Louie Mueller Barbeque named Best BBQ in Texas


Louie Mueller BBQ

Louie Mueller Barbeque doesn’t look like much on the outside, but what goes on inside has gotten the attention of many — including “The Official Best Of” television series.

The place looks the same as it pretty much did back when Mueller’s father opened it in 1949. That goes for the recipes too. Bobby Mueller gets up at around 4 a.m. every day for the past 30 years to get the meat on the pit for his patrons. Mueller says, “I just let the meat do it’s thing.”

Executive Producer of “The Official Best Of”, Brett Allen says,“We have researchers who scour the Internet and print, and we talk to officials. This came up as one of the most unique places, something that has had a great history.”

History of Louie Mueller Barbeque

In 1946, Louie Mueller opened his own family business in Taylor, TX called Louie Mueller Food Store. In 1949, Louie began barbecuing the meat from his market and selling it in the alley behind the store. In 1959, he moved his barbecue business to it’s present location.

Louie Mueller on Food Network

About a month ago, on the Food Network I watched the BBQ episode on Guy’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Guy did a piece on Mueller’s BBQ and sampled the food as well. I believe when Mueller opens up it’s doors, he puts the American flag in the conduit pipe sticking out of the concrete out front. That signals patrons that Louie Mueller is officially open for the day!

Louie Mueller Barbeque contact information

Louie Mueller BBQ
206 W. Second
Taylor, TX 76574
Tel: (512) 352-6206
Website: www.louiemuellerbarbeque.com

I don’t want to give too much away about Louie Mueller Barbeque since this wonderful barbecue joint will be featured in MegaBBQ’s World’s Best BBQ Joints series. But I will leave you with a few beautiful black and white photos of Louie Mueller Barbeque that I found on Fliqr (photos posted by PinarOzger).

Louie Mueller Barbeque - Exterior w/ American Flag


Louie Mueller Barbeque - Interior

Louie Mueller Barbeque - Interior



About A.J.

Owner and creator of MegaBBQ.com. Worked in the BBQ industry since 1987. No longer in the restaurant business, however I am enjoying experimenting at home smoking, grilling, barbecuing and writing about my experiences here on MegaBBQ.com!
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3 Responses to Louie Mueller Barbeque named Best BBQ in Texas

  1. Eric Devlin says:

    Those photos are amazing. When do you plan on starting your series on the best BBQ joints?


  2. A.J. says:

    I did a few so far Eric. Thanks for asking. They are: Smokey Bones, Corky’s BBQ and Jim Neely’s Interstate Bar-B-Que.

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