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South Street Smoke House

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3305 South St, Ste 6, Lafayette, IN 47904-3164
765-446-0559
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyable hour = brisket/ribs/pulled meats + BBQ sauces + cornbread

Gotta love it - a hole in the wall restaurant right along railroad tracks that serves up great, smoky BBQ. It's a very busy place during lunch times, which is usually when I go, but it's worth the wait. It's not a long wait and a fun place to sit with friends. Everything I've had (from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Tom P
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Gotta love it - a hole in the wall restaurant right along railroad tracks that serves up great, smoky BBQ. It's a very busy place during lunch times, which is usually when I go, but it's worth the wait. It's not a long wait and a fun place to sit with friends. Everything I've had (from sandwiches to ribs) has... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a brisket sandwich baked beans and an order of onion rings. Had no complaints about any of it . The rings were awesome , hand cut and battered, huge portion for the price.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

My favorite sandwich available here is the Kansas City. They have a variety of sauces available, all of them good. The side items could be better; they aren't horrible, just not great. If you stick with fries as the side, you will not be disappointed. The beans taste like salt and ketchup are the main ingredients.

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Terre Haute
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was surprised by my experience based on all the glowing reviews. I had a pulled pork sandwich and didn't find it to be exceptionally tender or moist. I was also not impressed by the 3 sauces (of 6 I think) that I tried with it. Certainly not what I expected from such a highly rated establishment.

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Cedar City, Utah, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

To preface this review, my wife and I have both been very disappointed with the restraunt quality overall in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. So, when I say this is good BBQ, you must understand the context that there is really very little impressive food in the area, so by comparison, South Street Smoke House is doing it right. We tried... More 

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Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have the best BBQ even though it looks like a real dive. The batter dipped onion rings are to die for.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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169 reviews 169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife believes this is her favorite sandwich of all time. She loves their pulled pork sandwich with slaw. We also had their rib tips. They were cooked to our liking and when dipped in their house made sauces were very much enjoyed. Sides were a little on the smallish side. They are served in a small plastic serving cup.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I am a bit of a smokehouse snob and rarely find anything I enjoy as much as food from my own big green egg. This place is terrific. Sides are almost as good as the meat. I never miss a chance to eat here when in town.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I consider myself an expert in BBQ food. That's why I decided to give them a try. Having had bbq before at places from Chicago to Louisville to Memphis, I was disappointed with the flavors of their bbq. I should be able to taste and enjoy the meat and ribs without adding any sauce. The brisket is tender but flavorless.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a great place to get decent BBQ in the area. There are a few other BBQ 'trucks' that move around the area but I haven't checked them out. I thoroughly enjoy BBQ and while the building isn't much to look at it is a bit of a hole in the wall, which are often some of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3305 South St, Ste 6, Lafayette, IN 47904-3164
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765-446-0559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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