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“Don't Forget the "Tootsie" Cake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack

Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack
3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
830.955.5369
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Ranked #1 of 102 Restaurants in Kerrville
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Don't Forget the "Tootsie" Cake”
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 our ribs and sides and it was absolutely beautiful. The next day several guests asked for just Tootsie Cake for lunch. We sing the praises of "Mrs. Cal Bob" and her very special cake.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Great BBQ, but not easy to spot!”
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 you find yourself in Kerrville wanting BBQ, go and check it out. Not much for atmosphere, but that's okay. We will go back for sure!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Schertz, Texas, United States
1 review
“Good Stuff”
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

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kerrville, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good, Not Great, But Worth Going To”
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 for brisket.
Side note, they give money to a veteran organization, that in and of its self are reason to go.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tuscola Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall bar b que!”
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.

Visited July 2014
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