2010: Originally opened in 1959, this joint moved to this location in 2004. It is owned and operated by John McClellan, a second generation pitmaster and the brother of Mike McClellan who runs Mike’s BBQ house on the other side of town. The interior is decorated mostly with dead animal heads, none of them cow or pig. I opted for the drive-thru on this Sunday morning so we didn’t have to unlatch the sleeping baby in the back seat. A pile of brisket, ribs, and sausage all covered in sauce was served with beans and potato salad. The sausage was boring Eckrich-like links sliced thin with a little smoke flavor. Brisket was pure roast beef with barely a hint of smoke, and the flavor of the ribs was covered up by the tangy sauce. The meat on those ribs was tender enough, but they just had no flavor without the sauce. A chunky potato salad tasted homemade, and sweet beans with plenty of meat thrown in may have been able to make a meal on their own. Considered by some to be the best in town, I was disappointed with this plate of average ’cue.
Address: 704 N. Stallings Dr, Nacogdoches, TX
Hours: Open 7 days 11-8:30.
Last updated: May 3, 2013