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East River Smokehouse

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8491 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566-1024
850-939-2802
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: BBQ made in front of your eyes.
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch

Stopped for lunch with the family before I deployed. Read the reviews but stopped anyway. Great, friendly service. BBQ was good but the steak could use a little more flavor. Good came out quick, drinks were always filled & the atmosphere is comfortable. A little pricey for kids but comparable to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Anna G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stopped for lunch with the family before I deployed. Read the reviews but stopped anyway. Great, friendly service. BBQ was good but the steak could use a little more flavor. Good came out quick, drinks were always filled & the atmosphere is comfortable. A little pricey for kids but comparable to other places.

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Navarre, Florida
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Decided to give it a try. Like the decor, smelled good outside and food was good, not going for great. I had the steak, was cooked like I asked but just lacked a good seasoning. Fried green tomatoes were good. Overall not a bad bbq place

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Navarre, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I wouldnt go here again. Food is just sub par. Dont waste your money andthey dont ever have good health inspections. I would go for the view and the kids to jump...tthat's it!

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Navarre, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Every time we go to East River Smokehouse I order the pork sandwich with beans and cole slaw. Their barbeque sauce is the best. We always try to get some extra to take home with us. Service is good and the view is great. They have something for everyone. Blow up slides for the kids, inside and outside seating and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a nice BBQ lunch here. Fried Pickles and sweet tea to start things off to a good start. We had Pork sandwich. Sides Tater salad, Mac cheese, Green beans, all good. Busy at lunchtime. We had very good service.

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Navarre, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went here for a barbeque sandwich on Saturday night. It was cold outside and we ate inside with everyone else. We both ordered the barbeque sandwich, fries and slaw. It was all good. No complaint about that. My problem is we had a Restaurant.com gift certificate which is worth $25 and they would not honor it. Granted it was... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at East River Smokehouse on our way to the beach. The decor on the outside brought us in. Too bad the food wasn't as good as the decorations. Dry over cooked beef brisket. The pulled pork was okay when you added plenty of sauce. The side items were cold & tasteless. The items in the gift shop were... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Have eaten here two or three times. The last was the final straw. The food is super salty. I too ordered the rib sandwich platter. I was shocked to see meat on the bone and two slices of bread. I can't believe that "locals" would return to this place. I does look good from the street and the interior is... More 

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Benton, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is another place that we frequent when we are in Navarre Beach. I had their ribs for the fist time and was very impressed. The Potato salad was outstanding as well. Service is always good here along with the food!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I ordered the rib sandwich platter. That includes a sandwich and two sides. What I got was three smoked ribs with sauce on top of them, two slices of bread, some great onion rings, and dirty rice that was dirty in color only. Figuring I had gotten the wrong plate delivered, I called the waitress over to have her get... More 

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bigdabo, Owner at East River Smokehouse, responded to this review

The last I checked all ribs sandwiches come with ribs in less you're ordering a Mc rib from McDonald's and unfortunately you were not at McDonald's because if you were you would've been having a Mc rib not a rib sandwich. And as for the chicken sandwich and the rib sandwich we have talked to both the pig and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8491 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566-1024
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Navarre
  • Phone Number: 850-939-2802

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

BBQ made in front of your eyes.

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