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John Mueller Meat Co
Meat Wholesaler
Today 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
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2500 E. 6th St Austin, TX 78704, United States
2500 E. 6th StUSTexasAustin78704
Meat WholesalerToday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 10:30 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:30 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:30 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:30 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
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The descendant of a BBQ legend runs this trailer BBQ spot with picnic tables, a butcher & a grocery.- Google
"Loved the brisket and that crazy good beef rib."
11 reviewers
"The line at John Mueller hasn't been so bad as of late and I'm not sure why."
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Patrick Chew
a week ago
Mueller Meat Co. is a good every day BBQ. Whereas La BBQ has this royal, fatty, luxuriant brisket, Mueller's is much more manageable. Not quite the same black crust on the outside, but very delicious. I really enjoyed the Andouille sausage that they had when I last went as well as the cheesy squash. Super good. One gripe, however, was that the staff was not friendly at all. My friends and I and spent about 150 bucks on a few pounds of meat and they only gave us 5 pieces of bread and one container of sauce. We had to keep going back for more and they kept getting mad at us. Just give us the right amount in the beginning! Anyway, this may have been because Mr. Mueller himself was not managing the kitchen that day. Still a great place to grab some authentic Texas BBQ.
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Aaron Arnold
7 months ago
It would be uncouth to compare John Mueller's new business to that of his sister/former business partner's down the street - family drama might help feed a tabloid frenzy, but certainly won't feed a hungry BBQ lover. So I will merely say that while I do slightly prefer La Barbecue, John Mueller Meat Company is unquestionably worth a stop on your next BBQ grand tour. Way back in the J Mueller trailer days of 2012, I would have put Mueller's brisket right up there with Aaron Franklin's - an amazing peppery, crusty bark, with plenty of beautifully marbled fat around the edges and a moist molten core of brisket flesh. His new stuff is different; not necessarily worse, but it tastes slightly different. When I was there, the fatty edging along the deckle had a delicious crisp tinge to it that I've never had anywhere else, which made up for the rest not being quite as moist as I remember. The beef ribs were great - big blocks of tender rib flesh that went well with the brisket. Prices are $8 for a half pound of brisket or beef ribs, $7 and $6 for pork shoulder and sausage respectively. He does that annoying nickel-and-dime thing where jalapeños are 40 cents. I didn't try the sausage or the pork shoulder, but a guy visiting from Chicago sitting next to us did, and he seemed to enjoy them plenty. The sauce has to be some of the most distinctive I've ever tried, with all kinds of complicated flavors to go along with the basic tangy, sweet base of typical barbecue sauce. I didn't try the sides either, but next time the squash is definitely going to have to get a whirl, and maybe the coleslaw as well. Obviously the meat is the main attraction, but good sides never hurt. I don't think it was quite as good as his former haunt, but when I was here the other day, that same visitor claimed that La Barbecue had a four hour wait, which would make even the staunchest, most seasoned Franklin fan blush. True or not, the line moved fast at JMMC and the food was excellent, so on the whole the only downsides I can see are that it's cash only, it doesn't offer free beer like Some Places do, and it's maybe not QUITE as good as its two more famous rivals in the neighborhood. Oh, and apparently you might get some of the legendary John Mueller customer service experience if he feels like it (he was perfectly pleasant to us, the first people in line on a Tuesday morning). Definitely give it a try.
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Joe Pattavina
7 months ago
Tied for third of my favorite bbq places that I've been to so far in Austin. John Mueller has been around for awhile and knows what he's doing. Can't go wrong with this place, La Barbecue or Franklins. All are excellent! Lines will probably be a little shorter here. Definitely recommend.
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Alex Sierra
7 months ago
Waited in line and was immediately handed a free beer! Loved the brisket and that crazy good beef rib. I had it about three weeks ago and can't stop thinking of how delicious it was. Everyday I wonder would it would be like to have that amazing meat everyday for the rest of my life.... Haha
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Mikee Texas
2 months ago
THIS IS BBQ TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL! I keep calling it BBQ on steroids! It's BIG and MEAN and FLAVORFUL. I feel like John is a BBQ pioneer. This makes all other BBQ in the area look.... well..... wimpy. Come hungry and plan on taking some to go.
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Dan Hatton
7 months ago
The beef ribs must of been crafted from the Gods, amazing pepper bark that falls apart like an ice cream Sunday on a hot Texas day. Turkey, pork ribs and brisket are all great in their own right, sides are decadent and delicious. Now I'm salivating.
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Bryan Cox
a month ago
Inconsistent (never outright bad), but very good when it is good. Get a beef rib.
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Matt Fryar
8 months ago
Got to Franklins at 8:00am and the line was already around the corner. After seeing the Jimmy Kimmel video I decided to go to John Muellers. My son and I got there at 9:00am and there was no line but as I was walking up to gate to sit and wait, I heard John say out loud "You Dont Have To Get Here So Early OMG!" I felt soo embarrassed. I would be grateful if people chose to get to my BBQ stand early, but not this guy. Then at 10:30 John opened the gate to about 30 of us and did not say a word, no "welcome" or "thanks for coming" nothing. I ordred brisket and ribs and could not wait to eat. I was VERY disappointed. Maybe just an off day but the brisket was very tough and the center was bland. The red smoke ring under bark was crispy like a pork rind. Pork Ribs and squash casarole was good. Wish John wasn't such a Jerk then maybe I would give him another try but I wont.
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