Woodshed Smokehouse

4.1
638 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

Woodshed Smokehouse, located in Fort Worth, Texas, serves up a variety of meats, fish and vegetables cooked over a variety of woods and fire sources. You can eat in the beautiful dining room, in the on-site bar or on the patio over the Trinity River. The patio is dog friendly at Woodshed Smokehouse, and a menu is available just for the furry patrons. They can enjoy Chef Tim Love Rain Water along with a treat like a rawhide bone dipped in pit master fat.

Woodshed Smokehouse offers a weekday breakfast where you can try chilaquiles or the Trails yogurt parfait. Also available are mimosa and bloody Marys to enjoy with the meal. For lunch and dinner, you have many choices and all are cooked on various types of wood. The lamb brisket over oak and the crispy potatoes with smoked aioli over hickory are excellent options.

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1culinarycarnivore
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall1food1service2ambience4

When you go to a place owned by a famous chef “Tim Love” you anticipate luscious dishes and a desire to come back with a dilemma, “Do I order the same delicious plate again or try something else?” Not our outcome.
We had six different dishes and all were underwhelming. No one at our table and several others finished. The flavor was missing, everything was bland. The meats were all overdone even the fish. Smoked meat is wonderful and should be moist and flavorful, this was jerky. This is a good place to have a beer, just don’t bother eating.
Note also, meals are ale cart so simple side dishes run your bill way up. There is no children’s menu and no children friendly food but they do have a dog menu and the abundant flies eat free.

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slyck14
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a business dinner, with an out of town client. I had wanted to visit and this became the perfect opportunity. Our server was great and the food excellent, if somewhat unconventional. I loved it and will be back. I really want to try the rattlesnake!!!

My wife loved the Redfish, my guest had the brisket (and finished every bit of it), and I had the full rack of pork ribs...I'm still suffering pork overload!!! :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We loved the food and the service. We will be back!

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lovehawaii2
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fun meal of barbecue . Very gourmet barbecue. Served delicious meaty ribs, brisket, cabrito sausage which was the selected meat sausage of the day. Great cole slaw. Ambience on the river was excellent. Service for our large group of 8 at lunch could not have been better. Refills of iced tea were plentiful. Go and enjoy this restaurant.

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missmouse
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food joint! We really enjoy Tim Love and his wonderful food!

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texasedgar
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2014
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I invited family from out of town to eat and had a great time. We had the beef shin, ribs, Mexican corn , and different deserts. The waiter was great but the cooks work not very friendly with off the menu items (we wanted grilled jalapenos). Other than that its one of the best if not the best places to eat out if you want to impress someone. All together it was a little expensive but worth every cent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorites were the ham with their sweet and spicy barbecue sauce and their homemade hummis with campfire bread. Delicious. The view is great over a river. This is an outdoor restaurant that is dog friendly. Dress appropriately for the weather. I plan to eat here again if I am in Fort Worth. The service was also great each person we came unto contact with was happy and friendly.

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CacFW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went here for a team lunch and it was wonderful! Our server was on top of things and got us in and out of there in a timely manner. Also, the food was superb. It was still a little too chilly to sit outside, but I will definitely be going back when it warms up to enjoy the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If you plan in going on a weekend with no reservation.... Good luck no way!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful to sit outside in the sun on a crisp day in March for lunch. The food was great, the service was friendly and perfect balance of attentive and comfortable. I LOVED the music that was playing, makes me want to come back for a mid day ice tea and a small plate and work outside. My boyfriend was in town from snowy Chicago and it was glorious for him to enjoy the food and sunshine before going back to cold and snow. We walked away satisfied and smelling like a barbecue, which isn't a bad thing at all. Thanks!

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Girlonabdaymission1980
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had driven by The Woodshed and felt drawn by the smell and look. I chose it for my husband and father in law's birthdays. It was a total hit!!!!! Loved by each! We will definitely be back, especially with out of town food lovers.

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vipTXJP
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It's a really, really good thing that the food here is so amazing because that is the only thing that makes up for the staff being so incompetent and inept. The night we dined the hostess, who was more focused on her cell phone than anyone in front of her, first tried to seat us at the bar which did not carry the full menu then begrudgingly sat us in the main dining room. The server was nice but we only saw her when she took our order, brought our food and delivered the check - not once did she check in. Beyond the awful service, the food was amazing and would be worth going back for. Just know going in you will get great food and unfortunately you will have to stomach the sorry service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the evening very much. Good food and good service.

