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Top Choice Barbecue in Goliad

McMillan's BBQ

Close to the Fannin battleground site, this small roadhouse is loved for its sweet and savory barbecue and especially the buttery, tender beef brisket. Though the dining room is tiny, owner/chef Louis McMillan has s…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Goliad

La Bahia Restaurant

The homemade shells, fantastic salsa and delicately spiced meat here make for what may be one of the best taco plates of any Tex-Mex joint in the state. It gets busy and you may have to wait for a table at dinner, b…
Historic Site in Goliad

Presidio La Bahia

Built in 1749 by the Spanish to deter the French who were sniffing around the eastern edges of their empire, Presidio La Bahia played a role in six revolutions and wars while serving under nine different flags (incl…
Historic Site in Goliad

Goliad State Park

The centerpiece of this park just south of town is the huge and restored Mission Espiritu Santo. Dating from the 18th century, this was an important site during the Spanish colonial era. Massively rebuilt, you can g…
Beer Garden in Goliad

Goliad Brewing Company

Though it's only open for seven hours a week, the Saturday beer garden and accompanying live music at Goliad Brewing gets great reviews from those that visit. If you can't make it on Saturday, look for its beer at s…
Historic Site in Goliad

Fannin Memorial Monument

After defeating the Mexican army at the Battle of San Jacinto, General Rusk and the Texas army gathered the remains of Fannin and his men to bury them here. The site is marked by a large monument and historical mark…
Historic Site in Goliad

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

On March 20, 1836, Col James W Fannin fought Spanish forces here at the Battle of Coleto Creek. The men were overwhelmed and surrendered. One week later most were executed at the Presidio La Bahia in nearby Goliad. …