Pioneer BBQ

213 S Nixon Ave.
Nixon, TX 78140

Phone: (512) 781-3005
Hours: M-F 10-7:30, Sat 10-6
Twitter: @PioneerBBQTx

Opened 2014
Pitmaster Shawn Collins
Method Post oak in an indirect heat pit

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5


April 22, 2015

Pioneer BBQ has been around a while in the middle of Nixon, a town about an hour southeast of San Antonio. It was operated by the Chambers Brothers out of Luling, then a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses who eventually put the business up for sale on Craigslist. That’s where Shawn Collins found it when he was shopping for cooking wood from his apartment in Brooklyn. He bought it. Shawn’s fiancé Amy Powell is from the…