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Smokey Bones BBQ & Gril

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2723 N. Meridian Blvd., Reading, PA 19610
(610) 375-9580
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We have eaten here several times in the past. This is where we go in Reading for Ribs. Usually sit at the bar and enjoy meal with a drink of wine. Watch TV and have good conversation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
martin d
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times in the past. This is where we go in Reading for Ribs. Usually sit at the bar and enjoy meal with a drink of wine. Watch TV and have good conversation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

About once per month my Wife and I grace Smokey Bones with our stomach-growling presence. Tonight was one (July 11, 2015) such visit. I enjoyed the beef brisket (slow smoked for 14 hours), fire roasted corn and barbecue baked beans with a Dogfish 90 minute IPA. It was nothing shot of breath-taking! My wife had the pulled pork sandwich with... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just the average chain restaurant, had better , and had some worse. The service is generaly good, but occasionaly you might get a server who has " no clue" Burgers are good. Tried my favorite, brisket. Despite explanations at the time I placed the order, I got a portion of overcooked pieces. Had to the return them. The manager came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is good and nice atmosphere and also a nice seating area outside. When you walk in you are greeted right away and are very accommodating. Friendly servers that make you feel welcomed. Nice place to go to watch a sporting event with your friends.

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pleasant wait staff, good food,and very affordable. It does get busy so best to get there before 6pm or after 730pm

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Seems like a good concept, but it's just poorly implemented and a one size fits all approach doesn't work. Before getting to the food you have buy into the 'sports bar' atmosphere which entails enough LCD TV's to induce some type of electromagnetic damage at the cellular level. You also have to contend with the barrage of loud audio from... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped at Smokey Bones when passing through the area late Sunday afternoon. Very nice restaurant. Not overly crowded. We both ordered the ribs and were sadly disappointed. We both had to use a knife to work at getting the bones separated which wasn't a good sign. Needless to say the meat did not fall off the bones and they... More 

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

the atmosphere was great the staff was very hospitable they didn't rush us the food was perfect and there was plenty clean bathrooms not too expensive will be likely be going back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a great place, service was excellent and our ribs were delicious. Manager stopped and welcomed us to the area, bartender made my day by carding me. Definitely going back!

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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Have eaten here several times. Service is wonderful! The menu is a little different than other barbeque/burger/steak places. They also have chicken, seafood, and delicious desserts. You can create your own burger, steak, and mac and cheese by adding a variety of toppings. Reasonable prices and a fun experience!

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Address: 2723 N. Meridian Blvd., Reading, PA 19610
Phone Number: (610) 375-9580
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
Cuisine: Barbecue

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  • Address: 2723 N. Meridian Blvd., Reading, PA 19610
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: (610) 375-9580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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