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Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack

3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
830.955.5369
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English first
Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I worked with Cal-Bob to cater a wedding in the Hill Country this past weekend and it was a simply wonderful experience! He and his team were efficient, clean, quiet and the food was out of this world. Crowd pleasers included the turkey breast, potato salad and cajun horseradish sauce. I simply cannot say enough what a great deal his... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After driving around Kerrville looking for someplace to eat I came across the big red and white BBQ sign. I made a u-turn and came back to the restaurant. When I opened the door the delightful smell of Texas BBQ wafted through the air. I made my choices when I was done ordering Cal Bob and Cory asked a few... More 

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Kerrville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Just picked up some brisket & pork to take home.....amazing!!!!! The flavor explodes in your mouth. I tried the Cajun horseradish sauce for the first time......I'll be back for more of it cause you can put that sauce on anything!! Great food and great people.....

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Kerrville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not impressive from the outside, or the inside, but great BBQ Brisket. Sometimes they run out of food, so call ahead. Friday night Salmon special was a little skimpy - stay with the brisket. Basically they are really a catering service with a few picnic tables - but the food is great. Special Occasion rating is for catering only, and... More 

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Richmond
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited Thanksgiving weekend and the food was great. A group of us went so we tried a good sampling of everything. Especially good was the smoked salmon, brisket, ribs, and prime rib. Service was good and very personable. The owner visited with us to make sure we were taken care of and the food was to our satisifaction.

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KERRVILLE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This little off-the-beaten-path barbeque place serves a tasty variety of meats. It has won some excellent reviews. The owner is on the premises and very cordial. We found the sides to be rather skimpy.

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Big Spring, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we decided to give this place a try. Hands down, the best barbeque I have found in Texas. Being originally from the Southeast, we were used to pork barbeque. While Texas has great brisket, the pork had been a little disappointing. However, Cal has changed my mind on that! He has mastered the art of barbeque.... More 

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calvin a, Owner at Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack, responded to this review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Come hungry. We're staying in Comfort, Texas for the weekend. We wanted some Hill Country bbq, and did a little research before heading out. Based on good reviews, we decided to try out Cal-Bob's in nearby Kerrville. The shack is in fact, a shack. When we first arrived the place was empty and I wondered if we'd made a mistake,... More 

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a very small hole in the wall place but the best barbecue I've ever had. My wife and I sampled all of the meets they offer and everyone of them was excellent. We had a hard time deciding what we like best but we both agreed the turkey and the pulled pork were our favorites.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Cal-Bob's is hard to find, as it's not even in the town of Kerrville. That's just as well, because Cal moves at his own pace. Boy, is it worth it. Apart the the usual brisket sandwiches, sides, and such, these folks also sell their meats by the ounce, allowing the diner to get a nice taste of everything if he/she... More 

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Additional Information about Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack

Address: 3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone Number: 830.955.5369
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kerrville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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