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Post Mountain BBQ

Post Mountain BBQ is in a tough spot. This tiny barbecue joint has its back to busy Highway 281 that bisects Burnet, and it’s a half block off the town square. Unless your keen eye picks up the small sign hanging out front that reads “BBQ,” you’d probably miss it, but this is barbecue worth going out of your way for.

Sliced brisket here comes only from the flat. The point is separated and its entirety is chopped for sandwiches. The primary flavor is black pepper, even before any smoky or beefy notes. The finish is succulent with plenty of juiciness remaining in the beef.

A good version of Elgin sausage had good smokiness and a nice snappy casing, but it’s the turkey that stole the show. The black pepper is less overwhelming than on the brisket, so the smoke is able to shine through. The turkey was excellent, as it’s got to be as one of a mere trio of meats.

City: Burnet

Cuisine:

Method: Live oak in an indirect heat pit

Pitmaster: Bill Pell

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 310 S Main St., Burnet, TX, 78611

Hours: Wed-Sat 11-7

Phone: (830) 613-1055

Year Opened: 2013

Last updated: April 7, 2014

Reviews

  • Ken Goldenberg

    I was always impressed by how good the turkey was when we were in the Austin/Hill Country area last year. “Smoked” turkey you get out here in California ends up tasting like ham – even when I’ve made my own for Thanksgiving (maybe because it’s brined first?) and has that smoked-pinkish color. I kept wondering how they do it and keep it looking and tasting like turkey!

  • Ken Goldenberg

    “I was always impressed by how good the
    turkey was when we were in the Austin/Hill Country area last year.
    “Smoked” turkey you get out here in California ends up tasting like
    ham – even when I’ve made my own for Thanksgiving (maybe because it’s brined
    first?) and has that smoked-pinkish color. I kept wondering how they do it and
    keep it looking and tasting like turkey!”

  • Penny Mills

    Susie, is you little room available on February 13, 2014. I am looking for space for Ladies Lunchoen.