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Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que

307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
+1 512-237-4244
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (18 reviews)
“sausage” (29 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This little hole in the wall in small town Texas is more than you bargain for. At first glance you are not sure how it’s going to be, and with an hour left on the drive, you don’t want to eat bad food. After reading...More

Thank Tara G
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Very good bbq, reasonably priced! Brisket if very good side are also very good! Very friendly and fast.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I regularly drive 30 minutes each way to have lunch hete. My only disappointment was arriving at 1:30 one weekday to find they'd run out of BBQ. They close each afternoon when they run out. But boy is it good! Outstanding brisket, great sides....slaw and...More

Thank garyhoov
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Go early as they sell out fast and there's usually a line out the door after 11:30 am. They have sit in or take out

Thank NanagIll
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A BBQ place that always pleases with its consistent quality of good food. Generally, you get faster service before 11:30 am, as the noontime crowd can be large, although the time in line is worth the wait! One can pass the time perusing the walls...More

Thank D&H Travels
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Visiting my Mom and Dad in Texas, and went to eat at Zimmerhanzels BBQ. The best BBQ I've had in years. Wish we had one in Hawaii, so I could eat some every week. Great little resturant, has a fast moving line(because it's that good)...More

Thank DougCorrea
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It is a modest building with Bar-b-q above the door but inside is a trip to BBQ Valhalla! Huge tender pork ribs, tasty beef sausage and melt in your mouth brisket are the main reason to find this place- Great for families!

Thank trymahjong
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and pleasant people. Chopped sandwich is a meal in itself. Got to share a bit of my hubby's plate of brisket & sides. I would strongly recommend the pudding & brisket.

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was passing through Smithville and found Zimmerhanzel's, thanks to TripAdvisor. This is definitely where the locals eat. I arrived at 11:30 and the line was starting to form. The place isn't fancy - you pick up your food from the line then find a...More

Thank mamahahn98
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to get a sliced brisket sandwich to go and it was great! All the food I saw looked very good and the smell inside the restaurant was great! Would differently go back!

Thank Banshee694
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 512-237-4244
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