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Smokin' Jake's House of BBQ

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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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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No regrets whatsoever - will definitely return.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
raj0302
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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70 reviews 70 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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