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Big Daddy's Barbecue

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1309 Prairie Lea St, Brenham, TX 77833
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Pretty good barbeque

The food was good but the burgers were slow. Two family members ordered burgers and it took a long time to get them. The barbeque was decent, but a little dry for my taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
John L
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but the burgers were slow. Two family members ordered burgers and it took a long time to get them. The barbeque was decent, but a little dry for my taste.

Thank John L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

what happened??? This place was once a good barbecue place now it may look nice inside but I think it's just a cover up for the food I didn't even finish my $19 meal ...yeah way to much for bad food ...and then I got a peach cobbler ..it wasn't even baked I seriously think they forgot to bake it... More 

Thank Michael O
Brenham, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food here is good but the customer service is lacking, especially on to go orders. The call in service is disorganized and the staff are not well trained on taking care of customer's needs. I've not had trouble with the walk in dining, but have had several issues with the to go orders on multiple occasions.

Thank Sarah C
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

While waiting in line I saw several signed celebrity photos thanking "Big Daddy" but the signage on the highway invites you to stop at Nathans. I think Nathans is the new name. Stopped on my way to Austin on a Sunday afternoon. Folks were lined up about thirty to forty deep but the wait was no more than about 15... More 

2 Thank Joan C
Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I decided to give Nathan's BBQ a try on my way from Austin to Houston. A few other people in front of me were also first timers to the restaurant so they gave us a sampling of all their meats: sausage, pork, beef, brisket, and chicken (which was surprisingly good). I ended up getting a brisket sandwich with a side... More 

2 Thank Ana P
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on a trip from Austin at a recommendation from a nearby store clerk. Restaurant was clean and good family atmosphere. It was connected to gas station/convenience store right off the expressway. I ordered a rib dinner. I was disappointed with the ribs. They were very tough and chewy. I think I got the ends from several slabs... More 

1 Thank KidInfiniti
Austin, Texas
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten at Nathan's twice. Both times had their brisket, but it was too grizzly. Maybe i just got a bad cut each time, but i was a little disappointed. The sausage is pretty good. Location is real convenient when traveling from Austin to Houston.

Thank Jackson66_12
San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We liked the reviews we read so we decided to see for ourselves. We were not disappointed. While not a fancy place, after all it is barbeque, the food was great, I had the stuffed potato, and my husband had brisket and pork. It is a very casual place. While we were eating we got to enjoy "the piano man"... More 

Thank joannakelley
Brenham, Texas
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162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Dine in or take out! Great BBQ and real down home food. Sunday's, Nathan offers some of his Grandmothers favorite dinners and they are just as good as his BBQ!

Thank TexasInnkeeper
Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

its always full of people.and home cook food.but never have to wait long for your food.and its GOOD!plus you can buy gas while you wait for your food.:-)

1 Thank dempsv6

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1309 Prairie Lea St, Brenham, TX 77833
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brenham
  • Phone Number: 979.830.1619

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American


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