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Old Smokehouse

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5145 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3633
210-340-5039
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Rubén Z
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jessie N
San Antonio
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank ABE49
Morrisville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Brian L
Lawrence
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

The meat was lean and tasty but the sauce was very average and not all that tasty. Large portions. The staff was friendly. Could have been a little cleaner. Overall, okay.

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Thank Diedre C
San Antonio, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Can't get enough of this place, ever since I found it, it's been at least 5 times that I went there just for the lamb ribs. Staff can improve a little but overall a good experience every time!

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Thank Michael G
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This is as good as BBQ gets. Truly amazing smoked meat nothing prepackaged or rigged to taste this the real deal. Detoured to this place despite a tight travel schedule and it was worth it. The brisket is great good portions.

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Thank Jesse Z
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Awsome food,great service! Got the family party pack! Excellent meats and sides. We got potato salad, slaw, and corn!! This feed our large party of 30 plus, #3 !!!

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Thank Satraveler54
San Antonio, Texas
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

In Northwest San Antonio, 5145 Fredericksburg Road, outside Loop 410. Not a fancy place,just very good BBQ, in fact, some of the very best you can get in San Antonio. Pork and Beef ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket, a number of sides, and wheat or white bread. (not all bbq joints give you a choice of bread, ya know.) It's a... More 

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Thank Steven S
El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From out of town, not familiar with local dives, read reviews and were not disappointed. Nice big portions, very tasty barbecue and sauce was great...not your typical chain restaurant...great service,first time there and person at counter explained all our options...highly recommended.

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Thank ELPScorch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 210-340-5039
Description
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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