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Joel's BBQ

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Interstate 10 and FM 609, Flatonia, TX 78941
+1 361-865-2454
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here a few times and every time the restrooms are super clean. The food on the other hand is OK. Not the best but not the worst either. My husband thinks otherwise, he loves this place and insist we stop everytime. I come for the restrooms and he comes for the BBQ.

Thank Velezclan
Margate, Florida
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped for a very late breakfast/early lunch. Conveniently located off of I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. I had the regular sized chopped beef sandwich, delicious. My husband got the 1/2 chicken, also delicious. We split small portions of cole slaw and potato salad to round off our meal. So much tastier than fast food (although... More 

Thank Lizzie C
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because it was convenient. Ordering and food preparation was slow but the food itself was very good. I thought prices were reasonable and staff was very friendly. Outdoor or indoor seating available. Parking was no problem and the location is easy access off the interstate.

Thank Daniel L
Cleveland, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our way home from sea world. We ordered sausage, ribs, brisket and a sliced beef sandwich. Everything was great no one had anything bad to say between the 6 of us, everything was fresh and was out pretty fast. The owner was very nice. I would definitely go back if we find ourselves hungry near there... More 

Thank MegSelf06
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious Brisket Sandwhich. Great stop for our road trip hunger. It's super accessible and you won't derail from the main highway.

Thank Janie C
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We always stop, one way or another, on our travel from Houston to the San Antonio & Austin areas. Excellent sausage and a very good chopped BBQ sandwich with pickles & onions. Most times we take the food and drive on. They will slice the sausage for you, which makes for nice nugget nibbles while driving. Say hello to Johnny!

Thank duke77beta
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stopped there on the way to Houston ribs were dry,beans were horrible, sausage and chicken were okay I would not go there again keep on driving

Thank Rachael S
San Antonio, Texas
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Everything is good at Joel's BBQ. You can't really go wrong. There's a reason they built the addition next to it. Stop by the little retail shop next door after you eat. That gem is a another I-10 haven.

Thank Erin M
Succasunna, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the dining hall is air conditioned (although no one else was using the dining hall). We both got the 3-meat lunch platters and the meat was spectacular! It melted in your mouth! We got 2 platters, 2 pieces of pecan pie, 2 brownies, and 2 large sodas- at it came to about $45! Very reasonable!

Thank GopChapman
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My family stumbled upon this bbq joint by accident on a road trip from Houston To San Antonio. There was traffic on 1-10 and we decided to pull over and find an eatery over the jam packed highway, and I'm so glad we did! I had a sliced beef jalapeño sandwich and was immediately in love. It was somewhere over... More 

Thank Ruth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Interstate 10 and FM 609, Flatonia, TX 78941
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Flatonia
  • Phone Number: +1 361-865-2454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?