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Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

423 S. Main St., Stillwater, MN
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Ranked #20 of 86 restaurants in Stillwater
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband is a bit of a BBQ guy. (Competitions and such) We had high hopes but sorry no good. The brisket was more sauce than smoke. You could hardly taste anything but sauce. Ribs were the same story. The location and service are good but don't go for the BBQ.

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Stillwater, MN
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As a resident, I was excited when they opened a new BBQ. After an initial bad experience with weight staff and mediocre rubs, I did not come back for a few years. After recently trying again, I have to say the meat was dried out, food pricy, and atmosphere dingy. There are many better places to eat in our town,... More

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Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had the fish tacos & pulled pork tacos and both were really good and tasted fresh. There was cabbage on them instead of lettuce on flour tortillas which are my favorite. They are a bit messy, but worth it. Also tried the beer battered fries--very crisp; mac and chese w/ jalapenos and bacon I thought was pretty standard and... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to stop in here on a hot muggy day for a drink. I've been here previously and recalled the blackberry mojitos had been delightful. The patio seating is very uneventful. No view of the river, only delivery trucks and employees on smoke breaks. It took 10 minutes just to place a drink order and another 10 minutes to... More

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped at Smalley's for lunch during our 25th anniversary celebration in Stillwater. The food was outstanding. I had the pulled pork sandwich with Mac & Cheese and my wife enjoyed the jerk chicken sandwich.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This may have just been one of those nights, but it would be enough to keep me from going back. We were seated on the back patio which required us to walk through what was a very run down bar area. The patio seats were very uncomfortable. I ordered a draft beer which came to me in a cheap plastic... More

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Dallas, Tx
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited Stillwater without remembering that we had seen this place on TV. When we were hungry and saw this place, we knew it was the place to visit. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and had many suggestions. Everything was great - from the Tacos, to the local sausage that they smoke and their brisket. The sides were amazing... More

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Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went here with a large group of eight, and everyone had a great meal and a great time. Our waiter was very prompt and every well versed on the menu. I had the jerk ribs with the loaded Mac and cheese and my wife had the jerk pulled pork tacos with the loaded Mac and cheese. Wow! First off be... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went there with my entire family because we saw it featured on TV. I had the pork jerk tacos and they were really good and I liked the amount of food that came with it. I thought it was a tad pricey and the service was mediocre at best. Our waitress was slow on the drink and food orders, but... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Seriously my favorite when I want really good food. They have awesome ribs and Jamaican jerk wings. The side order Mac and cheese is also recommended.

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