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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love their german sausage it is fully cooked ready to eat but i like it warmed up on the grill You can make a sandwich out of it or just the way it is.so if you are going or coming stop there and get some

Thank Brad S
Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We will stop here every time we come through TX. Large, clean and friendly with tons of neat products to browse and snacks, drinks, and foods to choose from. You won't have to wait in line for the bathroom as there are more stalls than I took the time to count, but again, very clean. There's even a family bathroom... More 

Thank rdfx
Sulphur, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for jerky as it advertises as the best. The jerky is not good and the prices are high. I will not stop again.

Thank LAfisherman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean...big variety of snacks, food, treats and travel gear. Yeti products, clothes, hats, etc. Close to the exit and on ramp for convenience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Definitely plant to stop here if you are driving from Houston to Texas. The thought of exotic smoked jerky, bbq brisket and such makes the anticipation and ride perfect. Once there, nice clean facilities--so go. Just recognize the bbq is just average and the jerky...

Thank Bobwphilly
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You know you are in Texas when there is a six shooter shaped BBQ pit at the entrance. Lots of local products and wonderful BBQ. Much better than stopping at Buccees in my opinion.

Thank Doug G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I always have the jalapeno and cheese sausage. So good. It's quick and it's tasty. Go. You will love it. And the smell is heavenly.

Thank BigDTravel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Pork chops are unbelievably thick! A little pricy but good. It's worth the stop and it has nice clean bathrooms.

Thank Kathy W
Bonham, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?