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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth Trying

This is a nice locally owned barbacue place and now serves alcohol. I prefer Texas style barbecue, for Arkansas style this is not bad. They make their own sauces. I would like them a bit sweeter but continue to go here once in a while.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Reg S
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Benton, Arkansas
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Benton, Arkansas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice locally owned barbacue place and now serves alcohol. I prefer Texas style barbecue, for Arkansas style this is not bad. They make their own sauces. I would like them a bit sweeter but continue to go here once in a while.

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Thank Reg S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The ribs, BBQ, and hamburgers are good. I like the vinegar based sauces! Service is quick and the beer prices are the best in Benton.

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Thank chancyd
Glen Rose, AR
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We make this a regular stop & love the BBQ. It is quick & always greeted with warm welcomes... I should have recommended this before, just neglected to... Try it, you will love it too..

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Thank Rich M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

They have great ribs and Texas toast, as well as many other dishes. I really love all their rib choices and the sauce!

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Thank dianne l
Clare, Michigan
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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Thank Joseph H
Benton, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank mikeyshalf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Tammy M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Thank muscadine-eyes
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Chris M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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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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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