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Bennie J's Smoke Pit

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621 9th Street, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-439-9559
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Rosenberg, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I love the ribs here! Very good flavor without a lot of spice. The meat is tender. I rarely use sauce on it. The jalapeño sausage is very good also! Just enough hot to taste it not over power it. I will say that I'm not a big fan of the brisket.

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Carrollton, Texas
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had read so many good reviews about this restaurant that we wanted to try it. We got the ribs and didn't think they were the best. They were tender but we prefer ribs trimmed and these are not. We did enjoy the buttermilk pie and the pecan pie. Sides were just average. People were friendly and service was good. Probably... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in when passing through town. This place is awesome. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The restaurant was clean and well taken care of. The food was some of the best. The location is a little off the beaten path but well worth it. The building is a little mobile home but don't let that change your plans.... More 

Thank mojo669
Tomball, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

TripAdvisor reviews led us to give this place a try. It is a little off the Interstate, and easily worth the search. Our sandwiches (sausage, jalapeno sausage, and chopped beef) were really great, and the French fries crispy and fresh. Remember to leave room for the buttermilk pie, too.

Thank Alan P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The reviews are fabulous so we stopped by at 1 PM for lunch. According to the sign they open at 11 AM and close at 6 PM. By 1 PM they had sold out of both ribs and chicken. The choices were brisket, sausage and fried fish. Others behind us knew to ask, "what do you have left" so I... More 

Thank DaugyGMa
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Driving through the area on the interstate and pulled up Trip Advisor looking for a late lunch that wasn't fast food. Found Bennie J's with lots of excellent reviews. After a couple wrong turns we ended up at a trailer with a large parking lot. And so glad we did!! The staff was SUPER friendly and the food is outstanding.... More 

Thank Darla H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Food is phenomenal! Chicken and ribs fall off the bone they are so tender and the flavor is spectacular!!! Covered patio is perfect for sitting and enjoying the outdoors and picnic style meal. But ac is always best in Texas heat for this girl. Love the homemade pies and the potato salad is the best is this area of Texas!... More 

Thank 475debram
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I went on a Sunday for lunch. The BBQ was very good. I had the sausage. The staff was very friendly. I wish the bbq sauce was a bit thicker but it was a great place for lunch.

Thank marklongrigg
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I drive from Conroe to Huntsville every few months to eat at Bennie J's. We love the smoked chicken. It is always tender, moist, and not overly smoky. The have the pinto beans and the potato salad. The beans are good and not spicey. The potato salad is great. Today they were out of pecan pie which... More 

Thank CLTexasTraveler
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

No atmosphere, slow service, dirty chairs, no shade, outdoors- still worth it for the BBQ! Absolutely best flavor, most tender and moist brisket ever!

Thank jimacain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 9th Street, Huntsville, TX 77320
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 936-439-9559

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