Underwood's B-B-Q in Brownwood, Texas Review

Jun 18, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Associated Content

Are you a barbecue lover? Well, if you are, then visit Underwood's B-B-Q restaurant located in Brownwood, just about 40 miles away from the heart of Texas.

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Longtime Brownwoodian

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Jul 21, 2009
 
Great cafeteria, but not traditional barbecue. Unfortunately, it is the best barbecue in Brownwood.
Steve

Coleman, TX

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Jul 22, 2009
 

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Great BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Sausage, Beef Steak and Beans. Great Fried Chicken and Fried Fish. Great Rolls too ! Underwood's is just one of the great places in Brownwood to get some great BBQ !
Slim Shady

San Angelo, TX

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Jul 22, 2009
 
That's just great!
Steve

Coleman, TX

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Slim Shady wrote:
That's just great!
Isn't it ?
Leonard Underwear

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Underwood's is not real BBQ. It is steamed Argentina beef. It does have a unique taste but it's not traditional BBQ by any means. If you're going to call Underwood's real BBQ, then Taco Bell must serve real Mexican food. Real BBQ can be had at Sticks or Smitty's though some of you obviously don't agree or you have snobby "Austin" tastes or you're just burned out.
Steve

Coleman, TX

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Jul 28, 2009
 

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Leonard Underwear wrote:
Underwood's is not real BBQ. It is steamed Argentina beef. It does have a unique taste but it's not traditional BBQ by any means. If you're going to call Underwood's real BBQ, then Taco Bell must serve real Mexican food. Real BBQ can be had at Sticks or Smitty's though some of you obviously don't agree or you have snobby "Austin" tastes or you're just burned out.
It does have a unique taste and it's deemed delicious by many of us ! Guess that's why so many of us don't mind waiting in line for the Underwood's Family "traditional" dishes !
bwood

Junction, TX

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I agree- it's not real BBQ and I've never understood why people always associate Brownwood with Underwoods. I guess everyone has to pass by it when driving through town. Smitty's BBQ is way better. Underwoods makes me actually sick after I eat it.
Steve

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bwood wrote:
I agree- it's not real BBQ and I've never understood why people always associate Brownwood with Underwoods. I guess everyone has to pass by it when driving through town. Smitty's BBQ is way better. Underwoods makes me actually sick after I eat it.
I've enjoyed Underwoods dishes for over 40 years. It's BBQ in my book ! I also like the brisket at Smitty's. Maybe it's Underwoods obvious and well deserved popularity that is allegedly making you "sick" bwood !

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Since: Jul 09

Beautiful Hill country of TX

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Jul 29, 2009
 
Great place to eat. Was rated 1 of the Top Ten restaurants in Texas at one time. I miss it so!
Steve

Coleman, TX

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HeresJonny wrote:
Great place to eat. Was rated 1 of the Top Ten restaurants in Texas at one time. I miss it so!
Which location do you miss HeresJonny? The Brownwood location is still rockin !

Underwoods: Some of the Best Eatin' in Town !
Steve

Coleman, TX

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bwood wrote:
I agree- it's not real BBQ and I've never understood why people always associate Brownwood with Underwoods. I guess everyone has to pass by it when driving through town. Smitty's BBQ is way better. Underwoods makes me actually sick after I eat it.
Is Underwood's being SWIFTboated in KXYL Kountry ?
Carnivore

Brownwood, TX

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Aug 8, 2009
 

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I meant to say Childs not Chills
Yearning for good BBQ

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Aug 9, 2009
 
Steve wrote:
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I've enjoyed Underwoods dishes for over 40 years. It's BBQ in my book ! I also like the brisket at Smitty's. Maybe it's Underwoods obvious and well deserved popularity that is allegedly making you "sick" bwood !
I love to eat at Underwoods as well as Smitty's both serve really good BBG and I don't mind the fact that they each have a different flavor! That keeps it interesting! However,..my oldest son once worked there and I went to pick him up. He wasnt waiting outside so I went in to let him know that I was there. As I walked through the kitchen ,..the first thing I noticed was the slippery greasyh floor! I had to slow down and walk more carefully so that I wouldnt fall! It was like trying to walk on ice. The next thing I noticed was that there was a big pile of shredded cabbage on one long table,..there was also a lot of poeces on the floor and they had obviously been tracked around because there was peices of the cabbage all over the place! Then I saw on a table at the far wall, a huge pile of meat! Flying over and around this huge pile of raw meat was at least two dozen flies! On top of all that was a pungent sweaty odor that made me want to get the hell out of there! Which is exactly what I did as soon as I could!
Do I still eat there you ask? Well of course! I like the food and I beleive in the ten second rule! Plus,.. heat kills germs!
I just wish that their cobler tasted as good after you reheat it at home as it does when it comes to you hot out the stove. Unfortunately you have to eat it as soon as you buy it because if you wait till the next day,..the juice in the cobler turns to a type of jell and it taste nasty as hell!
But Underwoods is still one of my favorite restaurants! Gotta love them hot rolls! MMMMM! Good!
whazzup

