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Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que

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307 Royston St, Smithville, TX 78957-1300
+1 512-237-4244
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 15:00
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Abilene, Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 seat (if you can). I ordered the two meat tray so I could try both... More 

Thank mamahahn98
Key West, Florida
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332 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beef brisket at Zimmerhanzel's is probably the most tender I've ever tasted. My kids were crazy about it!

Thank LeicaMann
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When ever we go to Smithville we have to always stop and have some barbecue at Zimmerhanzels! Some of the best barbecue in my opinion anywhere around! It is a family run business and sometimes there's a line but worth the wait! We love the chopped beef sandwich and the ribs!

Thank Fkaybert
Smithville, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fav place to go for great food. Lunch is fav time!!!!!Everybody in Smithville know it , loves it and has eaten there!!!

Thank TxKittie
Smithville, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Best BBQ ever! Worth the wait in line. You can call in your order, give them a pickup time and skip the line but you better call before 11am

Thank Annette P
Houston, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped by chance and glad I did. Good prices, easy to find and good food. They do run out sometimes, so make your decision quick.

Thank 426barts
Houston, TX
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

been going to Zimmerhansel's since late 80's for sausage! Not believing they. no more! Does new place not sell the same sausage... anyone know?

2 Thank agendab
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I am working my way through Texas Monthly's 50 Best BBQ Joints... In the World list. I stopped to Zimmerhanzels for lunch and found a typical Texas BBQ cafe ( which I love) with a serving line at the back. I told the young man serving me that I may never make it back to Zimmerhanzels again so please serve... More 

Thank Greg M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Not worth the drive anymore. If you can't make it homemade then don't make it at all. Anybody can go to HEB and buy Cole slaw and potato salad . They have Bbq too.

Thank Liz M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?