Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rider's Barbecue (Jarrell, TX)

Fresh off my 2 BBQ lunches yesterday in Round Rock (pics to come), I exited off I-35 North, after seeing a sign for Riders Barbecue. I'd seen the sign before but hadn't seen the joint from the road, as it's tucked away a bit. Who's eaten there? How was it?

1 comment:

Joe Wagner said...

I went in to Rider's Barbecue yesterday for dinner. As I walked into the joint, the wonderful smell of oak smoke hit me. Steve McCoy, the pitmaster, just pulled out a fresh brisket. The meat had a nice smoke ring to it and was well marbled and tender. I had the hot sausage which they make on premise and it had a nice hit of cayenne pepper and was delicious. Steve also gave me a sample of smoked turkey,which was also pretty amazing.

They make fresh lemonade every day there and it was tart and sweet. Lovely on a hot Texas afternoon. I had creamed corn and mac & cheese sides which were also pretty tasty. The big finale was the hot peach cobbler which was also incredible.

I travel up and down I35 often on business and the BBQ joints in general are not the best I've had in Texas, but I will tell you that y'all ought to come up to Jarrell and try Rider's Barbecue. It's the real deal and Steve and his team are real friendly. Right off Exit 275 behind the McDonald's on Limestone Terrace.

Tell them Big Joe sent you! ;)