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East River Smokehouse

8491 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566-1024
850-939-2802
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Ranked #43 of 60 restaurants in Navarre
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: BBQ made in front of your eyes.
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English first
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited this place for the 1st time since new ownership and new location. Ribs were still as good as I remember them being - 10+ years ago from the small "hole-in-the-wall" location a few blocks away. Menu a little pricey, but plenty of ribs and left full.

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Littleton, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Poor service, mediocre at best food, although parts of it were not palatable, and overpriced. Atmosphere was great and the jumpy stuff is nice for kids but maybe a drink and no food. Worst part was they use plastic utensils and Styrofoam plates! REALLY PEOPLE!?!?! On the beach...assenign.

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As a BBQ eating professional in Austin, I know what's good. The ribs were drier than normal and a little more greasy than juicy. I also tried the seafood gumbo which was enjoyable. Burgers aren't worth it. The staff is very friendly.

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family of 5 ate here for lunch while on vacation. They have a lunch special which includes a sandwich, 2 sides and a drink for $8.99. The food was good, the waittress was friendly, service was great and it was affordable. Would definitely return.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've been there three times--mostly because or friends like the view and atmosphere. Although those are both good, the food is at best, average. And-I believe a bit overpriced for what it is. If you want a view of the water or like an atmosphere that resembles an old fashioned county roadhouse, Go. Otherwise there's much better BBQ food.

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Navarre, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great place to take kids as they have an open area for them to run around and play (sand). The food is awesome and the service is spot on. We have been three times in the month of July. Got to have a VooDoo bucket and wings when I go for starters. I like to get the combo plate and... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Basically, the owners need to learn how to BBQ. The location and atmosphere are great, but it ends there. The brisket tasted and looked like it was cooked in a crockpot, and I challenge the owners to prove otherwise. the same goes for the ribs, yea I can get tender ribs too if I slow cook them in your BBQ... More

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De Kalb, Illinois
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153 reviews 153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped in late around 8 PM on a Monday. Had the option for eating on the deck or inside, so we took inside. View was still decent toward the water. Service was good and prompt. When I checked out the menu I was disappointed as I did not see any combo type plates. So between us we shared our... More

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Navarre
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The restaurant location was nice, we sat outside and enjoyed the view of the sound. Our waitress was sweet and very helpful. However - the food was a major disappointment. For the price, it was over rated. The appetizer we ordered had to be sent back twice because it was still frozen on the inside and the BBQ sandwiches were... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food is good but the prices are a bit high! The building is cool. The view outside is nice...food just have what it takes to want to come back often.

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