Taylor >Food & Dining > Louie Mueller Barbecue
206 W 2nd St, Taylor, TX | Directions 76574-351130.568885 -97.411136
Mon-Fri 11am-6pm (Or until sold out)
Sat 10am-6pm (Or until sold out)
This is the best BBQ i have ever eaten!! This is the place to eat when in Taylor. Everything on the menu is delicious.
consistently mentioned as a Top 5 BBQ place in Texas – Darn if I don't believe this is the BEST sliced brisket anywhere! Get it from the fatty end and it will not disappoint. This was only my 1st visit, but I still say I have not had better sliced.
The Original sausage, while excellent, has to get in line behind Meyers (Elgin), Smitty's (Lockhart) and Luling Market. But that's pretty good company, so no shame there.
Mueller's looks like the iconic BBQ house it is. Great old space. And Wayne Mueller is one of the friendliest owners you will ever meet. This was my 1st visit and you would've thought I was a steady customer (which I would be if I lived close by).
No wonder this place is consistently rated one of the Top 5 in the state (which means Top 5 in the world!!).
Citysearch Editorial Review – Push through the ancient screen door into the high-ceilinged, smoke-blackened front room. Discolored green walls, broad wooden floorboards and sturdy, weather-beaten tables and chairs greet barbecue enthusiasts of every stripe, as does the irresistible fragrance of wood-smoked meat. When the brisk-paced line reaches the counter, a friendly Mueller family member will give you a bite-size sample of their otherworldly-good brisket. Other choices include a zesty beef sausage, jalapeno sausage and other barbecue favorites.
Not worth the drive but the ribs were good – We took a day out for a long lunch from work one day so I could experience "real Texas BBQ!" Well I didn't like it so much. The sausage was like eating smoke and some other odd flavor and the sauce on the tables looked (and tasted) like drippings of fat. Yuk. The ribs were exceptional, I have to say I enjoyed those quite a bit.
Also liked the atmosphere, just struck me as a really cool spot for a BBQ joint.
Worth it for the ribs but that is about it from what I tried.
Not worth the hype! – I went to Mueller's after watching Food Networks Diners Drive INS & Dives. To say I was disappointed is an understatement, the drive is long the parking is terrible since my dining companion is in a wheel chair the parking lot is not very wheelchair friendly. Down to the food the brisket was tough and dry not tender at all and there is no flavor to the meat salt and pepper just don't cut it on cuts of meat like a brisket. The sausage was another disappointment I could not tell the difference between the regular and chipotle. The sides were ok but when I eat BBQ the sides are not the main attraction for me. The ribs were juicy and tender just lacked any real flavor other than smoke. I like the Smokey flavor of smoked meats but it should also have some flavor from spices not over powering but a nice balance. And if I need sauce to create a better flavor then it is not good BBQ to me, I like to eat my BBQ without sauce lets me know just how good the pit master is. I hope that I was there on an off day and would be willing to try again but not willing to make the drive for the fun of it, if I am in the area I would give it one more shot. I am not a competing business and I am a born and raised Texan, but I know that eateries at times have off days and hope this was one of them and that it was not a fluke just because they had a celebrity in the house.
best bbq in america. period. – The guys writing negative reviews are either one of two things. Either they aren't from Texas and don't know what real bbq is. Or they are competing bbq owners and are jealous of Louie Muellers. This place is the best I've ever had, and I've tried almost everything. Do yourself a favor and disregard the negative reviews because you will miss out if you don't try this classic American institution of fine Texas BBQ.
From the moment you walk in you feel like you are on a movie set of what a real BBQ place should look like. Its an old smoky warehouse style building with wooden picnic tables and huge fans that keep the place suprisingly cool even on a hot summer day. The moist brisket is incredible and accompanied with a dipping sauce that compliments it perfectly. The sausage is great. I recommend the regular because its more juicy but the jalepeno is pretty good as well. I've never bothered ordering the ribs because with brisket and sausage that good theres no need for it. The potato salad is excellent. Stay away from the cold slaw. If you are looking for good brisket and sausage, this is the place. Don't go expecting good chicken breast, ribs, cold slaw or anything else. Stick to what they are famous for and you won't be dissapointed.
