Brett’s BBQ Shop

Brett's BBQ Shop
This hole-in-the-wall joint in a small strip center in Katy is helmed by pitmaster Brett Jackson who wrestles a decades-old steel barrel pit ("The Beast") to produce some of the area's best 'Q.

After a training stint at Louie Mueller Barbecue, Jackson spent a few years as a local gun-for-hire pitmaster before returning to his hometown of Katy and canvassing the area for a place to set up his own shop. He found the perfect (tradition-wise) spot in a tiny strip center on a wide stretch of South Mason Road formerly occupied by a legendary (and infamous) local joint called Nonmacher’s.

With only a few tables, Brett’s is a classic hole-in-the-wall barbecue joint with one massive advantage – a literally massive, forty year-old steel barrel pit called The Beast that is seemingly held together with only a few questionable welds. One thing’s for sure: Jackson has mastered The Beast and serves some of the best Central Texas-style barbecue in Houston that his one-time boss in Taylor would be proud of.

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Owner(s): Brett Jackson
Pitmaster(s): Brett Jackson
Established: 2018
Address: 606 Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
Hours: Wed-Sun 11:30AM unitl sold out (usually early-mid afternoon).
Phone: (281) 392-7666
Known for: Perhaps the purest, CTX-style, salt-and-pepper brisket in Houston combined with a rotating series of creative specials like brisket enchiladas.
Pro-tip: The onsite parking lot is small and often full but you can also park in the lot across Kingsland by Panda Express and across Mason by Taco Bell. Cross at the cross-walk only!
Brisket price/lb: $25.00
Price Date: 2021-05-26
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