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Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue

304 Wells Ave. S., Renton, WA 98055
4252554820
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Ranked #10 of 262 Restaurants in Renton
Price range: $1 - $20
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Best BBQ place around the Renton area!!! The food is fantastic, the service is great! I particularly like the brisket. They have great sides too. Mac & Cheese, corn on the cob, beans, cole slaw are delicious. We've recommended CR BBQ to our management and had them cater our 60 person business parties multiple times over the last several years.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

BBQ was very good. A great spot for a quick lunch. The staff was very attentive and the restaurant was very clean. I ahd the brisket plate and the baked beans were my favorite side. The place isn't fancy, but a BBQ place shouldn't be. I'll be back.

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Issaquah WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

But not as much as I do, I have not found any other BBQ place in Seattle that does beef ribs this well. The meat falls away from the bone. It's smoked just right. Sauces are fine.. There are many side dishes. I recommend the beans or chill. Staffers are pleasant even during rush hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is close to our house so I stop alot. The food is awsome, BBQ beans are the best. I get the Medium Hot sause and it's the Best! This might not be everybody's favorite, but it's our's. The people who work there are all great and very friendly. i've never been Dissapointed here.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was average. No smoke flavor at all in the ribs, brisket, sausage, or pulled pork. Meat was all tender, but it could have been cooked in a crockpot. No smoke flavor at all.

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dean s, Owner at Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Cedar River Smokehouse. We use Hickory and Mesquite wood to smoke our meats. If you eat in the restaurant you may not smell the smoke in the meats because the smoke smell is in the air. We have many customer from Texas come in and told us we are as good as places in Texas. Hope you... More

Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whenever we go to downtown Renton we stop for BBQ Pork sandwiches at Cedar River, YUM. When you walk in the smell is of smokey bbq. We usually go for lunch. I have not tried a sandwich I haven't liked. You have a choice of bbq sauces, I get mild, my husband likes the medium. You can't go wrong here... More

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dean s, Owner at Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue, responded to this review

Thank you for take time to say positive things about Cedar River Smokehouse. More

Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The folks at Cedar River Smoke House are really nice, so I'd like to write a good review, but the BBQ is so-so and the sides are pretty scant. Cool decor though, with die cast car models lining the walls.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

There are a few barbecue restaurants in the area but, i always have to stop here at cedar river. It can be a little pricey but barbecue normally is. The food is great and the service is good. I normally order the mixed plate, its a sample of everything. Chicken,brisket,pull pork and ribs and i get two sides with that... More

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pacific northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have been going to Cedar River Smoke House for years. The food is so excellent that we also had them cater our wedding reception in June, 2012 at the Renton Senior Center. We could not have been more pleased. They are so efficient and the food is so delicious. I am most fond of the chicken but I know... More

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Tacoma, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

For Washington State, the BBQ is pretty good, but for anyone who has traveled (Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, North Carolina) to BBQ hot spots and considers themselves BBQ connoisseurs, this place may disappoint. As others have said, the sauce (you are offered either mild, medium or hot) is pretty good. We sampled both the mild and medium which does have... More

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