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Woodshed Smokehouse - Houston, Houston, TX

Woodshed Smokehouse - Houston

4.1
4.1
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
The Woodshed Smokehouse is Chef Tim Love’s homage to all things grilled, roasted, and slow-cooked, featuring a daily rotating selection of beef, lamb, pork, cabrito, wild game, fish, and vegetables, all cooked over a variety of woods and fire sources.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Wild Game, Burgers

  • Phone number

    (346) 718-6110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (346) 718-6110

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Cross street

    Levy Park

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’ve been here twice before, loved it, just about licked my tray clean. Fast forward to now… My parents flew in from Vermont, I wanted to show them great BBQ. I made an 8:00 reservation around 6:45, arrived to locked doors. Called and an employee said they closed early ??? On google, their website, and open table, hours of operation were until 9. Super disappointed.
  2. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We really enjoyed the food. Drink my boyfriend had was too citrusy (acidic) and they only had 2 wine choices.
  3. N

    Nord

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food’s not good. Music is stupendously loud. This place is a gimmick. Tim Love in name only
  4. w

    wvmhorn

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tim Love has knocked it out of the park with this charming gourmet smokehouse which coincidentally is situated right in lovely Levy Park. Standouts are the beef ribs and Brussels sprouts. Huge beer selection of craft brews. Highly recommended.
  5. s

    smitty

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The brisket was dry and not warm, the lamb brisket was fatty but served warm at least. Great place to have a beer in Levy Park local environment. The service person was very pleasant. The nachos were… underwhelming, similar to baseball nachos with stale chips with queso poured over the mound of chips. All this was generally disappointing especially in light of great experience at Ft Worth Woodshed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from out of town and found this lovely restaurant. The server was very friendly and helpful in choosing good drinks and tasty food. The prices were very reasonable. We enjoyed eating here.
  7. ER

    EarthRoamer

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waitress was very nice, but very slow. None of the other employees checked on any of the tables despite seeming to have plenty of time to do so. Diner at another table waited for their server and eventually had to get up and flag someone down in order to get a spoon. We had nachos with pulled pork and a brisket banh mi. Everything was cooked nicely. However the meat really lacked in seasoning. The pork was very tender, but the only flavor was a slight vinegar taste. I re-heated the leftovers in a skillet and just adding some kosher salt made a huge improvement in the flavor. The brisket was in a sandwich, so not the same as eating it by itself. But, if it's the same they use in their other dishes, I would say it also needs seasoning. Didn't seem like any rub was used on it at all. The banh mi was well assembled with good bread and ingredients. Nachos needed some jalapeños. I like the indoor/outdoor vibe and would be open to going back just because of that.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    We sat for a half hour before anyone served us. A female server walked by us numerous times and ignored us. Finally, the host took good care of us. Guess it’s hard to find servers.
  9. ES

    ElizabethS

    Tallahassee

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Our service here was extremely BAD and the worst we’ve ever had. Not an exaggeration. This was a highly unfortunate situation for the restaurant because nothing else was really wrong and the location is prime. We had to get out of our seat to approach the waiter multiple times in order to get service in a dining space with less than 25% capacity. Ordered a cocktail and never received it but it still wound up on the check. The waiter brought the cocktail over after we asked 3 times for it throughout the dining experience and it arrived after the check came…? Craziest thing I’ve ever experienced LOL.
  10. AL

    ALEXMARTIN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend reunion. The place was so good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    On a quick vacation to Houston and picked this for bbq. Great location in the middle of a cute park. Good food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting for our anniversary. Our server/bartender, Jordan, was very accommodating and engaging. Helped us guide through the menu and recommended some options. We loved the cute patio over looking the park and the playlist that was playing. Can’t wait to go back and try more of their plates 😋
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Definitely not up to the quality or experience at the Woodshed in Ft. Worth. Someone needs to come check the operation here in Houston.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Increíble el lugar, mucho ambiente, amplio, fresco, hermoso
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great outdoor experience. Service was very attentive, great place to let kids run around!
  16. B

