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Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse

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3709 N. St. Marys, San Antonio, TX 78212
+1 210-735-0088
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my wife had the 3-rib platter with corn and coleslaw. Both were very good.

Thank Bill M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife and I had the pork ribs, the brisket and the pulled pork. All good. The Mac and Cheese was wonderful and the potato salad was good. The place is small but the price was right and I will eat there again.

Thank Chad K
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a very distinctive restaurant located on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo. It serves very good BBQ! You enter by a counter where they hand you a Styrofoam plate. You tell the clerk what you want and he puts all 3 ingredients on it. The quality of the food was good but the quality was not worth... More 

Thank stoogeg3
Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We passed a big pink pig. I told my husband we have not been to a good BBQ place since we moved here. I can say this little hole in the ground is AMAZING. TENDER, smoky and they give you Texas portions. I will come back.

Thank Tiffanysusanne
San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic BBQ. Small place around 6 tables which were full and stayed full during my visit. Long conversation with the smoke master and his recommendations were on the money. I didn't plan on eating so much, and I had to back away from the table. Still had Togo box. $50 bucks for my family and I. You can't go wrong... More 

Thank dannyg804
Corpus Christi, Texas
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169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my son were visiting a college in the area and were in the mood for BBQ. This place was recommended so it was worth a try. We both had the rib plate with two sides, the ribs were seasoned well and juicy, sides were plentiful and the price was good. Not a bad place to grab some lunch,... More 

Thank poppazo
Mae Faek
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place is very close to the Japanese tea gardens, which I love. We get Takeaway meals since we weren't hungry right then. My husband got a pulled pork sandwich, and I got pork ribs. We didn't get sides because I figured I'd make a salad at home. Both of our choices were very good. Their barbecue sauce is excellent,... More 

Thank mas1105
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went to Barbed Wire Smokehouse after visiting the Japenese Tea Gardens. I had the brisket which was smoky and oh so tender. I also had the Mac and cheese and some wonderful creamed corn. The creamed corn was so fresh and tasted great. You will never leave this place hungry.

Thank Karen A
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went on the bus tour and the told us that Augie's had the best BBQ. The were right. They had low fat brisket that was incredible. This was the best meal that we had in San Antonio by far. Don't miss out on this restaurant.

Thank mamamurf
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The barbecue here was amazing! And the portions are hugeee. The guy serving was incredibly sweet and they let you sample the meats and sides before you commit.

Thank Julia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3709 N. St. Marys, San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-735-0088
Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse has the best BBQ in San Antonio. Live bands perform on weekends. Great indoor and outdoor seating very relaxed atmosphere. Located next to Sunken Gardens and San Antonio Zoo. A wine cigar bar will be opening soon with a large selection of wines.

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