When you think of Texas, a few things naturally come to mind. If barbecue isn't one of them, it's only because you haven't been here lately. Some of the best barbecue is found in the growing city of New Braunfels between Austin and San Antonio. Whether you already love the city or are just discovering it, you'll definitely want to know about these restaurants in New Braunfels.
Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B Que
This chain (also in Llano, Austin, and Ft. Worth) established in 1953 has now opened a New Braunfels restaurant in historic Gruene and brought its revered brisket with it. Bring your appetite to Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que for the all-you-can-eat slaw and beans.
In a rustic setting with down-home service, McBee's BBQ is a popular spot anytime. But Friday nights buzz with the all-you-can-eat ribs offering. Be sure to leave room for the homemade banana pudding.
Standouts among the large menu at Granzin Bar-B-Q include the chopped beef sandwich and the potato salad. The breakfast tacos are also a welcome treat. Located in quaint downtown New Braunfels, the restaurant is in the perfect setting for an after-dinner stroll.
New Braunfels Smokehouse
What started as a mail order business in the 1940s evolved into one of New Braunfels’ most popular barbecue restaurants. Today, New Braunfels Smokehouse continues to sell its hickory-smoked meats and various products online as well as serve diners tasty treats including smoked meats and sandwiches out of its deli and country store. Don’t leave without taking some jerky with you.
This favorite New Braunfels spot is known as much for its rock-n-roll vibe as it is its burnt ends. CBQ Smokehouse’s fried black-eyed peas are a must-order, and don’t forget to try all of their unique sauces.
While you’re in New Braunfels, be sure to check out Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the Hill Country. Vintage Oaks offers an ideal location on the Texas Wine Trail, a variety of desirable land and home options, breathtaking Hill Country views, and resort-style amenities including multiple pools, a lazy river, numerous ball fields, and a Tuscan-style clubhouse.
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