Dukes Smokehouse

★★★☆☆

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great bbq that is typical to this area in texas. friendly service and excellent ribs. will recommend

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★★★★☆

great bbq that is typical to this area in texas. friendly service and excellent ribs. will recommend

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Duke's BBQ sits down lower than the I-35 North Access Road. So all you see at first is the roof. No need to "hazard" a guess as to what the roof looks like. Just below the restaurant is the San Gabriel River. The building is large with plenty of room for large groups or tables for two. There is also a private room for get togethers or meetings.

The first time we ate at Duke's, we tried one of the BBQ pork loin plates. Delicious! The obligatory cobbler is good, and the tea is sweet. Since then we have eaten the ribs, the chopped beef, and the smoked turkey. All good.

4
★★★★☆

Duke's BBQ sits down lower than the I-35 North Access Road. So all you see at first is the roof. No need to "hazard" a guess as to what the roof looks like. Just below the restaurant is the San Gabriel River. The building is large with plenty of room for large groups or tables for two. There is also a private room for get togethers or meetings.

The first time we ate at Duke's, we tried one of the BBQ pork loin plates. Delicious! The obligatory cobbler is good, and the tea is sweet. Since then we have eaten the ribs, the chopped beef, and the smoked turkey. All good.

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You don't leave smelling like BBQ.

I eat at Dukes as often as I can !!!

The brisket, sauce, sausage, and beans are excellent. They even have free soft serve ice cream !!!

Its right off of the highway too. They have a big back porch and other covered out door seating.

2
★★★★★

You don't leave smelling like BBQ.

I eat at Dukes as often as I can !!!

The brisket, sauce, sausage, and beans are excellent. They even have free soft serve ice cream !!!

Its right off of the highway too. They have a big back porch and other covered out door seating.

Pros: Great Briskett, BBQ Sauce, Sausage, Beans, Free ice cream

Cons: Sometimes its just too busy, hard to find a seat.

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My husband and I ate here once a few months ago. As far as Bar-B-Q goes, it was okay. We've had better other places. The portion sizes were plenty. I enjoyed the fountain Dr. Pepper. They have soft-serve ice cream, which is available to all dine-in customers. That was first for us at a Bar-B-Q joint and it was great. Considering the bar-b-q quality, we probably will not go back.

1
★★★☆☆

My husband and I ate here once a few months ago. As far as Bar-B-Q goes, it was okay. We've had better other places. The portion sizes were plenty. I enjoyed the fountain Dr. Pepper. They have soft-serve ice cream, which is available to all dine-in customers. That was first for us at a Bar-B-Q joint and it was great. Considering the bar-b-q quality, we probably will not go back.

Pros: Ice cream

Cons: Bar-B-Q taste

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I used Duke's for a pick-up catering service recently. The original order was for 30 people but Duke's filled the order for 50. A receipt was not given at pick-up so the error was not noted until I had a ton of food left over and I noticed an extra $173 on my credit card charge. Unfortunately, most of the food ended up in the trash. The error cost me quite a bit of extra money. I brought it to Duke's attention and the agreed to only give me 1/2 the difference back. They argued that I should have taken back the extra food. For those who have had a party for 30+ people, you know noticing the difference in food for 30 versus 50 is a challenge AND stopping and packing up the food and taking it 20 minutes up the road while your party waits is inconceivable. They never even gave me back the 1/2 the difference they agreed too. I do have a receipt showing their intention to credit that, but they never did. The food was ok, but not worth the possibility of being grossly overcharged when they fill the order incorrectly. They even acknowledged their error repeatedly, but would not give me back a full refund for the extra 20 people. Would definately NOT recommend. They may make it a practice to accidently over fill the order and charge you for their error.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I used Duke's for a pick-up catering service recently. The original order was for 30 people but Duke's filled the order for 50. A receipt was not given at pick-up so the error was not noted until I had a ton of food left over and I noticed an extra $173 on my credit card charge. Unfortunately, most of the food ended up in the trash. The error cost me quite a bit of extra money. I brought it to Duke's attention and the agreed to only give me 1/2 the difference back. They argued that I should have taken back the extra food. For those who have had a party for 30+ people, you know noticing the difference in food for 30 versus 50 is a challenge AND stopping and packing up the food and taking it 20 minutes up the road while your party waits is inconceivable. They never even gave me back the 1/2 the difference they agreed too. I do have a receipt showing their intention to credit that, but they never did. The food was ok, but not worth the possibility of being grossly overcharged when they fill the order incorrectly. They even acknowledged their error repeatedly, but would not give me back a full refund for the extra 20 people. Would definately NOT recommend. They may make it a practice to accidently over fill the order and charge you for their error.

