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Pok-e-Joe's Smokehouse

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1603 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4737
+1 512-320-1541
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

The brisket is good but it is not to die for. I will come back as the price isn't to high and I'm not looking for a 5 star restaurant all the time.

Thank Andrew T
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112 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Pokejo's does great catering, but we stop by for a fast lunch or dinner and takeout for family packs to bring home. Good sausage and sides, I like the sliced brisket- if you like meat that isn't basted in smoke, this is for you. Good daily plate specials and sweet tea. Consistently good.

Thank ms mg
Arlington, TX
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190 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Had PoK-e-Jo's when they catered the VIP tent at the Texas Firearms Festival. All they had for meats was chicken and brisket so my buddy and I had brisket. It was pretty darn good. It had a reasonable smoke ring and was moist but not too fatty. The sauce was a traditional sweet sauce so we used it sparingly. We... More 

Thank Mike S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat on our trip to Austin. Someone recommended that we go to Pok-e-joe's. So we walk in there, and we are welcomed by so many options of food to eat. We didn't know what to get, but the workers generously gave us a ton of samples. We wanted to buy everything. We ended... More 

Thank Debbie B
College Station, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Pok-e-Joe's has the best BBQ I've ever had in a chain restaurant, and the best chopped BBQ beef sandwich bar none.

Thank Endelda
Maurice, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

After leaving a poor excuse for a bbq restaurant my family found this gem! We were so relieved. Right when you walk in you smell the wonderful food. Staff was very helpful and I made sure to tell the manager how good the food was. We will return here again. The sausage, pulled pork, corn bread casserole and homemade mac... More 

Thank mnldaly09
Columbus, Georgia
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794 reviews
552 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

For a chain store, very good BBQ. They have a wide assortment of meats - beef, pork, turkey, chicken and sausage, ribs, pulled and sliced. The 4 meat platter was surprisingly inexpensive. Great assortment of sides. The green bean casserole looked delicious but didn't really deliver - needed some spice. The habinero cornbread was great. I was going to try... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Pok-e-Joe's is easily the B.E.S.T at what it does - and what it does is Texas style home cooking. Their smoked meats beg to be enjoyed, especially with their traditional side dishes. It's difficult to choose a favorite dish, so I always choose a combo plate with at least three sides. Pok-e-Joe's does a brisk take-out business and will make... More 

Thank PauletteFey
Mansfield, Texas
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245 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Pok-E-Joe's is always one of our favorites in Austin. Good selection of side items and service was very fast and friendly. All meats that we have tried have been great. Definitely give it a try when you're in town.

1 Thank Kari W
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Pok-e-Joe's catered our conference.It was fabulous. The brisket and chicken so so!! tender.The staff anticipated our crowd and very cordial and professional. The host church must work with them alot and for good reason!

Thank Steve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1603 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4737
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-320-1541

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