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Review of Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack - CLOSED

Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 24, 2013

From the street, you may have your doubts when you drive past this trailer on the side of the road. Even though they "close" at 7:00 pm, locals know that proprietors Calvin & Carol will stay open to serve outstanding BBQ & dessert past closing time. We found our new go-to Kerrville dinner spot. Thanks Cal!

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Thank ChickInDallas
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place has some of the best BBQ in Texas, no...the world! Little hole in the wall joint outside of town that share a parking lot with an automotive repair shop, but man, what food. We ate lunch there and came back for dinner. Everything is perfect, but a couple of unusual items stand out. First, the red pepper soup...we had some for lunch and then had Cal-Bob put back a quart to take home. On Friday and Sat evenings, 4-7, they offer dinner "set-ups" for $5 (it was roasted red potatoes and grilled asparagus the night we were there), then you can order salmon or smoked prime rib by the ounce. You may want to call ahead and have them save you a piece of salmon. It is possible to get a smoked salmon or prime rib dinner for less than $10. All of the meats were good, and all are sold by the ounce, meaning you can have exactly what you want...a simple yet brilliant pricing scheme.
Don't miss Cal-Bob's if you are in Kerrville. If you are not in Kerrville, go there so you can eat at Cal-Bob's.
Mark and Dawn

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1  Thank msandel
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We're originally from Texas and were visiting the area. Glad we found Cal-Bob's! Very friendly owners and the brisket, sausage, salmon, and the soup are great! We ate here and got take-out several times during our week in Kerrville. Even took some brisket to my Dad in San Antonio. The pear crisp dessert was wonderful too.

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1  Thank pbk96
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We have driven past Cal-Bob's Smoke Shack many times but never stopped in until we read the comments and ratings on Tripadvisor.
Man, are we glad we did. We made a point of stopping for late lunch today and it was everything promised and more. Cal gave us a sample of the Smoked Pepper Soup and it was great. We tried the brisket, smoked sausage (Italian), and pulled pork today with cole slaw and beans on the side and were not disappointed one bit. When we left, we told Cal that we would be back and we meant it. For the best in BBQ and sides, you need go no farther than Kerrville, Texas. In fact, make it your destination on your next Texas Hill Country drive. You'll not be sorry!

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2  Thank Gerald L
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Being from Texas and BBQ enthusiasts, we would rate the brisket (the only meat that we ate) as average, but the smoked red pepper soup, potato salad and cilantro coleslaw were fantastic. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will return on our next trip to Kerrville.

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Thank kamybear
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