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Smokin' Jake's House of BBQ

3102 Halifax Rd, South Boston, VA 24592-4926
434-575-1000
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virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Excellent cheeseburger in this primarily ribs & bbq place. Lots of locals and good burgers but pretty quiet when we were there and the staff wasn't especially friendly.

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Alton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Before I started working here i ate there and the food was amazing! I am so addicted to the delicous homemade fries and the backyard burgers are juicy....cant noboday beat smokin jakes bbq!

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Brookneal, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

On a whim, we decided to try Smokin' Jakes. We were in the mood for BBQ, but were disappointed to discover that they only have one kind of BBQ sauce- vinegar based. Now, they'll tell you they have an "East Coast" sauce and a "West Coast" sauce, but they are both vinegar based- one has more spice- that's it. They... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Went there for a late lunch at about 3 PM. Place was pretty empty. Not very clean, sticky surfaces and musty smell. Ordered pulled pork and found it very blah. Almost no sauce. Baked beans had a peculiar taste. Coleslaw not very good either. On the other hand, hush puppies were quite good. I couldnot eat most of the fare... More 

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Start by saying the food is good. The ribs are above average--yummy french fries & hush puppies. Though it is not a fancy place--you order at the counter and food is brought to you by very attentive wait staff. You get your own drinks & refills. The menu is not very extensive--pretty much a good BBQ place to eat. So... More 

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Clarksville, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Best BBQ, hushpuppies and slaw! And if you like real brewed iced tea, do yourself a favor and try theirs! Just like my momma used to make. I can almost taste it now. Daily specials are inexpensive and we had plenty of food. Service was fast and very courteous. Owners are super great, hard working people. A lot of atmosphere... 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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