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Bennie J's Smoke Pit

621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
+1 936-439-9559
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (52 reviews)
“pecan pie” (15 reviews)
“potato salad” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Really good barbecue and sides. Best in Huntsville. Catfish served on Fridays. Small. Friendly atmosphere. Order at the counter and food is brought to the table.

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This bar b que restaurant off the beaten path is worth going out of the way for. Great meal for a great value.

Thank Carrol S
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

While on a road trip, my husband and I decided to take a gamble and try this place. It's off the beaten path, hiding, but a good stop. They make everything in house. My brisket plate was amazing! Perfectly smoked. Husband got the fried catfish...More

Thank Jacque Q
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the food. Brisket so flavorful and tender you almost don't need the great sauce... kinda hard to find but worth it... go

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

If you’re a Texan you’ll love their food. Be warned though they run out before 2:00 pm. So get there early and enjoy real Texas style barbecue. If it were on a busy street it would be world famous.

1  Thank 893dalew
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This place is a hole in the wall that promises greatness when it comes to BBQ. It is off the beaten path but once there you will never forget it on future trips.

Thank Travel-BWP
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Search out this hidden gem. Even many in Huntsville don't know about this place, but they should. The Friday special was the catfish. The delicate fillets were the perfect crispy without getting hard. The hush-puppies had some actual corn in them-- not like those fried...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Wonderful service and great food. Don't miss it... The BBC is excellent and the daily specials are very good also. They also have great pecan pies and sweet potato pies.

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of those off the beaten path places you don’t want to miss. BBQ and fantastic sides to go along. We love going to Bennie J’s.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Every aspect of this meal was perfect! The food was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, the service was welcoming, and the atmosphere was cozy. The sausages are both yummy, not greasy at all. The smoked chicken was moist and flavorful. The brisket melts in your mouth, probably the...More

Thank txteacher_girl
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Questions & Answers
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!
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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 936-439-9559
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