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“Nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pok-e-Joe's Smokehouse

Pok-e-Joe's Smokehouse
1603 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4737 (Downtown)
(512) 320-1541
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Ranked #538 of 2,994 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $7 - $7
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
Maryland
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We ate here because our cab driver recommended it (we said we wanted good BBQ) It was in the end of a strip mall. Atmosphere was good, but the place was mostly empty, maybe because it was a Monday night. My son and I both got the pulled pork sandwich. It had a really good flavor, but was rather tough. My potato salad was pretty good. Sandwiches did not have much meat on them. The guy at the counter was very friendly and helpful. Probably would not return if I was in the area again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Edinburg, Texas
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A top rated BBQ place in Austin?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We chose to go to this restaurant because it was in the top 5 BBQ restaurants in Austin. We were so disappointed to find it a standard chain restaurant in a mall area. The ribs were very good and sauce acceptable. Potato casserole and salad were awesome, green bean casserole needed a lot of help. No wait staff, serve yourself. Don't believe there will be a second visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Irving, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“always good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's a family tradition to eat here, it was my grandma's favorite (life long Austinite) and so we always stop to eat here. get the okra.. and the broccoli casserole..and the spicy bbq sauce.lol

Visited June 2013
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Wingdale, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Affordable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

First time at the is restaurant and the food was very good. It was affordable, however the portions was small.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

They have an excellent menu for all sorts of bar-b-que. There are soooo many different sides you'll have a hard time picking just be sure and try the loaded potato salad. And try dessert too or take it home with you.

Visited September 2012
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