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Nathan's BBQ Brenham, Texas

What is Old School Texas BBQ?

What is Old School Texas BBQ? Well to us it's made the way it's done around here for generations. This style of BBQ has a unique flavor and is very hands-on. This style of BBQ, has been passed down through the years and is authentic to the Brenham, Washington County Area of Texas.

NATHAN'S BBQ
OLD SCHOOL THE TEXAS WAY

BRENHAM, TEXAS - WASHINGTON COUTY

"Never Smoked, Cooked Over Lump Charcoal, Open Pit Style BBQ. Basted with a Traditional Mop Sauce for that Old School Flavor that Locals have Enjoyed for Generations..."
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Nathan's BBQ Brenham, Texas

Nathan's BBQ has been voted The Brenham Banner-Press Reader's Choice "Best Barbecue" 6 Years in Row 2015-2020 & also in 2023! Stop by and try our award winning barbecue for lunch or dinner. Old School the Texas Way!

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What is OLD SCHOOL BBQ? It's traditional...
Old School BBQ

Barbecue, around these parts, started as a way to cook large amounts of meat for gatherings such as weddings, family reunions and other celebrations.  BBQ "pits" were dug into the ground and covered with wooden sticks or wire to hold the meat.  Hot "coals" were shoveled under the meat as needed. The "coals" were supplied by a wood fire built away from the "pits". This would burn off most of the heavy wood smoke and prevent flames from burning the meat. Later, above ground pits were used, made of tin or brick and covered with wood sheets or barn tin to keep in the heat. Because chopping and splitting hardwood is labor intensive, most people switched to B&B Charcoal made in nearby town of Weimer, Texas. This style of BBQ became known as open pit BBQ.

Traditional BBQ, the same way its been done around here for generations, is still being served at Nathan's BBQ. These traditions will never change.
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Nathan's BBQ Brenham, Texas
How Traditional BBQ is Done at Nathan's

Our style of BBQ is getting harder to find and is not being offered by most BBQ restaurants today. We believe in carrying on great traditions and have been doing barbecue the same way since we opened in the 1980's. We continue the tradition for open-pit style BBQ that has been passed down for generations.

B&B Charcoal
COOKED OVER CHARCOAL

We only cook over B&B Charcoal and will never compromise.  This method is more hands on, requires more attention and is direct hands on bbqing. We don't put our meat on the pit and walk away.

Traditional Open Pit Barbecue
BASTED WITH MOP SAUCE

Mop sauce is the key to our traditional BBQ.  That Old School, traditional flavor can not be achieved without it.  While we are BBQ'ing, ever so often we baste the meat in our traditional mop sauce keeping it juicy, adding and controlling the burning charcoal.

Pecan Wood
PECAN WOOD FOR FLAVOR

Our special touch is to add a few chunks of locally sourced pecan wood for flavor.  This adds a unique flavor while not bathing the BBQ in heavy wood smoke.

Nathan's BBQ Brenham, Texas
"TRADITIONAL BBQ, AROUND HERE, IS NEVER SMOKED, IT'S COOKED OVER LUMP CHARCOAL, OPEN PIT STYLE AND BASTED WITH A TRADITIONAL MOP SAUCE"
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Nathan's BBQ Brenham, Texas

1307 Prairie Lea
Brenham, Texas 77833

 

Monday – Thurs.  11am - 8pm

Friday - 11am - 9pm

Saturday    11am - 8pm

Sunday    11am - 6pm

 

Tel: (979) 251-9900

Email: infonathansbbq@nathansbbq.com

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