An Authentic Texas BBQ Tradition

We at Louie Mueller Barbecue have been serving guests authentic and iconic Central Texas Barbecue since 1949.  Come in for lunch and enjoy the our award-winning brisket, our in-house, hand made sausage and our world famous beef ribs.  Having choices is a great thing, and were happy to present you the opportunity to enjoy the kind of Texas BBQ experience you desire and deserve.

Need something unique for a party or other occasion? Talk to us today about our specialty catering delivery options. Whether its an appetizers or smoky meats main course, we can work with you to come up with something thats authentically Texas for your next event!

Cathedral of Smoke 

Featured in several movies and countless television programs, Louie Mueller Barbecue is the quintessential iconic image of authentic Texas Barbecue. Come see what true Texas barbecue is all about and make a few friends while you’re at it.  We look forward to serving you soon!

James Beard Recipient

In 2006, Louie Mueller Barbecue was named the Southwest Regions recipient of The James Beard Foundations Americas Classics Award presented to 2nd generation owner | pit master Bobby Mueller. It was a monumental event for this small-town Texas BBQ establishment to be recognition by The James Beard Foundation.  Since 2006, James Beard Foundation has again recognized Louie Mueller Barbecue by awarding it a “Best Bite” of the year twice, in 2013 and 2015.

Our Management Team

Wayne Mueller

3rd Generation Owner | Pit Master



Jason Tedford

Asst Pit Master




Terri Sanders

General Manager




Celeste Sosa

Office Manager



Let Us Serve You

Serving Authentic Texas Barbecue Since 1949

Come in for a sit-down lunch, or get something to take with you to home or work. We offer a full lunch menu every day so you can choose from an array of smoked entrees, side orders, desserts and drinks. 

Hall Rental for Your Event

Birthdays, anniversaries, company parties and more are no problem for us. Ask one of our management staff about scheduling your private party in our iconic, authentic, Texas setting virtually unchanged for nearly 70 years.

Beginning with founder Louie Mueller in 1949, three generations of Mueller men have dedicated themselves to cooking and serving only the best Texas BBQ in the world!