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Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue

304 Wells Ave. S., Renton, WA 98055
4252554820
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Ranked #6 of 281 Restaurants in Renton
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: Cedar River Smokehouse is located in the heart of downtown Renton. Since the opening of our restaurant in 2000, we have gained considerable notoriety as a terrific lunch & dinner spot for individuals working in Renton and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing traditional as well as non-traditional Texas Style Barbecue. We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to our number one concern... our customers!
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English first
Renton, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent food and service. You order your food at the counter and within minutes of sitting down, your order is ready. Highly recommended!!!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

BBQ should really be smoked food, or else cooked low and slow. In either case, the result should be juicy and flavorful. If you agree you will be disappointed with this place, as I was. On the balance the food was adequate, but not special. The chicken was dry and overdone, but the better-than-average beans did help offset that. In... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ok, I had the beef ribs, my coworker had the pork rib / chicken combo, and we both had col slaw and baked beans as sides. Both ribs dishes were AMAZING, the sides were home made, as was the BBQ sauce, and all were above average. The only dish that wasn't over the top was the chicken, but hey, nobody's... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We choose Cedar River Smoke House at least once a month because we love BBQ, it is really good quality, fairly priced and is served quickly, The choices are typical - beef, pork, chicken with 3 levels of sauces, traditional side choices like beans or coleslaw - just what we are looking for when we pick BBQ! Considering my husband... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

great entre choices, great sides and easy take out. the smoked turkey is so good. very friendly staff and fast service. love stopping by for lunch or a quick take out dinner.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This restaurant is on a side street in old downtown, therefore be forewarned that it is very difficult to find parking so you will probably be circling some blocks a few times. The menu is posted on the wall and is rather large, so it can be daunting to actually decide what you want. You order and pay first. The... More 

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Renton, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We hadn't eaten at the Cedar River Smoke House for several years, and after dining there Sunday afternoon, my friend and I made a mental note to stop by again soon. This restaurant is on a side street in old downtown Renton, in a nicely refurbished building with lots of exposed beams and natural wood. Its a very comfortable place,... More 

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Renton, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We absolutely love this place! We go there often as a couple and with friends. The food is always good and the portions a good value for the price. The service is always friendly, courteous and prompt. At Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue, you will have your meal in less time than it takes to get a glass of water... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We enjoyed the self ordering, and the rustic atmosphere. The food was good, but a bit on the sweet side.

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Bellevue, Washington
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184 reviews 184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I used to eat here frequently when Boeing Commercial headquarters were in Renton (10+ years ago). This is quite possibly the best barbecue place in Puget Sound, and it's no wonder the spot is still running smoothly. I've never tried more than the medium sauce, plenty hot for me, but also flavorful. Most notable, however is the quality of the... More 

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Additional Information about Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue

Address: 304 Wells Ave. S., Renton, WA 98055
Phone Number: 4252554820
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Renton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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