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Bennie J's Smoke Pit

621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
+1 936-439-9559
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“buttermilk pie” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (52 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
621 9th St, Huntsville, TX 77320-4715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for lunch with friends, Barbeque is amazing and fish is the best in town. Staffing is friendly and food is great.

Thank D8199UMrayd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mmmmm! Had lunch here on a Saturday and it was excellent. Brisket was the most tender brisket I’ve ever eaten in my life! The sausage/link was wonderful. The sauces they present are both very thin...one a vinegar based and the other a tomato based. None...More

Thank Alix1929
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Bar b q.A real old fashioned "joint". Has an outside patio as well as inside tables. Smoked chicken was wonderful, the brisket is great, but the small parking lot fills up quickly. Don't come late because when it's gone,you are stuck out!

Thank WinterOwl
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

LOVED THE BRISKET!! Ribs were a bit dry but enjoyed lunch with family. Service was excellent and they have great tea. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I love barbecue in general but the brisket here at Bennie's is the best I have had anywhere. Bennie's is a little out of the way but it is well worth the effort to find it. This place is what barbecue is all about, from...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Tried Bennie's and were very impressed with the friendly staff and great BBQ! The sides were great and the Brisket was moist, jalapeño sausage was just right on the heat and the ribs were the best! Can't wait to go back the next time we...More

Thank devans73
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The place is open until 3PM on Sundays. We got there at 12:30 and the only thing they had left was white meat chicken and sausage. So, we got the 2 meat plate. The food was very tasty and the service was fine. My husband...More

Thank clr1966
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We read about this on trip advisor and was not disappointed in the reviews! Oh wow....oh wow! This is the best BBQ ever!!! The staff is great and make you feel like you are at home. And the food......did I mention it was the best?!?!...More

Thank LindaKFon
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great food, very friendly staff! I have been a few times for late lunch and they have been out of a few items but there is plenty to pick from. Very informal place but you feel like family.

Thank Shanon911
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We originally ate at Bennie J's based on Tripadvisor reviews. Everytime we have eaten there the food and service have be consistently good. The same friendly folks serving.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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