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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
Closed now
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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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    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
Smoky Mountain...More Than BBQ!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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153 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I were very pleased with the food, here. My chicken was perfection, as were his barbecue pork ribs. The decor was average; at least there weren't NASCAR car parts hanging from the walls. The staff were friendly, though I think they could have been more efficient in filling the orders. They seemed a bit confused with what... More 

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Redington Beach, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Plastic knives, forks and plates and wooden tables. Just a run of the mill BBQ place. Nice food, nicer staff. Large plate beef OR pork with 2 sides is $8.49, regular drink is $1.89.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We dream about the fish fillet sandwich and hush puppies when we are back at home in Florida! When we come to West Jefferson on vacation, Smokey Mountain BBQ is our first and last stop, maybe a few times in between. Their BBQ is also very good. The staff is so friendly. This is our favorite restaurant in West Jefferson!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Perfect place to eat fried chicken, hot dogs, baby back ribs, fried chicken livers, etc. If you want the southern experience this is the place to go. Yummy.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?