Texas BBQ Trail Roadtrip

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Embark on the Texas BBQ Trail Road Trip 

Texas is renowned for its mouthwatering barbecue, and what better way to indulge in this culinary delight than by embarking on a road trip along the Texas BBQ Trail? Stretching across the Lone Star State, this trail offers a delectable journey through some of the finest BBQ joints, each with its own unique flavors and cooking styles. In this blog post, we'll guide you through an unforgettable Texas BBQ Trail road trip, where you can savor the flavors, soak in the local culture, and experience the heart and soul of Texas barbecue.

Start in Central Texas: Lockhart and Austin 

Begin your BBQ adventure in Lockhart, often hailed as the "Barbecue Capital of Texas." Visit legendary establishments such as Kreuz Market and Black's Barbecue, where you can feast on succulent smoked meats, savory sausages, and hearty sides. From Lockhart, make your way to Austin, where Franklin Barbecue awaits. Renowned for its melt-in-your-mouth brisket and mouthwatering ribs, Franklin Barbecue is a must-visit destination for any BBQ enthusiast. 

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Explore the Hill Country: Luling and Driftwood 

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Continue your journey west to Luling, home to the legendary City Market. Here, you'll discover perfectly seasoned and smoked meats that have been tantalizing taste buds for over a century. Don't miss their famous sausage wraps and delectable pork spare ribs. Next, head to Driftwood, where The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que offers a picturesque setting along with their scrumptious BBQ. Indulge in their slow-smoked brisket, sausages, and mouthwatering sides, all while enjoying the scenic views of the Texas Hill Country. 

Embrace East Texas: Taylor and Tyler 

Travel east to Taylor, where Louie Mueller Barbecue awaits. Known for its traditional Central Texas-style BBQ, Louie Mueller's has been a local favorite for generations. Savor their delectable beef ribs, juicy pork steaks, and perfectly smoked turkey. Then, make your way to Tyler, where Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q beckons with its unique blend of East Texas and Southern-style BBQ. Feast on their award-winning brisket, ribs, and flavorful sides, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this vibrant BBQ joint. 

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Conquer the Coast: Houston and Corpus Christi 

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Head south to Houston, where Killen's Barbecue is a true BBQ gem. Pitmaster Ronnie Killen's commitment to perfection is evident in every bite of his tender brisket, pork ribs, and sausage. The smoky flavors and expertly crafted sides make this Houston hotspot a must-stop on your BBQ trail road trip. Finally, conclude your journey in Corpus Christi at the iconic Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q. This beloved BBQ joint serves up delicious smoked meats, including their famous turkey, along with a selection of delectable sauces and sides. 

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BBQ Trail

Embarking on the Texas BBQ Trail road trip is an adventure that will satisfy both your taste buds and your love for authentic Texas barbecue. From the iconic BBQ joints of Central Texas to the hidden gems of the Hill Country, East Texas, and the Gulf Coast, this trail offers a gastronomic experience like no other. As you journey from one pit to another, you'll discover the rich flavors, traditions, and passion that make Texas BBQ a culinary art form. So, fire up your appetite, hit the open road, and let the Texas BBQ Trail guide you on a finger-licking adventure you won't soon forget.

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Don't miss out on the opportunity to embark on the ultimate Texas BBQ Trail road trip with Ok Tours. Book your charter now and prepare for a journey filled with smoky delights, flavors that will leave you craving for more, and an immersion into the vibrant BBQ culture of Texas. Get ready to savor the best that Texas BBQ has to offer, one mouthwatering pit stop at a time. Let Ok Tours be your guide, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience as you indulge in the culinary delights of the Texas BBQ Trail.


Marcos Sarmiento

Marcos Sarmiento is the current Chief Operating Officer of OK Tours. His extensive business experience is an invaluable asset to the team. On a day to day basis, Marcos manages the operation, maintenance, and planning for all motorcoach travel. Most people don't know that Marcos grew up at OK Tours. In 1995 you would have found him playing under his mom's desk in the company office. Now, he has a family of his own (and just might be raising the next OK Tours CEO.)