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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
  • 48
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Good food,nice location

The barbecue,and food was very good,atmosphere casual.Packed most nights.there is entertainent some nights.There is a kids play area.The only negative I found was eating off throwaway plates at the prices they charge,but that is probley true for most barbecue places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Bluebaron17
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Navarre, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Navarre, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was so disgusting and the service was terrible. After reading a few good reviews we went back to make sure it wasn't a bad day for them on the first trip. Nope, it was equally terrible. It's a tourist trap because locals know not to eat there. Save your money and eat at TC's or the Chop House,... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The barbecue,and food was very good,atmosphere casual.Packed most nights.there is entertainent some nights.There is a kids play area.The only negative I found was eating off throwaway plates at the prices they charge,but that is probley true for most barbecue places.

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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Driving by on route to Pensacola, didn't want to get stuck in a tourist trap - this didn't appear to be one. I really liked the ocean side deck patio; lots of kitchy stuff indoors to look at while waiting - our wait wasn't long. Extensive menu, too extensive for a smokehouse ... narrow it down and do what you... More 

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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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 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
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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
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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