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“While in Texas, you must visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Smokehouse

Old Smokehouse
Ranked #398 of 4,597 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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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“While in Texas, you must visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

While traveling, restaurants can be as important as your hotel – Where you eat and where you stay can make or break your vacation.

As part as my travel plans, I always check restaurant reviews and make note of several places. The, I ask the locals where they eat. This was a match, so we headed to Bob’s Smokehouse, now Old Smokehouse, located at 5145 Fredericksburg Rd., off 410.

Nothing fancy about this place – The focus is on the food and they got it right. Once inside the small-wood paneled dining room, go left to the order window, place your order, grab a tray and walk around the counter for pickup. You can order single items by serving, by the pound, special plates, daily specials and sandwiches. We ordered the daily specials # 3(Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pork Spare Rib) for $9.50, # 4(Beef Brisket, Sausage, Chicken, Pork spare Rib) for $11.25 and a ½ chicken combo plate for $8.00. All, with cole slaw and potato salad. Other sides include the beans or cream corn. Wish they had corn in the cob! You can also call in your order or place order online. Plenty of folks did that while I was seating there.

Everything was fresh, juicy, tender and flavorful. Add their special sauce and it was succulent. These servings will satisfy any fella with a hearty appetite. Needless to say, my partners couldn’t finish, but I’ll be darned if I let this food go to waste. So I indulge myself inhaling every divine piece of smoked-to-perfection meat of this truly delicious feast. Okay, the soda was flat, but I really didn’t care.

In short: Abundant servings of great food at very reasonable prices.

Here is the website’s address: http://oldsmokehouse.net/

  • Visited June 2013
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“Delicious Authentic BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

This place is really good. I give the meat a 5/5 and the sides a 3/5. The meat is slow smoked over mesquite and oak, and they have an old school pit boss that knows what he is doing. Took 5 people here and got a family pack, everyone was full and the food was delicious. The brisket is extremely tender with a thick crust and excellent flavor. The sausage was juicy and full of smokey flavor. The ribs and chicken were equally as good, and the meat fell of the bone. The sauce is very sweet with a little bite of tang and spice. Overall, a very underrated BBQ spot. Will be coming more often.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Friendly folk, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2009

Friendly folk, good food

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“Beef, pork and lamb ribs. Yes, lamb. In San Antonio.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2008

Beef, pork and lamb ribs. Yes, lamb. In San Antonio.

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“good food; reasonable prices; no frills environment.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2008

good food; reasonable prices; no frills environment.

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