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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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Eat, drink, pay (at your table)

Favorite things: the ability to try the different bbq sauces on my pulled pork. I like the broccoli option as a side and the flavored ice tea. The waitstaff is always friendly and now you can pay your bill at your table electronically.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
CriticalGrrl
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East Lansing, Michigan
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DeWitt, Michigan
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went in, was seated, never got waited on. We waited for 15 minutes, waiters walking by, ask are you are waiter. They said I don't no who your waiter is. Place was not busy when they seated us. There were a couple tables with large parties which they seem to be catering to over us. We got up and walked... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Favorite things: the ability to try the different bbq sauces on my pulled pork. I like the broccoli option as a side and the flavored ice tea. The waitstaff is always friendly and now you can pay your bill at your table electronically.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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Additional Information about Smokey Bones BBQ

Address: 2401 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912
Phone Number: 517-316-9973
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Lansing
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
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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