Joel’s Bar-B-Q

1200 Slaughterhouse Rd.
Flatonia, TX 78941

Phone: (361) 865-2454
Hours: Sun-Thur 8-10, F 8-11

Opened 1978
Method Gas-fired Rotisserie with Mesquite

TMBBQ Rating: 2


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Brisket is sliced very thin. Very dry but good smoky flavor. All lean cut. Sauce has no character. Ribs were flavorful but a bit chewy.
awhite419 @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-10-21 15:20:03
Brisket- dry and very small portion. Sausage- smoky deliciousness. Ribs- fall off the bone tender. 2.5 out of 5.
billy_awyl @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-05-27 15:55:33
Been pretty good stop on I-10 but today the brisket was about a 4 on a judging scale. Bark had a burnt taste like it was cooked to hot
Bubba Schmidt @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2013-08-10 13:40:45
Had brisket sandwich, very tender with good flavor
v-_barcookers_ @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-09-24 11:51:34
Very good brisket and ribs. Ribs fell off the bone. Also enjoyed the sauce.
bill_gassmann @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-08-11 15:12:10
Solid chopped beef sandwiches for the road. Dried sausage is the best I've ever had.
tallmaple @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-08-08 13:10:50
Great brisket yet again. I've been coming here for 22 years. Yes Rob M. Mr. Foursquare reviewer. They have been in business for 34 years.
gonebald @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-08-07 11:31:20
Stopped in for sliced BBQ to go. Not bad but would of liked to stay and try some sides and runs to make a real recommendation.
chop @ Joel’s Bar-B-Q, 2012-07-16 12:48:48
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September 17, 2013

Back in 1978 Joycelyn and her then-husband Joel Kubesch were smoking meat at area parking lots on the weekends. They then moved into this current building around 1980. Joycelyn runs the place now, but the building looks like it came from another century. A tin roof over a clapboard exterior houses the main part of the building. Stacks of misshapen stones held together by thick mortar make up the walls of what looks like an…