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4858 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD
3016562011
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Creativity shines with the sides

I went to Smoke BBQ expecting an ordinary lunch. Satisfying but nothing worthy of report. I was only half right. The traditional sweet-sauce pulled pork was fine, a standard specimen, and the greens were good, but I've had good greens before. THEN, it started getting good. The sweet potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2013
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Virginia, USA
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160 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I were in the neighborhood and stumbled upon this great little place! Our bartender/cashier John was very nice. It is a small place but it has a great bar and a few tables al fresco. Just a few taps but some great and hard to find craft beers are featured, and a great selection of beer in... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were just walking around looking for a quick meal and happened by this little place......good food. ..friendly staff.

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Washington, DC
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is virtually no decor or ambiance in this no frills BBQ spot in the St. Elmo area of Bethesda. Walk in, order at the register (which is at the bar), sit down and get table delivery. The food is average, but includes a lot of options and unique sides like sweet potato chips (very good) or fried jalapenos. Prices... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This little place had delicious BBQ! It really hit the spot. I got sweet sauce with chicken, and my husband got brisket and chicken. They prices on the brisket were good, and the two meat option was a great deal! We both got scalloped potatoes and collard greens for our sides, which were also delicious. The portions were very big,... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The barbeque is delicious. A large menu of everything you could think of for barbeque. Beans and cold slaw are very good. The portions are large. The service is excellent. They really try to please. It is a great addition to the neighborhood

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went to Smoke BBQ for dinner and wasn't sure what to expect. I ordered the pulled pork platter with 2 sides. I ordered the pork with the spicy BBQ sauce which was great. The sides I ordered were the Mac & Cheese and collard greens. The Mac was creamy & cheesy. The greens were amazing with a hint of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. You have to like sitting at the bar. Much better than the tables. It is very casual and friendly. The employees and owners are great people. They serve liquor, but it is still kid friendly. They have theme nights and live music. Bingo night is a blast and one of the bartenders is a great musician.... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love barbeque, and this place does it exactly right. It's a very casual restaurant. Chat with the bartender, enjoy your food, don't dress up.

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williamjacobs
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I went to Smoke BBQ expecting an ordinary lunch. Satisfying but nothing worthy of report. I was only half right. The traditional sweet-sauce pulled pork was fine, a standard specimen, and the greens were good, but I've had good greens before. THEN, it started getting good. The sweet potato chips were a decadent combination of grease and lightness, having been... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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118 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a meal when they first opened and couldn't find anything right. The meat wasn't smokey, the bun ordinary, the sauce tasted like it was from a jar, the sides vapid. Recently walked by on a Sunday night at dinner time and there wasn't a soul in the place. I guess others have the same opinion. When will Bethesda get... More 

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Additional Information about Smoke BBQ

Address: 4858 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Phone Number: 3016562011
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4858 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 3016562011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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