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668 firehouse ln, Grantville, PA 17028
+1 717-469-4167
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Real. Applewood Smoked. BBQ. Follow the Smoke...

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Out in the boonies but worth the trip!

Another gem found thru TripAdvisor. Wanted BBQ while in Hershey and this was the closest. Really great food and so much we had plenty for left overs the next day. Be advised that indoor seating is rather limited. If the weather is nice the outdoor tables are a fun place to sit and eat. We ate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Another gem found thru TripAdvisor. Wanted BBQ while in Hershey and this was the closest. Really great food and so much we had plenty for left overs the next day. Be advised that indoor seating is rather limited. If the weather is nice the outdoor tables are a fun place to sit and eat. We ate inside because it was... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you are in the area or even within a 50 mile radius, I strongly recommend for you to stop here. This is what happens when you have a chef and or owner having true passion with their work. This is the kind of BBQ that wins competitions, make people drive hours away, and gives the south a run for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband was on his way home from a business trip when I checked Facebook and saw that Shakedown was promoting their Applewood Smoked Turkey sandwich. I knew my husband would be traveling right by the restaurant on his way home and asked him to pick some up for dinner. What an amazing sandwich. I had never eaten turkey that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I'm a sucker for any BBQ, and this place is on my travel route. I've been meaning to stop in for quite a while. Their business hours didn't sync up until recently when I had a chance to stop in for a late lunch, and I'm glad I did. I do my own smoked BBQ and know that brisket is... More 

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been to Shakedown BBQ a number of times and it is always great BBQ. My favorite is the 6115 chicken sandwich. Choose the hot sauce and slaw on top of the sandwich; what a combination! The sandwich is large and very filing, you won't leave hungry, that's for sure! You should also try the fries. Another great item... More 

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Annville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did the sampler, pork/chicken BBQ and beef brisket. We also had wings, which were SO good and good in size! French fries were good as well...as sides we ordered baked beans and harvest (seasonal) chili. Everything was awesome! Hidden gem!!!

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Salisbury, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

It's a barbecue joint that makes no pretenses. My wife, an East Tennessee native who knows her barbecue, pronounced it "very good" which is rare praise from her, especially when discussing barbecue. If you want beer or wine you'll have to bring them. In the warmer months you can eat outside at the tables on the porch; I can envision... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fall off the bone ribs; moist brisket; tasty pulled pork; awesome sides and fantastic sauce. Friendly staff; comfortable atmosphere and reasonable prices. Will definitely be going back for seconds, thirds...etc.

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Milford, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really good food. Decent portions. Reasonable price, considering the quality of food. Everything was fresh, not sitting under a heat lamp for hours.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place has definitely become one of my favorite places for anything that has to do with bbq. Pulled pork is smoked perfectly and full of great flavor. They also have wings that can be flavored with your choice of sauce and the French fries are done just right.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 668 firehouse ln, Grantville, PA 17028
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Grantville
  • Phone Number: +1 717-469-4167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Real. Applewood Smoked. BBQ. Follow the Smoke...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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