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Best Items To Try Off Buc-ee’s Menu

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by Maria Foster

If you are taking a road trip in the American Southwest, then chances are you will have come across a Buc-ee’s.

They offer everything from gas to gummies, t-shirts to tacos, and the cleanest bathrooms in the country.

I’ve been on my fair share of family road trips, and one of the best parts is stopping for snacks to keep us going for the rest of the journey!


As a family, we’re huge Buc-ee’s fans. So, if you’re heading to Buc-ee’s on your next road trip and are unsure what to order, I’ve got you.

As a self-certified connoisseur, I’m here to share some of the best things to get at Buc-ee’s.

What Kind Of Food Does Buc-ee’s Sell?

Buc-ee’s offers a huge range of different convenience foods

Some of the most popular products are from the barbecue station (a must-visit for our family).

Stores have a range of smoked meats, chopped brisket, pulled pork, turkey, and sausage, so there’s bound to be something that will get your taste buds tingling.

Besides their popular barbecue offerings, Buc-ee’s also offers tacos, burritos, jerky, candy, snacks, and famous Beaver Nuggets.

Pastries and desserts are also a great choice at Buc-ee’s, and many of their Texas stores sell kolaches and klobasniky.

Buc-ee’s Hot Food Menu

First up, we need to talk about the hot food.

Below are my family’s top picks of food to warm your belly.

1. Tacos & Burritos

Breakfast tacos have been part of Buc-ee’s menu since they first opened and are one of their best-selling foods.

You can buy tacos as early as 4 am up until 11 am, but we often find they sell out before then, so you must get in early!

The tacos in Buc-ee’s come in flour tortillas or corn tortillas.

You can choose from homemade barbecued meats, sausages, potatoes, bacon, egg, beans, and cheese.

You can also get shredded beef and a wonderfully named Hippo Taco, which is filled with cheese, beans, potato, bacon, and egg.

The equally fantastically named Rhino taco has most of the same ingredients but substitutes sausage for bacon.

2. Barbecue

Now, let’s get down to business with the famous Buc-ee’s barbecue!

As I said earlier, the barbecue is a firm family favorite of ours, and we always look forward to it on a road trip.

If you are in a hurry, you can pick up one of the premade offerings, but if you have time, I’d recommend ordering your favorites.

Your trickiest task is to decide whether you will have the tender brisket, pulled pork, sausage, or turkey.

Your barbecue-filled bun will be topped with onions, pickles, and the tastiest of barbecue sauces.

I’d recommend trying their charred pieces of brisket – it adds a sensational flavor.

Buc-ee’s Baked Goods And Desserts

If you have a sweet tooth (just like my eldest), Buc-ee’s has plenty of sugary treats to enjoy.

3. Cinnamon Rolls

Buc-ee’s cinnamon rolls are comparable to some found in the best bakeries.

These warm, buttery cinnamon sugar rolls are smothered in icing made from cream cheese.

We think cinnamon rolls are best enjoyed straight out of the oven with your favorite hot drink.

4. Banana Pudding

The banana pudding at Buc-ee’s is no ordinary pudding.

This delicious treat is made from scratch daily from chunks of real banana, vanilla wafers and whipped cream.

You can choose from a small to a large cup of this delicious.

Look for the banana pudding cups in the refrigerated section with the fresh fruit cups and pre-packaged sandwiches.

5. Fudge

My husband is a big fan of Buc-ee’s fudge, and if you’re a fudge person, you have to visit this section on your next trip.

Every store has a long counter filled with over 20 varieties of delectable fudge.

Our favorites are salted caramel, maple pecan, peanut butter, red velvet, and M&M (yes, we’ve tried a fair few!)

If you really can’t choose, go for a variety pack so you can have a little of each.

6. Kolaches

Not everyone will be familiar with kolaches, but those from Texas will know what they are.

During the mid-1800s, there was a significant immigration of Czech people into Texas. They brought many of their wonderful foods, including kolaches.

Kolaches are round, doughy pastries filled with fruit – they make a wonderful breakfast treat.

While Buc-ee’s sell kolaches as sweet and savory, the savory versions that Texans have cultivated are called klobasniky.

At Buc-ee’s, you’ll find cream cheese, sausage, and even brisket-filled variations.

7. Fresh Fruit Cups

Buc-ee’s isn’t all about sugary, salty snacks – they also have a selection of fresh fruit cups.

Depending on the season, you can choose from pineapple, grapes, and melon as single fruit cups or mixed as a fruit salad.

If you prefer vegetables, some locations offer cups filled with raw vegetable crudites, including carrots and celery.

Buc-ee’s Pre-packaged Delights

Now, let’s look at some of the grab-and-go options – those pre-packaged tasty treats you can take to the car.

8. Beaver Nuggets

If you’re stopping at Buc-ee’s, you must try some of their beaver nuggets.

These are crunchy corn snacks covered with brown sugar and corn syrup and have a taste between caramel and corn puffs.

There are other flavors of Beaver Nuggets, including cinnamon, sea salt caramel, milk chocolate, white cheddar, dark chocolate, spicy, and white fudge.

If you can’t make it to a Buc-ee’s and you’re craving these delicious snacks, you can now buy them online – we regularly stock up between road trips.

