This isn't just a style of barbecuing in South Texas. Central Texas Barbecue, stylized as Central Texas BBQ, is a restaurant in the Pearland, Texas area, just outside of Houston. While they don't have any locations in Austin, the way people rave about their BBQ sauce, beef ribs, turkey breast, and hickory smoked meats makes it seem like it's definitely worth the drive.
What Is Central Texas BBQ?
The restaurant makes Central Texas-style barbecue and has nearly everything you can think of, including brisket, sausage, barbacoa ribs, mesquite smoked chicken, sausage sandwiches, and more. Pretty much everything you can get at a meat market is available, with all the trimmings you'd expect with the best barbecue restaurants.
According to the mission on the restaurant's website, the people behind Central Texas BBQ seem very proud of what they're doing with smoked meats and other Texan barbecue goodies for the masses. "We serve the highest quality of prepared meals at a great value in a home-like and friendly environment," the About Us section reads.
What Do They Serve?
The online menu shows that the Central Texas-style BBQ restaurant has just about everything you could ever want from a barbecue place.
They've got pulled pork, pork ribs, jalapeno sausage, a chopped beef sandwich, sliced chicken breast, and beef brisket when it comes to your choice of meat whipped up by pitmasters at the barbecue joint, among many others.
What about sides? No respectable BBQ place can really survive without excellent side orders. Central Texas BBQ has potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, mustard greens, white bread, and more.
For the vegetarians or vegans, there's even a large salad, baked potatoes with sour cream and chives, deviled eggs, and different flavors of cornbread on the menu.
The BBQ restaurant also has drinks, of course, like the famed sweet tea of the South, and desserts. Sweet treats include banana pudding, peach cobbler, buttermilk and pecan pies, and a pineapple cream cheese pie, just to name a few.
Let's say you don't have time to sit and eat and need to get takeout in East Texas instead. Central Texas BBQ has specials like meat plates and family packs you can take with you, too.
Check out the menu online and see for yourself before you head out for a visit to what might be the best BBQ restaurant you've ever set foot in.