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Bennie J's Smoke Pit

621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
+1 936-439-9559
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (46 reviews)
“coleslaw” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We originally ate at Bennie J's based on Tripadvisor reviews. Everytime we have eaten there the food and service have be consistently good. The same friendly folks serving.

Thank CLTexasTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second time here while on a visit to Huntsville. The last time I visited, they were sold out of some of their meat items. This time we arrived earlier and ordered a sample plate with three of the meats. It is was all excellent...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We asked local for the best barbecue in town and this place had the majority of votes. We both had the sandwich special. Both brisket, one sliced, one chopped. My husband like his. It seemed like mine had a lot of fat. Both sauces seemed...More

Thank Maelrarny
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Driving north from Galveston, we decided to try Bennie J's for lunch. The location is on a quiet, non-commercial street....in fact it is opposite a beautiful cemetery. The unassuming metal roof wood building, belies the wonderful food served there. I had a brisket plate, and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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...More

Thank NancyEl D
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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,...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

...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.

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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...More

Thank JoGMooney
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.

Thank Geanie3
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...More

Thank Texans4ever2469
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Are any of the meats gluten free? Specifically the smoked turkey or brisket? Thank you!
25 December 2015|
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Response from ArisMiniMom | Reviewed this property |
Their meats are not breaded with anything but what they may use in marinades or rubs could only be answered by calling them directly. Which I am sure,they would be happy to answer your question!
is it possible to see a menu? I am looking to take my granddaughter (SHSU) a couple of her friends to dinner for her birthday. Thanks
1 November 2015|
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Response from Chocoholic41 | Reviewed this property |
Very informal restaurant with the menu on a whiteboard. If memory serves, they have 2 or 3-meat plates (brisket/ribs/chicken/sausage) with sides (fries/coleslaw/beans), chopped beef sandwiches, catfish only on certain days... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail