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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 #3 of 100 restaurants in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Tuscola Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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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
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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Texas
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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
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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We visited Texas for 3 weeks for the first time this April. The first BBQ food outlet we stopped at was Cal Bob's. It was not the last, but it was the best brisket of the whole trip. Cal was a customer friendly customer service machine obviously caring about his guests. This is a small but friendly establishment and could... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We came across thus place by surprise, and what a treat. We are on a 3 week trip round Texas and this has been far away the best brisket we gave had bar none. If you are heading this way do not miss it, of die unfulfilled.

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Kerrville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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