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Mikeska's BBQ

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209 Merchant St, El Campo, TX 77437-4517
+1 979-543-5471
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El Campo, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BBQ sandwich is large! Very tasty, you can add your own condiments. Banana pudding always a delight.

Thank 945rose
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As you may know, I like BBQ. Mikeska is good ole Texas BBQ. Nothing fancy, but plentiful and enjoyable. I had the pork and sausage - both were very good. Don't waste your time on fast food - this place is right off the highway. I bought some of the chocolate chip cookies to go - great with milk! Look... More 

Thank irongame
Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch on our way to Corpus, got there just in time (11:30). This is a self service establishment, counter order. Plenty of side dishes and appear to be "homemade", tried the mustard potato salad-way too much mustard & pimento along with sweet relish, almost soupy! The sliced beef/brisket sandwich I had was TOUGH and chewy with little... More 

1 Thank southtxshine
Houston, Texas
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278 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This place has grown slowly over the years and getting bigger. The quality and taste is outstanding. The selection is great and getting more plentiful. Parking is ok and the place is very clean. Only negatives are the staff are starting to be a little lazy and not as friendly as they used to be. The food got them this... More 

Thank Ikeamillion
Conroe, Texas
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped for lunch and bought a sliced beef sandwich and a brisket meat stuffed potato. It did not seem like there was very much meat on my husband's sandwich or my potato. We thought the meat had no flavor and the BarBQ sauce had too much vinegar in it. They have a salad bar that is included but we... More 

Thank gwooley
El Campo, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The sausage is phenomenal here and the ribs are decent but realistically everything else is average at best or even worse (the beef which is tri tips rather than brisket). Growing up here I always thought it was the best but after having went to many other barbecue places across Texas there is just no possible way it can compete... More 

Thank ElCampo1
Hallettsville, Texas
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Once inside from a very crowded parking lot we found the buffet confusing. There was no one to explain multiple food lines. We were rudely directed to the menu on the wall which did not address the buffet. Through our own investigation we found the buffet line which had no Bar B Q on the buffet. They had chicken fried... More 

Thank Kurt B
Victoria, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Mikeska's was always one of our family's favorite places for barbecue and has been for years. The meats, buffet and side dishes were always excellent. Unfortunately the barbecue it has really gone downhill in the last year. The last two purchases of brisket, which were takeout orders, were extremely disappointing. The meat was too dry to eat without drowning it... More 

Thank Concho425
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stop for lunch on the way to Houston. When we got there, the place inside look nice with all the taxidermy on the wall of the deers. The place also sell good with mesquite smoke from the bbq pits. We got our food chopped bbq sandwich, the food tasted nasty. Also the coleslaw was gross. I Decide to get some... More 

Thank RUDY C
Austin, Texas, USA
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

On the way to Houston Mikeska's is right on the highway. If you are concerned about eating with a large amount of dead animals looking at you, this is not your place. If you want good fast BB-Q it is. We had the chopped beef sandwich, good size helping of meat & the sauce was good. We ate it so... More 

Thank MPH200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Merchant St, El Campo, TX 77437-4517
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  El Campo
  • Phone Number: +1 979-543-5471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?