Barbecue is a subject of hot debate among various regions of the country. But whether you’re partial to sweet sauce or spicy, beef ribs or pork shoulder, dry rubs or sticky glazes, one thing is for sure: It’s all delicious. But you have to know where to get the really good stuff. Fortunately for those of us who live in Texas, we’re utterly surrounded by the good stuff. There are so many amazing barbecue spots to choose from, in fact, that you might miss some of the hidden gems if you stick only to your tried-and-true favorites. To avoid that, we’ll share with you a few of our picks for mouthwatering barbecue around Killeen.
Laid-back and friendly like any barbecue place worth its salt should be, Butler’s BBQ is located at 205 West Rancier Avenue. It may be small, but the food is anything but. With generous portions of delicious food, no one leaves Butler’s hungry. As delicious as its barbecue brisket, sausage, chicken, and ribs are, customers are equally sold on down-home sides like collard greens, mac and cheese, and corn bread. Raves one Yelp reviewer: “Hands down my favorite BBQ spot in Killeen! The customer service is great, the food is awesome, and the prices are just right.” Enough said.
Petty’s BBQ is located at 1104 Kathey Drive in Killeen. It’s a family-owned barbecue spot that prepares and serves all of its dishes with love and care. Meats are smoked to perfection, sauce is the perfect blend of tang and spice, and sides like potato salad, mac and cheese, pinto beans, and fried cabbage are memorably delicious. “Feels like a charming small-town barbecue joint,” says one review. And another: “My family and I just moved to Killeen and we have been craving some real Texas food. Petty’s is just that, real Texas BBQ.”
So, if you want to get technical, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q isn’t exclusive to Killeen. But this restaurant is so good we just couldn’t leave it off our list. Located at 5621 East Central Texas Expressway, Rudy’s prides itself on deliciously prepared brisket, pork, chicken, and sausage. Sides are delicious as well, with varied offerings like three-bean salad, cream corn, new potatoes, and green chile stew satisfying any palate. Says one reviewer, “I would have taken pictures, but it was too good to stop eating to pick up my phone.”
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