I'm not saying that I haven't found spectacular plates of barbecue during my travels. I have. But the standouts were few and far between, and all of 'em at places that still cook exclusively with wood.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

Smoke Daddy's Review of Smittys Bar-B-Q


Smittys BarBQ SpreadI would come back for the homeade sausage and potato salad.  Or I might just try a plate of their soul food: Pork chop; mustard greens; corn casserole; and cornbread.


  • Brisket - Good Smoke. Fat trimmed off the slices.  This is a "stand-up" style brisket: firm & lean.  Slices turn out to be a little dry.  Good.
  • Rib - Mild smoke. Tender, but not quite done @ the breast bone
  • Homeade Sausage - Course-grind... very good!  Made with brisket???
  • Sausage - Commercial product... Hillshire Farms?
  • Cabrito - Yea!  Rich chunks of dark meat here; Has some 'funk' to the flavor... a bit gamey.

Note: all meats are dusted with "magic spice" (rub)


Smittys BarBQ Counter

  • Beans - Red Beans & Rice; Can substitute pintos.  Good.
  • Potato Salad - Interesting orange tint.  Texture is soft/loose.  And flavors include vinegar, oil, and mustard.  This is definitely not your run-of-the mill ps.  Different and very good.
  • Sauce - Thin consistency, with heavy addition of liquid smoke.
  • Hot Sauce - Mustard, garlic, & cayenne.  Good.


  • Good drive-up "joint" appealSmittys BarBQ Meat
  • Good use of longhorns in decor
  • Service is not fast... this is "slow food"
  • Rest rooms located outside of the dining room
  • J&R pits are out back

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