all.
134 Villafranca Rd
Victoria, Texas, TX 77904
3. Limon's BBQ (Victoria)
A fairly new venture for pitmaster Lupe Limon, his BBQ trailer has only been open since last year but has already gathered a huge following. With menu options like brisket smoked to perfection, fall-off-the-bone ribs, sausage from his family's secret recipe, and more, this toddler of a restaurant is already showing more promise than some places do after decades of operation.
3494 SW Moody St, Victoria, TX 77905
4. McMillan's Bar-B-Q (Goliad)
The name of the game at McMillan's is "low and slow:" low heat and long cooking periods to bring out the rich flavors and fatty tissues. His woods of choice to cook over are mesquite, pecan, and oak. The brisket and rib eye are the two bestsellers, and for a side dish, you can't go wrong with the beans.
59-111 Hanley St, Goliad, TX 77963
5. Mumphord's Place (Victoria)
Ricky Mumford learned his tricks of the trade from his father and uncle, self-proclaimed masters of meat. Direct heat is his method of choice, using a combination of mesquite and oak to infuse the thick cuts of meat with an irresistible flavor. His turkey breast has been rated some of the best in the entire country - no surprise considering how much passion he pours into his cooking.
1202 E Juan Linn St, Victoria, TX 77901
6. QP Smokehouse at the Corral (Victoria)
QP's specialty is their brisket, slow-cooked over a mixture of mesquite, oak, and pecan woods. The most popular side dish is German potatoes, and they rotate various types of homemade cobblers for dessert. No matter what you decide on, rest assured your taste buds will be pleased - the restaurant has been open since 1968, after all!
3502 Houston Hwy, Victoria, TX 77901
7. Uncle Mutt's Bar-B-Q (Victoria)
Our last stop is Uncle Mutt's, a fourth-generation family-owned joint. Most customers get the three meat plate with ribs, sausage, and chicken so they can sample a little bit of everything. Everything is smoked over oak wood for hours to bring out all the delicious flavors. Their side selection is enormous, but most popular is Uncle Mutt's Almost World Famous Rice. Why is it called that, you might be wondering? Well, I guess you'll just have to taste it to find out.
5404 N Navarro St, Victoria, TX 77904
And just in case this wasn’t enough barbecue for you,
here’s a list of some more scrumptious places to try.
Have you been to any of the restaurants on this BBQ trail? Which one is your favorite?