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“Augie Doggie the BBQ Daddy”

Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse
Ranked #208 of 4,727 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse has the best BBQ in San Antonio. Live bands perform on weekends. Great indoor and outdoor seating very relaxed atmosphere. Located next to Sunken Gardens and San Antonio Zoo. A wine cigar bar will be opening soon with a large selection of wines.
Reviewed December 19, 2012

You will love the rustic character of this restaurant and its location across from Breckenridge Park and just west of Sunken Gardens and the Zoo. It represents the quintessential smoke house to me when I picture an old established BBQ shack, though it is a bit nicer than a shack. Seating consists of some tiny tables indoors with picture windows looking across the road at an open field, or picnic tables next to the parking lot. Ordering your food is cafeteria style for the BBQ.

When the place was Augie's by the Park, it used to be entertaining to come, buy a pitcher of beer to go with your burger, and watch the low riders parade up and down the street in front of Augie's on a Sunday afternoon. Showing off an undulating Cheby convertible and flirting with the opposite sex reminded one of a modern day version of a Spanish paseo or stroll around the zocalo in courtship ritual.

The BBQ itself is average to good. It definitely beats Bill Miller but pales in comparison to some of the temples of smoked meat in the Lockhart area such as Kreuz's, Black's, etc. If you are craving BBQ after a visit to the zoo or park, this is a good choice. The sides of beans, mac n' cheese, etc. are acceptable basic versions of the dishes as well.

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Thank OmniEpicurean
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Came here for a quick lunch on a weekday while visiting San Antonio. Its about 5 minutes by car from the Downtown/Riverwalk area. My wife and I both had sliced brisket sandwiches which were really good and pretty cheap. Fries were nothing special. Didn't have any other sides. Its cafeteria style as mentioned in other reviews, the employees were all friendly.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We (party of 3) ate there for dinner on a Thursday evening in August. You order at the counter and it is cafeteria style. Get your tray and find a table. We all agreed that the brisket was very good but the sides were ugh! The macaroni and cheese was mushy and devoid of flavor. The potato salad and creamed corn were average to below average. We live locally and our conclusion was that only the brisket would warrant a return visit. So, for us, it will be a take-out of brisket only. Come home, and serve with our own sides.

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Thank MuffetB
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We visited this establishment on a Saturday night before a concert at Sunken Gardens Amphitheater. We had heard a lot of favorable things, but we were extremely disappointed about the food and the service.

My wife had the brisket plate and the meat, while served in a normal portion, was more fat than meat, even after the cook had trimmed off the most obvious fat from the brisket. My pulled pork sandwich was missing the slaw, even though it is advertised on the picture on the menu. The beans were ordinary, and the potato salad was standard institutional quality from a large bucket, not made in-house. The bread was not stale, but close to it.

Regarding the service, the prep cook left us standing at the counter for nearly 5 minutes without so much as acknowledging we were there. A simple "I'll be with you in a moment", would have been a welcome recognition of our presence. When we attempted to order wine, the cashier seemed unaware of the options, not knowing what wines they had.

The bathrooms were clean, and there was ample seating. All in all, a mediocre meal at best. There are plenty of better options for Barbeque in this Texas town, so a visit to this restaurant would be unnecessary.

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Thank provoshane
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Had a great lunch here after the Japanese tea gardens. Food is great- pulled pork plate tender, great flavor, cole slaw was excellent. Very quick but good food

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Thank Jeff V
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