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Woody's Smokehouse Shell

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I-45/Hwy 7, Centerville, TX
+1 903-536-2434
05:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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Bonham, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has expanded and expanded over the years. Why? The BBQ and the atmosphere. The smokebox has half-chickens, ribs, THICK pork chops, brisket, and the most succulent bacon-wrapped quail. Grab some cheese to go with it, or potato salad, bread is already on the table. Want to try venison or bison jerky? Taste a sample. Need a last minute... More 

Thank Leah P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in yesterday for my second time in a year and it will be the last. The meat ( brisket & sausage ) was horrible. It has to be the worst BBQ in the state

Thank Steve R
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk in, they welcome you, when you leave, they wish you safe travels and a happy thanksgiving! Everyone was great except for Jody at the deli counter. Our woodys subs and barbq sandwiches were great, but Apparently we didn't order the way she wanted us to though so we got the deep breath and eye roll.

Thank Dawn W
Dallas, Texas
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled across this but will use it for a pit stop in the future. It is basically a Fuel Stop/Gift Shop/BBQ Restaurant but there is a lot going on here. • BBQ smokehouse on site, which was very busy • Home made beef jerky galore, self proclaimed "the jerky capital of the world" • Mason jars of spiced peaches,... More 

Thank Dave S
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here to get a light lunch. This place has a huge selection. Well a large crowd came in so we decide to hurry up and get out of there. So we got some elk sticks from the deli counter and go over to the registrar to beat the rush. Talk about sticker shock when we... More 

Thank Heather B
Gun Barrel City, Texas
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Started out with lunch, a huge chopped beef sandwich. Then went shopping down the isles and isles of jams, preserves, pickled everything and then to the meat counter. Ah summer sausage heaven. And the jerky is wonderful. Oh and did I mention how yummy the store smells. Can't wait to pass by again.

Thank katie g
dayton, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped over the weekend on a Saturday around noon, service was great and very helpful. We have been hearing about this place for years and always stop at Bucee's. We had B-B-Que and it was very good and fresh. They have alot of the same things Bucee's has but on a much smaller scale. We will stop there again when... More 

Thank Virginia H
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had to stop-BRB & top off gas tank for drive from Houston to Dallas. Love this place!!! Smokehouse meat smell hits your olfactory system the second you crack the front door open...,walking in is amazing for your stomach as well..,instant hunger pains. Has a deli in the back. More groceries abs knock knacks than you can "shake a stick at"... More 

Thank EldoradojansuenicLVN
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went there two years ago and liked the food. But this time, not so good! The service was bad, and the brisket was awful! It was bland and did not taste like smoked. The pork ribs and turkey legs were ok, but nothing special. I don't think we'll come back again.

Thank 70jackie
Grapeland, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place I choose to fill up. Shell Gas. Clean restrooms! They even have the Dyson hand dryer! Cute gift shop. Try the 5 Chili Salsa! #soogood

Thank daisysbudleaf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: I-45/Hwy 7, Centerville, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Centerville
  • Phone Number: +1 903-536-2434

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