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Old 01-30-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Robbery At Coopers BBQ in Junction!

After a 3-day work weekend at our new lease in Sonora and living off sandwiches and oatmeal bars, I was anxious for some decent food on my way home yesterday. I pulled into Junction, needing diesel and saw a Coopers BBQ and had to fill up both tanks (truck and mine). Ordered 1 lb Sliced brisket, 1 lb pork ribs (was taking some home to family) and a side of potatoe salad and beans with a large drink: $41! Proceeded down I-10 and started sampling.........WTH am I eating??? The brisket had to be the absolute worst I've ever had at a "restaurant" and I've eaten at Dickey's twice! The pork ribs were not far off, but at least edible. Sad thing is people traveling Texas stop in there for "Texas BBQ" a get something my dog wouldn't take!
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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It's hard to beat the original Cooper's BBQ....the 'satellite' locations like here in Austin are not even close to the same food quality.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:16 AM   #3
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That Junction Coopers isn't affiliated with the one in Llano and, yeah, it's pretty terrible.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:17 AM   #4
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Next time go down the road to Lum's BBQ in Junction. Better food and prices.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:17 AM   #5
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I hunt in Junction, and never thought that that place was a real Coopers. My tip for anyone looking for food in Junction is the McDonalds or Pilot.. ha ha.

I only know of Coopers in Llano, New Braunfels and now Austin. Had the first 2 and they were both really good.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:17 AM   #6
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Been hunting that area for 8 years and even the locals will not eat there.

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Old 01-30-2017, 11:19 AM   #7
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I don't think that place has anything to do with Coopers BBQ. I went there once and couldn't finish a chopped beef sandwich. Terrible BBQ, possibly the worst I've ever had. Next time go S of 10 a mile or so and eat at Lum's.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:19 AM   #8
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Lums is way better.............
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:20 AM   #9
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That Junction Coopers isn't affiliated with the one in Llano and, yeah, it's pretty terrible.


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Old 01-30-2017, 11:21 AM   #10
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yep, been there done that....but only once
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
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Next time go down the road to Lum's BBQ in Junction. Better food and prices.
This right here.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:23 AM   #12
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Next time go down the road to Lum's BBQ in Junction. Better food and prices.
Yep.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:26 AM   #13
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I prefer LUms also
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:26 AM   #14
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Lums is way better.............
MmmHmmm, yup.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:30 AM   #15
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That Junction Coopers isn't affiliated with the one in Llano and, yeah, it's pretty terrible.
Sums it up
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:30 AM   #16
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Lums is the place to go in Junction. Ive been robbed as well at Coopers
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:32 AM   #17
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We have that place multiple chances, it's terrible BBQ!
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:36 AM   #18
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If you go s towards Lums the gas prices are cheaper too.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:38 AM   #19
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Coopers in Junction is horrible and waaaaaaaaay over priced. I've been robbed there as well. Only reason we stopped there is because I wasn't driving! If it had been me driving we would have gone to Lum's.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:39 AM   #20
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Yep thats hwy robbery. Stopped by there once, that will be the last time.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:40 AM   #21
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Next time go down the road to Lum's BBQ in Junction. Better food and prices.
Yep on your right as you head into downtown..
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:42 AM   #22
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I hunt in Junction, and never thought that that place was a real Coopers. My tip for anyone looking for food in Junction is the McDonalds or Pilot.. ha ha..
We started hunting in Junction this past season and, sadly, this is true. Pilot, McDonalds, and Sonic are the best best for decent food.
We've been pretty much everywhere in Junction. Your options range from absolutely terrible to just "okay." What gives?
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:50 AM   #23
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Beef ribs at Lum's!
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:54 AM   #24
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We started hunting in Junction this past season and, sadly, this is true. Pilot, McDonalds, and Sonic are the best best for decent food.
We've been pretty much everywhere in Junction. Your options range from absolutely terrible to just "okay." What gives?
Go to Roosevelt and eat there at the Roosevelt General Store (15 or 20 miles west of Junction) it has a café in the back ..Its a bar/restaurant type of thing with a Old General Store. Its very unique and my wife and kids eat there every time we go to the ranch and it actually fills my 2 teenagers up (They sell hamburgers fries and all the usual café food) 4 of us can eat there for under 40bucks..
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:58 AM   #25
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Man, you got me with that thread title.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:59 AM   #26
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When we hunted in Junction,we found Issacks Restaurant to be a fine place to eat.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:30 PM   #27
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Don't feel bad. I made that mistake once myself. What a joke of a barbecue place.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:37 PM   #28
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Good to know, thanks.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:37 PM   #29
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We started hunting in Junction this past season and, sadly, this is true. Pilot, McDonalds, and Sonic are the best best for decent food.
We've been pretty much everywhere in Junction. Your options range from absolutely terrible to just "okay." What gives?
La familia is decent. Issaks has got a good hamburger and breakfast. The Milky Way and paddlers porch are good as well.

