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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Some good...some bad

I ate here during a recent business trip- just sat at the bar. The bartender seemed a little nonchalant about the service and paid more attention to her regulars than the others around them- had trouble getting ketchup and sauces and ended up reaching over bar to get them.. The food was ok - BBQ... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Steve B
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I ate here during a recent business trip- just sat at the bar. The bartender seemed a little nonchalant about the service and paid more attention to her regulars than the others around them- had trouble getting ketchup and sauces and ended up reaching over bar to get them.. The food was ok - BBQ sandwich was flavorful and the... More 

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clare
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was very good! Service was also good. Our first time there. I don't normally order ribs but decided to and I wasn't disappointed. Had the Memphis rub for my ribs. Very good.

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Ionia, Michigan
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've ate here probably 10 times hoping to get a good meal (Because I love Bar B Q). Of those 10 times I only had one good meal. Bad food and terrible service! I can't believe this chain is still in existence.

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Pulled Chicken Salad was very good, although there was a bit too much dressing on it. Service was a little slow, but otherwise an enjoyable meal.

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Perry, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Over the last year we have eaten at Smokey Bones probably three times. Once with a party of 11 so I understand the long wait. Two other times we dined with just our immediate family of 5 and waited on our food for just as long. I can't quite seem to put my finger on the problem. Our family ordered... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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 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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