    Bfof

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great but a little perplexed at why a restaurant at a park doesn’t have a kids menu.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We love coming to the woodshed and hanging out at the park. We had a great waitress but the service was slow. They don’t seems to have enough people working to meet the demand. Buy in any event. We enjoyed it. The food is good, not great. But that’s not why we go there. Lol
  18. TM

    TMPE

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Vibrant and beautiful location. Arrived a few minutes before reservation and was promptly seated. Table on the inside close to waitstaff. One our drink orders were in it took forever for the staff to return and take appetizer order. Waitress recommended get our entire order in but said she would time it out so we were not rushed. Took about 30 minutes before we got refilled on ice tea and the our food was dropped off.....all of our food not just appetizer. Beer cheese was cold and curdled, piquillo stuffed peppers in bone broth cold, one item missing, no refills on drink. To top it out fr, the waitress just dropped it on the side of the table and started talking to another table instead of handing us out food. The manager passed by, Mr Seth, and we told him the fondue was cold, he only said “oh” and walked away. There was no apology, no check in after from the waitress, and no bringing us the missing items. We had tried numerous time to get waitstaff or manager attention but they seemed to be confused and lost in their own restaurant. We ended up having to wait even longer for the check but honestly we could have walked out and the manager, waitress, and other staff standing around would never have noticed. I’ve been to other TLove locations and have always been pleased. This was a disaster from start to finish. Bed food, bad service, horrible management, and non existent customer service. Left such a bad impression I’m gonna have to be talked into giving them a second chance. We ended up at Goode Company BBQ to make up for EVERYTHING that this restaurant did wrong!
  19. AP

    AlfredoP

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They don’t respect our reservation because the place had a private event. They did not matter at all
  20. K

    Kmack

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with superb service and delicious food. Just a great relaxing atmosphere with tremendous food and service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was amazing!!!
  22. FS

    FanarS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food3service1ambience5
    Brisket was cold. The nachos were mediocre. The Brussels sprouts were the bomb. Service was subpar
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy and you can bring your dog! Ranch water seems a little weak to me.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Terrific service. Food was ok, not fabulous. Great location on a pretty day.
  25. EM

    EmilyM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and experience! Typical BBQ along with some more unique options on the menu. Loved everything I ate, and would definitely recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. My favorite restaurant In Ft Worth is now in Houston.
  27. JB

    JimB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food overpriced and and not flavorful to the extent expected.
  28. JJ

    JustJeff

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to introduce my two kids to the woodshed’s great smoked food. I’ve been to the one in Fort Worth several times. I recommend the pork ribs and the jalapeño cucumber margarita. My daughter is a vegan but she really enjoyed the nachos and brussels sprouts
  29. LF

    LindaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time at Woodshed. Great food, atmosphere, and service Both Serena and Lisa are excellent servers!!!
  30. JM

    JenniferM

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, we sat outside and really enjoyed the scenery. The drink menu was great as well.
  31. JW

    JaniceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the brisket, half rack ribs, coleslaw, and potato salad. All were fantastic. We ate outside due to COVID. Servers wore masks.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was great, drinks were cold. Great being next to the park to let the kiddos run around
  33. D

    Date

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A little slow service at start, but then was prompt and food delicious. Glad to support HRW here!
  34. J

    Judy

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The HRW menu was great. We had the ribs The crust on the ribs was delicious
  35. n

    nancycanales

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch here. Service was amazing and the food and drinks were terrific. We really appreciated all their precautions to make sure everyone was safe. They made it easy and everyone was so friendly. We will definitely go back and enjoy a safe lunch with them again.
  36. S

    Sam3

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet old friends
  37. BJ

    BrandyeJ

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Good was blah and wait staff was horrible. Location and parking was good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Woodshed Smokehouse - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (346) 718-6110.

Woodshed Smokehouse - Houston is rated 4.1 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Woodshed Smokehouse - Houston

3728 Wakeforest St, Houston, TX 77098

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Levy Park

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Wild Game, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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