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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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Portland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The service was great. Menu a tad confusing, but overall great experience. The coleslaw was really good, and sauce was good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an after hours family dinner to celebrate my in-laws 90th birthdays. Even though they have lived in Kerrville for over15 years, they had never dined here. The food was FABULOUS! The ribs were great, while the brisket was DIVINE. I liked the potato salad which doesn't happen often. We were given samples of the tomato soup which has... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The ribs are to die for, but don't forget the Tootsie cake. One of the best cakes we have ever had. It is mouth watering moist and elegantly smooth with its coconut flavor. It is a 3-layer masterpiece, homemade with tender loving care. We usually order a slice but for my mother's 80th birthday we ordered a whole cake with... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
1 review
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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26 restaurant reviews
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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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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
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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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