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501 East San Patricio Avenue, Mathis, TX 78368
(361) 547-5494
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ around

Picked up some bbq here on the way to a friends house to watch the Spurs and boxing. Called in the order, and after a few minutes,got 5 pounds of brisket,pork ribs, and 6 pounds of sausage. Went inside to pickup the order,and i must say its a very nice place inside,and i will add this is the new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
cds72
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Alice, Texas
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Alice, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Picked up some bbq here on the way to a friends house to watch the Spurs and boxing. Called in the order, and after a few minutes,got 5 pounds of brisket,pork ribs, and 6 pounds of sausage. Went inside to pickup the order,and i must say its a very nice place inside,and i will add this is the new location... More 

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Coleman, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Before you walk into Smolik's, you know you're deep in south Texas. I was travelling on business and was taken here for lunch, great choice. You walk in and order at the counter, then take your seat and wait for the waitress to bring out your food. I got the brisket and chicken, the other guys I was with got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We got off I-37 at the Mathis exit to wait out a thunderstorm and stumbled onto their new location. My wife had eaten at their downtown location several years ago. We both had the brisket plate with two sides. It was wonderful! Moist, tender and good smoke flavor. Good service, too.

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We tried the fairly new Smolik's which is right off the highway next to the Shell station and the Mc Donald's. Easy on and off. We liked the sliced brisket sandwich. Almost like thick roast beef but a nice flavor and tender. The slightly sweet bun was delicious! We loved the potato salad and enjoyed the creamed corn, would have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Friendly staff..especially at bakery. Good food reasonably priced. Fun atmosphere. Locals and tourists both at home here. A great stop between a Fort Aransas and San Antonio.

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Lubbock, Texas
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First time at this restaurant. I'm a BBQ fan and love to try new places. Very nice and clean facility and the staff was accommodating. Had the 3 meat plate of brisket, sausage, and turkey with sides of onion rings and green beans. The sides were very good, but I found all meats to be extremely dry and lacking in... More 

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Atascocita, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

They have two locations. We ate at the new place on the highway. They have a large selection of BBQ meats, steaks, chops, sandwiches, fish, salads, etc. We tried the brisket (very good flavor but a bit dry), the jalapeno sausage (gooooooood!) and the 1/2 chicken (moist and flavorful, couldn't have been better). Cabbage and pinto beans on the side... More 

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Mathis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything there is excellent. Friendly staff. We always eat there. They have a new location right off the 37. Looks very nice from the outside. I have not been to the new one but my husband says its excellent just like the old place. He had breakfast there and said its good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Coming from San Antonio to Rockport, TX we decided to come a different route. Sure glad we did. So, when I get hungry, you had better pull over. We saw a McD's and pulled off the highway. And behind McD's was this gen of a bbq place. It says Real Texas Pit and it is. I am so glad I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I ate here twice. the first time was a brisket sandwich. No flavor, cut wrong and lousy quantity for the price. Second time I had breakfast at the new location. Big Mistake. Ham and Cheese Omelet had tasteless ham and almost no cheese. Home Fries were nuked and rubbery,. Orange Juice came in a kids box. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 East San Patricio Avenue, Mathis, TX 78368
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Mathis
  • Phone Number: (361) 547-5494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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