Finding Good Catering Near Me in Austin

In general, finding caterers that are reliable and have good food anywhere can be a challenge, let alone finding good catering near me in Austin. Austinites in the know, though, turn to Pok-e-Jo’s as their trusted partner on events ranging from barbecues to weddings, corporate events to banquets. We have built our reputation on showing up when and where we say we will, and providing high quality food and service – if you haven’t seen us in action, just give us a shot and you’ll find out.

Pok-e-Jo’s catered our first event before we even opened our doors to our first restaurant in 1979, so experience is on our side. We deliver to you, you can pick up at any of our stores around Austin and Round Rock, and you can even have our staff on site to help with service for your event. And since we have five stores across the area, you can feel certain that wherever you are, there is good catering near me in Austin.

What’s that? You’re looking for something other than BBQ with your menu? Have no fear, Pok-e-Jo’s is (still) here! Particularly on Full Service events, our menu offerings always surprise people, so you don’t have to search for someone else to provide catering near me in Austin. Just give us a call at our catering hotline at 512-388-7578, let us know what you’re looking for, and watch us work!

What to Do with All the BBQ Places Near Me in Austin

Decisions can be difficult when there are so many BBQ places near me in Austin. Chances are that no matter where you are though, there is a Pok-e-Jo’s nearby to make that decision easier. We make that same great BBQ that started on the old Burnet Road in 1979 all over town these days-and even in Round Rock!

If you’re sitting there saying, “I live South, what BBQ places are near me in Austin?”, the answer is Pok-e-Jo’s Brodie Oaks. Central? Pok-e-Jo’s in the Hancock Center. North? You can get to our Parmer Lane store and our Great Hills store. We make it even easier for you North Austin dwellers.

So, your question of “are there BBQ places near me in Austin” can really be simplified. Next time, you just need to ask, “where is the Pok-e-Jo’s that I know is near me in Austin?”, and come on over to one of Austin’s long time BBQ institutions.

One of the Best Catering Companies Austin Has to Offer

Pok-e-Jo’s is one of the best catering companies Austin has to offer!

Is a BBQ restaurant one of the biggest catering companies in Austin? You betcha. If all you know about Pok-e-Jo’s is that we’re a restaurant, boy have you been missing out. One of the things we really excel at is taking our show on the road and catering your event – birthday party, company party, wedding, you name it.

What I’m about to say may sound crazy, because this is Texas, and BBQ is pretty much the state food of Texas. But you don’t get to be one of the biggest catering companies Austin and Central Texas has by doing just BBQ. We bring out delicious smoked fajitas, our signature smokehouse menu, appetizers, salads, vegetarian options, and more. Seriously, just check out our Full Service menu if you don’t believe us.

Next time you’re looking for a catering company here in Austin to service your event, don’t forget about Pok-e-Jo’s. You won’t be disappointed!

How To Order Catering Delivery In Austin

Ordering catering delivery in Austin can be a confusing process. Our catering experts here at Pok-e-Jo’s lay out the process that we see smart catering buyers go through:

  1. Evaluate the options for catering delivery in Austin. There are lots of them, so take your time (this step is optional).
  2. Call the experts in catering delivery, your local Austin Pok-e-Jo’s.
  3. Speak to any of our catering specialists, who can walk you through all the options, and who are here to make your life easier.
  4. Take some time to relax. You’ve accomplished a lot in less time than anyone thought you would, so you can sneak in some Candy Crush (or whatever else the cool kids are doing these days) while the boss isn’t watching.
  5. On your event date, sit back and watch as your delivery driver sets up Austin’s best catering delivery.
  6. Prepare yourself for the shower of compliments you’ll be bathing in as your co-workers eat some Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ.

See, it’s that easy! So why wait to order your next catering delivery in Austin? Call Pok-e-Jo’s today!

BBQ Near Me In Austin

BBQ Lovers: “Pok-e-Jo’s Makes Sure There Is Always BBQ Near Me in Austin”

No matter where you happen to be in Austin, there is BBQ near by, and likely a Pok-e-Jo’s! That’s one of the benefits of having been around since 1979 – it’s given us time to grow and cover a lot of the area. So, it doesn’t matter where you’re sitting, you can confidently say “I live North/South/Central/you name it, there is Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ near me in Austin!”

