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Louie Mueller Barbecue

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206 W 2nd St, Taylor, TX 76574-3511
+1 512-352-6206
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Austin, Texas
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275 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hard to think not over rated compared to best in ATX and central texas. Cool place with a lot of history. Friendly staff, but food just ok vs other places. Disappointed given hype for this place.

Thank FoodfanUSA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is best to go early, maybe 11 am or after the lunch crowd. Though, by going late you risk that they will run of of some meat. Really interesting BBQ sauce: no tomato, low viscosity, peppery. Of course the brisket is almost always spectacular.

Thank Willie M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Louie Mueller's BBQ is outstanding, what does that mean, compared to Snows, Kruz, Smitty's, Blacks, Luling City, Pecan Lodge, so far it's the best, beef rib wowza, moist brisket, pork ribs on the spicy side due to pepper seasoning, my wife who's Czech said this is the best original sausage and isnt greasy.. sorry but Im not waiting in Franklins... More 

Thank wearedce
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes a meal surpasses your expectations. We ordered brisket and beef ribs. The brisket was good but a little on the dry side. The ribs were cooked to perfection. Seasoned with salt and pepper then perfectly cooked, tender and melt in the mouth moist. We also tried the pork ribs. Although they were cooked to a tastee goodness, the beef... More 

Thank OmmaP
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

been coming here for years, say 20, and it says consistently on the top bbq around this area, and there is a LOT of bbq around this area. Mueller's is at the top of the list. Sausage maybe the best I've ever had. Don't miss, if you are ever in Taylor, Texas!

Thank John S
Taylor, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This barbecue is great. Not a lot of sauce very peppery. Beef ribs are awesome . Get there early because they will run out.

Thank mammatoole
Austin, Texas
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What has happened here? First ate here in the '70's, and was a true regular through most of the '80's & '90's and early current millennium. Considered Bobby a friend as well as the ultimate pit master . Knew it would never be AS good after his passing, but held out hope that it would rebound. Have tried to be... More 

Thank docwhiteaustin
Abilene, Texas
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was very good. Had original sausage, brisket, ribs peach cobbler. Very good. Wil be back soon. Ordered a pound of brisket for 4 people, we ate all of it and could have eaten more. Ended up getting more brisket and chicken for dinner.

Thank Jambia1998
Lubbock, Texas
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248 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an fine late lunch here while passing through on a recent trip. The brisket is excellent as is the sausage. The only thing not first rate is the sauce, and that is a minor thing. We will be back the next time we are in the area.

Thank WestTexastraveller17
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Louie Mueller's all the time. It's some of the best BBQ around Austin, without waiting in the Austin line (if you go early enough). I usually show up right when they open and wait through around a 10 to 20 minute line. I highly recommend the brisket and the massive beef ribs. Can get pricey quick, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 W 2nd St, Taylor, TX 76574-3511
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Taylor
  • Phone Number: +1 512-352-6206

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