Were I to recommend Louie Mueller's to a stranger, I would tell him it is a Texas tradition.  It's as Texas as the State Capitol... You need to go there even if you are a vegetarian.

— John Raven (aka Daredevil Bad McFad)

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dbarrow's Review of Grand Prize BBQ

Joint: 
  • Spare Rib: Very tender, fall off the bone style. Good smoke flavor but not enough of it and they definitely need to add more rub.
  • Brisket: Very nice, marbled smokey flavor, sliced just right. Firm but not too firm. Good stuff!
  • Beans: Tender and tasty with standard bean flavors. Slightly above average.
  • Sauce: Thick with not enough spice and flavor.
  • Coleslaw: Too shredded and slightly soupy, but not too bad.
  • Potato Salad: Mayonaise based with plenty of dill. Tasty!!
  • Sausage: Moist and tender with a slightly tough casing but it seems to work well together.
  • Atmosphere: Large stacks of mesquite wood out front. Southern Pride rotisserie regulated with fans. Cafeteria line style with tables. Run of the mill interior, nothing to brag about.
Main Fare: 
7.8
Other Fare: 
4.7
Atmosphere: 
5