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Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

423 S. Main St., Stillwater, MN
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Ranked #21 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
Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

4 of us went after seeing this place on Diner's, Drive ins & Dives. It surpassed my expectations! Great service, amazing atmosphere in an old brick building. Try the jersey pork tacos and you won't be sorry!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We needed a place to eat in Stillwater on 7/24/14 and this place came highly recommended. 5 of us ordered a variety of dishes. All 5 were disappointed with what we got. ALL of the BBQ items (except) the Chicken was Dried out and tough. Two in our party had ribs. They were nearly uneatable and both had trouble getting... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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