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Buc-ee's
« on: November 05, 2010, 02:18:22 PM »

This could be the world's ultimate in road side stop with everything a driver/traveler would want in a road oasis.  The only thing they're missing is a hotel.  Buc-ee's is for the most part a street-side local store, but there are a few "flagship" locations along major highways.  

I stopped by one of them and took a some photos of the place....







Side Entrance


Main/front Entrance


Inside the Store




Cooler






Deli Section


Fountain Drinks


Hot Coffee


Fresh Meat and Seafood section complete with a butcher shop


The market section, where they serve fast food -- burritos/tacos, chicken tenders, hot wings, burgers, pizza, steak, and other items.  They also serve breakfast.


This is where you order your food.  Computerized touch-screen menu allows you to customize your every order.


Bakery section with breads, bagels, donuts, biscuits, croissants, cakes, brownies, cookies, pastries, muffins, and other baked goods you might seek.


Buc-ee's Coffee Shop


Kids section


Buc-ee's beaver mascot


Outdoor's section


They even sell grills


Buc-ee's has 32 gas pumps


This location was near Wharton, Texas along US 59, a major four-lane divided highway (perhaps future I-69 corridor) connecting Houston to South Texas.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 02:27:25 PM »

This could be the world's ultimate in road side stop with everything a driver/traveler would want in a road oasis.

Little America, Wyoming features everything Buc-ee's does, and a motel too.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 02:43:50 PM »

Nice! I'm amazed you were able to get all those pictures of the inside without getting yelled at. In this day and age people are way too paranoid about people taking inside pictures
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Little America, Wyoming features everything Buc-ee's does, and a motel too.

Can you get fresh beef/seafood in Little America?
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 02:48:34 PM »

Actually the flagship stores are a tourist attractions in themselves.  People take lots of videos and photos there and it helps get their word around to visitors to Texas to stop by one of their locations.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 05:11:04 PM »


Can you get fresh beef/seafood in Little America?

I have no idea.  what would a driver/traveler want with that, though?
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 06:02:07 PM »

After stopping at Buc-ee's on the way back from Houston, I can confirm that I will never again eat anything called "Beaver Nuggets".
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010, 08:43:11 AM »

After stopping at Buc-ee's on the way back from Houston
Is it the Madisonville one? I stopped at that Buc-ees for gas, then bought chips. heehee
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 10:12:25 AM »

Actually the flagship stores are a tourist attractions in themselves.  People take lots of videos and photos there and it helps get their word around to visitors to Texas to stop by one of their locations.
I have no plans to visit Texas in near future, but I got to live vicariously through YouTube video on Buc-ees website: http://www.bucees.com/youtube.htm
Amazing.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010, 01:28:13 PM »

After stopping at Buc-ee's on the way back from Houston
Is it the Madisonville one? I stopped at that Buc-ees for gas, then bought chips. heehee
Yeah, it was the one on I-45. On the way to Houston we saw the billboards advertising "Beaver Nuggets." I was thinking it would be sort of like chicken nuggets, but made of beaver meat. Instead it was a bag of Sugar Pops cereal. It turned out to be a bad thing, because I didn't have breakfast that morning, and our plan to stop in Dallas for lunch was cancelled by my boss (who was driving) without telling us. To make it worse, I had to go into work right after I got back to Oklahoma. Turns out that eating nothing but sugar for a day is a bad thing.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 07:46:34 PM »

After stopping at Buc-ee's on the way back from Houston
Is it the Madisonville one? I stopped at that Buc-ees for gas, then bought chips. heehee
Yeah, it was the one on I-45. On the way to Houston we saw the billboards advertising "Beaver Nuggets." I was thinking it would be sort of like chicken nuggets, but made of beaver meat. Instead it was a bag of Sugar Pops cereal. It turned out to be a bad thing, because I didn't have breakfast that morning, and our plan to stop in Dallas for lunch was cancelled by my boss (who was driving) without telling us. To make it worse, I had to go into work right after I got back to Oklahoma. Turns out that eating nothing but sugar for a day is a bad thing.
I remember just after leaving Houston, there was billboard for that Buc-ees and how many miles away it was. The board was surrounded by trees.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 10:43:48 AM »

Wharton, eh?  That's not too far from my old roost in Rosenberg.  I'll have to head on down the 59 when I get a chance to visit again.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 02:31:11 PM »

^ In that case, there is a smaller local Buc-ee's store between the neighboring towns of Richmond and Sugar Land.  It's located right off the Crab River exit from US 59 near the Brazos River.  It's not one of the three super-locations, but the local stores still have many of the things the flagship stores have, but it's more geared towards locals and their base needs and less for travelers.  It doesn't have a gifts section or the outdoors section.

The Wharton location (the location shown in the above photos) is 28 miles from Rosenburg, but that one of the three super stores that is a travel store for drivers.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 07:24:41 PM »

I have an aunt who lives in Victoria.  Totally worth it.   :-D
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2010, 10:34:18 PM »

I think there is one near Victoria as well, but that one is also just a local store and not a super store.  El Campo has a local Buc-ee's.  Wharton is the only super location for travelers on your way.

And just a heads up to future visitors, not all Buc-ee's are that size. Only three are the super-size stores that give Buc-ee's its fame....Wharton, Madisonville, and Luling, all placed on major highways with heavy traffic, designed with travelers in mind.  All other stores are smaller locations that cater towards the locals with more food/groceries than gift and novelties.  They might build more of the super stores in the future someday.
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2010, 06:32:05 PM »

I HAVE to go to one of these! Closest thing here is a Town & Country..
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Re: Buc-ee's
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2010, 05:03:59 PM »

Not the fresh meat/seafood section? Get out! There wouldn't happen to be one on I-10 between Houston and the La. state line eh?
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