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Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack

3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
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Ranked #3 of 101 Restaurants in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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89% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You will need to look this one up to be able to find it, as it is not on the main road or area....but it is worth it. Some great BBQ...period! My husband is a barbecue aficionado, and sometime snob...he doesn't say something is good unless it is, and he was quite impressed with their sauce. And it was! If... More

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Schertz, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not only is the food awesome, the service and friendliness of the owners is wonderful ! Bless you Cal Bob in all you do ! Sonny Corbin Mid South Missionary, Fathers in the Field Isaiah 1:17

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Kerrville, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been hearing about the wonderful BBQ this place offers, so we decided to try it out. My brisket was dry, but the beans were wonderful. I don't use sauce on my BBQ, but I did try it, I must say, it was very good. We will definitely have to try it again, may have been an off day... More

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Tuscola Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This definitely falls in the category of a hole in the wall. The food was better than average, but the best in Texas, uh... No. Don't let the look of the place deter you if you are driving by, but I wouldn't drive out of my way to visit. The owner came out and sociable.

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New braunfels
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stuck around Kerrville for 40 minutes waiting for Cal-Bob's to open because of the wonderful reviews. The brisket was the driest I have ever eaten. It was closer to beef jerky. We were very disappointed. The potato salad and coleslaw were good, but not good enough to make up for dry meat. I have serious questions about the reviews,... More

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

there is not an excuse for the result i had with the brisket i produced on the day you were here, in fact i received two other poor reviews on the same day on two other sites from the same brisiket I will try better and pay closer attention to my product i purchase to serving it, so please accept... More

Hurst, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On a recent Hill Country trip we decided at the last minute to find some bar-b-que for dinner. Wow, did we ever get lucky. I was born in Texas, lived here all my life, eaten a LOT of good bar-b-que but nothing compares to this. I had the best pulled pork sandwich I have ever eaten. My wife had the... More

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Spokane, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was by far the best bbq I have ever had the pleasure of eating! The people there were so very nice. Absolutely amazing experience. Thanks Cal Bobs, you made the U-Haul road trip from Corpus to Spokane Wa all worth it!!!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Great food and really nice people. I tried the salmon for fun. It was great. Nice smoky flavor. I have had the brisket too. It was pretty good. I suggest you try the daily special.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The smoked prime rib is served with a special sauce made by Calvin himself. He is a chef, and he makes all the special sauces. Get the smoked salmon on Friday, but call ahead so you don't suffer when he sells out of it. Get the cake to finish it all off. These are good people, too!

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Kerrville, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The brisket is melt in your mouth good and their homemade potato salad is excellent. Friendly people offering mouth watering food.

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