The Fire Pit Junction


It all started with …

When they first opened in early 2012, The Fire Pit was run out of a house so that the owner, Robert Harris, could learn everything he could about the business. Robert owned a meat processing facility for years, so for him a transition down the food chain made sense and it would allow him to share his passion for interacting with the public. His friend, Brenda Janecek, an employee at Maggie’s Meat Market for twenty-five years before they closed, works for him at The Fire Pit and together they’ve carried on the legacy from that iconic restaurant by offering the famous chicken salad and other menu items.

What was once a food trailer operation is now in a beautiful new brick-and-mortar location on the north side of Victoria. When asked about some of the famous people he’s served Robert responds “I feel that all of my customers are special; I derive great pleasure putting smiles on all of their faces.” This response summarizes Robert’s way of doing business; it’s about more than the barbecue to him. He wants the experience to be so great that everyone becomes long-time customers.

The brisket and rib plate is The Fire Pit’s flagship meal, and it’s clear why with a woody flavor from their low and slow cooking process over mild pecan wood. On top of the regular barbecue they offer an assortment of wonderful light plates making this a great stop for a group of folks with different tastes. The famous chicken salad is well-known from being perfected and served for half a century at Maggie’s.

5803 John Stockbauer Ste S
Victoria, TX 77904 [map]

+1-361-935-4878 [call]


Hours may vary – some joints close when they sell out of product. Call ahead.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.  8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.

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