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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 5
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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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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Arrived around 8:45pm - near closing time. Elizabeth was great! Great service with a smile and happy to serve even that close to closing time! The beef brisket was fabulous! And the chicken BBQ was just as awesome!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best BLT I have ever eaten! The rest of my family had bbq which they also enjoyed. If we are ever in South Boston again, this place is a must!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband I go here quite often and I would consider myself a picky eater. They also accommodate and crazy requests I have and they're always fast! Delicious food! Favorite items are: Fried Pimento Cheese, BBQ Plate, and Jakes 1/4 Pound Dog!

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Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 37 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 186 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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334 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 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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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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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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