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Miller’s Smokehouse

Miller’s serves up around five hundred pounds of its own pork-and-beef sausage each week: regular, jalapeño-cheese, and a pre-smoked hot link (they also have dried “snack sticks” and a brisket summer sausage). All of them are excellent: a crumbly yet firm well-seasoned filling in a tight, nicely smoked casing. No sauce is needed for the brisket, naturally, but it’s the perfect tangy-sweet accompaniment to the hot link on a piece of white bread. Potato salad is made elsewhere, but the beans are prepared in-house—and deliciously peppery and simple, with no added flavoring or hunks of meat.

Miller’s doesn’t have a billboard on Interstate 35, but it’s very close to the highway, making it an ideal place to stop on a Dallas-Austin jaunt.

City: Belton


Method: Post and live oak; indirect-heat pit

Pitmaster: Dirk & Dusty Miller

Pro-tip: Take home sausage from the butcher case.

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 208 N. Penelope, Belton, TX, 76513

Hours: Open Sunday-Thursday: 11AM-Sold Out; Friday & Saturday: 11AM-9PM

Phone: 254-939-5500

Website: www.wildmillers.com

Year Opened: 2008

Last updated: May 3, 2013


  • Amen. We loved this spot. Any word on when they will move to bigger digs? We heard them talking about that last year on our visit.

  • Anonymous

    Ate there today…great, smokey ribs, still only available on Friday. With my quarter pound of fatty brisket they threw in a burnt end. HEAVEN on the end of a plastic fork. I hope they don’t move, what a find Daniel.