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“Needs some TLC”
Review of Bill's Bar-B-Que

Bill's Bar-B-Que
Ranked #14 of 119 Restaurants in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Here at Bill's, we have a full dining room and lots of outside seating as well. There is parking up front and additional parking behind the building.
Wilson, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Needs some TLC”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Do not care at all about dining inside, it looks nasty, they need a better routine for cleaning the floors, tables and bathrooms. You could open and close sections, and if I wanted flies all around my food I would eat outside.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank lovegreatbbq
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San Antonio
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Grew up on this stuff”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I live in San Antonio and we had a place in Hunt growing up so every weekend we went past Bill's and rarely didn't stop. Back then the current owner's mom ran the joint. Happily nothing has changed. Still as good as ever. I have a motorcycle and me and the guys make runs to all the BBQ snobs typical favorites ... Blacks, Smitty's, City Market, Coopers (Llano is the only coopers to go to!) etc and when I'm in Kerrville and get my Bill's fix I am reminded that this is the best BBQ you can buy. The ribs are perfect and everything else is darn near. There are a couple other places in the area with a BBQ sign in front of their building but I really think they are selling warmed up shoe soles. If you like Tough or fatty brisket stop at those places but if you want Great food hit Bill's

Visited May 2014
3 Thank 5150leroy
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Better than candy!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

For whatever reason I have never until yesterday eaten here, even though I pass it several times a day. What a treat I have been missing! I walked in and told the girl behind the counter that I was a newbie and she explained how everything worked. In case you are wondering, some BBQ places have pricing structures that are not like "normal" restaurants, meaning it is based upon weight and not just menu price. After she told me how it worked I asked her to recommend her favorite cut, which happened to be beef ribs. I gave them a try and they were probably the best I have ever had. They literally slid off the bone and melted in my mouth. No exaggeration, these are the best.

Now keep in mind that this is a real pit BBQ place and you walk right next to the pit upon entering the building. If you need to dine in a place that smells like roses and has fine linens then this isn't the place for you. If you want excellent cuts of meat slow smoked in a real pit with a dining room decorated with historic and hunting memorabilia then put this place on your list. I will certainly be back soon and I can promise the ribs will be my first choice again.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Kerry S
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Brought some friends from Canada in who had a hankerin for real Texas "q' ,Bill didn't
disappoint. My wife and I owned a restaurant in Fredericksburg for a number of years
and we are really fussy. Bill and his staff are real friendly and knowledgeable and show
a real joy in there work. We will be going back.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank russelle469
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Kerrville, Texas
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average Bar-B-Q”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I have tried this restaurant twice. I was disappointed both times. Prices was to high. Quality of food was average. Bar-B-Q sauce was the best part of the visits.

Visited February 2014
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