Pros: food ok

Cons: poor service/catering

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Went once. Staff could be more helpful and friendly with explaining the ordering process. Very dry meat the day we went. Had some that was catered recently and it was a little better.

1
★★★☆☆

Went once. Staff could be more helpful and friendly with explaining the ordering process. Very dry meat the day we went. Had some that was catered recently and it was a little better.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Average food

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We used Duke's catering for a party. I can say the food was good. Coordinating with Duke's was very a bad experience. They were $4 more a plate than a favorite Austin BBQ joint. So pricing was very high in comparison. I still used them because the party was located in Georgetown. They would not leave the excess food and said it was a violation of health code laws. This is not true because other caters leave food. You pay for a certain number of guests and the food for that number of guests should be yours. There is no health reason that it should not be. I think/hope the law prohibits Duke's from taking it back to the restaurant and reselling it after it has travel by auto round trip, been out on a table without a sneeze guard. They also added an optional 12% gratuity on my credit card/invoice without permission or even mentioning it to me in all the communications. I have had 12 years of experience in restaurants, catered parties for the president and faculty at South Western University and have many events catered in my home over the years. Duke's has been my biggest disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

We used Duke's catering for a party. I can say the food was good. Coordinating with Duke's was very a bad experience. They were $4 more a plate than a favorite Austin BBQ joint. So pricing was very high in comparison. I still used them because the party was located in Georgetown. They would not leave the excess food and said it was a violation of health code laws. This is not true because other caters leave food. You pay for a certain number of guests and the food for that number of guests should be yours. There is no health reason that it should not be. I think/hope the law prohibits Duke's from taking it back to the restaurant and reselling it after it has travel by auto round trip, been out on a table without a sneeze guard. They also added an optional 12% gratuity on my credit card/invoice without permission or even mentioning it to me in all the communications. I have had 12 years of experience in restaurants, catered parties for the president and faculty at South Western University and have many events catered in my home over the years. Duke's has been my biggest disappointment.

Pros: Food was good

Cons: lack of ethics

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The food at Duke's is great and the family atmosphere even better. We love taking the whole family there...the prices are reasonable for what you get. The beans are on the spicy side (bit too much for the kids) but we cooled them off with the complimentary ice cream. I simply ADORE the cole slaw. It is not your garden mayo based, but rather a perfect blend of sweet and sour vinegar based cole slaw.

3
★★★☆☆

The food at Duke's is great and the family atmosphere even better. We love taking the whole family there...the prices are reasonable for what you get. The beans are on the spicy side (bit too much for the kids) but we cooled them off with the complimentary ice cream. I simply ADORE the cole slaw. It is not your garden mayo based, but rather a perfect blend of sweet and sour vinegar based cole slaw.

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GREAT FOOD, nice atmosphere, great setting for private parties, beautiful creekside walks.........Pork loin great, sausage average, brisket awesome, sides pretty good, dessert satisfies the palate--GREAT ICED TEA! Will continue to keep Georgetown Normal and visit Dukes. Go Tar Heels!!

2
★★★★★

GREAT FOOD, nice atmosphere, great setting for private parties, beautiful creekside walks.........Pork loin great, sausage average, brisket awesome, sides pretty good, dessert satisfies the palate--GREAT ICED TEA! Will continue to keep Georgetown Normal and visit Dukes. Go Tar Heels!!

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Duke's Smokehouse is a fun and relaxing place to eat great barbeque! The people are friendly and make you feel right at home. The food is not overly greasy and the flavor is cooked to perfection every time. Its worth the drive!

2
★★★★★

Duke's Smokehouse is a fun and relaxing place to eat great barbeque! The people are friendly and make you feel right at home. The food is not overly greasy and the flavor is cooked to perfection every time. Its worth the drive!

Pros: Lots of parking and space both in and out of the smokehouse

Cons: N/A

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As you enter the restaurant you are surprised by the grafetti - two large tubs of fresh roasted peanuts sit by the door -which make good munchies before during and after the meal -very good barbecue selection -dry as well as moist brisket -broccoli salad was outstanding-self service - great Texas atmosphere

PROS: good and tasty meat selections
CONS: barbecue sauce and the pinto beans were too hot to eat-only 1 variety barbe

4
★★★★☆

As you enter the restaurant you are surprised by the grafetti - two large tubs of fresh roasted peanuts sit by the door -which make good munchies before during and after the meal -very good barbecue selection -dry as well as moist brisket -broccoli salad was outstanding-self service - great Texas atmosphere

PROS: good and tasty meat selections
CONS: barbecue sauce and the pinto beans were too hot to eat-only 1 variety barbe

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