Woodshed Smokehouse - Houston

4.1
31 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 31 people are saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
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3.8
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4.3
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3.9
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vipEarthRoamer
Houston
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 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.

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vipElizabethS
Tallahassee
26 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.

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ALEXMARTIN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend reunion. The place was so good

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 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 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble el lugar, mucho ambiente, amplio, fresco, hermoso

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bfof
Dallas
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 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

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vipTMPE
Houston
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!

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AlfredoP
Montreal
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

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Kmack
Houston
3 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing!!!

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vipFanarS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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EmilyM
New York Area
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JimB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food overpriced and and not flavorful to the extent expected.

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vipJustJeff
Houston
15 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

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LindaF
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!!!

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JenniferM
New Orleans
8 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.

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JaniceW
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
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

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Date
Houston
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!

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Judy
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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nancycanales
Houston
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.

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Sam3
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet old friends

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BrandyeJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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

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 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.