Monday, February 13, 2012

Dozier's Grocery & Market

FULSHEAR: Dozier's Grocery & Market
8222 FM 359

Fulshear, Texas 77441


Open Tues-Thur 9:30-6:30, F-Sat 9:30-7, Sun 10-7

I've been told that this was among Texas' best BBQ joints when award winning pitmaster Ed Dozier was still manning the pits. I wasn't around then, but I can tell you today that they still put out some respectable, just not incredible barbecue.

A three meat plate was served up quickly with ribs, brisket and sausage. The two sides of fresh and still crunchy green beans and creamy baked potato salad were both great. The sausage had good seasoning and pretty good snap to the casing. The meat had been ground a little more fine than I like, but it was a good link. Brisket had good smoke but was left a bit dry after all of the fat was scraped off the meat. A good smoke ring and nice black crust made for pretty slices, but the meat just wasn't as good as it looked. The ribs had a thick rub that hindered a good crust from forming, or they may have just been stored a little too long. Either way, the meat was still tender, moist and enjoyable. If you can't make the drive to some other exceptional choices for barbecue in this area west of Houston (like Vincek's in East Bernard and Austin's in Eagle Lake) then Dozier's is a fine option for smoked meats.

Rating ***


Jarrett said...

You need to go to Pop's Pit in Brookshire if you are around Dozier's.

Anonymous said...

green beans and BBQ! Come on now ...


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.