Louie Mueller Barbecue

BBQ Joint
206 W 2nd St (at Vance St), Taylor, TX 76574
Hours:
Closed until 10:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • "... Not too salty. The beef ribs and brisket are unparalleled. Beef sausages were..." (2 tips)
  • "Brisket rocks and the peach cobbler rules! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)" (3 tips)
  • "... for the brisket (order moist) but don't overlook the sausage. Along with..." (4 tips)
  • SPIN

    Any local in Austin will tell you point-blank: If you want the absolute best BBQ, you need to go at least 30 minutes outside of town. This spot is worth the haul. Come hungry.

    SPIN · March 8, 2010
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  • Ed

    When ordering the brisket, order it moist not lean. Also the earlier you go the better as they will run out of popular items.

    Ed · June 23, 2010
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  • USA TODAY

    Mueller's brisket is really flavorful. The smoke-tinged walls in this former school gym provide a peeled-paint backdrop for the gold standard of Texas barbecue. Read more

    USA TODAY · November 22, 2010
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  • Wayne M.

    If you have limited time for lunch, call us at 512-352-6206 and place your order for pick-up. In most cases, your order will be ready for you in only :15 minutes.

    Wayne M. · June 5, 2012
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  • Steven S.

    It don't get any better. Feel free to go south of Austin but I'm telling you Mueller's the best, hands down. Come for the brisket (order moist) but don't overlook the sausage. Along with some buddies

    Steven S. · March 5, 2011
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  • Nick

    The brisket is exceptional - crunchy bark, deep ring, succulent meat - and the dry sausage in a league of its own. Also, you must try the dipping sauce.

    Nick · October 20, 2010
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  • ArtJonak

    The place is charred with years of accumulating smoke. The thickly crusted brisket easily passes the "doesn’t-need-sauce test” with flying colors! Closes when they run out of food, so get there early!

    ArtJonak · March 11, 2013
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  • Wayne M.

    Travelers Advisory... As we do tend to sell out of menu items, we recommend travelers call us in advance of their arrival at 512-352-6206 to reserve their favorite meat(s).

    Wayne M. · June 5, 2012
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  • Chris R.

    BBQ the way the god's intended. Moist beef brisket, chopped beef samich peach cobbler to pick up after the meal and wash it all down with an RC Cola...HEAVEN!

    Chris R. · November 28, 2010
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  • Jason N.

    A special treat if you get here early enough: the smoked ribeye.

    Jason N. · August 27, 2010
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  • Joe V.

    The brisket and jalapeño sausage is a sure winner! One of the top 5 BBQ places in Texas.

    Joe V. · January 9
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  • Todd W.

    Just so good! Get there early for the best selection! When they run out, it's gone

    Todd W. · December 17, 2013
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  • Alex D.

    Get the beef rib and split it. It is a good 1.5-2lbs of meat.

    Alex D. · November 26, 2013
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  • Chris D.

    Amazing turkey and beans. Fantastic brisket. Always get moist.

    Chris D. · August 31, 2013
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  • jeffrey m.

    The beef rib and brisket is simply the best in the world.

    jeffrey m. · March 14, 2013
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  • Teri F.

    Just had a fire a week ago but up & running again. Thank goodness, I'm starving!

    Teri F. · March 2, 2013
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  • Kristen M.

    You can call in an order for dine in, but they still make you wait in line to pick it up.

    Kristen M. · December 28, 2012
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  • Brannen F.

    Brisket rocks and the peach cobbler rules! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Brannen F. · March 15, 2012
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  • Jamie F.

    The beef ribs are HEAVEN!!!

    Jamie F. · November 11, 2011
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  • Matthew K.

    Nicest staff.

    Matthew K. · September 24, 2011
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  • Aaron S.

    The best I've had so far. A perfect bark of pepper encrusts the meat. Not too salty. The beef ribs and brisket are unparalleled. Beef sausages were excellent. Even the peach cobbler was spot on.

    Aaron S. · July 23, 2010
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  • Chase M.

    Most enormous beef rib I have ever seen. Those and the pork ribs are the best things here.

    Chase M. · 5 days ago
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  • Jeremy F.

    My favorite of the classic BBQ joints

    Jeremy F. · March 7
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  • Jeremy F.

    My favorite of the classic BBQ joints

    Jeremy F. · March 7
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  • Susy S.

    My brisket was very dry. Their bbq sauce it's runny, like you've never seen before. Salt lick is way better, and just a few miles away.

    Susy S. · February 13, 2011
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