In a town filled with world-famous barbecue restaurants, the locals’ favorite is Chisholm Trail (1323 S. Colorado St., 512/398-6027, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, $6–13). A relative newcomer compared to the old stalwarts in town, Chisholm Trail nevertheless holds its own, perhaps because it doesn’t have the New York Times and Food Network hawking its food across the country.
They may want to reconsider, since Chisholm Trail offers high-quality barbecue that would be a stand-alone knockout in most other Texas towns. Their seasoned sausage is a specialty, and locals line up for the ribs, chicken, and turkey.
Chisholm Trail has a large cafeteria-style bar with a plethora of side items, including fried okra, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans, green beans, squash, and various salads. What sets it apart from the other barbecue restaurants in town is its expanded menu, offering chicken fried steak, catfish, and other Southern specialties.