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Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

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423 S. Main St., Stillwater, MN
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great sauces, good rum menu

This is a good place in Stillwater for BBQ with a Caribbean flare. I like the sauces a lot, and we've had a great time sampling a bunch of different rums in the rum menu. Cool atmosphere, always had good service. Would also highly recommend the FREE hot pepper appetizers - I think they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Dylan B
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a good place in Stillwater for BBQ with a Caribbean flare. I like the sauces a lot, and we've had a great time sampling a bunch of different rums in the rum menu. Cool atmosphere, always had good service. Would also highly recommend the FREE hot pepper appetizers - I think they are great, although it's a cheap... More 

Thank Dylan B
Somerset, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

There are things on the menu that are excellent like the apps and the side dishes but the main courses though good, are nothing that makes you want to come back right away.

Thank Chuck W
Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The decor is super fun! If you have a chance, check out the upstairs dining room. The food is good, especially the mac and cheese. The cabin boy was super yummy and sneakily potent.

Thank RachelECC812
Twin Cities, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Located on the main drag into town, so traffic is kind of tricky when the lift bridge is up. However, the food is quite delicious! We stop by once a month or so to chow down on some jerk or barbecue. They have several sauces to choose from and I like most of them. They usually have a coupon in... More 

Thank YOM1234
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

My family had high expectations after seeing the "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" sign outside the restaurant. We waited about 20 minutes for a table on a Saturday afternoon around 2:00 pm, even though there was no one else waiting. While the server was very accommodating for my food allergy, I found the food to be average. It was tasteful, but... More 

Thank Trimom10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This restaurant has very good food, but there are some drawbacks. One is that it's pretty loud in there, which makes conversations difficult. Another is the service. It took us about 20 minutes to get our drinks. The food and drinks came at almost the same time. We were enjoying our food and almost finished eating when we realized that... More 

Thank Jjl7773
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building, loved the atmosphere. Great service. Tasty,spicy and unique menu items. Everything we ordered was great including the free roasted jalapeños.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The service was great. The menu is a little confusing. The prices are high for the food quality and quantity you receive. My $17 tacos were served with a 1/2 cup side in a plastic boat. I guess I was expecting more wow. There are many other options for this destination tourist town.

Thank m4drudy
Somerset, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Where do I begin? Multiple feature on Diner's Drive-ins and Dives, you HAVE to try their Jerk Pulled Pork Tacos - nothing like them anywhere. Over 150 varieties of rum, some insanely hot "666" wings, and a great menu full of Caribbean-inspired menu items and sides, this place never gets old and always satisfies.

Thank NickNewton36
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

arrived at 4:50 and stood in line to put my name on a list. While Kirsten was talking to me to take my name she answered the phone and then put that person's name first. She told us it would be 45 mins. We waited 70 minutes then my husband walked through the restaurant. Eleven open tables but no one... More 

Thank Kristen L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 S. Main St., Stillwater, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?