WAS EXPECTING SO MUCH MORE – AFTER CHECKING OUT THE REVIEWS (TEXAS MONTHLY, CITY SEARCH, WORD OF MOUTH) I DECIDED TO MAKE THE LONG TRIP OUT TO TAYLOR AND PICK ME UP SOME OF THIS WORLD FAMOUS BARBEQUE. I WAS SO READY TO BITE INTO SOME MOIST BRISKET AND TRY SOME OF THERE FAMOUS SAUSAGE AND DIPPING SAUCE. I WENT OUT AND SPENT A LITTLE UNDER 40.00. I GOT: 1 POUND OF BRISKET (7SLICES), 1 POUND OF BEEF RIBS (2 RIBS) A 1/2 POUND OF PORK RIBS (2 RIBS) AND 4 SAUSAGE LINKS (2 REG, 2 CHIPOTLE). MY BOSS AND I WERE READY TO HAVE US SOME GOOD EATS! THIS IS WERE EVERYTHING WENT WRONG... THE BRISKET WAS FLAVORLESS AND WAS CHEWY AND TOUGH TO EAT. THE BEEF RIBS HAD SO MUCH SEASONING IT WAS NEARLY INEDIBLE. IT WAS TOUGH AND PRETTY DRY (I DIDN'T EVEN FINISH IT, IT WAS A WASTE OF STOMACH SPACE) THE PORK RIBS WERE DECENT AND HAD A GOOD TASTE BUT WASN?T ANY BETTER THEN YOUR LOCAL: BILL MILLERS, POK-E-JO?S, RUDYS... THE SAUSAGE WAS MUELLER'S LAST CHANCE TO REDEEM THEMSELVE. I WISH I COULD SAY IT WAS GREAT BUT AGAIN WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH AN AVERAGE TASTE. AT LEASET IT WAS EDIBLE. I'M GLAD I MADE THE LONG DRIVE SO I COULD TELL YOU MY STORY AND SAVE YOU ALL THE GAS MONEY AND DISAPPOINTMENT.
Best BBQ in Texas – My husband and I just moved back home to Texas after his military career. We just couldn't wait to get home so that we could have some Texas BBQ. We tried those new BBQ chain joints in Austin when we first got back and were not impressed the least bit. Then when we just happen to find Louie Mueller's, we felt at home as soon as we walked in the door.The BBQ was great and it gives you the hometown feel !
Very Average – On the recommendation of several reviews and the fact that Louie Mueller's is supposed to be one of the top 25 BBQ places in the world, I decided to make the detour off of I-35 and try a little of everything. I was very disappointed.
The "sample piece" of brisket they give you while waiting for your order was dry and tough, so I asked them to cut from another slab for my order. It was a little better but not much. We also ordered smoked chicken breast, jalapeno sausage and beef ribs. The beef ribs were very tender and the best of the bunch. The sausage was very greasy and tough to cut, but had a good flavor. The chicken breast was in-edible! It tasted like fish. It probably was spoiled but I didn't bother mentioning it to them.
We also had potato salad, coleslaw and beans. The potato salad was very good. The coleslaw was unusually seasoned and was OK but not great. The beans were good.
Final verdict...I would not go back, but if you must go, I can only recommend the beef ribs and potato salad.
Loui8e Mueller Barbecue – I don't know what the first reviewer was thinking when he didn't recommend Louie Mueller Barbeque but hey, this is the BEST BARBEQUE IN TEXAS! I moved to New Orleans in the 90's and on the way back to Austin I make a special trip to Louie Mueller barbeque. The brisket is sumptuous and the best anywhere. The ribs are to die for. I don't eat a lot of sausage so I can't rate it.
Your meal begins with sliding up to the counter and they give you a nice chunk of brisket to knaw on. I gotta tell you, when your chewing on that brisket you just about can't rightly think about anything else but I insist that you get some ribs too! They cook on the same pit that they used in 1947 when they stated. This ain't no fancy place. It's got wood tables and a paint job that I call barbeque smoke stain. The potato salad is great for a side along with the beans and please don't forget to get yourself an ice chilled long neck to go along with this fantastic meal.
Louie Mueller's is the Best I have ever eaten and I think that you will think so too!
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