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Smokey J's Barbeque

7008 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX 78732-1921
+1 512-331-4888
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 26 min
7:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
7008 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX 78732-1921
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Still as wonderful as it's always been from back in the early 80s. Remember days of enjoying the lake with some barbecue brisket from Smokey J's. The true Austin tradition in barbecue.

Thank rick i
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

A Small, simple BBQ Joint with savory smokey fare at a steal of a price. Had the BBQ spud, simple and delicious.

Thank RFk900
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The pork sandwich was sizable, but it was very difficult to eat in the piece of paper provided. Also, the sauce that was put on it was thin and runny, and a bit on the bitter side.

Thank janels
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Hard to beat this small, time-worn shack of a restaurant. Quick and friendly service at a window, great brisket and huge stuffed potatoes. A great quick lunch.

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I always like this place. Be sure you do not mind standing outside waiting for your food. I don't mind. :-)

Thank b r
Reviewed 29 October 2016

They had a $5.00 special on a Pulled Pork Sandwich and it was really good. They put so much meat on it, it got sloppy which I love.

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is delicious. We purchased enough BBQ for 100 people and it was ready on time and fresh. The restaurant only accepts cash so be aware of that!

Thank Ssands05
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you want melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork sandwiches at the bargain price of $5 this is the place too go! Also loved the baked potatoes stuffed with beef cheese AND sour cream

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

While not the best brisket sandwich I've ever eaten this is a good stop for a quick lunch. Unique set up as there are numerous windows to not only take your order but the employee makes your lunch as well. This process keeps the lines...More

Thank SheriffofTexas
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My husband and I have been eating at Smokey J’s for about 25 years. The restaurant is a small building with a walk up window. There is no indoor dining just picnic tables. The food has already been excellent and prices were good. More recently...More

Thank M J
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7008 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX 78732-1921
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-331-4888
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