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Smokehouse BBQ

19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
(816) 795-5555
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Ranked #3 of 216 restaurants in Independence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Independence, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The servers are always friendly and service is excellent! The food is wonderful! I've eaten here many times. My favorite is the "Super Crispy". I also like their beans!

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Lees Summit
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very good food. Only thing I wish, is that they had a sweet BBQ sauce. I like it sweet & none of theirs is. Don't like it Spidey either. Good meat choices tho.

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Based on family recommendations we stopped here after a tour of the Truman Library. You knew it was a BBQ joint when you walked up to the front door. This was our second stop on our BBQ vacation. My wife had the Burnt End Platter (combo beef and pork) and I had the Rib Plate Special. Both were very good.... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed a combo platter and especially the ribs. The three bbq sauces were all good, but the sweetest one was the best. Wait staff was excellent and prices very reasonable.

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Independence, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband's favorite at this restaurant is their ribs. I like their bar-b-que, but my favorite is the sunshine (lemon) cake. Sandwiches, pork chops, fries, beans and salad are the best! Haven't really had anything at this restaurant that wasn't really good!

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Independence, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful appetizer "corn nuggets", worth the visit alone. The barbeque is the best in this vicinity. There are several other barbeques but none of them even compare to this one.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

I'm pretty picky about BBQ and I usually don't prefer red sauces. The chicken and brisket platter was delicious and the sauce had a good spice to it. The beer was cold and tasty too!

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Buhler, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch. I was very happy with the cleanliness, friendliness of the staff and the absolute wonderful food. The price isn't too bad, Maybe compare to Applebee's etc if you don't get carried away with ordering. I would recommend it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We've been going to Smokehouse since they first opened. The food and service is consistently good. We've never had a bad meal. Their burnt ends and beans are the best!

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Independence, Missouri
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35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Barbeque is a world of its own. Everything depends on your taste in sauces. Smokehouse is a sweet sauce, so if you like Gates as your favorite, you won't particularly like Smokehouse. It's very reflective of the Old Smokestack, actually more so than Jack Stack's which actually includes those children of the original family owners. I like Smokehouse's meats--all of... More

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