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3102 Halifax Rd, South Boston, VA 24592-4926
434-575-1000
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Had lunch there twice over a three day visit so you know we liked it. Good BBQ, cole slaw, potato salad, and the fried green tomato BLT is a must! Good Southern hospitality in every respect. Good service by Elizabeth on both days. Would have liked to try one of the desserts, but the meal portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had lunch there twice over a three day visit so you know we liked it. Good BBQ, cole slaw, potato salad, and the fried green tomato BLT is a must! Good Southern hospitality in every respect. Good service by Elizabeth on both days. Would have liked to try one of the desserts, but the meal portions were plentiful so we... More 

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Glade Spring, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I thought the service was first class. The Texas chili was excellent, as were the BBQ baked beans and hush puppies. I had a pulled chicken sandwich, which I would not describe as pulled but rather as chopped chicken. Mine was very dry with little BBQ sauce served with it. They provide two kinds of sauce to try. Next time... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I stopped for lunch and were very pleasantly surprised by the wings and chili. The chili was a bit too spicy for my wife so ate it, happily ate it. The wings are smoked and absolutely delicious. We will be back to try the rest of the menu.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

St. Louis and North Carolina bbq. Hushpuppies and Fried Green Tomatoes with delicious ranch sauce. Very friendly service. Try this place!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Expectations. As a native Texan, I consider myself somewhat spoiled/jaded when it comes to BBQ. Smokin' Jakes did not disappoint me. I would recommend it to anyone and will definitely patronize this restaurant when I return to South Boston. Location. The restaurant is easy to find; however, I plugged in the address to my iPhone and it indicated that the... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We really enjoy good BBQ - make it at home - tried this restaurant once - have not been back. While we can not say that anything significant was wrong with our meal - we can not say it had much going for it in the flavor department either. We think BBQ is the type of food, when well prepared... More 

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virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good breakfast brunch on the weekends, good value with nice selection. BBQ is good too and sometimes there is live music. Fun place.

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South Boston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Smokin' Jakes was a wonderful surprise! They have real homemade food! We tried the BBQ chicken and were not let down! The macaroni and cheese was just like homemade ! Wonderful. Perfect portion sizes too. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. Worth every penny we paid and it was not that pricey.

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Blowing Rock, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while on a road trip. Casual, spacious interior, welcoming hostess and excellent service. Superb shredded chicken BBQ. Yummy sides all around the table. (cole slaw, collards, succotash, hush puppies). Decent pecan pie (although I don't like whipped cream on my pie). The only damper to the meal was my trip to the bathroom. While everything looked "clean,"... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was my second visit to Smokin' Jakes, but my first to dine-in. We went for Mother's Day lunch and were very happy with our visit. The food is really good all the way around. We were very happy with the BBQ, sides, burger and smoked sausage that was had by all in our party. The customer service was excellent... More 

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Additional Information about Smokin' Jake's House of BBQ

Address: 3102 Halifax Rd, South Boston, VA 24592-4926
Phone Number: 434-575-1000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3102 Halifax Rd, South Boston, VA 24592-4926
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: 434-575-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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