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Smokey Joe's Bar-B-Que

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824 Military Rd, Benton, AR 72015-3347
501-315-8333
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not bad barbecue but sauce needs a little tweaking to get it just right.

My husband and I stopped in here right before they were closing on a Sunday afternoon (which is at 3 o'clock) so employees can have some family time at home which I thought was nice. I had a regular pork combo meal (pictured below) which is a pulled pork sandwich with a side and drink for $6.89. My... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Clare, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This place has good, authentic BBQ. I asked several locals where the best BBQ in Benton was and this was the consensus. It did not disappoint! The ribs were moist and flavorful, and the sausage delicious.

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Benton, AR
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The bar-b-que is good, but the sauce is YUK!! Prices are a little high. Potato salad was YUK, will not eat at this restaurant again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I love the food and the service is awesome!!!! Family owned business! They provide great customer service! Can't beat Smokey Joes!!!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here right before they were closing on a Sunday afternoon (which is at 3 o'clock) so employees can have some family time at home which I thought was nice. I had a regular pork combo meal (pictured below) which is a pulled pork sandwich with a side and drink for $6.89. My husband had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have had bad bbq, but really? Legitimately worst sandwich I've ever had. The sauce was nasty, and the potatoe salad came from the grocery store. Way let down.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

I like most all barbecue restaurants. I realize some are different than others. But this one is not good. The sauce is terrible. The pork was less than average. Service was decent. The baked beans were okay. The potato salad was average at best. I probably will not go back. There are too many very good barbecue restaurants in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I was hoping that this place would be good since it's a local bbq joint but it was horrible. The brisket was disgusting. It was dry and flavorless. The sausage reminded me of cut up hotdog that you would serve a kid. Don't waste your money!

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Benton, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have had better BBQ but this place was pretty good, but the sauce is something one has to acquire a taste for...I asked for the hot sauce for my sandwich and it was not good at all....the sandwich was big and the meat tender but a good sauce would have really helped. Prices are so-so, but I more than... More 

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Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is pretty good BBQ, but you may want to go up the road to the new Whole Hog location which in my opinion is better. No way can this place match up to them.

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We get the family pack at least once or twice a month. Meat, buns, sauce and 2 sides. We get beans and slaw. Best slaw anywhere, sauce too. This pack lasts 2 meals for us. Great food and value. Family owned and run. Nice folks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 824 Military Rd, Benton, AR 72015-3347
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Benton
  • Phone Number: 501-315-8333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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