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Quincy
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's built as a foodie place, but the brisket is as good as any hole-in the wall, one-pit, mom and pop BBQ place.

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vipGreg
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the in-laws and they thought it was amazing. What a great place to bring out of towners.

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tmont
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Woodshed is a good addition to For Worth dining. Their beef BBQ while a good cut of meat was a little to dry for my liking. It was also to heavy on the salt. My wife had the tacos with the meat of the day and they were very good. The Woodshed hummus is excellent.

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katedee
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been here multiple times, and have always really enjoyed every bit of food placed upon my table. I don't eat a lot of meat, but I would eat meat at Woodshed every day if I had the chance. Great food- so much flavor!
I gave the service only one star because the hostess was a little rude. I know it's a high stress environment, i've been there.
But it is still customer service.

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Cindy
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Glad we made a reservation! Others had a 2 hour wait. The food was good and service was also. The drink prices were a little expensive but delicious. The fan was on in our area and was a little chilly. The next area over had heaters on. Nice for special occasion as our was a birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ben was an attentive server with excellent menu knowledge and recommendations. Appetizers were delivered within minutes of order and spectacular. We tried the whitfish dip as well as the tortillas/camp bread with the fat drippings from the smoker. Amazing flavor. Main courses included brisket stuffed peppers, rabbit and snake sausage, and bulgogi tacos. Meet was tender and savory. Desert was cherry/chocolate cobbler and was the only dish that was not stellar, just ok. Overall the place was great and will be recommended to fiends and family.

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ordinary
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I was disappointed in menu selection. We printed the web menu and when we were ordering from restaurant menu inhouse there was a different selection. Web menu was more extensive than in house menu. Food we ordered was good. My husband loved his sandwich & we both loved the whitefish appetizer. Also, frozen margaritas was unavailable & I was served margarita on rocks in plastic 8oz cup for $9.00 (not a value) Most dining was outdoors, & evening was very cool. So go prepared. Rated on 5 best & 1 least I personally rate this a 3. A different experience far sure.

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Carnivore
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Took my Wife and Daughter for a late lunch recently, and was impressed overall. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. My Daughter had the pulled pork sandwich with freshly made kettle chips, which she claims was the best she'd ever had. I had the sausage of the day (elk), which was very good and paired with house-made mustard and pickles, both of which were excellent. I also tried their deconstructed Bahn Mi tacos, which were delicious, but the smoked pork was not very hot when it arrived. My wife had the Bulgogi tacos, which were fantastic, and the smoked rutabaga with goat cheese, which was also very good. Overall, very pleasant, but a bit pricey; our meal, with two beers and a soda was $86.00 (with tip).

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EatingGood
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge fans of Tim Love and all his restaurants, but we really love the Woodshed! Great ambiance, scenery and of course, FOOD!

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vipSpeedmac
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Is everything when food is mediocre and both are out of balance here. Maybe it is hip to be chef centric but when it comes at the expense of the customer's enjoyment priorities need review. Food was pedestrian quality, sometimes inspired but often just bland.

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DanielF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time and Definately not the last time. Jason was our server and recommended some great food choices and they were outstanding. We will be back for sure

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gabbydog
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was year to plan our v-day dinner. I made reservations at Lonesome Dove but then needed to cut back on the budget so I looked at Tim Love's list of restaurants in the area. This one is a great alternative to the higher price menu. (But I still want to go to Lonesome Dove sometime). The menu is interesting, the food good and the service was great. I could not believe the open out door feel and the fire pits are our favorite thing to have. We ate in the covered area but then went outside and sat by the fire and listened to the live band. It was a perfect night with a full moon too. I could not have asked for a more perfect night.

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vipSally
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Intriguing animal choices on menu. Would like to go back when the live music is performing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was teriffic and the band was awesome!

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foodlover
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was quite pricy, but didn't live up to the price. It was okay, but not great. They didn't have the drink on the menu available that I wanted. Instead I was offered something totally different. We didn't get silverware until we waited and asked for it after our food was delivered. We ordered the meal for 4, but were informed we couldn't change our sides for something we wanted. Then for dessert we ordered 2 chocolate mousse cakes, but they only had one available. Overall, it just wasn't that great of a dining experience.

