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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
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon 07:00 - 20:00
Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Mission, Texas
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travel frequently between McAllen and Houston and stop here. Large selection of prepackaged foods and food made while you wait. Meats and cheeses are very good. Gas is reasonably priced.

Thank Andrew S
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an interesting experience to stop in the Prasek's Smokehouse to see a good camo selection and a variety of taxidermy, but the food left us wondering if we should have picked Mikeska's instead. The Czech bakery had some great looking kolaches and you can pick out some favorites in the meat market to cook on your own, but the... More 

Thank SuperBear2
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

In addition to gas station and store it is a great smoke house/restaurant. Stopped on the way down for dinner and got some stuff for later and decided to stop again on the way back to pickup meat to cook as well as some other items. Everything I tried was very good. Will be back next time

Thank David D
Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful baked goods. Specialty meats. True Texas atmosphere with bar b q and in store seating. Bring your cooler.

Thank Vouray
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We have all of our meat processed here and hands down it is the best! And the food here is so yummy and if you have never had a pie from here, you MUST!

Thank Anita V
The Woodlands, Texas
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We always stop here on our way down to corpus. The sausage sandwich is awesome. Clean restrooms and awesome food.

Thank Craig V
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Far enough out of Houston for lunch. This huge place has clean bathrooms, good barbecue, a bakery, specialty foods, a meat counter with a dazzling number of sausage and jerky choices. This is what a Bucees would look like if it was real. Oh, poppy seed kolaches, need I say more?

Thank StellaScout H
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

There is a good selection of sandwiches available in a cafeteria format. I got a 2 meat BBQ plate with ribs and brisket. The meat was good ( not great) and the portions were generous. Fountain drinks are offered and there is no alcohol. They have a meat counter and cheese and sausage to take home.

Thank Guy H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We live in the community and because of my expanding waistline, I have to limit the number of times a week that I stop by Prasek's. Everything is good... my favorites: Bacon, Egg, Cheese rolls, Jalapeno, Ham, Cheese pigs, Rueben sandwiches, Cuban sandwiches, Peppered Turkey Jerky... the list could go on for a while.

Thank Pat N
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

"The best brisket sandwich" my husband has ever had. Clean restrooms. Friendly staff. Lots of yummy looking things to entice you as you wait for your order.

Thank liza10012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?