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Austin's BBQ in Eagle Lake

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Austin's BBQ in Eagle Lake

rgustafs | May 24, 2006 01:34 PM

We took a drive on Sunday to Eagle Lake to taste the BBQ that has been mentioned on this board. We arrived just before 2, and they close at 2:30 on Sunday.

The place itself is an old red and white filling station that has been outfitted with two large BBQ pits in the bays that were once used to repair cars. It is on across the street from Austin's Mexican, which looked closed when were were there.

At the counter inside Austin's BBQ, there is hardly enough room to stand more than one person deep. We were there for the sausage, but one in our party could not resist trying the brisket. We ended up with a sliced beef sandwich, a sausage sandwich, cole slaw, potato salad, and diet cokes to go around.

The sausage got rave reviews by all. It is not greasy and was very well seasoned. The sauce was good as well. The brisket eater did not even share so it must have been good. He said he would come back soon. The potato salad was good but not great. I think it was purchased and not home made. The cole slaw was light, fresh, and crispy -- just the way I like it.

All in all, we would take a drive back out there any time. Next time we will be there early enough to taste some ribs...

rgustafs

Link: http://www.elc.net/austins/default.htm

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