Monday, July 8, 2024

Buc-ee's in Athens, Alabama: A Journey of Flavors and Exceptional Service

After our delightful stop at Buc-ee's in Leeds, Alabama, we continued our journey west to Birmingham and then north on I-65 to Athens, Alabama, where we visited the second Buc-ee's on our itinerary. As part of our mission to visit every Buc-ee's, this stop added another memorable chapter to our adventure.

After eating a large breakfast at the Buc-ee's in Leeds, Alabama, I opted for a Cobb salad with Avocado Ranch dressing and a fruit bowl for lunch. The salad was a pleasant surprise – fresh, crisp, and generously dressed with a creamy avocado ranch that tied all the flavors together. The fruit bowl was equally impressive, filled with freshly cut fruits that provided a refreshing and healthy accompaniment.

My wife chose the chopped brisket sandwich, a testament to Buc-ee's dedication to quality Texas BBQ. As Texas natives, we're particular about our brisket, and Buc-ee's did not disappoint. The sandwich was packed with tender, flavorful brisket that tasted just like home. She also enjoyed a pineapple cup, which was as fresh and juicy as you could hope for.

We were so taken with the food and service that we decided to have both dinner and breakfast at Buc-ee's. For dinner, I had the brisket taco, adding a personal touch with Buc-ee's 5-Fire Roasted Peppers Salsa. The medium-heat salsa, with its blend of red bell pepper, green bell pepper, Anaheim pepper, Jalapeno pepper, and Serrano pepper, brought a delightful depth of flavor to the tender brisket. The combination was simply sublime.

The next morning, we started our day with another round of Buc-ee's specialties. I went for the brisket taco again, while my wife chose the sausage, egg, and cheese bowl. While she enjoyed the sausage version, she noted that the bacon, egg, and cheese bowl edged it out in terms of flavor, thanks to the savory, salty bacon that added an extra layer of deliciousness.

What truly sets Buc-ee's apart, beyond the exceptional food, is the remarkable service. David and the crew at the Texas Round-Up made sure we were well taken care of, ensuring our BBQ experience was top-notch. The staff's dedication to making every customer feel special is evident in every interaction. Special shout-outs to David, Hope, and the entire team for their warm hospitality and attention to detail.

Before leaving, we tried out the Buc-ee's car wash, and it was quite the experience. We won't spoil the surprise, but be sure to keep an eye out for a fun twist near the middle of the wash. Our car emerged sparkling clean, adding a nice finishing touch to our visit.

Our visit to Buc-ee's in Athens, Alabama, reinforced why Buc-ee's is more than just a place to stop – it's a destination in itself. With plans to visit every Buc-ee's on our bucket list, each stop brings new culinary delights and unforgettable experiences. From the best Texas BBQ to fresh salads and friendly service, Buc-ee's continues to impress and delight.

If you're ever traveling near Athens, Alabama, make sure to stop by Buc-ee's. It's a journey of flavors, service, and fun that you won't want to miss!

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