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595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
828-526-5000
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

We have always enjoyed the Smoke House,this time was no exception. We had the lunch special, a pork sandwich with a side for $5.95 Great deal, great food. Our service was excellent and I would not hesitate to go back next time we are in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Kathy H
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Longwood, Florida, United States
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  • Late Night
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Have gone by there several times and it always smelled good so we decided to give it a try without .knowing anything about the place. Much to our surprise the appetizer was good except they over cooked the smoked wings. We both had beef brisket for 14.50. The baked beans tasted like right out of the can with no seasoning.... More 

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Longwood, Florida, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have always enjoyed the Smoke House,this time was no exception. We had the lunch special, a pork sandwich with a side for $5.95 Great deal, great food. Our service was excellent and I would not hesitate to go back next time we are in town.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This used to be our favorite place in town. Now that it is under new management it has gone down hill! Our food was cold when it arrived and the brisket was tough. We will not return

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

There are great restaurants in Highlands. This ain't one of them. Food came out cold, service was bleh, meat was fatty. At least the beer was good.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?