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Briquettes Smokehouse

1033 & 1035 Bridge Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004
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Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Ashtabula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $22
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food here holds its own against great barbecue anywhere. The ribs are outstanding and the unique twist on chili is fabulous. Try the collard greens--spicy and loaded with crisp bacon. Nice selection of craft beers with three rotating drafts.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

stopped for lunch during a girls weekend getaway.. not too busy for lunch, seated right away, lots or room in different seating areas we noted. got the pulled pork sandwiches all of us got different sides and they were all good. the collard greens were really great!! didn't try the beers but the list was long.. would go again

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I always stop when in town to see family. One of the best in town. Great food and service. A must in Ashtabula

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Bedford, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ashtabula, Ohio sits on the shore of Lake Erie, about 15-mi. west of the Pennsylvania border. And Briquettes Smokehouse sits on Bridge Street in Ashtabula's quaint, restored, shoreside historic district. Twice on our east-west travels we've jumped off I-90 onto Rt.11 and visited Briquettes for lunch and dinner. On both occasions the food was very good, the staff was friendly,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Good value for the money, food was tasty. Great expansive craft beer menu. Server was friendly. In a nice location to stop by a few local shops while you're in town.

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Mattoon, Illinois
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Day number eight of our Circle Lake Erie trip: Leaving Geneva on the Lake about 4:15, we drove another ten miles to our hotel, near Ashtabula - the hometown of a friend from my days in the Army. (Unfortunately Steve hasn’t lived here in many, many years.) After resting up a bit, we went for dinner. We chose one of... More

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Longwood, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Today I took 13 ladies to Briquettes for a lunch following our visit to many of Ashtabula's covered bridges. The staff was very accommodating with our groups arrival times (we arrived one carload at a time) and the service was outstanding from all of the front-of-the-house staff. Frederick was our server and he was helpful, timely, and courteous. Having brought... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family ate here for lunch durning the sea glass festival. The service was exceptional and very accommodating. Everyone at our table loved the meat dishes however I am vegetarian and didn't find very many healthy vegetarian foods. The restaurant did make a nice salad to try and meet my needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took my wife and 4 young boys in for dinner. Seating was easy for a family. Service was outstanding and was only out done by the quality of the food. Great bbq ribs and plenty of comfort food...Mac and cheese, pork n beans, corn bread. Thid place is a must, in s great location in Ashtabula.

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Austin, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Although locals may enjoy this place, I was embarrassed to suggest that I take my folks to real BBQ on my first trip home in years. The reviews were good. I will qualify this with my love and spoiling at Salt Lick in Texas, so I know good BBQ. This was not. I will not further despoil meat quality and... More

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N8rock, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this review

Seannamolly, Thank you for the candid review. It looks like your visit was in September of last year, and I am not one for making excuses, but I will say that we had several key members of our staff on leave at the time of your visit due to some horrific and heartbreaking circumstances. I am aware that the staff... More

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Additional Information about Briquettes Smokehouse

Address: 1033 & 1035 Bridge Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone Number: 440-964-2273
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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