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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We love Smokey Bones. We do usually go when we have a coupon, because it makes our dollar go further. Staff is very friendly, since we usually go in for lunch. We always get a seat right away. It has a big bar, with lots of TV's and sporting events on. Even though it is a bar atmosphere, there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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East Lansing, Michigan
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East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We love Smokey Bones. We do usually go when we have a coupon, because it makes our dollar go further. Staff is very friendly, since we usually go in for lunch. We always get a seat right away. It has a big bar, with lots of TV's and sporting events on. Even though it is a bar atmosphere, there is... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We've been here quite a bit, and it's a good chain restaurant with good food and a mixed sports bar/casual dining setting. My lovely wife swears by the pulled pork and enjoys the mojitos here. I've tried many items and prefer the sausage. I like that you have four choices of sauce with an explanation of each sauce. Good selection... More 

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Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I tried some new items this visit--combo platter with bourbon chicken and pulled pork with two ultimate sides. The chicken is good if you like bourbon. I don't, apparently. The grilled veggies are actually sautéed and nothing great there. The loaded sweet potato comes with mini marshmallows--it was good, but not a favorite. The pulled pork saved the meal! Tara... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I opted for the plate of pulled pork with two sides. Pork was terrific with four or five BBQ sauce options--quite honestly, it was so flavorful that it didn't need sauce. They describe the coleslaw as "creamy" and it was, however, it is a mustard-based substance. Some may like it--no one at our table cared for it (party of five).... More 

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Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to SB for my husband's birthday. We've gone there the past few years. He has always gotten ribs. I remember him saying last year he was disappointed in the quality, but since he wanted to go there, we did. He was extremely unhappy with the quality this time. The ribs were dry and highly spiced. I ordered the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been a regular customer of this location for several years. The food and service has always been very good. My last visit was a total nightmare. I ordered the brisket. What came to my table was a greasy fatty hunk of some kind of meat. I ate half of it and I am grateful I didn't eat more.... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Our server was fast and attentive. The food was above average and the variety was nice. Everyone got something they liked and there was plenty to share. The donuts for desert should be illegal.

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Norfolk, VA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I’ve had some very poor experiences with other locations in this chain, so I was worried when friends picked this place for an outing. I walked in just hoping to get through the meal without having to argue with a manager. This location was loud and lively. The waitress was friendly and actually checked on my party consistently throughout the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The place is huge and even on crowded nights you won't have to wait long. The food is ok, tends to run a bit salty. Big news there is to read the paper and clip their coupons and bring them, typically $10 off a $20 check or $5 off a $15 purchase. Then you have your Smokey Bones Membership Card... More 

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Holt
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

went there with friends for lunch on Saturday to celebrate the little guys 2nd birthday. Place was NOT busy. Waitress came over announced she had only been there a week and was on her own. we appreciated knowing that and were fine with it. She got drinks then they slammed her. Our food took forever. She same out and announced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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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