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Mike's Smokehouse - CLOSED

2235 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 834-8153
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Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Mar 19, 2014
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39 reviews from our community

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English first
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It is a real pity. This was pretty good authentic BBQ. Started by "Mike" and changed owners twice including the last one who was a well known restaurateur in town. No reason why, and it was sudden. We'll miss it.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Restaurant closed abruptly. No notice given to employees or the public. Had a decent friday fish fry when they were open.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have eaten here many times and ALWAYS stop when in Eau Claire. The food is great, prices are reasonable and the service is fast and friendly. We were here on a crowded Friday night and the service for our party of 9 was fast. The employees were very friendly and helpful. The line is always out the door. I... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Thinking we were going to a restaurant that had real smokehouse flavoring. It had nothing like that. You order your food at a counter and then you find a table to sit at. We were standing for a little bit until someone left since there were no tables available right after we ordered our food. The wait staff was extremely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Had the ribs, beans, and Cajun fries. Overall pretty good. Was passing through on I94. A little off the beaten path but great staff and atmosphere made it a great place to take a break.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I would have given this 5 stars based upon MY food and the service we had, but my 17 yr old son had a rib sandwich which he only ate about half of as it was too thick an chewy he said. However, I had the rack of ribs - the meat was fall off the bone tender, plenty of... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Had a group of about 25, they don't do reservations but saved three large tables for us, wait staff was beyond helpful and very courteous, food was good, deserts are still being raved about!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The portions were small. We asked for a substitution of a slice of Texas toast instead of bun so it was open faced. There wasn't a full ice cream scoop portion of the meat. The brisket was dry. The potato salad was too runny. The fries were overdone. We were given only one choice of a BBQ sauce that was... More

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Esau claire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went to Mike's on Father's Day expecting some good ribs. They were not good. First of all they were out of baked potatoes. No apology - they were just out. It was only 6:00 pm. When the ribs came they were the toughest ones I have ever tried to eat. I let the wait staff know when they finally... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I have went to this restraunt many times o ER the last several years and its always good. Always seems to be what I expect and always generous portions. This place seems to be very busy on Friday evenings during supper hours......long line... I would highly reccomend this restraunt to everyone. It has a western like atmosphere with picnic tables... More

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