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Joel's BBQ

Interstate 10 and FM 609, Flatonia, TX 78941
+1 361-865-2454
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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“sausage” (30 reviews)
“brisket” (17 reviews)
“pecan pie” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Interstate 10 and FM 609, Flatonia, TX 78941
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good stop about midway between San Antonio/ Houston. Tasty BBQ. With most chopped BBQ sandwiches you get at least one bite of fat or other unsavory "meat". Not at Joel's,just pure BBQ bliss. Newer, clean bathrooms plus cute shop next door and everyone is happy,...More

Thank smileTexas
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I want some good BBQ i DRIVE TO JOEL'S in Flatonia.. Been going there for almost 9 years now and always bring back beef jerky and jalapeno sausage. Great eating along with their BBQ sliced brisket TO DIE FOR. So they've been doing it...More

Thank gtanner63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Joel's when driving from Houston to San Antonio. The brisket was incredibly lean and tender. The chicken sandwich was delicious and very tender. Our only suggestion would be to actually toast the Texas toast. There was thick white bread...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

My husband & I ate here for lunch on our way to greune. We both got the 2 meat, 2 side plate. The Sausage & Brisket we’re both very good! The only disappointment was the little bit of Bbq sauce they give you. We both...More

Thank tasha a
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I don’t eat BBQ but we stopped since we are in Texas figured I should have real bbq. Wow this was freaking awesome! The chicken ribs and beef were superb! Tender and not dry-and the BBQ sauce was probably favorite of any I have ever...More

Thank WhoDat-G
Reviewed 6 February 2018

BRISKET, BRISKET, BRISKET !! Thick White Bread and the Best Brisket in Texas... If you are traveling I-10 between Houston and San Antonio, you must stop and visit Joel's. I have been anticipating this return visit for over a year and I was NOT disappointed....More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Classic welcoming Texas style!!! I seriously wish I lived closer!! (thousand miles from me) The brisket was mouth watering delicious!!! And moist, did I say MOIST, yes it was moist!!! If you are ever traveling I-10 and exit 661 is coming up, STOP, you will...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I NEVER pass this exit on Interstate 10 without stopping for a Brisket Sandwich. OK, sometimes TWO of them. Best you'll ever eat. Nothing fancy just great tasting BBQ on two pieces of white bread. Do NOT miss this one. Women love the shop next...More

Thank angelor762
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Huston for lunch Local restaurant Had the brisket and ribs ,Cole slaw and also had brisket and sausage , potato salad all very good and tasty No big city fancy here down to earth

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We try to eat at the local non chain places when traveling. The billboard caught our eye and we pulled in. I must admit the ribs were quite tender but small. BBQ brisket was tasty but nothing special. The “Texas Toast” was a plain piece...More

Thank Kiri D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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