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Smiley's Bar B Que

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2489 Raphine Rd, Raphine, VA 24472
(540) 377-2505
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best in VA?

They claim to be the best in Virginia. I find that hard to believe. Now that being said, I thought the "Q" was very good. I had the pulled pork sandwich Texas style and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich Carolina style. I'm not a big fan of southern BBQ but this exceeded my expectations. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Shawnee Mission
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Shawnee Mission
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

They claim to be the best in Virginia. I find that hard to believe. Now that being said, I thought the "Q" was very good. I had the pulled pork sandwich Texas style and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich Carolina style. I'm not a big fan of southern BBQ but this exceeded my expectations. I much prefer Kansas... More 

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Kansas City area
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Delicious choice of vinegar or tomato based sauce. I had the pulled pork and coleslaw sandwich (Carolina style). Very tasty. The French fries were hot and crispy. I heard customers raving about the fried chicken and the pork tenderloin. If you are traveling, Smiley's has quick service.

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Acworth, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Don't let the location fool you. Not sure what happened with some of the other reviews but they do a really good job with BBQ and the service was really friendly. I stopped to fuel up and went inside to order BBQ. Unfortunately they were out of slaw but I got a brisket sandwich for lunch and a half rack... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The BBQ is good i love the pork sandwich Carolina style one of the best I had but the chicken is amazing!!crispy and juicy in the inside with hot sauce you can't beat it coming out of a gas station!!it is what it is its not fancy just good food for a quick stop at i81, highly recommended. A tip....don't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The people are rude and the food is nasty. I think food from the trash would taste better. Stay away

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We could not believe how good the brisket sandwich was!! The place doesn't look like much since it's a gas station but the food was delicious!! Would go back in a heart beat!

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Skowhegan, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place was a bit run down outside but inside was clean and restrooms were very clean. We had the brisket sandwich and it was delicious! We have had BBQ from all over the east coast and this was up there with one of the best! Quick service, very friendly and good. Also the gas was less money then any... More 

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Champaign
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped on our way through western Virginia when we saw their sign. The Bar B Que is at a gas station so not fancy but it was very good. Don't be put off by the location - years ago we stopped at a gas station/seafood restaurant on Virginia's Eastern Shore and it was good, too. Thanks to Rick and Brittany... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice stop off of the main road while traveling, the prices are good as compared to other places. There are many choices for food and beverage. The staff is helpful, pleasant.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The barbecue and fried chicken were very good. The sides: cole slaw, sweet potato fries, potato salad, and baked beans tasted homemade. The BBQ platter is advertised as a half-pound but the serving seemed more generous. The NC BBQ was seasoned very well and moister than most other BBQ I've had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2489 Raphine Rd, Raphine, VA 24472
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Raphine
  • Phone Number: (540) 377-2505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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