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Roadside BBQ: Jerry Mikeska's, Columbus, TX

On the way to Austin from Houston we wanted to stop somewhere authentic for lunch. Bar-B-Q always sounds good so a roadhouse just before we left I-10 beckoned.

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One half BBQ joint, one half monument to taxidermy, Jerry Mikeska's Bar-B-Q is just one outpost belonging to a member of "Texas' First Family of Barbecue." The children of a Czech immigrant have been serving up specialty BBQ since the 1960's, each with their own style.

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jerry mikeska's taxidermy


We indulged in tender, succulent pork ribs, sausage and boiled potatoes. The sauce was delicious and we enjoyed the atmosphere of locals filtering in and out.

BBQ jerry mikeska's

Jerry Mikeska himself was circulating around the room as we prepared to leave, handing out little trinkets to customers and shaking people's hands. He gave us a couple of business cards and thanked us for coming in.

jerry mikeska business cards

Tummies full, we enjoyed the rest of the drive to Austin, with the seasonal bluebonnets guiding our way...

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17 Comments on "Roadside BBQ: Jerry Mikeska's, Columbus, TX"

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Siddhartha Joshi

Though a little sad, I love the interiors! Beautifully decorated walls…

Inspiring Travellers

Taxidermy is not my favorite but I certainly admire the sheer number of pieces…

Stephanie - The Travel Chica

All of those animal heads might be a little unsettling, but I bet I would be fine once I got ahold of that BBQ 🙂

Emily in Chile

That decoration looks a little crazy, but I’m sure the food was delicious!

Inspiring Travellers

Yes, they were certainly interesting but the food was great!


Oh wow that looks good! And I love seeing the bluebonnets again. 🙂

Inspiring Travellers

Aren’t they beautiful?


Mmmmm….BBQ. We’re heading to Dallas for a long weekend next month and I’ve told my friends I want to eat nothing but barbecue and tacos!

Inspiring Travellers

Sounds like a great plan!

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