View Full Version : Seeking BBQ Joint

11-30-2009, 09:03 PM
Fellow Brethren. Headed to south TX on Wednesday, and am seeking a decent TX BBQ joint, Kinsgville to Corpus Cristi. Son #2 is getting his Navy Wings of Gold at NAS Kingsville next Friday, and we'd like to sample something decent without driving to Lockhart. Son says Kingsville is NFG for BBQ, and Corpus shows lots of places. Any favorites folks? (TX style, beef and hot links)

11-30-2009, 09:13 PM
TexFos will chime in with recommendations, I would like to offer congratulations to your son. And you. Thank you.

11-30-2009, 09:50 PM
I have nothing to add, other than congrats to your son and your family. I'm sure you are a very proud papa. :cool:

11-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Thanks Kevin. BTW son #1 is a SEAL

11-30-2009, 09:57 PM
Thank you Adrian, indeed I am. Momma too.

11-30-2009, 10:12 PM
Congratulations to both your sons, and mom and dad.:eusa_clap

C Rocke
11-30-2009, 10:38 PM
Thank you to your family, and please thank your sons for their service.

11-30-2009, 11:04 PM
I grew up in Corpus. I'm sure you can find some barbecue, but don't forget about seafood and Tex-Mex. I could really go for a coupla' dozen fried shrimp....

11-30-2009, 11:48 PM
Roger the Tex-Mex and gulf seafood. Got a pretty good list in Corpus. Even a M/C friendly joint called Knuckleheads or something, all served on butcher paper. Just wish we had time for Lockhart. Oh well, another trip later.

Against The Grain
12-01-2009, 12:08 AM
Congratulations ! I would take the seafood over BBQ anyday. Oysters are in season too!

12-01-2009, 03:13 AM
Thank you to your family, and please thank your sons for their service.

I could not agree more.

12-01-2009, 09:24 AM
there's joe cotton's & rudy's in robstown. rudy was on regis & kelly for america's best brisket.
mac's bbq in gregory was the original but there's 1 in corpus now.

just google corpus christ bbq. there's a lot of new places.

it's all parboiled junk.:shock:

if you go for seafood hit port aransas. trout st. is good as is pelican's landing,& hooks is really good.
tell your son congratz & thanx.

12-01-2009, 09:30 AM
No suggestions but many thanks for both your Sons' service and Congratulations on the Gold Wings!

12-01-2009, 10:11 AM
First and foremost thank your sons for their service, and thank you for raising them right.

Secondly, Rudy's [sause and rub] is excellent if there's one down that way. The past couple of times I've had it in Waco and College Station the brisket wasn't cooked well, but the rub and sause are top notch (yes it's spelled that way). If it were me I'd stop in, grab a slice to check it, then go full bore.

12-01-2009, 10:42 AM
No suggestions from here but thank-you for both of your sons service and sacrifices for the greater good.

My middle son is in pararescueman (PJ) training in the Air Force. He is in Albuquerque NM in paramedic training right now.

I am Former AF, and the Son of a four time combat veteran. So from generations of military service; I say "Thank-You" to you and your sons.

12-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Big Alan, I don't know any BBQ joints in that area, but wanted to chime in and ask you to please thank your sons for their service to our country. God bless and protect them! We are indebted to them!

12-01-2009, 12:52 PM
The SEAL has trained with the PJ's many times. Thank him, and you, and your family for their service.

12-01-2009, 05:44 PM
I think the best BBQ in Corpus is the BBQ Man, on I37. Only problem is that it is only open until 8pm Monday - Friday. Cottons in Robstown is also good, but not as good as it used to be. Rudy's is OK. Whoever said stay away from Bill Miller is absolutely right. Mac's BBQ has a following here in town, but I am not crazy for it.

Hope you have fun in our little town.

I forgot about Knuckleheads. Good BBQ. Has M/C light vibe to it. Cold beer. 2 locations, you want to go to the one on Broadway.

12-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Thanks TexHead, you have narrowed it down for me. And Thank You to ThirdEye and blues n cues for the gulf seafood tip.
And to all of the Brethren that sent thank yous on behalf of my two warriors, all will be passed along and are greatly appreciated.

12-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Hey Big Alan I have been to Rudys and thought it was really good given it is a chain (not sure how big a chain has to be before it is manufactured junk).

Thanks to your son's.

12-02-2009, 12:52 AM
Texhead- WELCOME to the Brethren, just caught your date of entry. Stroll over to Cattle Call to introduce yourself!

12-03-2009, 02:48 PM
Texhead- WELCOME to the Brethren, just caught your date of entry. Stroll over to Cattle Call to introduce yourself!

Thanks for the welcome Big Alan and will do.

01-08-2010, 05:09 AM
Happy New Year Brethren

Busy month. The TX trip was short and fun filled, but sorry to report, we could not get to a BBQ joint. Best selection recommended was the BBQMan at Corpus but timing was not good. Most of our time was in Kingsville. The newest Navy pilot chose to go to a military friendly classic Italian place in old downtown Corpus, Mamma Mia's. Wow. The entrance is filled floor to ceiling with memorabelia to honor all branches of America's finest. Proprietor Marino made us feel right at home. He and his native Italian chef's made some of the tastiest made-from- scratch pasta and entrees that I have had. The gulf lobster ravioli was to die for. Eight of us ate like we were in Italy. (But in Texas, go figure!). Wish Mamma Mia's was back home here! At least 3 strangers came to the table to thank our hero for his service and owner Marino comped the Lt jg's dinner. A childhood friend who lives and works in Houston and his wife joined us. He is a Navy veteran from Vietnam, nuclear submariner. He and his wife belong to the Texas Patriot Guard Riders, and volunteer escort to the fallen upon arrival home. Last year they logged 35,000 miles.
We had both young men home for Christmas and New Years and our time was special. I smoked pork loin ribs, beef ribs, and MOINK balls for the winging celebration back home.
Eight of America's finest, two Marines and six Navy flyers were awarded their Wings of Gold at Kingsville. Our hero is headed to NAS Oceana, Norfolk, VA, to transition into F/A-18 Super Hornets. His SEAL brother, LT, was present in uniform as well for the winging and I could not have been a prouder dad. While pensively awaiting his airframe assignment, we got to tour Training Wing 2 at Kingsville and saw the huge maintenance hangar and pilot ready room. And yes, they do all talk with their hands in demonstrating combat formation flying. Such fine young men ready for the fight and so positive about who they are and what lies ahead. We can be proud that so many fine young aviators are ready to defend our freedom.
Thank you brethren for all the kind words of thanks, they were passed along to both young men.