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Old Smokehouse

5145 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3633 (Northwest Side)
210-340-5039
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Ranked #892 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Description: We have been here at this location for more than 25 years and all the meat has been smoked by Robert all these years!! Our goal is to satisfy our customers. We use mesquite wood to smoke meat from start to finish. You will find out why we got awarded for Critic's Choice by San Antonio Express News!!
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Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

After a day of visiting the missions and walking around San Antonio in the heat I had little desire to head out for dinner, but I am glad I did. My wife and I went to Old Smokehouse for dinner and we both had the brisket with sauce, coleslaw and potato salad. I don't like coleslaw or potato salad, but... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've eaten at Old Smokehouse maybe 25 times in the last year. The barbecue is the best I've ever eaten, and the sides are excellent. The service, well, depends. Sometimes the service has been as good as the barbecue, but sometimes the man who takes your money has other things to do for 5 minutes or so after another server... More

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Millville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Marbled Beef Brisket is so tender, juicy and tasty. Pork ribs are big and meaty. Sauce is perfect and portions generous. Going back again soon to try their lamb next.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the BBQ Beef Brisket was awesome! I will definitely be back to try another item on the menu.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

truly authentic BBQ in the heart of San Antonio. I wished I had known this place before because it is now one of my favorites. Sausage, brisket and beef rib are really awesome, full of meat and flavor. The cream corn is delicious! If you love BBQ this place is right! $22 for dinner for two people! beat that!

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Ballston Lake, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

While traveling, restaurants can be as important as your hotel – Where you eat and where you stay can make or break your vacation. As part as my travel plans, I always check restaurant reviews and make note of several places. The, I ask the locals where they eat. This was a match, so we headed to Bob’s Smokehouse, now... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This place is really good. I give the meat a 5/5 and the sides a 3/5. The meat is slow smoked over mesquite and oak, and they have an old school pit boss that knows what he is doing. Took 5 people here and got a family pack, everyone was full and the food was delicious. The brisket is extremely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

Friendly folk, good food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

Beef, pork and lamb ribs. Yes, lamb. In San Antonio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2008

good food; reasonable prices; no frills environment.

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