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Smokey Mountain Barbecue

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1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9729
336-246-6818
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
the best BBQ around

the food is excellent with fast service and priced reasonable the only thing I would like to add to the menu would be draft beer to go with all that great bbq.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
joel g
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food has always been excellent and service great. It is always clean and a great place to eat! The BBQ is great and you add the type of sauce you want which I like. The red slaw is the best!

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Deltona, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Overwhelming menu choices, lots of food portions. Friendly staff, clean restaurant. Not spectacular but it was good.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had chicken BBQ at this restaurant, and must say it was some of the worst tasting BBQ I've ever had. It was swimming in sauce that over-powered any taste the chicken might have had. The red slaw was just OK. The fried okra was good. Some others in our group got pulled pork, and it came without sauce, so... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

the food is excellent with fast service and priced reasonable the only thing I would like to add to the menu would be draft beer to go with all that great bbq.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We recently bought a home closer to Boone and love it, but we don't mind the drive to West Jefferson and have made a habit of stopping in at the Smoky Mountain BBQ almost every time we visit. I read some of the other reviews, and it is very typical North Carolina country cooking, except for the quality. In our... More 

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The heart of Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited this restaurant for dinner and we all had the catfish dinner. The catfish was WAY over-breaded and had very little fish. The side dishes were ok. The best thing about the whole meal was the fried okra - it was great! You may want to spend you $$ elsewhere.

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Canton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food isn't bad as long as you're into NC country cooking. You wait in line to order and read the menu on the wall. Menu can be confusing and you have to read fast. Never had a bad meal here (we're locals), but it's not a place we go back to often.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We choose the 1/4 white with hush puppies, sweet potato fries and fried okra. You go thru a short cafeteria style line to order and pay. You are given a number and hush puppies while you wait at your table. This place was PACKED at 1:45 and stayed busy.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here on 3 occasions and we have never enjoyed our meal. The fried flounder IS NOT BONELESS so it is difficult to eat. The BBQ was tasteless. The locals tell me the fried chicken is good but to stay away from the BBQ and I agree.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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174 reviews 174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We are usually tired when returning to West Jefferson from wherever else we have been and the ribs and chicken are always a go to choice. Just finished their take out dinners and could not be happier with the quality and quantity of their dinners. You can also eat in. Staff are really pleasant and service is quick and efficient.... More 

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Additional Information about Smokey Mountain Barbecue

Address: 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9729
Phone Number: 336-246-6818
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  West Jefferson
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 336-246-6818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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