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9502 E. Trimmier Road, "Lovin' Acres Ranch", Killeen, TX
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Food well not as good as it used to be my baked potato was old my BBQ pork way to sweet and grizzly the room we where in was dark like a dungeon with two ceiling fans with very dim light couldn't even see your food, was not impressed

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

The best thing about The Settlement is the setting. It is not in a strip mall like every other restaurant in Killeen but located on a farm, complete with goats and alpacas who will greet you when you arrive. The food is quite good - not the best BBQ I've ever had, but very good. I had the pulled pork... More 

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Auburndale, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

I was taken to "Big Hoss" for my birthday and found they put MSG in almost 100% of there food. That which I could try was quite disgusting. Over priced, inedible food. Not a good birthday.

1 Thank BrightOceanEyes
Harker Heights, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

There are so many BBQ places in Texas that it is challenging to find one that is outstanding - each have their own flavor and style. Big Hoss has its own style of foods and BBQ - most of the BBQ is good - but they do admit to using MSG which is problematic to our family. We tend to... More 

Thank Donktex
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I've read a lot of reviews. Wasn't really looking forward to taking some out of town friends here, but I was sick and tired of the same old chain places. So I warned my friends that I'd not been here, and it had some not so good reviews along with some good reviews. But we were pleasantly surprised. The food... More 

Thank 30196Sam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Got a 6 dollar brisket sandwich off the truck the bread was thick and stale and it was skimpy on the meat.

Thank Killeenresident
Warrens, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I've eaten here twice, both for military functions...so we did not get to choose what we got to eat or drink, but I was not that impressed with the food, especially for what they charged us!!! I've had better bbq, lots better!! The tea is bad, just bad...on these occasions, they only offered tea, water or lemonade, they did not... More 

Thank Shelley D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This place is on the outskirts of town but doesn't take you long to get there. I came here with a small group early on a Friday evening and was seated immediately. I liked the wooden décor and the little shelves of jelly and jam for sale. The bathroom has a very interesting Texas-shaped sink which you must see. The... More 

Thank TXkimchi
Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We had a farewell gathering for my boss before we all deployed to afghanistan, and the staff at The Settlement went above and beyond to take care of our group that literally took up the entire restaurant. Quaint place if you didn't know it existed you wouldn't find it, this is the only downfall. The food was good, and the... More 

Thank Cherrie H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

I usually like anything BBQ, I'm not hard to please at all. This place was horrible!!! I went there because I was craving ribs and this was the only BBQ place around that is open on Sundays. When I walked in it smelt so good! I just knew the food was going to be delicious, I wanted to try everything!!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9502 E. Trimmier Road, "Lovin' Acres Ranch", Killeen, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Killeen
I ran across a Killeen, TX Daily Hearld article about Walter Brown, owner of "Big Hoss" BBQ, and Pat Kern, another supportive citizen who did an exceptional service by feeding 220 soldiers from nearby Fort Hood. Brown went to pay Kern $1700 for work done at his restaurant. Kern refused the money and said, "Take your money elsewhere." Brown kept the money and fed 220 soldiers at his newly opened BBQ. We were so impressed with the whole story, found at
We drove 3 1/2 hours from Abilene to visit "Big Hoss" BBQ. We had read reviews from another site that gave his BBQ a whopping 5 stars. "Big Hoss" was at the entrance when we arrived and made us feel like VIP's. We arrived early so he was able to give us a grand tour... of special interest is a display of "Old West" characters, each hand-carved from a single piece of wood.. no glue! .. done by local artists. Each booth has a special theme depicting lives of special folks in the area. Mrs. "Hoss" was equally gracious as was our server. We enjoyed our meal ABOVE ALL. Hubby and I shared our food together so we had Brisket, Spare Ribs and Chicken, along with sides of veggies and dessert; my Peach Cobbler w/Ice Cream was terriffic! What's nice is that you have an option to "Build Ya' Own Plate. I'm from the South, so I suggested corn sticks would be a nice addition to his menu; his slices of white and wheat breads were nice. Also, I prefer corn on cob over whole kernel corn. He also has specials, Friday is Catfish & Hushpuppies, plus other daily specials posted at the entrance. The day we were there was a yummy looking German meal, another was a Pork Loin meal. Next visit I'll try his Appetizer, "Bedroll Shrimp." His beverages are "soft," but I think you can BYOB. Currently, he's only open Fridays 4pm-9pm, Saturdays 11am-9pm and Sundays 11am-7pm. Out-of-towners will need a map or Street Pilot to find The Settlement, but you won't regret your visit! Also www.bighossbbq.com has links at top of web page for directions, his Menu, pictures, and another Newspaper article.

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