Smoke is mysterious, fire is uncertain, and pit men are expensive. So the mystery, uncertainty, and expense of taking the chance to make great barbecue is being replaced by the quantifiable methods of always making pretty good 'cue.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

dbarrow's Review of Goode Co Barbeque

  • Coleslaw: Nice flavor and right size of shredding.
  • Beans: Baked beans were excellent!! Lots of apples and great spices, very tasty. Pinto beans had no spice and flavor was lacking.
  • Atmosphere: Big stack of pecan wood and nice wooden picnic tables outside. Cafeteria line and line moves really slow. Way too much marketing for my taste.
  • Spare Rib: Greasy and not enough rub.
  • Brisket: Not enough rub and not tender enough, but good smoke flavor.
  • Pork: Spicey pork is only somewhat spicey, but has good flavor.
  • Potato Salad: Mayonaise based with pickles and radishes, interesting.
  • Sauce: Sweet and spicey, but doesn't stand out.
  • Dessert: Really excellent pecan pie!! Not the best I've ever had, but it's up there.
  • Sausage: 2 kinds of sausage at this joint. Czech sausage has no flavor, don't bother. Jalepeno sausage - where are the damn jalepenos.
Main Fare: 
4.7
Other Fare: 
6.6
Atmosphere: 
5