I'm not saying that I haven't found spectacular plates of barbecue during my travels. I have. But the standouts were few and far between, and all of 'em at places that still cook exclusively with wood.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

crosen's Review of Hinzes Bar-B-Que

  • Atmosphere: Big Texas / American Flags flying high.
    Tin Rust Roof. Pecan Tree growing from inside through the roof.
    Hardwood floors & walls. Plenty of dead animals displayed on the walls.
  • Brisket: Tender, pecan smoke comes through, great bark, moist texture.
  • Sauce: Very tangy and hint of smoke. Best sauce yet!!!
  • Potato Salad: Pimento in salad is awesome touch. Very eggy delight.
  • Coleslaw: Vinegary delight as well. Loved it.
  • Beans: Nice, salty, pinto beans.
  • Overall: Ribs pulled the score down today, but it is still one of the tops we visited on the trip.
  • Sausage: Great flavor, tasty, meaty, fatty mix
  • Spare Rib: Too tough, needs BBQ sauce to get it down. Very smoky flavor.
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