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“A great reason to get off I35 for authentic BBQ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Duke's Smokehouse - CLOSED

Duke's Smokehouse
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A great reason to get off I35 for authentic BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We were traveling between Dallas and Austin and we were craving BBQ before visiting the Inner Space Cavern.

This is great authentic barbecue - homemade, not part of a chain.

All the food was good, except ot for sliced brisket instead of chopped beef. The latter is too sweet and those who got that option regretted their choice after tasting our sliced brisket sandwich.

Fried okra is good.
Ribs are great and very tasty

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37 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“True Texas Smokehouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you want an authentic Texas feel, duke's is the place to go. Thei BBQ is delicious, and be sure to try their fried okra. Duke's offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and has plenty of space for events.

Visited May 2012
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Daytona Beach, FL
Level Contributor
201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“It's BarBQue it's Texas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

No real complaint about the quality of the food here, but you need to know going in that almost everything is a la carte pricing because the staff does not tell you. They ask if you want "X" and never mention it costs extra. Cafeteria line service, no table service. You're pretty much are left on your own. The buttermilk pie was great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst BBQ brisket I have ever had”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Stopped on our way home to Dallas. Place looked cute and we had a hankering for BBQ. This was the worst brisket I have had In my 18 years living in Texas. Then to top it off we ordered okra as a side dish and after being told three times that it was arriving soon it finally came after we were done eating. Tasteless potato salad and cole slaw. Don't bother. Go someplace else.

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Georgetown, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty Good BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Dukes does a good job with their BBQ. The ribs leave much to be desired, typically tough-ish, though overall the place is great. They try hard, which in my book beats out places that just rest on their laurels (Monument anyone??). Work on the ribs a bit for a better tender experience (I hate to say it, Chili's ribs are more tender, yeah), but again overall good.

Visited April 2012
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