Slow Cooked to Perfection.

Texas "True Pit" Barbecue serves some of the best
beef, pork, and chicken around. Stop by and taste the
mouth-watering difference.

About Us

The name is Nathan – as in, Nathan Winkleman, the Big Daddy of Texas BBQ. He’s been cookin’ up some of the best “true pit” BBQ in the state since he was knee-high in his grandma’s kitchen. In the 1980s, he started a take-out plate BBQ business in a tiny convenience store mid-way between Houston and Austin on highway 290 in Brenham. Over the years, Nathan’s take-out and catering business began busting at the seams, and in 2010, he launched a brand-new expansion project. Today, Nathan’s seats up to 100 in-house, 40 on the patio, and caters events throughout South Central Texas. Open seven days a week, this place is always hopping. Call in and pick up your ribs, brisket, chops, or taters. Come sit a spell and dine on scrumptious handmade desserts, or hire Nathan’s to cater your next event – big or small, Nathan’s does it all.

A Place To Feel At Home

With pieces of the past adding character and history to this pristine space, the new dining room makes guest feel like they are visiting an old friend. At 2,500 square feet, there is plenty of room for friends and family to gather for some of the best BBQ in Texas.When designing the new restaurant, Nathan recycled the iron doors and the wood from the old Boeker Feed Store that operated in downtown Brenham from the 1930s until the mid-1980s.The tin and light fixtures are from Nathan’s grandparents’ home in New Wehdem, which is where Nathan grew up. His grandmother’s influence is still evident in Nathan’s cooking, and if visit on a Sunday, you’ll find one or two of her recipes on the menu.

The wagons used to ice down the beer are made from hand-cut oak, and the authentic wheels date back to the late 1800s. The artesian Hugh Shelton, from Gonzales, Texas, also made all of the wagons in the 2010 movie, True Grit.

About the Bucaneer Food Store

Located midway between Austin and Houston on HWY 290 in Brenham, Buccaneer is more than just a convenience store. At 4,000 square feet, you’ll find everything from a 28° walk-in beer cooler to Texas-crafted gift items.

The mornings are bustling with commuters stopping for hot coffee, fresh kolaches and pastries from the bakery, and Nathan’s breakfast tacos made to order. Texas wine, candles, and food gifts from vendors like Messina Hof and Fredericksburg Farms make Buccaneer the perfect stop for travelers and locals alike. Clean restrooms, fast-moving checkout lines, and an expansive selection of food, drinks, and snacks mean the entire family will find what they need at Buccaneer. Don’t forget the BBQ! Connected to Buccaneer is Nathan’s BBQ, where you can dine-in or take it on the road.