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1801 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good BBQ!

It is nice to go to a reliable BBQ restaurant to enjoy good fun food. I am always disappointed that they don't serve brisket before 4pm. The pulled pork and the house rubbed wings are always a delight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Stanimal14
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It is nice to go to a reliable BBQ restaurant to enjoy good fun food. I am always disappointed that they don't serve brisket before 4pm. The pulled pork and the house rubbed wings are always a delight.

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Stafford, VA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Smokey Bones could be excellent if they'd put a little more effort into the authenticity of the food. First off, I really like the hunting lodge ambiance. Second, I thought the service was very good. Our waiter "Martin" was extremely efficient and friendly, and the food came out pretty fast. But third, the food is like intentionally fake barbeque. I... More 

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Camden, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was out first visit and we will go back next year, but our server was rushed and/or distracted and the food did not come out as ordered, when it did come, potatoes were not hot, dessert was not item we ordered...you get the picture. However, they have a pretty extensive menu and we will try again next year.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The service was not. We stopped at this smokey bones on our way home during a trip. We sat at the bar like normal and the bartender didn't even acknowledge us for 15 minutes. About 15 minutes after we ordered food, we noticed that a couple that came after us had gotten their food before us. It took an hour... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love this place. The food and service have been good each and every time we have visited. the portions are plentiful and tasty. Always have something to bring home too!

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Fredricksburg VA, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I wanted to eat a slab of bbq ribs for lunch, but didn't want to spend a lot of time waiting for them. I was seated at the bar & the bartender was accomodating, taking my order when she asked what I wanted to drink. Between the seasoning on the ribs and the sauce, I was thirsty, but the my... More 

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Dinner here. The barbecued half chicken with mashed potatoes is very very good. I rarely eat barbecued chicken and seldom eat mashed potatoes. My choice was partly due to the fact that the prices were a bit more expensive than I remembered and I figured chicken and mashed potatoes couldn't be too difficult for (I hoped) a good chef. Not... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I sat at the bar and had an enjoyable meal. I had the combo ribs meal. The baby backs were the better of the two. The staff was very responsive and fun to be around. The folks around the bar were very social and I wound up staying there longer than I had expected. I bet I go back there... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Great foods! The kids want to come back again and again! Unique cocktail mixes! Dining here for a special occasion did not disappoint. Overall, good service and atmosphere.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On recommendation of the bartender I tried the smoked wings. WOW, they were good. Some of the most tender wings I have ever had. By the time I finished the order, I was glad I had waited to order dinner because I didn't . Extremely tasty and filling. Good selection on tap with several seasonal selections.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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