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Smokey Bones BBQ

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2401 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912
517-316-9973
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere.

Reasonable prices and great eats. The turkey and pork were both delicious. Enjoyed the sauces in squeeze bottles on the counter. I should have ordered a beer-it would have been less than my ice tea!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
lovelakemi709
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonable prices and great eats. The turkey and pork were both delicious. Enjoyed the sauces in squeeze bottles on the counter. I should have ordered a beer-it would have been less than my ice tea!

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Thank lovelakemi709
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I went there the service was awful. Snippy Server, food was not that impressive. I also did not like the fact of my credit card being used from the table on a wireless device.

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Thank Jamie32mi
East Lansing, Michigan
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

For almost every restaurant we visit, we order the same thing. In the case of Smokey Bones we order a full rack of baby back ribs and split it between us. So I can comment only on that one menu item. Ordering the one full rack and two extra sides is cheaper than ordering two smaller portions. We suggest getting... More 

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Thank Kippy_37
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Went with a large group and placed our order, I ordered the " BLT burger" but was brought the turkey burger with onion and avocado, when I told the waitress she acknowledged that this was in fact not what I had ordered and offered to get me another but since our food had already taken so long to arrive I... More 

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Thank Dereck R
Novi, Michigan
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We travel quite a bit through Lansing along I-127 and are always looking for a place to stop for dinner. We recently discovered Smokey Bones BBQ off Exit 79 Lake Lansing Road. I really like the atmosphere of this bar/restaurant. It has an absolutely huge spacious open bar in the middle of the restaurant with plenty of windows and seating... More 

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Thank MXB
Guelph
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

9 of us went for lunch on a Saturday about 1pm. Was not busy in the restaurant, but a couple of times we had to find the server to ask for service. The food was okay but not really great, and this was the opinion of several after the meal. I wouldn't be quick to return when they are many... More 

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Thank rmpaul1
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The pulled pork Sammy with Brunswick Stew is a great combo. The high tech kiosk on your table is cool. You can order drinks & appetizers and pay your bill without waiting for your server. Helps when in a pinch for time. Big place with lots of TV's, good for watching sports while your kids play unlimited games on the... More 

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Thank Clarkston_Rambler
Lansing, Michigan
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went to Smokey Bones a few years ago. I haven't been back since. I've had better BBQ at lower prices elsewhere. It's difficult to remember details after so long but I retain the feeling that I don't want to go back. I suppose Yankees might find their BBQ acceptable but I didn't care for it.

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Thank asimov13467
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were running real late and wanted dinner, and everything was closed so we tried smokey bones because they said they served food until 2 AM. I'm glad we did. The baby backs and St Louis ribs were great. Good dessert and even though our server ended up having a group of about 20 show up right after us we... More 

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Thank Steve D
DeWitt, Michigan
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174 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Service bites. Food is usually wrong and cold. Over priced. Only decent thing is the bar. Have no desire to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2401 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-316-9973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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