Railroad Bar-B-Que (Kyle) (Closed)

Railroad Bar-B-Que is closed as of today at the Manchaca and Kyle locations. Kyle, TX is growing so fast that the interstate access road had to be moved. The traffic that runs by Railroad has decreased because of it. Kyle is now down to two BBQ joints. Milt's and Dickey's.


We built our house four plus years ago in Kyle. Being so close to Lockhart started my barbecue craze. The first place we ate on the day we moved in was Railroad Bar-B-Que. We got it to-go and ate on the floor of our new house. We have been back a handful of times. Railroad has a few locations around Central Texas. The Kyle location is in an old feed store next to the railroad tracks. Fitting.

Amber and I went there for lunch one Saturday. She got chicken tenders, and I got a three meat plate with moist brisket, pork ribs, and sausage. It came with a side of coleslaw and macaroni salad. The brisket was chewy and was like roast beef. You can taste the mesquite smoke, but other than that, it was bland. I am not sure the ribs ever saw a smoker. Sure it was pink like it has been inside of one, but I could not taste it. I would have thought it was baked or even worse boiled. They were tender and saucy though. The sausage was the highlight of the meal. The beef and pork blend was good. It had a nice pop, and the flavor was dominated by black pepper. The creamy coleslaw tasted like it came from KFC which is not a bad thing. I actually love the finely chopped coleslaw from KFC. The macaroni salad although solid seemed like it was a store bought variety.
Railroad Bar-B-Que is not our go-to BBQ joint in Kyle. We prefer Milt's Pit BBQ if we wanted to grab some local barbecue. Railroad does have all you can eat catfish on Friday and Saturday nights. Do not go on a Friday during Lent. It is crazy packed.

Until next time, happy smoking...

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