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The Settlement

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9502 E Trimmier Rd, Lovin' Acres Ranch, Killeen, TX 76542-5822
+1 254-699-4677
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Aug 28, 2016
“Best BBQ in town after five years of taste-testing”
Jul 16, 2016
“Atmosphere not what we wanted”
American, Barbecue
9502 E Trimmier Rd, Lovin' Acres Ranch, Killeen, TX 76542-5822
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Folks, If you only have one night in Killeen and only one chance to savor Texas BBQ, go here. After years of living in Kansas City, we already know what real BBQ is, and this is it! I don't think we have visited any bad...More

Thank Mauser1166
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Food well not as good as it used to be my baked potato was old my BBQ pork way to sweet and grizzly the room we where in was dark like a dungeon with two ceiling fans with very dim light couldn't even see your...More

Thank Monika L
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Eat here very regularly! Love Sunday's because they serve schnitzel and it is "Sehr gut!" (Very good). Very casual and very friendly. Also serve a dang good bar-b-q. Wait staff fast and friendly. I love it😍. No bar but can bring your own.

Thank rgawryszewski
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Big Hoss. The food was amazing! The brisket was my favorite. It's a great family atmosphere. The service was great! The kitchen staff truly cares about the quality. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent was because...More

Thank scaskey81
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Big Hoss B-B-Q won the small business award for 2015 so we went to see why! The restaurant has amazing decorations that immediately make you feel comfortable, like going to a friends for dinner. The service is top notch, efficient and caring. Then there is...More

Thank Fawn K
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

The best thing about The Settlement is the setting. It is not in a strip mall like every other restaurant in Killeen but located on a farm, complete with goats and alpacas who will greet you when you arrive. The food is quite good -...More

Thank Sullivoss
Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was taken to "Big Hoss" for my birthday and found they put MSG in almost 100% of there food. That which I could try was quite disgusting. Over priced, inedible food. Not a good birthday.

1  Thank BrightOceanEyes
Reviewed March 13, 2015

There are so many BBQ places in Texas that it is challenging to find one that is outstanding - each have their own flavor and style. Big Hoss has its own style of foods and BBQ - most of the BBQ is good - but...More

Thank Donktex
Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've read a lot of reviews. Wasn't really looking forward to taking some out of town friends here, but I was sick and tired of the same old chain places. So I warned my friends that I'd not been here, and it had some not...More

1  Thank 30196Sam
Reviewed September 5, 2014

Got a 6 dollar brisket sandwich off the truck the bread was thick and stale and it was skimpy on the meat.

Thank Killeenresident
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: 9502 E Trimmier Rd, Lovin' Acres Ranch, Killeen, TX 76542-5822
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Killeen
  • Phone Number: +1 254-699-4677
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I ran across a Killeen, TX Daily Hearld article about Walter Brown, owner of "Big Hoss" BBQ, and Pat Kern, another supportive citizen who did an exceptional service by feeding 220 soldiers from nearby Fort Hood. Brown went to pay Kern $1700 for work done at his restaurant. Kern refused the money and said, "Take your money elsewhere." Brown kept the money and fed 220 soldiers at his newly opened BBQ. We drove 3 1/2 hours from Abilene to visit "Big Hoss" BBQ. We had read reviews from another site that gave his BBQ a whopping 5 stars. "Big Hoss" was at the entrance when we arrived and made us feel like VIP's. We arrived early so he was able to give us a grand tour... of special interest is a display of "Old West" characters, each hand-carved from a single piece of wood.. no glue! .. done by local artists. Each booth has a special theme depicting lives of special folks in the area. Mrs. "Hoss" was equally gracious as was our server. We enjoyed our meal ABOVE ALL. Hubby and I shared our food together so we had Brisket, Spare Ribs and Chicken, along with sides of veggies and dessert; my Peach Cobbler w/Ice Cream was terriffic! What's nice is that you have an option to "Build Ya' Own Plate. I'm from the South, so I suggested corn sticks would be a nice addition to his menu; his slices of white and wheat breads were nice. Also, I prefer corn on cob over whole kernel corn. He also has specials, Friday is Catfish & Hush puppies, plus other daily specials posted at the entrance. The day we were there was a yummy looking German meal, another was a Pork Loin meal. Next visit I'll try his Appetizer, "Bedroll Shrimp." His beverages are "soft," but I think you can BYOB. Currently, he's only open Fridays 4pm-9pm, Saturdays 11am-9pm and Sundays 11am-7pm. Out-of-towners will need a map or Street Pilot to find The Settlement, but you won't regret your visit!
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