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Southern Smoke BBQ

107 Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-1400
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Ranked #17 of 18 restaurants in Harpers Ferry
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- May 24, 2013
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9 reviews from our community

22% Recommend
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English first
Charles Town, West Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I am becoming convinced there are no decent places to eat in the historic Harper's Ferry area unless you stick to ice cream. They are just tourist traps and feed us rancid disgusting food. On an extremely hot day my husband and I were lured in by the smell of barbecue being grilled outside. We asked for iced teas which... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We love BBQ. There was allot of enticing smoke from the grills (not really usable, it seemed-more for the atmosphere), but when we went inside, there was a decided smell of sulfur (maybe someone was eating eggs?), the place seemed less than clean, so we turned around and left. Can't understand why the strong odor of smokey BBQ would be... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Don't let the great smell of wood smoke fool you into stepping inside and eating. We've eaten at dozens of BBQ joints all over the US and know how good BBQ should be prepared and taste and this was not our first trip to Harpers Ferry so we were expecting the prices. Our group of four had the pulled chicken... More

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Frederick, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

My boyfriend and I are new to the Harpers Ferry area and decided to go out for a casual dinner. We chose this restaurant because my boyfriend is a big fan of BBQ and we liked the idea of the restaurant being in a train caboose. The menu was very limited, with only 3 BBQ options on the menu. I... More

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Harpers Ferry, WV
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We sat there 5-10 minutes & almost walked out. They were out of mac & chz which I really wanted. We are locals & heard the BBQ was amazing but my food was cold & I was over it. No one asked how we were. The owners just stood around talking the entire time. It is a cute caboose car... More

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Winchester, Virginia, USA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

We decided to spend a day with our teenagers exploring Harper's Ferry. After a day of walking in the heat, we were hungry and VERY thirsty. We picked this place because it looked quaint and interesting. We were the only customers in the place and waited over 5 minutes for a young girl to even acknowledge us and ask what... More

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Akron, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

I believe this place (in the old red train caboose) is now called "Hannah's Train Depot" and has recently changed ownership. Our innkeepers recommended it - we initially passed it up because they don't serve beer, but after an overpriced, substandard meal elsewhere, we decided to give it a try. I had a fried oyster sandwich with mac and cheese,... More

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Harpers Ferry, WV
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2007

While this place is a hole in the wall, the BBQ and cole slaw are great!!! Since I am not a snob, the ambiance was not as important to me as the taste of the food. I am a huge BBQ fan and I do not like every BBQ sandwich I taste... however the BBQ at Southern Smoke is excellent.... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

You'd think that in a town noted for its ties to American history and with all the visitors coming to Harpers Ferry, there would be more than one or two decent restaurants. I guess we picked the wrong day to go to HF because only a couple of restaurants were open. We chose Southern Smoke BBQ because we were hungry... More

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