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1309 Prairie Lea St, Brenham, TX 77833
979.830.1619
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Texas BBQ

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2013
Ana P
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Houston, Texas
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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 

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Brenham, Texas
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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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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 

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Houston, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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51 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Austin, Texas
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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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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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 

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Brenham, Texas
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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!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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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.:-)

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Fort Worth, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Big Daddy's is connected to a gas station. Great location! Very nice, rustic interior! I was expecting some of the best BBQ I'd ever had based on the reviews I'd read. It was just OK. The sausage was very good. My brisket was dry and not as flavorful as I'd expected. Having said that, I'll give em another try if... More 

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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: American, Barbecue

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