Starting South, you have our Brodie Oaks location. Those South of the river can get their Pok-e-Jo’s fix there.

If you’re downtown and wanting some delicious smoked meats, perhaps the Hancock Center location is more your speed.

What’s that, you live in Northwest Austin, reader? Try the Great Hills location in the Arboretum area and check out our indoor train that runs around the restaurant.

Find our Parmer Lane location just north of the Domain between Mopac and IH-35. You can stretch out in our nice big dining room, or reserve our party room for your private event.

Even if you don’t actually live in Austin, and are in the suburbs north of town, you can find some great Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ at our Round Rock store. Travis County, Williamson County, it doesn’t matter to us – we all have to eat (and all want to eat BBQ).

So, if you are an Austinite with a smoked meat affinity, just repeat after me: “There is always delicious Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ near me in Austin. There is always delicious Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ near me in Austin.” Now write it 10 times, memorize it, and then come eat!

Wedding Catering Austin at Its Finest

When it comes to the list of things that people are surprised that Pok-e-Jo’s does, catering weddings in Austin ranks high on the list. Many people just know us as a BBQ restaurant, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that we clean up very well and can hang with some of the highest end wedding caterers in Austin. Don’t believe us? Head over to our gallery page to check out some pictures, or check us out on The Knot and Wedding Wire to hear from the numerous brides and grooms whose weddings we’ve catered in the Austin area.

Appetizers, bar service, buffet style meals, stationed menus, family style, and more. If you name it, chances are we’ve done it at a wedding and can do it again for you. After all, there were more than 350 weddings that we catered in Austin last year alone!

When you’re looking at options for wedding caterers Austin, there are a lot to choose from. Contact our wedding specialists, schedule a tasting, and come see what’s made us the top of the heap!

Is There BBQ Near Me?

Is there BBQ near me? As a Texan, this is likely a question that has crossed your mind a time or two. Our researchers at Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ-niversity have come up with 6 ways to discern if there is indeed BBQ in your vicinity.

  1. Is the mouth-watering smell of smoky goodness filling my nostrils? There is BBQ near me.
  2. Is there a food truck painted orange and yellow within eyesight? There is BBQ near me.
  3. Have all thoughts other than thoughts of brisket vacated my mind? There is BBQ near me.
  4. Do I want everything I eat to come with sides of potato salad, coleslaw, and beans? There is BBQ near me.
  5. Are my fingers and/or shirt and/or tie stained with the familiar red of BBQ sauce? There is BBQ near me.
  6. Am I standing anywhere in Central Texas, at any time? There is BBQ near me.

Why We Love Catering in Austin

The number one reason why we love catering in Austin is that Austinites love BBQ!

It is truly one of Central Texas’ signature cuisines, and we are lucky enough not only to be able to serve up some ‘que in our five stores, but also to bring it out into the world to all sorts of catered events in the area.

Be it a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, it’s great to be able to give your guests a true taste of Austin with our catering service.

Austin is an eclectic city with a wide variety of culinary tastes, which makes catering in Austin an exciting challenge. This may shock you, but sometimes people want more than BBQ for their menu. Crazy, I know. So, when it comes to catering, we come prepared to bring Austin diverse menus to match the tastes of the town.

Fajitas? Check. Prime Rib? Check. When we start talking about the options we bring to the table with our catering, Austinites who have only ever had our food in one of our five stores are floored. Don’t believe us? Just check out our Full Service catering menu.

When you need catering in Austin, Pok-e-Jo’s is here for you. And before you think, “Pok-e-Jo’s can’t do that,” stop yourself. Give us a shot, and join the list of people here in Central Texas who have gotten to sit back and enjoy an awesome catered party with us.


Best BBQ Austin

The best BBQ Austin has to offer is obviously a subjective question – but we think we have the answer at Pok-e-Jo’s. There are many Austin BBQ restaurants that get a lot of press, deserved or otherwise. Basically, let ‘em have the press. People who are in-the-know already know that Pok-e-Jo’s is a not-so-hidden gem, with 5 BBQ restaurants in Austin, each serving the best BBQ Austin can find at a great price in convenient locations.

