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Larry's Smoke House - CLOSED

Cook Street, Portage, WI
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Description: Grand Opening December 10th, 2011.

13 reviews from our community

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English first
Portage, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a constantly changing restaurant mostly in part to the ownership of the building. The people of Portage do not want to support anything owned by this man. AS a result the food and type of restauarnt changes within a few short months. Right now there is an Asian Food restaurant in that location. I have yet to try... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place in Portage is closed, it's been closed for many many months. There isn't a restaurant there anymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

Larry's Smokehouse is no longer being owned by Larry. It under took new owners about a month ago! It is now Moore's Smokehouse. There's an all new kitchen team and wait staff! The menu did undertake a few changes but nothing too drastic! We get compliments on our food all the time! We apologize for the mistakes that Larry did... More 

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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Portage does indeed need at least one quality restaurant downtown, Larry's is not it. I took my two kids a few months ago and was very disappointed. I ordered chicken and ribs as did my son. My daughter ordered a very simple burger. The pork was very under portioned, cut small, pre-smoked as was the chicken. It appears that Larry's... More 

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Oxford, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We really wanted to like Larry's, as this area definitely needs better restaurants. Unfortunately, we now have another mediocre place that will likely struggle, get still worse, and eventually close. The server was pleasant, but that was nearly the only positive. First, the menu out front doesn't match the menu inside, so forget the barbequed chicken. Our waitress seemed to... More 

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Portage
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Where do I begin. My daughter got married yesterday, which included a pre planned meal at Larrys smoke house. Two weeks earlier when we were making plans, Larry had quoted us a flat price, which I had discussed with him at length because we were on a budget. We all got to the restaurant and to make things easier, we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I was thoroughly unimpressed by Larry's Smoke House. There wasn't any salt and pepper, ketchup, or napkins at the table. The portions are terribly small--for example, a small order of wings is 3 wings, a large is 5 or 6. The dinner portions are about the same, and for that reason we considered the food overpriced. We ordered pulled pork... More 

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Chicago
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Ordered at the bar for carry-out and everthing was great. Pulled pork and brisket were tender and tasty (ask them for some extra sauce as they were both a bit dry). The cole slaw is a unique creamy mix that'll surprise as is the broccoli rice & cheese. Heard the ribs are excellent but didn't try ourselves. Prices are affordable... More 

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Merrimac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We've gone twice to Larry's Smokehouse, and both times the food and service were exceptional. Our server Star was very friendly and attentive. Larry's Smokehouse is a wonderful addition to downtown Portage. The food is great! The prices are more than reasonable, and you won't go away hungry. Everyone should treat himself to a meal at Larry's regularly!

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Portage, WI
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I wrote a review about Larry's Smoke house when they first opened. The food and service was fantastic!! Great ribs; beer can chicken, fantastic; pulled pork, awesome. The service, fun and spot on. Since that writing we have been back 6 times, bringing family and friends in to experience what we had the first time we were there. Each time... More 

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Address: Cook Street, Portage, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
Cuisine: Barbecue

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