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Schoepf's Old Time Pit Bar B Que

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702 E Central Ave, Belton, TX 76513
254.939.1151, (254) 501-8667
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some locals recommended this place, so we gave it a try. The food was average, although my wife thought the quail was good. There was no actual service to speak of, and the ambiance is a parody of the stereotypical BBQ place. I was just not impressed. Try it if you aren't persnickety like me.

Thank PopeyeSailorman
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is okay, but there is much better BBQ around. There was nothing memorable about the food and the service was okay but didn't stand out. The atmosphere is boilerplate BBQ restaurant and there is lots of standing in line while take-out orders are being prepared. I would strongly suggest a separate location for take-out. We went during the... More 

Thank hwyflak
Belton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Schoepf's has been around a long time in Belton, and is a big hangout for locals and Fort Hood Soldiers. The BBQ is not bad, but there is another place in town that is much better. That said, Shoepf's does have a great atmosphere with plenty of room inside. If I were planning an event or gathering, I would choose... More 

Thank Buzzard92
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I was very interested in trying Schoepf 's because it was feature on the PBS show The Daytripper. I went for a group function and was not impressed with what I had. Probably will not be coming back in the future. Rudy's is of equal quality.

Thank James D
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Someone at our hotel in Austin recommended this restaurant and it turned out to be a winner. It's slightly off I-35 in Belton, TX. The fatty beef brisket melts in your mouth. We came late in the day so the corn bread was a little dry but the rest of the meal was superb.

Thank Nacho52
Temple, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great second generation Bbq and fantastic outdoor dining/concert venue too. I personally love the sirloin and quail offered. Good stuff. Whenever family is in town we head to Schoepf's

Thank David F
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Schoepf's has very good bbq. The pork chop is a must. Their jalapeno cheese sausage is excellent. Their quail and armadillo eggs are also excellent. They have great sides, including green beans and pinto beans. The only average menu item is their brisket, which is generally my favorite bbq item but at Schoepf's is dry and somewhat flavorless. Check their... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Nolanville, Texas
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We usually stop by here a couple of times a month. The food is always great and the staff is always friendly. They serve nice portions and service is usually quick.

Thank Kenrintx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Starving on I-35 N heading back to Moore,OK was very good. We all got the combo with 2 meats and 2 sides. Turkey was juicy and the brisket. Wished the sauce was spicier. Overall price for 4 was $50.

Thank Michelle S
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

First trip - Surly counter help unapologetically insulted members of group while we ordered. What's up with that?! Second trip - Employee denied our dog a bowl of water, though we were going to eat outside and it was 100+ degrees. With so many other great barbecue restaurants in the area, we'll stick with ones that put customer service first.

Thank ClardyParty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Central Ave, Belton, TX 76513
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Belton
  • Phone Number: 254.939.1151, (254) 501-8667

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