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Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse

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$$ - $$$
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3709 N. St. Marys, San Antonio, TX 78212
+1 210-735-0088
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Union Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overcooked beans swimming in water no coleslaw as advertised tasty brisket super fatty dirty everywhere and we hate styrofoam

Thank popsnelson
Napa Valley, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Admittedly we came within an hour of closing but that should have made the meat smokier. I ordered "dark" meat chicken. The chicken must have been an albino because the meat was white and really breast meat. The barbecue sauce was inoffensive and unremarkable. They were out of creamed corn, mashed potatoes and coleslaw. Staff was friendly. Discounts for military... More 

Thank Lee H
San Antonio, Texas
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great BBQ and sides in a classic locale right in the park near the Zoo. Dine in or out and get your order buffet style.

Thank guitarspeak
Rio Frio, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend on a Tuesday and was wowed by your pleasant and helpful staff. Overall the food was good, I had green beans, pinto beans, brisket, and chicken. The boneless breast was a bit dry and dense, but that was easily fixed by applying a little sauce.

Thank Atomicbart
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stopped by for dinner with the family, the brisket was very tender but had absolutely no flavor whatsoever & the sausage was way to spicy. The sides were definitely not my favorite either mac & chz was rather dry & clumped together & the beans had no flavor. Maybe they were just having a bad day-but we won't be back... More 

Thank mstewar2
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely one of SA's Top 3 BBQ spots. Gets a little crowded between 11:45 and 1 pm. Long, slow line and scarce tables, but it's worth it.

Thank TheTexasTwinz
Buffalo, New York
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240 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very good bbq some of the best mac and cheese I've had. Loved the bbq sauce had a very brown sugary taste. It's a good spot to stop after the zoo.

Thank Irish311
Athens, TX
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Augie's is close to zoo and Trinity University. It has a lot of character with a big school bus outside all painted up and seating inside and outside. The 1/2 pound hamburgers are amazing delicious from the bun to the meat and the fries were outstanding. The burger was one of the best I have ever had. My husband and... More 

Thank Katconcierge
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The genuine thing -- we had the ribs and fries. Located near the Japanese Tea Garden and Zoo, we stopped in for lunch. You place your order at the counter and find a table. The great thing is that they have indoor seating with air conditioning, and they'll bring your order to you. With a very limited food and drink... More 

Thank EvaT1133
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Location has very limited seating inside. Sat outside on patio but flies were a distraction. Had local band playing. Brisket, pork and sausage was very good and tender. Was not give any sauce. Bacon Cheeseburger was big and very good. Mac n' cheese was good but corn tasted as it was straight out of a can. Would recommend.

Thank OLara2332

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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