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Prasek's Hillje Smokehouse

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29714 US 59 Hwy, El Campo, TX 77437-4054 (Formerly 29714 US 59 Highway)
+1 979-543-8312
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought we would stop here on the way to Houston instead of the usual Buccees stop. It's beautiful and smells amazing and staff was very nice and helpful. You can find anything to satisfy but the prices are almost double, especially wine.

Thank Crystal T
Sugar Land
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311 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An update to my last visit confirms that Prasek's is still the best for kolaches and coffee. There are no lines, the restrooms are cowboy styled and clean. A large coffee bar has a variety of flavors, creamers and sizes; you can fill your own mug too. The kolache selection is huge but be sure to get a ham/cheese/jalapeno or... More 

Thank CaptainSPI
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always make the stop when driving through El Campo. Their cooked to eat food is fantastic. I recommend the big H club. For the price they have to be loosing money on this one! Loaded with cold cuts. Their meat is also fantastic. Marinated stakes stuffed chicken breasts and sausage can't be beat on the grill. Super clean restrooms and... More 

Thank John Q
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I bought some cinnamon rolls and some freshly ground coffee. There were also other pastries, kolaches, and big cookies. I can't believe that I didn't buy any kolaches. Everything in the bakery was selling fast! My husband bought beef jerky and spicy fried pork rinds. They is a huge variety of beef jerky, packaged beef, and smoked meats. There is... More 

Thank Stone53
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stopped by here on the way to Corpus Christi. What a hidden treat. For the kids, it was difficult passing Bucky's to get here, but it was worth it. The food was several levels better and a much broader selection. They also have a great meat market. We picked up a couple of steaks and one of their pepper... More 

Thank BulleitTraveler2016
Cudahy WI
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322 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Prasek’s is clearly wanna-be institution. They do fuel, and food; the carry out business is as good as the dine in fare. There are several establishments in a block long building and they try to be as much as they can be. As a restaurant it’s a bit confusing. There’s a corral around the restaurant tables. That’s because you’re supposed... More 

Thank Peter P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great unexpected place to visit. Super BBQ! Try the sliced brisket. Friendly atmosphere, fast service. They offer a wide assortment of baked goods that are simply terrific

Thank Regan S
El Campo, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

They have very delicious sandwiches with fresh meat and ingredients. Very good servings. So many items to select when you browse from choice meats, baked items, coffee, ice cream and also a knick knack shop.

Thank 945rose
Harlingen, Texas
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I live in the RGV....and Prasek's has been a must stop every time we/I go to Houston. A-Must-Stop....pit stop. It doesn't matter if it's a meal time or not. I've always had either a sliced brisket or chopped barbeque sandwich which are way above average. But this time around, on the suggestion of a friend, I had a cheeseburger....OMG! In... More 

Thank 1junebug
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620 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

ALWAYS a "must stop" on our way to Rockport. Great BBQ and delicious kolaches. I'm not a jerky fan personally but, according to lots of friends, they have the best. Whatever they do there, they do it right. Always clean restrooms and a nice area to sit and have a meal. Foods and homemade bakery items are displayed beautifully, making... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29714 US 59 Hwy, El Campo, TX 77437-4054 (Formerly 29714 US 59 Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  El Campo
  • Phone Number: +1 979-543-8312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?