The best BBQ obviously starts with the meat. Sorry vegetarians, this section of the article is not for you. Our BBQ menu starts with beef brisket, every BBQ restaurant’s guiding force. Just looking at the smoke ring on our brisket tells the story. Perfectly seasoned, not too saucy, smoked to a nirvana of BBQ goodness. Also on our meat-n-great list is our homemade sausage, coming in the spicy or not-so-spicy variety. The sausage is a true gem at Pok-e-Jo’s, one often not given enough credit. Next on the list is our spicy Texas pulled pork. Eat it in a pile or pile it on a bun for an amazing BBQ sandwich. Then comes the smoked chicken, smoked turkey breast, and pork ribs like you’ve never had. Our dry rub is a little different than most, making our ribs truly unique.

For a quick BBQ and carb fix, try the Super Spud, a baked potato filled with a ¼ pound of meat and all the fixin’s.

Speaking of fixin’s, Pok-e-Jo’s fixin’s bar is the best in the business. Believe it or not, pico de gallo and sweet pickles are the perfect topping on smoked brisket.

The best BBQ Austin hot-spots have got nothing on Pok-e-Jo’s when it comes to the sides. It’s almost as if the great BBQ meats at Pok-e-Jo’s are just an excuse to order some jalapeno corn bread casserole…and baked potato casserole…and green bean casserole. This is good ‘ole southern cooking – pinto beans, mac’n cheese, and fried okra cooked to order, so it’s always hot and always fresh.

Top that BBQ feast off with peach or cherry cobbler or some banana pudding.

You’ll find the Best BBQ Austin has to offer at Pok-e-Jo’s 5 Austin restaurants:

Austin Catering Companies

Austin catering companies come and go, but when you are looking for reliable, dependable, delectable, catering companies in Austin, look no further than Pok-e-Jo’s. Pok-e-Jo’s restaurant and catering group has been delivering incredible parties for weddings, corporate events, and gatherings of all types and sizes for decades.

The biggest surprise most people have when learning about Pok-e-Jo’s catering services, is the fact that there are so many options from which to choose. Yes, BBQ catering is obviously one of Pok-e-Jo’s strong points, and of course it is! Some of the best BBQ you ever tasted comes out of Pok-e-Jo’s smoke pits. Whether in-house catering or at your facility, Pok-e-Jo’s delivers the goods when it comes to bar-b-que. Pork ribs, beef ribs, brisket, turkey, chopped beef, smoked chicken, spicy Texas pulled pork – it’s all on our BBQ catering menu. And don’t forget the best sides to ever dress a plate of BBQ, like mac’n cheese, green bean casserole, fried okra, jalapeño corn bread casserole and baked potato casserole.

Pok-e-Jo’s is also known to people who know Austin catering companies as one of the best-ever for weddings, corporate meetings or any kind of gathering large and small. Pok-e-Jo’s is a full service corporate caterer with nearly 40 years of catering experience under its belt. They know how to throw a great wedding reception, and also how to throw food down for a tailgate, banquet, cocktail party, company holiday party and everything in between.

Pok-e-Jo’s catering menu may start at BBQ, but it continues with entrees like a deluxe fajita buffet, or the signature Smokehouse Buffet that includes your choice of smoked boneless chicken breast served with pineapple salsa, or pork tenderloin or hand-basted turkey breast with mushroom demi-glace or raspberry chipotle sauce. You could also choose the Perfect Prime Rib Buffet – because everyone is impressed with prime rib on the menu!

Rather than a straight up dinner menu, many people prefer to set up savory stations for their catered event. Pok-e-Jo’s will create a Texas Tapas Display of Tex-Mex favorites, a loaded mashed potato bar, a station of barbecue sliders, and even a Mac’N Cheese Bar!

Whatever your occasion, fancy or chill, when looking for Austin catering companies, you’ve found the best with Pok-e-Jo’s. For wedding catering or catering for any event, call the catering hotline at 512-388-7578. Or simply fill out our online catering quote request form.