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Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack - CLOSED

3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
+1 830-955-5369
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Oct 3, 2017
“I miss Cal-Bobs”
Apr 29, 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
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Reviewed September 12, 2014

The service was great. Menu a tad confusing, but overall great experience. The coleslaw was really good, and sauce was good as well.

Thank MomToMy2Boys
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an after hours family dinner to celebrate my in-laws 90th birthdays. Even though they have lived in Kerrville for over15 years, they had never dined here. The food was FABULOUS! The ribs were great, while the brisket was DIVINE. I liked the potato...More

1  Thank TennisChickNow
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...More

Thank Julie D
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...More

Thank csharp59
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

Thank Sonny C
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...More

Thank Stacy L
Reviewed July 20, 2014

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...More

1  Thank clane20
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We stuck around Kerrville for 40 minutes waiting for Cal-Bob's to open because of the wonderful reviews. The brisket was the driest I have ever eaten. It was closer to beef jerky. We were very disappointed. The potato salad and coleslaw were good, but not...More

3  Thank Horse990
calvin a, Owner at Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2014

there is not an excuse for the result i had with the brisket i produced on the day you were here, in fact i received two other poor reviews on the same day on two other sites from the same brisiket I will try better...More

Reviewed July 9, 2014

On a recent Hill Country trip we decided at the last minute to find some bar-b-que for dinner. Wow, did we ever get lucky. I was born in Texas, lived here all my life, eaten a LOT of good bar-b-que but nothing compares to this....More

1  Thank JuliesBox
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was by far the best bbq I have ever had the pleasure of eating! The people there were so very nice. Absolutely amazing experience. Thanks Cal Bobs, you made the U-Haul road trip from Corpus to Spokane Wa all worth it!!!!

1  Thank Scott I
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Address: 3164 Fredericksburg Road North, Kerrville, Kerrville, TX 78028
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kerrville
  • Phone Number: +1 830-955-5369
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