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Highlands Smokehouse

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Wings and BBQ Nachos!

I've never been a fan of BBQ Wings and BBQ Nachos, but they are phenomenal! Enjoy it. You won't be disappointed with the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2013
chris h
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Franklin, North Carolina
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We visit the smokehouse everytime we come to highlands! We always receive great service and enjoy great food! Today's visit was no different except this time we had our little beagle puppy with us! We were more than welcomed even with the pup! We enjoyed lunch on the patio, and our server even brought our puppy a bowl of water!... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We arrived a little later on our first night in Highlands and didnt have reservations anywhere. We stumbled on the Smokehouse and ended up staying for a few hours of fun and drinks. Food was good, friendly staff.

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Seneca, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My father & I stopped on Sunday drive today for take out. I do give positive feedback when deserved, but this visit deserved a very negative review. Here goes: no one at front to greet; had to walk to bar and get attention of bartender; once got her attention & placed order did wait average amount of time expected for... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've never been a fan of BBQ Wings and BBQ Nachos, but they are phenomenal! Enjoy it. You won't be disappointed with the experience.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have always been a big BBQ fan! After checking out some other NC options like 12 Bones and Flatrock Smokehouse and having incredible food...we were looking forward to trying this spot in Highlands. I ordered the baby back ribs and after a few bites my mouth was on fire. Never had baby back ribs that were so hot/spicy. I... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I were in the Highlands for our Anniversary. We saw this place on the side of the road so we decided to stop in. We looked over the menu, decided what we wanted and finally the waitress came over and took our order. French fries were out. My husband wanted the pork chops, only to find that... More 

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Franklin, NC
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My friend and I went here on a whim one night after work. She had been several times before and swears by their BBQ. Location is just before you get into Highlands from the Franklin side, small and cozy. The place was packed, and in fairness, my friend said it was the busiest she had ever seen the place. Alas,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great staff, clean and cute restaurant, but the food is what you should go for! Nachos with smoked chicken were surprisingly good. Smokey meets fresh pico de gallo for a surprisingly great flavor. The BBQ sandwich combining pork, sausage, bacon and a remolade sauce was amazing! The biggest surprise though was the gumbo. After the ribs were slow to be... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We love the smokehouse and visit once or twice a week when in Cashiers and Highlands area. Almost everything on the menu is good. Great dining room and friendly service.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We had to wait a few minutes to be seated even with place about a third empty. Only two servers were covering the dining room and the bar, so they were feeling a little overwhelmed. They told us before seating that they were out of ribs, nice of them to warn customers up front. Had chopped brisket and BLT sandwiches... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?