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“Not fabulous”

Holy Smoke Texas BBQ
Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Bishop
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Had dinner tonight after reviewing Trip Advisor for restaurants in the Bishop area. Disappointing to say the least. The brisket was very dry, the BBQ wasn't anything special. There were three different sauces: regular, hot & spicy and they all tasted similar.
Side dishes: We tried the Baked Mac & Cheese (it was the best part of the meal but burnt on the bottom), the baked beans (too sweet and chunks of fatty meat), and my honey had the cornbread (it was very dry).
We ordered the Longhorn - brisket dinner and the Sampler Platter - three meats (sausage, overcooked ribs and bone dry brisket) and a soda = $36
I hope your experience is better than ours was, and sometimes restaurants do have off nights.
Gonna try the Pie in the Sky & Bishop Burger joint next time :)

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Thank CaliforniaRiverGirl
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I chose this restaurant because a Tripadviser contributor mentioned its posted Christian sayings. And they said the food was good, too! We arrived shortly after 6pm on a Thursday to find a single young lady taking both food & drink orders. Though she worked efficiently she was kept very busy. The entire time we were there, the line never stopped. This did create a problems for us. My wife would have liked butter for her baked potato, but who wants to wait in line for butter during the middle of the meal? Her chicken was only okay. My platter of tri-tip, brisket and spicy sausage was excellent, though the portions could have been larger.

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Thank Les J
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Classic hole-in-the-wall bar-b-que eatery. You order at the counter and sit on rickety chairs but the food is wonderful. Your choice of sauces at the table. Big portions.

1  Thank GardenVisitor_11
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

While visiting Bishop, we were looking for some eateries. We came across Holy Smoke Texas BQQ. We came up to the counter and was met by a nice young man who took our order.
The menu by the way has an array of smoked meats and sides to choose from. We sat down at a table and waited for our order. As we waited, we looked around and noticed fishing items for décor. Also there are a few Christian items that revealed the beliefs of the restaurant. Hence the influence that came of the name. Our order came on trays and on eating the meats, one could tell that they were really prepared the old fashion way of smoking meats- delicious.

1  Thank Abesan
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Some of the best BBQ I've ever had. I had the 'Texas Ranger,' a tri-tip sandwich. It had excellent smoke flavor and was pull-apart tender. I like how it is served dry with the sauces at the table if you require them. The wife had the smoked sausage sandwich - again excellent. Even the iced tea was especially good.

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