9. Buc-ee’s Nug-ees

Buc-ee’s Nug-ees are the savory version of their Beaver Nuggets.

They are fried puffs of corn salted and seasoned with spicy and cheesy flavorings.

Buc-ee’s Nug-ees come in three flavors: White Cheddar, White Cheddar Habanero, and Bold N Spicy.

If you have never had them before and aren’t sure if you’d like them, they taste like cheese puffs.

10. Trail Mix

If you’re just looking for a light snack for your road trip and don’t want anything too full of carbs, Buc-ee’s trail mix is an excellent choice.

Choices include the classic trail mix; they do include M&Ms but also cashews, almonds, raisins, and peanuts.

Other varieties have cranberries, peanut butter-coated pretzel balls, and peanut butter chips.

There is a sweet and savory trail mix that has spicy peanuts, butter toffee peanuts, honey-roasted sesame sticks, corn nuggets, and almonds.

Southwest trail mix contains seeds, nuts, crackers, and sesame sticks, all coated in a spicy seasoning.

If you’ve missed breakfast, a bag of Buc-ee’s granola fruit and nut trail mix will fill a gap until lunchtime.

You’ll enjoy banana chips, granola clusters, blueberry-flavored cranberries, yogurt raisins, honey-roasted almonds, walnuts, and maple-glazed pecans.

For a healthy, organic snack, try Buc-ee’s coconut or almond clusters, which contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

11. Gummies

Is it a road trip without a bag of gummies?

Buc-ees have their own brand of every conceivable type of gummy, including gummy bears, gummy rings, sour gummy bears, gummy butterflies, and even gummy sharks.

We love their cinnamon gummy bears – SO good.

12. Sizzlin’ Saltines

Saltines may not be the most obvious road trip snack that springs to mind, but you might not yet have tasted Buc-ee’s saltines.

They’re good enough to eat on their own but are also the ideal accompaniment to a salad, cheese, soup, or with an ice-cold beer.

Buc-ee’s saltines come in a resealable container, which will keep them fresh and crisp while you drive.

Buc-ee’s saltines come in an original flavor and a tangier ranch seasoning flavor.

Other Items To Try At Buc-ee’s

If you’ve not yet had enough, we have two more items to try off the Buc-ee’s menu below.

13. Jerky

If you’re a fan of jerky, then when you roll into a Buc-ee’s, you’re going to think you’ve died and gone to jerky heaven.

The fresh jerky is available at the same counter as the breakfast foods and kolaches and the prepackaged jerky is typically hanging next to the trail mix and gummies.

You’ll even be able to try some of their flavors at the jerky bar before you buy if you’re not sure which you prefer.

When you find the jerky you like, you can buy it by the pound from the fresh counter. There’s turkey jerky available, as well as beef.

So, how many flavors of jerky do Buc-ee’s have? Depending on your location, there are between 12 and 20 flavors available.

Choose from sweet cherry maple, mesquite smoked, teriyaki, steakhouse style, Bohemian garlic, and even a fiery ghost pepper flavor.

If you thought all jerky tasted the same, then you’ve never tried Buc-ee’s jerky.

They also provide various textures of jerky, from the traditional thin and flat to more chunky and thick cuts.

14. Meat-And-Cheese Cups

We enjoy these meat-and-cheese cups with Buc-ee’s saltines as a quick snack.

They’re kind of like the Lunchables from your childhood but leveled up.

You can choose cubes of cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Swiss cheese, slices of cured sausage, and a handful of pretzels.

You can make a fairly healthy and light lunch with your saltines and a cup of raw vegetable crudites.

Our Guide To Ordering At Buc-ee’s

If you’ve never been to a Buc-ee’s, the ordering experience can be a little overwhelming due to the sheer size of the stores.

For those wanting to sample Buc-ee’s famous brisket, sausage, or barbecue, all you have to do is go to the barbecue station.

There is usually a heated stand where you can select a sandwich. Simply make your selection and take it to a cash register to pay.

If what you want isn’t already available to pick up and take away, you can order at one of the available kiosks.

You can order what you want via the touchscreen, just like in a fast food restaurant.

Take the slip of paper the machine gives out, which has your order number.

As soon as your order is ready, your number will be called, and you can collect your food.

Final Thoughts

Since 1982, Buc-ee’s has been keeping the tummies of road trippers full.

Now, you can find Buc-ees in Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

If you are traveling in one of these states and come across a Buc-ee’s, you have to stop and try some of their delicious offerings.

We’re sure you will join our family as firm Buc-ee’s fans.


Does bucees have tables to eat at?

No, there aren’t any tables in Buc-ee’s

What is the most famous thing at Buc-ee’s?

The tasty brisket sandwich has to be the most famous thing at Buc-ee’s.

What is Buc-ee’s most sold item?

Beaver Nuggets are Buc-ee’s most sold item.

About Maria Foster
Maria Foster
Maria Foster is a mother of 3 and she and her husband of 23 years share their home with 2 faithful dogs. Besides being CEO of the household and active in her community, Maria is the lead contributor to Food Champs and loves to try new food ideas and kitchen accessories to make easier and more delicious meals.
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