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Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que

307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
+1 512-237-4244
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (20 reviews)
“sausage” (32 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Stop number three on our run through Central Texas BBQ. Although considered a bargain for our meal at $12, it can only be classified as disappointing compared to most of the other entries on our itinerary. we ordered: Sausage-100% beef coarse ground. seasoning very mild...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mlpbjm
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Had to go today to see for ourselves if Zimmerhanzel’s Bar-B-Que was all true and pleased to say it was every bit and more! Number 1: GO EARLY! there are 5 meats on the menu, but only 2 were available at 12:30. You can order...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Audrey F
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The brisket melted in my mouth, and was full of flavor. The cole slaw was crisp and fresh, and the potato salad met expectations. Good value in a small, simple cafeteria-style restaurant. Friendly staff, who work fast to move the line along.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This place is for sure a top ten BBQ place in Texas. The brisket is excellent and not covered in pepper like a lot of the new places. The sausage was phenomenal. Chicken was good, the ribs were good and the pork butt was very...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank TeeHatt
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

This little hole in the wall in small town Texas is more than you bargain for. At first glance you are not sure how it’s going to be, and with an hour left on the drive, you don’t want to eat bad food. After reading...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank GasparGirl
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Very good bbq, reasonably priced! Brisket if very good side are also very good! Very friendly and fast.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Amber S
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I regularly drive 30 minutes each way to have lunch hete. My only disappointment was arriving at 1:30 one weekday to find they'd run out of BBQ. They close each afternoon when they run out. But boy is it good! Outstanding brisket, great sides....slaw and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank garyhoov
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Go early as they sell out fast and there's usually a line out the door after 11:30 am. They have sit in or take out

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank NanagIll
Reviewed July 11, 2017

A BBQ place that always pleases with its consistent quality of good food. Generally, you get faster service before 11:30 am, as the noontime crowd can be large, although the time in line is worth the wait! One can pass the time perusing the walls...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Curious810972
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Visiting my Mom and Dad in Texas, and went to eat at Zimmerhanzels BBQ. The best BBQ I've had in years. Wish we had one in Hawaii, so I could eat some every week. Great little resturant, has a fast moving line(because it's that good)...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank DougCorrea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 512-237-4244
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