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Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack

3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
830.955.5369
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Ranked #1 of 96 restaurants in Kerrville
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Kerrville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is the best !!!! The owners are friendly and always right there to make sure everything is great ..

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Tiny shack that makes great BBQ. And when they run out for the day, oh well. That makes it so fresh and so comfortable knowing it's fresh food. Order by te size and by the sides. Smoked chicken and brisket were the best. Couldn't have been friendlier. If I'm ever in town again, I'll be back.

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Kerrville, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

When we went we had heard many good things about Cal Bob's. We ordered our food and what we received was cold meat and cold beans! I also had a hair on my plate. Their dog was in the kitchen where the food was being made! Never again!!!!!

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Kinross, Mi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place is not big, nor fancy, but the food is what is important! It's just minutes north of Kerrville's city limit.

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

While in Kerrville visiting our son and his family we enjoyed some excellent pit BBQ. We had ribs, brisket, pork and three sides to share as we passed dishes around the Table. We chose to sample the lean brisket over the marbled, good choice as the crust on the brisket added that extra you expect with good BBQ, the ribs... More

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Harper, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Finally got around to trying Cal-Bobs (take out this time) & the brisket was the best I've had since EZ Pickens in Harper closed. I look forward to trying everything else if I can just get past the brisket. ps, Cal-Bob is a vet like me & a heck of a nice guy. He donates 10% of his proceeds on... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

wrote a review when we first came to Kville. 2 years later it's still the best bbq I've ever had. the shack is tiny and the hours have been cut back (Wednesday-Saturday) but I go back there at least once a week. the turkey, pork, and prime rib are the best. I always buy my thanksgiving turkey from cal.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

When my husband & I first drove up to CalBob's on a Thursday night, we debated whether to go in. The owner met us outside to tell us he was sold out of BBQ & to come back tomorrow. I was skeptical (the place looks kinda sketchy from the outside), but I went back the next day for lunch (hubby... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Would really like to know how this small place made it to #1 on Trip Advisor, with some of the restaurants Kerrville has to offer? Something is a miss here! Ate here when they first opened...wasn't impressed, so I decided to try it one more time. Finally finding it open and eating lunch...nothing was outstanding and not near as good... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It would be nice to find the operating hours somewhere on the Internet. One webpage (Yelp) said it's open Monday-Saturday, from 11am to 7pm but the sign outside says it's only open for lunch and dinner. We went there today after 4:30pm (Tuesday, 14 January) expecting to buy take-out only to find them closed. No where on any webpage could... More

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