Louie Mueller Barbecue

The Icon of Texas BBQ
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Maisie wilhelm
Every aficionado trembles at the name "Louie Mueller", with good reason--three generations of mastery can't be wrong. The massive beef rib alone is worth a detour. I'm not the first person to shed a tear of gratitude upon tasting this 'cue, and I won't be the last. This is the OG-one of THE best in the rarefied top echelon of BBQ.
Maisie Wilhelm - The Margaret Mead of food

Louie Mueller Barbecue, a hallowed name among Texas BBQ aficionados, has been serving authentic barbecue since 1949 from its no-frills, family-run joint in outside Austin. Best known for their tender beef brisket, ribs so big they’re referred to as “dino,” and hand-mixed sausage stuffed on site, today’s current owner & pitmaster is Mueller’s grandson Wayne, who is the careful steward of all their mouthwatering classics. Everything is made from scratch using cherished, legendary family recipes. How legendary? This Texas BBQ establishment has ranked 1st or 2nd in almost every “best of BBQ” lists Texas Monthly has published since 1975. Yeehaw!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Family owned and operated for 3 generations, Louie Mueller Barbecue has been serving the finest authentic Texas barbecue since 1949. Today considered one of the best barbecue joints in America; Texas Monthly magazine has named it one of the top five in Texas, and the James Beard Foundation bestowed its prestigious "American Classic" award on the restaurant in 2006.

Louie Mueller Barbecue

The Icon of Texas BBQ

Louie Mueller Barbecue, a hallowed name among Texas BBQ aficionados, has been serving authentic barbecue since 1949 from its no-frills, family-run joint in outside Austin. Best known for their tender beef brisket, ribs so big they’re referred to as “dino,” and hand-mixed sausage stuffed on site, today’s current owner & pitmaster is Mueller’s grandson Wayne, who is the careful steward of all their mouthwatering classics. Everything is made from scratch using cherished, legendary family recipes. How legendary? This Texas BBQ establishment has ranked 1st or 2nd in almost every “best of BBQ” lists Texas Monthly has published since 1975. Yeehaw!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Family owned and operated for 3 generations, Louie Mueller Barbecue has been serving the finest authentic Texas barbecue since 1949. Today considered one of the best barbecue joints in America; Texas Monthly magazine has named it one of the top five in Texas, and the James Beard Foundation bestowed its prestigious "American Classic" award on the restaurant in 2006.