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Highlands Smokehouse

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595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
828-526-5000
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Ok

I had made this a destination lunch today after some hiking. Kind of wish I had gone to Cashiers, NC for my ole reliable place but I wanted to try something different. The place is very nice inside kind of a sports bar vide to it with TV's on may of the walls and a nice bar. I arrived just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
ATL0609
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had made this a destination lunch today after some hiking. Kind of wish I had gone to Cashiers, NC for my ole reliable place but I wanted to try something different. The place is very nice inside kind of a sports bar vide to it with TV's on may of the walls and a nice bar. I arrived just... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We had eaten here several times. I really want to like it because it's reasonably priced and convenient for us. However the service is spotty -sometimes pretty good sometimes not so good. The food is pretty good. Of note was the time I ordered the catfish dinner. For $12 I was shocked that I got one catfish filet. I almost... More 

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Dillard, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the to go waitress argued with me when I suggested it was under weight. She sent me on my way....naturally I weighed the order when I got home. I will never go back to this place

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited Highlands during Christmas holidays. Saw Highlands Smokehouse on our way to Bascom and decided to try it for dinner. We waited to be seated although there were open tables when we arrived. We watched a party before us finish their meal and waited for their table to be cleared as we were told that would be our table. It... More 

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highlands,nc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was told by a friend that the Smokehouse was under new management and was much better It was our server's first night, so there were a few ups and downs, but she was very pleasant and immediately corrected any error. However, the food was not correctable. Ribs were dry and hard, baked beans were flavorless and the "hand cut"... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have been vacationing in Highlands for the last 20 years. We love it there and enjoy the wide variety of excellent restaurants. It is, however, not easy to find a place to eat that is reasonable and not be a sandwich or hamburger place. Highlands Smokehouse fits this need perfectly. Great selection of beef, pork and chicken BBQ with... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Decided to go here for lunch while my wife and I are on vacation in Sky Valley. Had eaten here 2 years and enjoyed it. We both had the daily special which was a hot ham and cheese sandwich and tater tots. Both were great. I had a Bloody Mary that was awesome. Would certainly recommend this place, good price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Went to Highlands Smokehouse on a Friday night and this place is awesome! I'm from Texas and until now have been disappointed in NC BBQ...but the brisket here is incredible! And spent a couple of hours at the bar - excellent choices of beer and the bartender, Trisha, is second to none!

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place has very tasty bar-b-que and side dishes at reasonable prices. I had the bar-b-que plate with sides of garlic mashed potatoes and mac&cheese. Everything was very good and flavorful. They provide a choice of several sauces also. Attentive and quick service capped a very good meal. Recommended for pig lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Great food. The ribs and Carolina Heat sauce were excellent. Our server/bar tender, Julie, was very attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: 828-526-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?