And as mentioned, Lums is best BBQ around.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:38 PM   #30
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Go to Roosevelt and eat there at the Roosevelt General Store (15 or 20 miles west of Junction) it has a café in the back ..Its a bar/restaurant type of thing with a Old General Store. Its very unique and my wife and kids eat there every time we go to the ranch and it actually fills my 2 teenagers up (They sell hamburgers fries and all the usual café food) 4 of us can eat there for under 40bucks..
Best advise so far on this thread!!! I like Lum's but this place is it!

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Old 01-30-2017, 12:50 PM   #31
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La familia is decent. Issaks has got a good hamburger and breakfast. The Milky Way and paddlers porch are good as well.

And as mentioned, Lums is best BBQ around.
La Familia is "okay" Tex-mex. We might go again. Never again will we go that other Tex Mex place on the north side of I10. Terrible velveeta queso, canned beans and Wolf brand chili.
I didn't care for Lums but the guys thought it was decent. Milky Way is the best as far as sit down restaurants. We've been to Isaak's twice. First time was okay, Second time wasn't good at all. Haven't heard of Paddler's Porch.
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La Familia is "okay" Tex-mex. We might go again. Never again will we go that other Tex Mex place on the north side of I10. Terrible velveeta queso, canned beans and Wolf brand chili.
I didn't care for Lums but the guys thought it was decent. Milky Way is the best as far as sit down restaurants. We've been to Isaak's twice. First time was okay, Second time wasn't good at all. Haven't heard of Paddler's Porch.
Paddlers is about a mile out of town on 377. Cool place to eat, get a beer and they have live music pretty often. They also rent tubes and kayaks as well as shuttle people down to the south llano river. City sweets was good the one time I ate there. I've been meaning to get to Roosevelt. Heard the cafe was dang good.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:04 PM   #33
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The Coopers in Mason is pretty darn good but I agree the Junction place is not worth the time or money .
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:07 PM   #34
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Ain't but one or maybe two of them even owned by kin of old George anymore... He'd take a strop to 'em for ruining good meat that away... I heard the idiot in Ft. Worth even messed with the sauce..

I ate in New Braunfels Saturday and that Yankee that opened that one is doing good on the meat.. Ain't George's good but not bad..

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Old 01-30-2017, 01:08 PM   #35
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I thought it was just me! Stopped there last Summer and was terribly disappointed!
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:13 PM   #36
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After a 3-day work weekend at our new lease in Sonora and living off sandwiches and oatmeal bars


The best food in the world comes from our deer lease !!! ribs, pulled pork, sausage...... you're doing it wrong man !!!
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:19 PM   #37
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Had Coopers once in Llano.

That was the only and last time Ive been there.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:23 PM   #38
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Lum's and city sweet are the two best places in junction.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:25 PM   #39
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The best food in the world comes from our deer lease !!! ribs, pulled pork, sausage...... you're doing it wrong man !!!
Glad I wasn't the only one. I plan on being better prepared^^^^^ Couldn't fit the smoker on this trip, but next time it's going with us along with Ribeyes, Baker taters and all the fixings!
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:25 PM   #40
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Well crap....The new Coopers in Christoval is said to be a spinoff of the Junction Coopers..
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:31 PM   #41
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The best food in the world comes from our deer lease !!! ribs, pulled pork, sausage...... you're doing it wrong man !!!
LOL. I agree. We eat good at the lease!
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That one isnt the same affiliated with the ones in Llano, Ft Worth, Mason, New Branfuls.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:38 PM   #43
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The best food in the world comes from our deer lease !!! ribs, pulled pork, sausage...... you're doing it wrong man !!!

Agreed....we eat **** good and I'm a big advocate of the big meals at our place, but it is nice every now and then to let somebody else do all the cooking and cleaning for a meal on a 3-4 day weekend. Whether it be a breakfast, lunch or dinner, its a nice break. Especially if we have to run into town for corn or repair parts/materials.
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That Junction Coopers isn't affiliated with the one in Llano and, yeah, it's pretty terrible.
Glad to know this, and thanks for saving us a trip next time we're out at K-ville. We have been driving an hour to Llano to get the real deal for years and thought about changing to Junction last trip out.
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:14 PM   #45
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Junction one is a tourist trap. Terrible food.
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:20 PM   #46
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that hates Copper in Junction. I ate there once and luckily I was headed to Menard and not Houston. Barely made it
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:21 PM   #47
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Next time go down the road to Lum's BBQ in Junction. Better food and prices.
seconded
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:27 PM   #48
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The Coopers in Mason is pretty darn good but I agree the Junction place is not worth the time or money .
Next time you are in mason, see if Deadwood is open. we don't sit down and eat there but we do get their stuff to go and its good. also, can't beat tres caminos behind dairy queen for breakfast tacos!
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:31 PM   #49
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Lum's pulled pork is hard to beat
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Next time go down the road to Lum's BBQ in Junction. Better food and prices.
I agree
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