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AniversaryDiner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall3food4service5ambience2

but if that's what you're looking for. The food was good, a some of it a little different. My grandson loved the idea of eating rattlesnake and rabbit sausage - my daughter-in-law, not so much! It was a little overly expensive and for a small group, it would be fine, but I don't think I will be taking a large group of people there again. It was just to expensive for that type of meal. The brisket was fall apart yummy, ribs came right off the bone and everything had great flavor. The service was fantastic.

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DanG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service and atmosphere! We will be back!

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vipJeanneJ
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2014
Overall3food2service2ambience5

On a beautiful day there is no place better in ft worth than the woodshed for a cold beer and great atmosphere. Just wish the food was better but over the years I often wish Tim Loves food was getting better as opposed to more expensive and less palatable.

We will keep going back....before or after our meal!

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FFamily4
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2014
Overall5food4service3ambience5

A lot of servers were in the house, but we got seated in an area with a large group and waited quite a while to be acknowledged while we saw some other staff with their backs to the wall. Not what we expect from the Woodshed. Maybe a fluke. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2014
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We loved the establishment. The food was tasty and the ambiance was great, the food choices are vast, definitely for meat lovers. I would highly recommend this place and would go back. My one issue was the service was lacking in friendliness and punctuality. The hostess and the servers were indifferent. Hopefully, next time we go, the staff will be friendlier.

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vipTexasgal
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Tim Love has another hit on his hands. Love the Kale salad, and pork ribs.

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RWF1
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woodshed is awesome. The food is great and there is always something different to try. I had lamb brisket for the first time, it was excellent. Service was great as well, very laid back chill atmosphere. Live band was good, yet subtle. Overall great experience. I cannot wait to go back.

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Edwdwells
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall1food4service1ambience4

My wife and I drove from Dallas to eat at the Woodshed on New Years Eve. We frequently drive over to eat at the Woodshed but the service on New Years Eve was miserable. Upon our arrival for our reservation, a large number of the servers were relieved "to go home". The result were disastrous service. Food was good as usual but the service was worse than unsatisfactory. Entrees were served without silverware. Our cobbler desert served without spoons to eat the ice cream-resulting in the ice cream melting before we could find spoons (silverware place setting does not come with spoons).
Love the food but the service was miserable.
Will not return any time soon.
Lo siento y adiós.

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FFamily4
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the Woodshed did not disappoint. Service was fantastic and the food was great. Tried the buffalo sausage for the first time. Great. Our favorite place to go to enjoy a casual dinner.

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BigD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bad puns aside, know that if you go during a prime time, and turn off your daily grind mode, all of your senses will synchronize and the damn fine food will just be one element of a glorious stream enveloping your faculties. And after a joycean sentence like that, I should recommend something specific, but I won't... exactly. Traditional Q or New Q, you're going to want to get "Today's Sausage" to share with your table(or keep to yourself). Have a beer. Enjoy the music. Look at the happy people. Then go home satiated and smelling like the best campfire you never stood around.

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bruce
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great except how the beverages are served. with so much attention to detail, we were disappointed the beer and coffee was served in "to go" cups. Good ales should be poured in a globe glass to enhance the flavor. coffee should be served in ceramic mugs. That is my only suggestion for improvement

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vipkdbenson
Orlando
98 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love atmosphere & BBQ ribs. Wanted a moscow mule but couldn't make it -surprised me.Got a $30 gift card for having problems w/ $100 gift card when we dined 2 mons ago Manager had given it to us bc he stated he wanted us to return.So when waiter came back &said there was $0 on card, it surprised us. Manager on duty came, we told her the story & instead of making it right, she said she was sorry & asked if we knew who it was! Really?? Honestly, a good manager would've just taken $30 off the bill..period. We dine out a lot & we expect places to honor what they give us. Didn't think it was necessary to ask for name/ proof of $ on card.She asked for our name & # , said she'd "look into it" We didn't lie but w/e.Disappointing.Waiter was wonderful

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Woodshed Smokehouse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Woodshed Smokehouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 877-4545.

Woodshed Smokehouse is rated 4.1 stars by 638 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.

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