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Old Smokehouse

$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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5145 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3633
+1 210-340-5039
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in the door, you can tell it is good BBQ. The gentlemen working there were very helpful and friendly. I had the brisket and sausage. Both were great. The brisket was not fatty or chewy, like a lot of places are. I would definitely recommend this place to someone looking for simple, great tasting BBQ.

Thank DHJ730
Plano, Texas
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I had the four meat platter, and the flavor was delicious. The ribs were over-smoked and nearly jerky. The brisket, "the best and more sold", was a bit chewy. The sausage was my favorite with a crisp casing that popped when bitten. The chicken was juicy and cooked perfect. The gentleman behind the counter was great in his service and... More 

Thank Travis T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Their pork ribs and smoky sauce are one of the best in town. You should go and check it out. I would definately come back if I lived in San Antonio. It was totally worth the travel.

Thank Sarah K
temple, Tx
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place because of proximity and reviews. Great food. I had the brisket plate. Tender meat, excellent flavor. Pinto beans and potato salad also good. I usually don't say this but it was more than I could eat. Great value.

Thank gatestemple
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been going here for years and it is still the best BBQ that you have ever tasted. This BBQ is slow cooked and it is wonderful. The portions are great and the food is just amazing. Last time we were there we got the family order and it was perfect for the 6 of us. Cant recommend this... More 

Thank Jesse Z
San Antonio, Texas
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Hands down this BBQ place is the best from the rest, I love their combo plates my favorite is the marble brisket & sausage it comes with potato salad, beans & I always get the cream of corn it is simply delicious.

Thank rodriguezjesser65
San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

I smelled the aroma of the barbecue- that is how I first found it! The smoked meat is the call to action! Ordering can be confusing but the staff will walk you thru the process. The helpings of meat are adequate, there is a self-serve ethos and you eat at your own leisure. Want something- you get it! You are... More 

Thank Rubén Z
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly and informative of the menu, portions were large so if you want a take home plate just know they will charge you. Tea is sweet and and ribs were tasty, beans are on the chili side of taste, potatoe salad is okay. Watch your step when you first come in the door the floor drops a... More 

Thank Jessie N
San Antonio
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156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

I have been going here for years and can't believe I forgot to review it. Old fashioned in you go to the counter, order your food and they cut and prepare it right in front of you and put it on a try. Prices are very reasonable. I have NO idea what some clown on google was saying about it... More 

Thank ABE49
Morrisville, North Carolina
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

When you walk in you know you've found a smokehouse. The smoker is in the back of the building and at times the dining area can get a little smokey (not a bad thing). They have a variety of options on the menu and slice/chop your order fresh. They offer a hot (temp) bbq sauce with the meat and have... More 

Thank Brian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5145 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-340-5039
We have been here at this location for more than 25 years and all the meat has been smoked by Robert all these years!! Our goal is to satisfy our customers. We use mesquite wood to smoke meat from start to finish. You will find out why we got awarded for Critic's Choice by San Antonio Express News!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?