Best Barbecue: Mumphord's Place

March 31, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.
Updated March 30, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.

One doesn't simply decide to make great barbecue. It's an art that requires dedication and a commitment to make sure things are done right.

At Mumphord's, that dedication pays off in mouthwatering bites of meat, cooked the old-fashioned way and covered in a seasoning and sauce that is the difference between cooked meat and a bite of barbecued perfection.

Mumphord's was voted best barbecue in the Crossroads by Victoria Advocate readers in the 2013 Best of the Best competition.

Operating for the past 13 years, the family-owned establishment takes barbecue seriously.

Chefs use coals and mesquite and oak to cook their meat, not taking any of the shortcuts that other barbecue establishments are prone to taking, co-owner Ricky Mumphord said.

"The best way to do it is the right way," he said.

Some barbecue places don't pay enough attention to their sauce or to the seasoning, Mumphord said, but at Mumphord's, you'll never get a taste of barbecue that is anything less than the way barbecue should be, he said.

When Mumphord's was voted Best Barbecue in the Crossroads, Mumphord said he and his co-workers always appreciate the acknowledgement from the community.

"We're blessed here. We're packed all the time," he said. "People like the way we do things here, and that's the compliment they give us when they vote for us and keep coming in here."

Mumphord's Place

1202 E Juan Linn St.



Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

First Runner-Up

Uncle Mutt's

5404 N. Navarro St.



Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Second Runner-Up

Prasek's Hillje Smokehouse

29714 U.S. 59

El Campo


Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday



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