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David's Old Fashioned Pit BBQ Restaurant

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342 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3712
+1 830-997-7753
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My buddy wanted to try some local barbecue and this was the only place around. It was lunch time but they were all out of chicken. Really?! Since I don't eat pork or beef, I ordered 2 sides "Green Beans" and "Potato Salad". The beans were from a can, swimming in some vile tasting liquid with pieces of bacon! Nice... More 

Thank Bicycletraveler2014
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I think BBQ, I think Smokey meaty goodness. The meat had zero smokey flavor and the smell of wood was absent from the air. Despite the lack of Smokey indicator of mouthwatering goodness, I ordered. I knew better, but did it anyway and was disappointed. I could have doused the meat with a good sauce and called it an... More 

Thank Amy S
Minden, Nevada
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had hoped for some nice smoky pork ribs but was greatly disappointed. The meat was tender but was not smoked. It lacked flavor and the BBQ sauce was very bad compared to my own and others that I've had. It needed more tomato paste or ketchup, in my opinion. I ended up using ketchup instead of sauce on the... More 

Thank raguido
Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Deli style ordering BBQ joint on the west end. A little pricey for BBQ but not surprising in Fredericksburg. Lots of locals. Had the BBQ Sandwich with Brisket...Was pretty good. Cole slaw was excellent. Sausage was good but the casing was hard. Good flavor, not spicy. Ribs were good. Was between average and very good.

Thank treborz64
Prague, Czech Republic
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213 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

All the other BBQ places were closed on Monday and so David's was the only place open. Upon walking in at 1145am, there was a line so I thought I was in good company. I had the double meat plate for $12 selecting pork ribs and beef brisket. I only got three pieces of rib but much more of the... More 

Thank zHojo
San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

While this place looked good from Main Street, it has terrible food. The BBQ sauce was the worst I have ever had. I got a sausage sandwich with the strangest bread, I ate about half of it before giving up. Even the onions in the condiment bar were cut in a way that you had to pull them apart with... More 

Thank BoerneBob
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fredricksburg was was very crowded the week after Christmas and after waiting close to a hour the night before we decided to try some carry out BBQ from David's and it was a very good choice. They are not open for dinner so we picked up our food in the early afternoon. We had the ribs, brisket, cole slaw, and... More 

Thank Jdhopson
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted to stop in the mid section of Main Street Fredericksburg, TX, but parking was scarce, so we drove almost to the end of Main St. & stopped by Pit BBQ. They have a small parking in the back & The pork ribs were really good. The BBQ sauce is not sweet like the supermarket sells, but I liked... More 

Thank Welove2trav
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I wish that I had looked at Tripadvisor before eating at this restaurant. It was rated 81 of 120 restaurants in Fredericksburg. Today, I ordered the beef rib platter special. When I was served the plate I was shocked at how much food was on the plate. There was a huge pile of ribs!. Unfortunately, most of it was fat... More 

Thank Emooleson
Austin, TX
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. There's some benefit to checking out places that are not slammed like other local establishments. Good food, good service, hot sauce and sweet tea. What more do you want? German food? Go down the street then. This is a BBQ joint and it's pretty dang good.

Thank musictraveler40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 830-997-7753
We do Bar-B-Q the right way, old fashion slow cooked. You can get it by the plate or by the pound. We offer daily specials, sandwiches and side orders. Need custom Bar-B-Q, catering or a meeting room, we can do that too? Our hours are Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm and Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm. Our BQ pit is located in the park, along with our main parking lot.

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