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Joel's BBQ

Interstate 10 and FM 609, Flatonia, TX 78941
+1 361-865-2454
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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“sausage” (29 reviews)
“brisket” (14 reviews)
“brownie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Interstate 10 and FM 609, Flatonia, TX 78941
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on a whim on the way to Houston. My husband and I shared a 3 meat lunch special which was just the right amount. We enjoyed Very lean brisket and good sausage with a little kick. The potato salad and slaw were the perfect...More

Thank Sharla P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I cannot tell you about anything other than the Chopped beef sandwich and the Pecan pie, both are great to go food which is why I stop here in the first place. We travel through this way 2 times a month and were sick of...More

Thank jbh3ah
Reviewed 11 June 2017

tried the chopped beef sandwich. the meat was spicy, juicy and very flavorful. nothing fancy about this place just great central Texas style meats. excellent service and great prices.

Thank velvetfog32
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is our go-to road stop on I-10. Right off the freeway, quick, and we love their fajitas (bbq chicken plus bbq sauce or picante sauce) or sausage wrapts for a quick snack before getting back on the road. The hubby recommends their beans and...More

Thank jtex12345
Reviewed 22 May 2017

How can they call this BBQ? It had no smoke taste at all. I had the big beef sandwich at $6.75 and it was sloppy with sauce and not very big; overpriced!

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on 05/16, walked through double doors, into the order counter. Ordered lunch, picked a picnic table inside, waited for the food. Comes in a styrofoam box, with plastic utensils. That being said, the food wasnt bad. The ribs were a little spicy,...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

You won't get anything fancy here. You're either on a picnic table outdoors among the bees or indoors next to the smoker. There is a dining hall which is removed from the restaurant and also has picnic table seating. The barbecue is pretty good. I...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

.... not exactly amazing food. I had a chicken with spinach, my wife had chicken as well. Sons went for burger, again, nothing amazing. Good environment, poor selection of beers and nice service. I won't return for sure. 3 stars is fair.

Thank Jose D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited this iconic roadside BBQ restaurant several years ago. We visited it again yesterday and it is still the same delicious, fall off the bone BBQ.

Thank mantamoon
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We LOVE Joel's link sausage! We go to Joel 's and purchase their link sausage which is frozen and vacuumed so we can take home and enjoy! When we run out, we know it's time for another 2 hour road trip because no other sausage...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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