5 Must-Eat Buc-ee's Breakfast Items To Grab on the Road

Buc-ee's is an iconic gas station, convenience store, and bathroom mecca, for truckers and road trippers. No ultimate Texas road trip is complete without a stop at Buc-ee's for breakfast. This iconic gas station is known for way more than its 100 gas pumps. The convenience store prides itself on having the cleanest restrooms on the road. You can't miss the giant beaver mascot smiling at you as your travel through Texas, Alabama, and Georgia.

One thing that may shock visitors is that Buc-ee's food is worth a stop in its own right. This convenience store stocks your typical road trip snacks, like trail mix, gummy candies, and pretzels. However, the real cherry on top is the Buc-ee's snacks made specifically for the chain. Delicacies like pickled quail eggs, beef jerky, and beaver nuggets are not run-of-the-mill items you'll find at any regular gas station.

Buc-ee's is also known as a bbq haven, serving up the best meat you'll ever have at a gas station. Their fresh smoked meats even rival famous bbq spots in Houston and Dallas.

Buc-ee's also serves to grab and go meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but its breakfast options are a must-eat to fuel up for a long travel day. Here are some of the best of Buc-ee's breakfast menu.

1. Breakfast Tacos

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Unlike your average breakfast taco, all Buc-ee's tacos are the size of a burrito. One taco is enough to fuel you until lunch. There are several different options to choose from, including standards like egg and cheese.

The real standouts of the bunch are the hippo and rhino tacos. The hippo taco is filled with beans, bacon, egg, cheese, and potatoes. The rhino is essentially the same, except with sausage instead of bacon. All tacos are served hot and fresh on a flour or corn tortilla.

For spice lovers, you can add jalapeños for free to any taco. It's Texas, so there's also hot sauce available if you ask.

2. Cinnamon Rolls

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If you prefer a sweet breakfast, you need to indulge in a Buc-ee's cinnamon roll. It's the perfect combination of sweet dough, cinnamon sugar, and cream cheese frosting.

3. Savory and Sweet Kolaches

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Buc-ee's has an entire bakery section devoted to these fresh pastries. Kolaches are a filled dough pastry with either sweet or savory fillings. They were brought to Texas by Czech immigrants. They make a great breakfast option when you're on the go.

Buc-ee's Savory Staples

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When was the last time you ordered a tender and juicy brisket sandwich from a gas station? Texans are very particular about their bbq and Buc-ee's does not disappoint. Each store has a hot bar section and carving station where you can pick up your order.

If you're not in the mood for bbq, you can order a pastrami Reuben that a deli would be proud to serve.

If you prefer your meat in dried form, you'll love Buc-ee's jerky counter. You can purchase the many flavors by weight, or enjoy a bag of prepackaged jerky.

Buc-ee's Sweet Staples

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Buc-ee's is as well known for their savory snacks as they are for desserts. Their banana puddings are made with vanilla pudding and fresh bananas.

Buc-ee's also serves up a unique selection of fudge. They have the traditional flavors like chocolate and peanut butter, but it's their quirky flavors like birthday cake and watermelon that are a must-try.

Probably their most famous thing, aside from the clean restrooms, are the beaver nuggets and buc-ee's nug-ees. Beaver nuggets are salted caramel flavored corn puffs. Think caramel corn on steroids.

Buc-ee's nug-ees are corn puffs with assorted savory and sweet flavors. They range from white cheddar to jalapeno, to bold and spicy.