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Bobby Lee’s Country Smokehouse – Cow, fish, hen, hog heaven

Krys Stanley | Jan 31, 200504:02 AM

When looking for Curry Corner, I stumbled across Bobby Lee’s.

A quick aside, the link below is about Curry Corner. The East Bay Express says:

You can’t find much purer hole-in-the-wall experiences than … Curry Corner.”

In my four years at Chowhound, this would make one of the top five finds. It has amazing, outstanding curries and hot off the grill house made roti. (link below)

Back to Bobby Lee’s. It’s been a while since it has been mentioned, and I missed this original post.


The poster says”

“Bobby told me he prepares over 500 items at the smokehouse.”

“Bobby Lee's is smoke house heaven. Smoked hams, bacon, cajun tasso, turkey wings, 30 different links and sausages. All of Bobby Lee's sausages are stuffed into natural casing. Bobby Lee makes his own corned beef, b-b qued pork ribs and the best meat loaf I've ever had. Bobby Lee's Santa Maria Marinated Tri Tip is over the top.”

There is a lot more great info in the link and the poster talks about meeting Bobby Lee.

Some things I can add …

There were bags of Cajun Boudin that was not stuffed in sausage casing. There was a pulled pork mixture like this also.

There are reports here and there about Bobby Lee’s on the board. Has anyone tried their “old fashioned hot dogs” stuffed in sheep casings?

There are fresh sausages as well which include: Kentucky breakfast, German, Italian, Hoagie Italian, Creole, Chicken and apple, bratwurst and lamb.

Fish was limited. There were a few smoked cheeses. Cold cuts include liverwurst, roast beef, bologna and head cheese.

There are quite a few marinated meats. Marinades include: Cajun style, lemon pepper, butter garlic, mesquite and teriyaki.

Lots of BBQ sauces and other condiments.

Even the Bobby Lee product list says that there are too many products to list. If you don’t see it, give them a call.

They will cater your special event be it BBQ, company picnic or wedding.

They will also do custom game smoking and processing.

They had a few sample sausages which I liked very much. I said I was sorry I wasn’t going home immediately or I would buy some. The woman I talked to said that they next time I come in to bring an ice cooler. The store will provide ice to pack the meats in. I guess a lot of people travel a long way to get to Bobby Lee’s.

About 20 years ago it was called the Back Door Market. You still enter through the back door from the parking lot located in the back of the store.

One sign says about their sausages “We make them the old fashioned way, we put meat in them”.

Bobby Lee’s Country Smokehouse
850 Sycamore at Mission
Hayward, Cs 94544

(510) 889-1133

Here’s the link to that great hole in the wall serving outstanding curries and hot off the grill roti that led me to Bobby Lee’s.


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