We enjoyed the ribs and brisket. Service was exceptional!
Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Since 1974
We were on an afternoon road trip to pick up a mama cat and her kitten, and saw Soulman’s Bar-B-Que. Father’s Day was coming up and it was a perfect “excuse” to try Soulman’s
Venue: Texas Bar-B-Que Chain
Atmosphere: Casual drop in to eat or get it to go. Table or booth seating invites you to linger with your companions and meal. We got ours to go. We left the truck running so the cats would have A/C while we quickly got our food.
Food Fare: We got a rack of ribs, brisket, bbq sauce, and an unsweetened tea. There were lots of food choices including potato salad, cole slaw, beans, fried okra, pulled pork, sausage, chicken, and lots of other stuff. You can choose a plate, family style, by the pound, or a sandwich. We enjoyed the ribs and brisket. Pete didn’t care for the fine cut of the brisket meat but I liked it. The bbq sauce was a touch sweet but with a tanginess to it. It was a nice balance of flavor. The ribs were delicious. You can check out the restaurant online at Soulmans.com. We didn’t buy dessert but I did drool over the choices: pecan pie, buttermilk pie and banana pudding. If you want to make your own instead of buy it, check out these recipes for chess pie and pecan pie. They are actually easy pies to make.
Recommendations: Give this bar-b-que a try when near one of their 20 Texas locations. We stopped at the Van, TX restaurant. You gotta love their logo cups and their mascot with sunglasses!
Service: We were impressed with the friendliness of their staff both behind the counter and on the dining floor. Service was exceptional! We were wished safe travels before we left by an employee in the dining area.
Return Rating: Definitely!
Easy to spot barbeque stand in Trinity, Texas offers food the proprietor can rightfully be proud of. Worth a road trip for the ribs!
Sammy’s Bar-B-Que Trinity Texas
Venue: Side of the road Bar-B-Que stand that was easy to spot as we drove by (107 Calvin Street). There was a Resale Shop next door (don’t bother) separate from the food stand.
Atmosphere: Awning covered picnic tables with a small food trailer and a bar-b-que pit.
Food Fare: “The Best Bar-B-Que in Trinity TX” according to their sign (We agree). We tried the ribs and Boudin sausage and were very happy with them. Check out the size of the ribs in the picture – great tasting and easy to eat off the bone. Note: I am not usually an eat off the bone person, but I was with these! Sausage was delicious. We sampled potato salad and beans at the stand, and both were great tasting. The potato salad was some of the best we have ever had. The beans were exceptional. The proprietor was rightfully proud of his cooking.
Recommendation: If you are in the area, it is definitely worth driving a little out of the way to enjoy this food.
Service: Friendly and welcoming.
Return Rating: Definitely!
If you are cruising through Crescent City, IL be sure to get some ribs at Springcreek BBQ located at the corner of U.S. highway 24 and IL highway 49.
Excellent ribs and mediocre brisket. We pulled up to this corner stand to see the proprietor and his son with their feet up watching a barbecuer. Sort of like watching water boil.
When we walked up we were warmly greeted. I asked if the ribs were done. He advised he needed to put barbeque sauce on them and continue to cook them. I asked if he would sell us a slab as is knowing they weren’t “finished.” We got a slab of ribs with only a rub on it and some brisket. The brisket was nothing special but we compare it to what we get in Navasota, TX at Mallett Brothers Barbeque. The ribs were excellent. While not “finished,” the meat was done, tender, and tasty. If these half done ribs are an example of what he makes, I would like to try the completed ribs.
We highly recommend stopping in. Skip the brisket, eat the ribs. This Barbeque Trailer is located in Crescent City, IL at the corner of U.S. highway 24 and IL highway 49.
Written by Pete Avery for BackroadTracks.com Blog.