Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

702 E. Central Ave
Belton, TX 76513

Phone: 254-939-1151
Hours: Open Mon-€“Wed 10-€“8, Thur-€“Sat 10-€“9, Sun 11-€“8.
Website: schoepfsbbq.com

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TMBBQ Rating: 3

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May 21, 2008

The moment we entered the smoke-filled patio and beheld the meats-a-plenty (brisket, chicken, pork ribs, pork chops, sausage, sirloin, turkey breast, and venison sausage), we knew we were in business. The pitman was patient as we made our exacting selections, then—plop, joy: the tenderest of briskets, the thickest of pork chops, the happiest of bellies.

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Schoepf's - Belton Not top 50, but I'd been to Millers so I figured I give it a try. Fantastic place. You enter in the pit room and order off the pit like at Coopers (most notably). The dining area and bar addition are new, but with an old school BBQ joint feel. Brisket - moist and tender, but held together. Great flavor with just a smidge too much salt. Jalapeño cheese sausage doesn't have too much jalapeño, just enough for great flavor. Pretty standard, but I liked it. Ribs were tough and dry, though full disclosure I got there at 2pm. Didn't have much flavor, either. Overall - I like this place. It's not super special, but solid. Brisket was good, ribs weren't as much. I say a solid B-.
Scott Jarvis @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-11-13 20:13:29
Consistently awesome! Brisket is always tender and moist, though I'd rather they not cut off the tasty ends and edges. Sides are always delish... And the jalepeno sausage is awesome. Can never go wrong with Schoepf's.
dirkelps @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-09-20 17:25:43
Liked the open pit full of meat to choose from. Lots of options and all had plenty of flavor and liked the vinegar based sauce.
Gabe sheffy @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-08-19 14:31:44
Popped in for lunch and it was excellent as usual. Moist brisket with a pretty smoke ring and a yummy crust. I love sauce yeah, I know, I know) and Schoepf's does sauce the way I like it-- not too thick and not overpowering, but just perfect enough to pour over my beans and creamy cole slaw.
dirkelps @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-08-04 19:52:15
Disappointing visit today. Out of chicken, at 3:30 pm out of baby back rib BBQ sauce (which is the main reason my wife orders the baby back ribs). The baby back ribs were dry. Service was not friendly or thank us for our business.
brian_v_baker @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-04-12 17:10:13
The sausage is the best meat they offer & the cheesy potatoes are amazing
Margo Hays @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2014-03-01 12:09:27
Vert hit or miss on the brisket sausages don't offer up a lot of flavor have actually had some excellent brisket but its not been often
Vic Jones @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2013-11-05 00:44:49
Rather cool atmosphere in Belton just off of I-35 with backyard concerts and all. You get to select your meats as they come right of the smoker. The meats were overall pretty decent. The brisket here is ok, but be sure to ask to get it fatty. Otherwise you may get dry, lean brisket. Honestly, I was a tad disappointed with their overall quality of the brisket. Ribs were just ok, nothing to really write home about. Their true secret at this stop is there sausage, especially the venison sausage. Excellent!!! For something a little outside of the normal BBQ box, their quail is delicious as well. BBQ sauce is a little thin, kinda vinegar based style.... But one should never judge a BBQ joint by sauce. :)
chunk78 @ Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 2013-10-05 17:46:01
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Review

March 31, 2009

A few months ago Schoepf’s added on a new room in the back, and a new entry where you can now order your food inside rather than in the out-of-doors. I ordered brisket, ribs, and a pork chop.

The brisket had the same roast-beefiness as it did on my last visit, but this time the slices had no crust, and therefore no real smoky flavor. The ribs had plenty of flavor from the heavy salt and pepper rub, but the meat had dried out and was a bit tough. The black pepper was also evident on the pork chop. This meat was juicy and tender with so much smokiness throughout the meat, it made me wonder if they were smoked alongside the brisket at all. I would return again if only for these excellent chops.

(This review originally appeared on Full Custom Gospel BBQ.)

Comments

9 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    as far as a place that cook other things,there is one place that is a must that has some of the best ribs and slaw there is,and your can have a catfish chaser,is called the hashknife bbq,he will prove your theory is wrong,oh yea,your such an expert at judging everyone,how is your cooking?

  • markg765@yahoo.com says:

    I have to agree with the review. They do have some good – but not great ‘cue. It is nothing to write home about.
    One of the problems with their brisket is they have a minimum wage guy hacking away at the fat and smokey layer on the brisket and throwing it in the trash. They have also are hurting themselve by offering anything you can cook on a pit. They should pick some of the things they are good at and stick to it. The atmosphere is good but the food is just so-so. If you are passing through Belton it is a decent place to eat. I live here but only eat there about every 2-3 months.
    I am a Texas native and know good Bar-b-que when I eat it.
    markg765@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous says:

    The reality is that the best “meat” at this place is the chicken. I have had the brisket, pork chops, and sausage. The bird is where it’s at.

  • Anonymous says:

    Belton, TX is SOUTH of Waco, TX, in case anyone goes looking…

  • Anonymous says:

    I found this place on accident one day when I got a flat tire, and what a treat it was! This was some of the best slaw I have eaten, a definite must order. I have not had the chicken, so I can’t account for that, and I don’t remember much about the beef, but the pork chop was super fantastic. I would stop in again for the slaw and chops.

  • PM Summer says:

    Ribs good. Brisket awful, REALLY awful. Side good. Jalapeno Sausage good.

    Did I mention that the brisket was awful? Gray domino-cut tiles of roast beef.

  • ckey says:

    After a three hour meeting in Killeen on automatic temperture controls I was looking for a late lunch, DQ right now or wait thirty for Schoepf’s. It was not worth the wait. The brikset had no smoke. Stringy roast beef and sauce didn’t help it. Venision sausage was overdone, proably from holding over since morning. Cole Slaw was good but a Country Basket would have been better overall.

  • Anonymous says:

    I live up the road, have been here multiple times. Brisket’s okay – I get some to make into sandwiches occasionally. It’s juicy, but not that flavorful.

    The thing I love about this place is their smoked turkey breast and their venison sausage. I load up on these when I go. That and the cheesy potatoes. Good stuff.

  • Anonymous says:

    love it…. will always come here and would recommend friends also

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