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Meet…’er Meat Your Maker at The Gas Station: Now Serving Texas Barbecue

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Nestled nicely in Bastrop County sits The Gas Station. You know, THE gas station that was used in the filming of scenes from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Well, it’s open for business, but not as you’d expect.

The notorious fuel stop from the 1974 horror film classic sells memorabilia, and now some good ‘ole Texas barbecue. What’s their catch phrase? What else but “We Slaughter Barbecue.” Filled with movie and film mayhem mementos, they also feature accommodations, including four furnished, rustic cabins with free wifi – which will come in handy when you’re quietly looking for something to read about that doesn’t curdle your blood!

Meet…’er Meat Your Maker at The Gas Station: Now Serving Texas Barbecue

Photo: Facebook/The Gas Station

Those that dare try their unique combination of eat, stay, and play, won’t be disappointed (if they’re horror film buffs). Having their grand opening in October of 2016, special guest appearances were made by Ed Neal (who played “the hitchhiker” in the first massacre movie) and Caroline Williams who played “Stretch” in the sequel of this magnificent horror franchise.

Meet…’er Meat Your Maker at The Gas Station: Now Serving Texas Barbecue

Photo: Facebook/The Gas Station

Formerly known as Bilbo’s Texas Landmark, The Guardian reported that the building had fallen into disrepair when an Ohio businessman who loved the movies purchased the station to partner with Ari Lehman (who played Jason Voorhees in the first of the 1980’s “Friday the 13th” movies) and develop it into a “horror barbecue resort.” Prospective meat…’er guests can rent one of the cabins behind the gas station, located at 1073 Texas 304 in Bastrop, southeast of Austin.

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Star-Telegram

The Gas Station