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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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Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Murrieta, California
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1,195 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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, but the beans ans slaw were very good. The pecan pie was fantastic. Price for... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
Sugar Land
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411 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 had the ribs which were quite tasty, but the sausage was nothing special. My wife... More 

Thank Greg W
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
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289 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 lives up to Joel's!

The Woodlands, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been stopping by Joels since the early 2000's. My favorite is the smoked sausage wrap with mustard! Our stop before Gruene hall and the Guadalupe.

Thank DrTastebud
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Joel's BBQ has a takeout building with picnic tables and a restaurant dining location the BBQ was great and the employees are very friendly. This unique place is frequented by locals and well worth the stop.

Thank Rick H
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We travel back and forth from San Antone to Houston quite a bit and Joel's is a required food stop. While their brisket and sides are very good, their chopped beef has some sort of delicious voodoo bbg magic injected into it. Seriously, one sandwich snt enough, and its not because of the size; which is fine. They've added another... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch. Weekday. Table for two. Crowded with locals. The place was spotlessly clean and folks at the counter were friendly. I ordered a chopped beef sandwich and slaw. My spouse ordered mixed sausage and potato salad. Our order was served quickly. Portions were reasonable, as were prices. The meal was good but nothing special. I would stop, again, if in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, 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?