Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Robb's Smokehouse

OKLAHOMA: Robb's Smokehouse
2321 N Kickapoo Ave

Shawnee, OK 74804


Open M-Sat 10:30-8

The menu was full of promise, but the air quickly was let out of the balloon. The "brisket dog" ended up being nothing more than a hot dog bun full of chopped beef rather than the all beef wiener I was hoping for, and the smoked spud would have gotten more smokiness from a gas oven than what I tasted in this unspectacular baked potato.

The meat that ended up on my plate was no more interesting. Brisket had been fully trimmed of any and all fat and bark. The flavor was of merely unseasoned roast beef. Ribs weren't much better, just less tender. The meat was devoid of smoke flavor and the sparse seasoning did little to enliven the tired pork. High praise from local reviews brought me here, but I left wondering who would bother with Van's Pig Stand just down the street.

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DrillerAA09 said...

Somehow, I don't think I could get past the former "Taco Tico" building to place an order.

hog roasts said...

Quality should be the utmost point of running your own business I should know theres a saying that goes it takes years to build a business and a day to destroy it


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.