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Aug 10, 2009
 
Yearning for good BBQ wrote:
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I love to eat at Underwoods as well as Smitty's both serve really good BBG and I don't mind the fact that they each have a different flavor! That keeps it interesting! However,..my oldest son once worked there and I went to pick him up. He wasnt waiting outside so I went in to let him know that I was there. As I walked through the kitchen ,..the first thing I noticed was the slippery greasyh floor! I had to slow down and walk more carefully so that I wouldnt fall! It was like trying to walk on ice. The next thing I noticed was that there was a big pile of shredded cabbage on one long table,..there was also a lot of poeces on the floor and they had obviously been tracked around because there was peices of the cabbage all over the place! Then I saw on a table at the far wall, a huge pile of meat! Flying over and around this huge pile of raw meat was at least two dozen flies! On top of all that was a pungent sweaty odor that made me want to get the hell out of there! Which is exactly what I did as soon as I could!
Do I still eat there you ask? Well of course! I like the food and I beleive in the ten second rule! Plus,.. heat kills germs!
I just wish that their cobler tasted as good after you reheat it at home as it does when it comes to you hot out the stove. Unfortunately you have to eat it as soon as you buy it because if you wait till the next day,..the juice in the cobler turns to a type of jell and it taste nasty as hell!
But Underwoods is still one of my favorite restaurants! Gotta love them hot rolls! MMMMM! Good!
My question is what is poeces? Did you mean to say feces?
Does anyone know the recipe for making their cobbler? A cobbler is very easy to make but the thick flaky crust is not. That's the part I'm trying to find out about. It probably comes frozen and they just cook it but I'm not sure. I know for a fact that all those "tasty" vegetables come in big cans.
BBQ lover

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Aug 21, 2009
 
Anybody have a good recipe for a dry rub?
Steve

Coleman, TX

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BBQ lover wrote:
Anybody have a good recipe for a dry rub?
Have you checked over at "The Brownwood Store" (retail) located in the Tax Payer Subsidized Chamber of Commerce offices which is located in the Tax Payer Subsidized Train Depot ? Maybe you can develop a Dry Rub in Houston and get them to retail it out of "The Brownwood Store" ! Good luck.
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Sep 3, 2009
 
Underwoods can be good at times and the reason i say that is many of my Co-workers came to Brownwood from Austin and for lunch i suggested Underwoods and braged about it to them a total of about 15 state employees went there and ate and when thay returned thay simple sad it was horrible. I than ate there for dinner to see what the hell my co-workers where talking about and it was not good the asst manager was not there neather was pual so thats why i think it was not good.....
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Sep 3, 2009
 
Brown County Fire Fighter wrote:
Underwoods can be good at times and the reason i say that is many of my Co-workers came to Brownwood from Austin and for lunch i suggested Underwoods and braged about it to them a total of about 15 state employees went there and ate and when thay returned thay simple sad it was horrible. I than ate there for dinner to see what the hell my co-workers where talking about and it was not good the asst manager was not there neather was pual so thats why i think it was not good.....
Are Brown County firefighers required to have a high school diploma?
Brown County FireFighter

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So I rushed typeing Im a busy person
bwood

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Sep 13, 2009
 
Steve wrote:
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I've enjoyed Underwoods dishes for over 40 years. It's BBQ in my book ! I also like the brisket at Smitty's. Maybe it's Underwoods obvious and well deserved popularity that is allegedly making you "sick" bwood !
I don't understand why you would respond to my previous post like this. I don't have anything against popular restaurants and I did not even indicate anything along those lines. Why so defensive?

All I said was an agreement with the original thread post that I don't care for the food at this place. The meat is not good, the vegetables taste like they are canned and/or way overcooked, the cobbler does not have fresh fruit in it.

Regarding your post= I eat at lots of popular restaurants all the time. Sorry if I offended you by saying I don't like the food ad Underwoods. Have a nice day.

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