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Hart's Firehouse BBQ

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1799 S Highway 281, Lampasas, TX 76550-9666
+1 512-556-8787
11:00 - 20:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not impressed! We are on our way home from the hill country and wanted to try Brads Burgers but they are closed on Sundays. So we chose Hart's to check it out. We won't eat there again. Steam tabled food!! Cole slaw she said washomemade was nothing special. Brisket was very dry and tough! Turkey was pretty moist. The sauce... More 

Thank texanarose
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at this place on our way through town, based on drive by appeal. Cute and rustic, but super clean. Food was good, coleslaw was fresh and light, not swimming in creamy mayo. Yes, bathrooms are a separate building outside, but again - cute and clean. Couldn't ask for much more! Recommend stopping here

Thank AngelaBlk
Lampasas, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you want a real Texas BBQ this is the place to stop. It's on a busy corner and you can't miss it going or coming from Burnet.

Thank Sandra T
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The BBQ is good if you are lucky enough to get it fresh. They put it on a steam table and leave it all day. It is dry and tough. It is also highly over priced.

Thank Bernard W
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly for pets, kids, bikers...indoor and outdoor seating. Tasty BBQ in Lampasas (but yuck, outside toilets)

Thank Lara L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch service ok. Brisket was dry, portion was extremely small on a roll. Asked for no roll . Sides were bland almost not worth eating. Way overpriced!

Thank Wende C
San Antonio, Texas
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837 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We noticed this place driving through town and since they had outdoor seating and advertised "pet friendly" we stopped in for dinner with our dog. It was not busy when we arrived so no wait to order. I agree the lady was not particularly friendly or personable and a bit abrupt but she got the order right. She did mention... More 

1 Thank LAH28
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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387 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The BBQ was ok. Not my favorite and prefer a more smokey flavor in ribs. Overall, nothing was really bad. Just not spectacular. They have an outdoor picnic area that is quaint especially on a pleasant Texas night.

Thank CD D
Sedona, Arizona
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218 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stopped in on a Friday afternoon. The pulled pork and sausage were good but the brisket and Chicken were horribly overcooked. When I saw her sawing off the brisket slices, I knew it would be dry and tasteless - and it was. The sides were OK. Cornbread cost extra and the prices were high.

Thank Podie
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stopped here on our way back home from a few days in San Antonio. We were in the mood for some BBQ and this place appeared from the road to be the place we were looking for. We were wrong. After walking in and standing at the counter for a few mins, a very unfriendly woman came over and sighed,... More 

1 Thank begbiecaresreally

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1799 S Highway 281, Lampasas, TX 76550-9666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lampasas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-556-8787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?