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Smokehouse BBQ

19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
(816) 795-5555
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Ranked #8 of 217 restaurants in Independence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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77% Recommend
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The pulled pork was very good for it's tenderness and taste but the restaurant itself had a rather generic restaurant atmosphere as apposed to a true pit-BBQ joint. I therefore found the atmosphere to be somewhat lacking but other diners might prefer it's clean and standard look.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Florida, and we think we have a good barbecue in Florida. Wanted to try barbecue in Kansas City Missouri. Went to Smokehouse BBQ for lunch on Friday. I ordered the baby back ribs and they were very good. They were falling off the bone which is the true mark of good baby back ribs. I would get them... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

June 7 2014 Ordered for two adults and 3 children. I've never written a review because this is how awful it was. I ordered beef briskets, beans,french fries and toast. My wife ordered a chicken sandwich. I took a couple bites of my brisket slices and they were cold not to mention very bland. No taste whatsoever and the deeper... More

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We arrived about 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night. Restaurant wasn't extremely busy, we were seated promptly. However, we waited a long time to be greated by a server who came to take our drink order. She said that she was helping our server out and he would be right with us. Waited another 10 minutes, then another lady showed... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had the burnt ends(beef and pork) beans and veggies with tea for lunch. The server had perfect timing, the beef portion of the ends were excellent, pork good, veggies were pretty good, and the tea was excellent.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Some members of our party questioned the 'burnt tips' as they weren't the same as they've had elsewhere. Our server was great, kept our drinks topped of and was very friendly.

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Independence, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our latest visit was for lunch. The decor inside is dark wood and Tiffany-style lamps. I had the Super Crispy which is a tender chopped burnt end sandwich on a toasted French roll with French fries and their fantastic Hickory Pit Beans. Everything is very tasty including their sauces. They also have several options you can choose from to have... More

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Independence, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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