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Highlands Smokehouse

595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
828-526-5000
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Ranked #18 of 43 restaurants in Highlands
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

While spending the week in Highlands, we heard from a few people in town that the Smokehouse was a good spot for dinner. We went on a Thursday for dinner. The place was not too crowded. The server, was very nice, but slow, despite the crowd conditions. There are a couple large screen televisions in the restaurant, giving it almost... More

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Lemont, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Highlands Smokehouse is a easy drop in spot for a drink and bar type food. Smokehouse was the first laid back spot in Highlands in what can be a overly pretentious dining center. The catfish was good and gin and tonic needed some work. I just like it because there is no need to dress up and sometimes in Highlands... More

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Rockwell City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped by for a late lunch and were seated fairly quick, then it went downhill. There were only 2 staff on for taking and delivering orders. Drinks weren't delivered in a timely manner. Multiple times we were told about how they were short staffed. Not my problem if they can't plan accordingly. Service was inadequate at best. Food when... More

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Greenville, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Literally. I had a veggie plate and the "hot" veggies were barely warm. Cornbread was cold and tasteless, even in the collard greens' ( canned and stem-y) pot likker. My honey had the 'que and said it was good, but he had had better. They were out of the first two beers he ordered. Server seemed "out of it". We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

These dogs can hunt! Great bar-b-que and service! Chicken falls off the bone, pulled pork is delicious and who knew I would like FRITO PIE? Been here twice and will keep coming!

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Delray beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Have a cold beer order the fried pickles and a rack of dry rub ribs and you will be happy. Stay away from pulled pork. I tried some pulled chicken and bbq sauces on friends platter. Both were ok. Very nice server and atmosphere.

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coastal NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

OMG...this food was amazing. I had the beef brisket sandwich. It was incredible. Lots of thick sliced brisket on grilled Texas toast with caramelized red onions & provolone cheese served with au jus. I got the fritos pie as my side...healthy i know..but hey we're on vacation. The whole meal was fabulous. My husband and kids enjoyed there meal equally... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were greeted right away, seated, and the server took our drink order quickly.We had the fried pickle appetizer and it was very good and a very large serving. We each ordered the 2 meat/2 vegetable plates. My wide got pork and chicken and I got pork and turkey. The meat was well smoked, still juicy. The person pulling the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family has eaten at the Highlands Smokehouse at least two dozen times. We frequent this restaurant frankly because we love barbeque and it is convenient. There are no other options in Highlands for barbeque. The food is slightly above average and the atmosphere is nice. There is often a long wait to be seated, even with many open tables,... More

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Some good twists to ordinary bbq. Normally very consistent. This day food was a little behind the great service James always offers.. It is always nice to have someone remember your name.

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