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Bennie J's Smoke Pit

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$$ - $$$
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621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
+1 936-439-9559
Today
11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews of Huntsville BBQ restaurants we decided to try Bennie J's. We weren't disappointed. The brisket sandwich and ribs were great, and prices very reasonable. We sat outside and ate, and the staff took the time to come out frequently to check on us.

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Thank NancyEl D
Keller, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick search led us to Bennie J's in Huntsville. Excellent tender brisket and the sausage was great, too. Nice, relaxed, understated patio with a cool breeze made this a nice setting for a great lunch. Attentive service too. When we were identified as first-timers, the kind lady brought us each a piece of pie on the house--buttermilk and pecan--... More 

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Thank Craig S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...but if you're here, you'd better stop at Bennie J's Smoke Pit. I've never had a better brisket anywhere and the staff is so friendly. There's indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank Kelsey J
Galveston, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good. The kind of BBQ that doesn't need sauce. That's the best kind. The meat was falling off the bones on both the ribs and chicken. The buttermilk pie is super good and not overly sweet like other places. The people here are super friendly and helpful. Go early before they run out of what you... More 

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Thank JoGMooney
Huntsville, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food and casual dining. Really good for catering. I used Benny J's catering for a family get together and everyone was really happy. Don't forget dessert.

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Thank Geanie3
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

OMG I judge a BBQ restaurant by their ribs which I had today at Bennie J's they were fantastic. Smokey and fall off the bone tender. This was my first visit, but not my last. Prices are very reasonable which makes it just that much better

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Thank Texans4ever2469
Moab, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I stopped in on our way to Houston and so glad we did. I had the pit chicken with mustard greens, mac and cheese and cornbread my husband had brisket sandwich. All of which was AMAZING... I am from the South so this was true southern hometown food.. Plus THE BUTTERMILK PIE was like heaven.. We definitely... More 

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Thank Adam L
huntsville, United States
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

the bbq brisket is tender and tasty. real bbq, good potato salad, good daily specials. Baked chicken is good. Family business makes you feel at home.

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1 Thank Linda P
Rosenberg, Texas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I love the ribs here! Very good flavor without a lot of spice. The meat is tender. I rarely use sauce on it. The jalapeño sausage is very good also! Just enough hot to taste it not over power it. I will say that I'm not a big fan of the brisket.

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Carrollton, Texas
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had read so many good reviews about this restaurant that we wanted to try it. We got the ribs and didn't think they were the best. They were tender but we prefer ribs trimmed and these are not. We did enjoy the buttermilk pie and the pecan pie. Sides were just average. People were friendly and service was good. Probably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 936-439-9559

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