Friday, May 11, 2012

Waller County Line BBQ

There's a BBQ place that we pass every time we head from College Station to Houston.  And until recently we didn't bother to stop and eat there.  Mostly because we had plans in Houston and/or College Station.  Well recently we had the opportunity to stop.  And boy-howdy am I glad we did.

If you've driven along Highway 6/290 between Houston and College Station you've likely seen this sign. It's a combined gas station, BBQ place, and bar. It was lunchtime when we stopped in.

The decor is no-fuss casual. And, yes, those are tools in the background. The bakery features cakes. We didn't save room.  But we noticed there was a good selection.

I meant it when I said no-fuss.  I went for the spicy boudin.  Luckily I got there just in time to get the last one. The Lovely Spouse got BBQ beef.

 Wait. Does that say jalapeno stuffed bacon wrapped quail??? Yes, please!

This is The Lovely Spouse's lunch. Quail on the left and beef on the right. He said the beef was slightly overcooked and dry, as though it had been sitting too long. It's possible we just got there at the end of their lunch rush. Maybe it's better earlier?

Here's the inside of the jalapeno stuff bacon wrapped quail.  This was AWESOME. Exactly what you would imagine it would be.  And totally worth stopping here again.

The boudin was also good.  It was how I imagine someone's grandma would make it. The spicy version was quite filling and spicy enough to leave a nice warm burn on the lips. The Lovely Spouse said it tasted "like organ meats". I didn't get that flavor from it, but enjoyed it nontheless.

Will we be back? Absolutely.  Jalapeno stuff bacon wrapped quail.  'Nuf said. And it's available in platters of 5 or more. Total cost for two, with drinks (iced tea) was around $20. No muss, no fuss, just good food. I like it. 


  1. Just found your site through Foodie Blogroll and thought I'd stop by to check out your site. I subscribed to your blog feed and can't wait to see what your next post will be!

  2. Awwwww..thanks! Next post will be on comfort food when I'm sick. Because I'm home sick right now.

    Next one after that will be on a new-to-me Mexican restaurant.