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Pok-e-Joe's Smokehouse

1603 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4737 (Downtown)
(512) 320-1541
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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Leave downtown Austin and make the effort to find Pok-e-Joe's in a nearby food mall. It is real Texas BBQ, frequented by locals, where they smoke all their own meats. I had brisket over salad, a light alternative to the typically heavy fare of the area. The BBQ sauce for dipping the meat was sublime, and I got a bottle... More

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Garland, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Service was fast and food was excellent. I had the new pulled pork sandwich and would definitely recommend it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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312 reviews 312 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

I love BBQ and i have to say, especially for Texas this was just average. They said the sausage was the best and the ribs were very popular too. They were decent, but nothing to write home about. Same with the sides. The staff was really nice and we had a nice chat. Its just too bad the food wasnt... More

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

Our family has been going to Pok-E-Joe's for several years and have never been disappointed. If you are looking for awesome bbq, Pok-E-Joe's is a must! Our picks: Three meat plate with brisket (order the Moist variety), sausage and chicken; baked potato casserole; either mac & cheese or jalapeno corn bread and LOTS of regular sauce, sharing is optional.

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Del City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

IT IS SAD THAT PROGRESS HAS TAKEN A GREAT PARTY PLACE FOR REAL TEXAS BBQ. This was the most popular of the locally owned chain and run by Sam, Big E and Karl, with an awesome staff that served Great Texas BBQ with a decor that is all Texas. They offered Barbecue by the pound, Barbecue plates, and Catering. Since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

Up there with Rudy's.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

Oh crap, I was just talking smack about this place on the previous page. It's not bad if you like saucy barbecue and the portions are generous and the have handi-wipes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

One of my favorite place for packaged BBQ for friends gathering.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

So much better out there

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