The Smokey BBQ Road Trip

By Linsey Thut | August 10, 2017

You know that here at The Daytripper Headquarters, we love us a good plate piled high with barbecue, so we’re partnering up with Austin Area Chevy Dealers to bring you to some of our favorite ‘que joints around the Austin area. Hit the road and follow this smokey path to some of the best BBQ around!

Here’s the Map:

Peete Mesquite BBQ – Marble Falls, TX

Picture by Peete’s Mesquite’s BBQ

Stop by this BBQ joint that’s been a Marble Falls’ favorite since the 1980s for a generous helping of tender brisket and pulled pork, or a jalapeno sausage wrap. While you’re in town, say hi to the folks at Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls.

John Mueller Black Box Barbecue – Georgetown, TX

In Georgetown, you’ll find John Mueller, “the dark prince” of barbecue and grandson of ‘que legend Louie Mueller (whose joint is next on our list!) serving his magically moist brisket out of a food truck Thursdays through Sundays near the Square. On your way into town, you’ll find the friendly folks at Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick!

Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, TX

Near Covert Chevy of Hutto and Covert Chevrolet of Bastrop, is the hallowed barbecue hall Louie Mueller that’s been serving pepper-crusted brisket and Brontosaurus-sized beef ribs since 1949 — and the meat’s so good, you won’t need sauce (though they’ve got multiple to choose from).

Southside Market & BBQ – Elgin, TX

Picture by Southside Market & Barbeque Facebook.

At Southside Market in Elgin, it’s all about the sausage. Pile your plate with their juicy Original Beef Sausage and the spicy Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, and then mix it up with a Sausage Slammer (cheese-filled jalapenos, wrapped in their signature sausage and then wrapped again in BACON.) Once you’re sufficiently stuffed, waddle your way over to Rush Chevy to say hello.

City Market – Luling, TX

Head to this market in Luling near Carroll Barron’s Luling Chevrolet for no frills, just good ol’ meat. The tradition at this joint since it first opened is “no forks” so be prepared to bathe in the BBQ Sauce (which you’ll probably want to do anyways once you try it…)

Prause Meat Market – La Grange

Since the 1890s, this meat market has been serving up classic ‘que and “hot guts” sausage in an atmosphere that’ll make you feel like family! And if you do the math, that means they’ve been perfecting their recipes for over a century, so you know it’s good. Wave to the folks at Oviedo Chevrolet as you pass by!

Hays Co. Barbeque – San Marcos, TX

Hit up Hays Co. BBQ in San Marcos for smokey brisket, meaty sausage rings and delicious barbecue tradition! While you’re in town, stop by and see the folks at Chuck Nash Chevrolet.

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