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“Affordable Counter Service and Great Condiment Bar”

Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse
Ranked #472 of 4,188 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Neighbourhood: South Austin
Description: The number one reason why we love catering in Austin is that Austinites love BBQ! It is truly one of Central Texas’ signature cuisines, and we are lucky enough not only to be able to serve up some ‘que in our five stores, but also to bring it out into the world to all sorts of catered events in the area. Be it a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, it’s great to be able to give your guests a true taste of Austin with our catering service. Austin is an eclectic city with a wide variety of culinary tastes, which makes catering in Austin an exciting challenge. This may shock you, but sometimes people want more than BBQ for their menu. Crazy, I know. So, when it comes to catering, we come prepared to bring Austin diverse menus to match the tastes of the town. Fajitas? Check. Prime Rib? Check. When we start talking about the options we bring to the table with our catering, Austinites who have only ever had our food in one of our five stores are floored. Don’t believe us? Just check out our Full Service catering menu. When you need catering in Austin, Pok-e-Jo’s is here for you. And before you think, “Pok-e-Jo’s can’t do that,” stop yourself. Give us a shot, and join the list of people here in Central Texas who have gotten to sit back and enjoy an awesome catered party with us.
Reviewed 4 September 2018

DH and I were moving DS and DS/DSGF to Austin Texas from Baton Rouge, LA. We were weary from the trip and move in and seeking an authentic experience without having to dress up or drive far. We found Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse and it was perfect. DH wanted the pork ribs, ME and DS the 2 choices... brisket and pulled pork. DSGF the pulled pork sandwich. The condiment bar is very nice with 3 types of pickles, and other choices. Tea = LARGE TEA BEVERAGE containers... that was nice. I actually drank and filled up again and 2 days later when we left our hotel room...brought this large cup of tea on the trip back home. THE OKRA. I didn't want to just subscribe to this but YES... THE OKRA the FRIED OKRA... if you want fried okra you should get it. The Jalapeno Corn casserole was great too.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went here yesterday with a friend. We both got brisket sandwiches and we were very happy with them. I asked for mine to be lean and the fat was carefully cut off. It was still juicy and tender, unlike some places when you ask for lean. Texas cowboy decor with burnt orange trays. Order at the counter and take your tray to an available table. Friendly staff.

Thank Polly O
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We were very happy with the food. Even the fried okra was good (I cannot believe I said that). We had pulled pork, brisket, ribs, cornbread, Mac and cheese (delish). Nothing was bad - we enjoyed every bit of it!

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
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samatpokejos, Guest Relations Manager at Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for the kind words. It is customers like you that keep us striving to be what the founders of Pok-re-Jo's envisioned.
Glad you enjoyed the the food, even the fried okra. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Went here with a group of friends and it didn't disappoint. Excellent prices, great variety to choose from (the turkey and brisket were wonderful), exceptional service from BBQ guys who know their stuff. We had a dozen people in our group and everyone had positive things to say about it.

Thank NHBlueberry
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samatpokejos, Guest Relations Manager at Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Wow! Thank you very much for the great words I know the staff will be glad to hear this. We know there are lots of BBQ places in Austin and central texas and we truly do appreciate you stopping in to dine with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visiting from out of state. Nothing to write home about. Average bbq. Disappointed in the sauce so opted out.

Thank bassetlover1119
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samatpokejos, Guest Relations Manager at Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Good morning,
We hate that you were not happy with the food at the location you visited. We know that with all of the BBQ restaurants in this awesome country, that we will not please everyone all the time. If you do an apples to apples comparison in Austin we do rate one of the top five BBQ joints that have been here for almost or more than 40 years.
We do appreciate your feedback and wish you much success in your travels. We will pass your comments on to the owners and our corporate chef to make sure that recipes are being followed.

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