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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: BBQ made in front of your eyes.

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  • 45
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Too expensive for locals

Not enough food for me especially for the price. The wait can be astonishingly long. Food is not consistent from one visit to the next.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jachin R
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Gulf Shores, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is just over the bridge outside Navarre Beach Fl. It was so good and one of the more reasonable priced places. Portions are great and service was very friendly. Their is a very large deck with water views and a great play space for the kids to run around safely. If you are near Navarre Beach and like... More 

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Cincinnati Ohio
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162 reviews 162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've made several stops here over the last couple years, but this is my first review as a result of being there last week (May 2015). I really can't understand all the negative reviews. I can only attribute it to the southern genre' of BBQ being like a religion. I've always enjoyed East River Smokehouse even when it was on... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great place for BBQ. Seating is available inside with AC or on the deck. There is usually live music Thursday through Sunday during the Summer. Great views of the water for the restaurant!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not enough food for me especially for the price. The wait can be astonishingly long. Food is not consistent from one visit to the next.

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Plano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were vacationing this week and decided to give it a try. Food was just average, service was ok. We enjoyed sitting out on deck to enjoy a couple of beers and onion rings. Tried the chopped beef sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwich. Average food, nothing to recommend or write home about.

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Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good BBQ, nice and smoky, tender and plenty. Staff was great. We ate out on the back deck which gives you a nice view of the Navarre Bridge and the sound. I have been here several times and every time it has been a wonderful experience. All thumbs up!

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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice waterfront family experience. We had several different items and they were all good. We went on a Saturday night and the bluesy rock band was kicking. great family fun.

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Dallas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped on our way back to Destin from Pensacola. The restaurant has a huge deck overlooking a nice area of Florida beach. The deck has a cover and guests can elect to sit under the shade or have full sun. I ordered crawfish which came with corn and potatoes; they were very tasty. My friend mistakenly ordered pulled pork... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Drinks come in mason jars which is great because I like my quarts of tea. WE got the brisket lunch special which had a lot of lean brisket on a bun and two sides. The sweet potato fries were perfect. Green beans come with bacon. You can get Tater Tots. Probably 6+ choices for sides on the lunch menu. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have been here several times now and NEVER disappointed. A little off the beaten path NOT Destin or Pensacola Beach BUT good food and live entertainment. Nice patio on the sound!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

BBQ made in front of your eyes.

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