After indulging in eight different bbq joints, I'm excited to share my findings with you. Trust me, there's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into some juicy brisket or taking a bite of a perfectly cooked rib.

Whether you're a local or just visiting, this list will surely satisfy your bbq cravings. So grab your fork and knife and get ready for the tastiest tour of Bastrop and Cedar Creek's best bbq spots!

Billy's Pit BBQ

Billy's Pit BBQ
🗺️ 110 State Hwy 71, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-6453
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–6 PM
Monday: 11 AM–7 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 AM–7 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–7 PM
Friday: 11 AM–7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–7 PM

First of all, their meat is succulent and flavorful. It's cooked to perfection and the smoke flavor is just right. The brisket is tender and juicy, the ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious, and the sausage has a nice spicy kick.

The sides are also worth mentioning. The mac and cheese is creamy and cheesy, the coleslaw has a nice crunch, and the potato salad is well seasoned.

But what really sets Billy's Pit BBQ apart is their customer service. The staff is friendly, attentive, and quick to refill your drink.

Overall, I highly recommend visiting Billy's Pit BBQ for a delightful bbq experience. Just make sure you wear stretchy pants because you'll want to try everything on their menu!

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Smoked Love BBQ

Smoked Love BBQ
🗺️ 710 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:30 AM–4:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM–4 PM

The moment I entered, the aroma of hickory and mesquite filled my nostrils, and I was already drooling. I tried their brisket, which was cooked to perfection with a juicy texture and smoky flavor that made my taste buds dance. Their sausage had a spicy kick that left me feeling satisfied yet wanting more. Their sides were also great - the mac and cheese was creamy and cheesy, while the coleslaw had a refreshing tangy taste. The staff was incredibly friendly, making the dining experience even better. Overall, Smoked Love BBQ is definitely worth visiting if you're in Bastrop or Cedar Creek - it's a gem hidden in plain sight!

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We Slaughter Barbecue

We Slaughter Barbecue
🗺️ 1073 TX-304, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-7297
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–7 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–7 PM
Friday: 10 AM–7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–7 PM

First off, let me tell you that the aroma of their meats was enough to make my mouth water. I have to say, their brisket was nothing short of divine! It was so juicy and tender that it practically melted in my mouth. The sides were also great - the mac and cheese had a nice kick to it, and the potato salad tasted homemade.

The atmosphere at We Slaughter Barbecue is very welcoming, with friendly staff who know how to make you feel at home. And if you're into people-watching, there's plenty of that too!

Overall, I would definitely recommend We Slaughter Barbecue for anyone looking for a delicious meal with an inviting atmosphere. Just be warned - you might leave with a serious case of the meat sweats!

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The Gas Station

The Gas Station

First of all, let me tell you that this place is not your typical gas station. It's a hidden gem that serves some of the most mouth-watering bbqs in town. From briskets to ribs, everything is cooked to perfection with a unique blend of spices and flavors that will leave you wanting more.

The ambiance is cozy yet rustic, with a touch of charm that makes it stand out from other bbq joints. The service is friendly and efficient, making you feel like you're part of their family.

One thing I can't resist mentioning is their homemade sauce, which adds an extra kick to the already delicious meat. You can choose between mild or spicy, but personally, I like it hot!

Overall, if you want to experience true Texas-style bbq at its finest and don't mind getting it from a gas station, then The Gas Station is definitely worth a visit. Just make sure to come hungry because they don't skimp on portions!

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Stem & Stone Craft Beer, Wine & Eats

Stem & Stone Craft Beer, Wine & Eats
🗺️ 1507 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-549-3228
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

This place is a hidden gem for those who love craft beer, wine and delicious food. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff is super friendly. I was impressed by their extensive selection of local beers and wines that are perfect for any occasion. As for the food, I tried their smoked brisket sandwich which was mouth-watering and had the perfect balance of flavors. Overall, Stem & Stone is a must-visit spot for anyone looking to have a great time with friends or family while enjoying some amazing drinks and eats!

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Brewers SmokeHouse BBQ & Catering

Brewers SmokeHouse BBQ & Catering
🗺️ 1688 State Hwy 71, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–6 PM
Monday: 7 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 5:30 AM–6 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 5:30 AM–6 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–8 PM

As soon as I arrived, the aroma of deliciously smoked meats hit me and my taste buds started to tingle with anticipation. The menu was so extensive that it took me a while to decide what to order. Finally, I settled on the brisket, which was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth like butter. The sides were just as impressive - the mac and cheese had a creamy texture that made me feel like I could eat it forever.

The staff at Brewers SmokeHouse BBQ & Catering were not only knowledgeable about their products but also eager to offer suggestions based on my preferences. Their hospitality made me feel right at home.

Overall, I highly recommend checking out Brewers SmokeHouse BBQ & Catering if you’re looking for delicious food with a friendly atmosphere. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

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Texas Grill Restaurant

Texas Grill Restaurant
🗺️ 101 State Hwy 71, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-5491
Sunday: 6 AM–2:30 PM
Monday: 6 AM–2:30 PM
Tuesday: 6 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday: 6 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday: 6 AM–2:30 PM
Friday: 6 AM–2:30 PM
Saturday: 6 AM–2:30 PM

Walking into the restaurant, I was greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The aroma of smoked meats filled the air and my mouth started watering. I ordered their brisket and it was cooked to perfection - tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The sides were also delicious, especially their mac n' cheese which was creamy and cheesy.

The staff was friendly and attentive, making sure my dining experience was top-notch. Overall, Texas Grill Restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you're in Bastrop or Cedar Creek. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

But be warned: after trying their BBQ sauce, you might start sneaking bottles of it out in your pockets like a BBQ bandit!

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Cedar's Mediterranean and Italian Grill

Cedar's Mediterranean and Italian Grill
🗺️ 904 College St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-7808
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

Oh boy, the food here is out of this world! From the juicy kabobs to the savory pasta dishes, every bite was a flavor explosion in my mouth. The attention to detail in each dish is remarkable and the presentation is simply stunning. I felt like I was transported to Italy or Greece without ever leaving Texas. And don't even get me started on their homemade desserts... insert heart-eyes emoji. Overall, Cedar's Mediterranean and Italian Grill definitely deserves a spot on your foodie bucket list.

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Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.