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Smokey Bones

509 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45255
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Ranked #490 of 1,700 restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Mar 22, 2014
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50% Recommend
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English first
Westfield, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Arrived about 5, sat at the bar. Took longer than I would have thought to be greeted, about 5 people at the bar already drinking/eating. Maybe 5-7 minutes to be greeted. Being a bartender for 13 years, I am accustomed to an immediate greet, even if it is just to say "I'll be right with you". It was obviously shift... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I've visited this location about ten times now, mostly because I love ribs and am sometimes lazy about traveling more than a few miles from my home. My first few visits were very good, but since then have gone downhill to the point where I'm seeing a trend, hence this review. First, the food quality is very inconsistent, though more... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I visit or carry out Smokey Bones at least 1 time per week. We use the Bones Club Card and we get 1 meal in every 5 free. They always have great coupons and the Pulled Pork and quarter chicken is my favorite.

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Batavia, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Smokey Bones on Beechmont Avenue is now serving Prime Rib which is out standing. Service is great, with very friendly staff.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Three of us went to Smokey Bones to watch some NCAA Basketball Tournament games and have a few beers and a bite to eat. When we arrived they were pretty empty, but we found out that they typically do not open befor 4:30 PM on Friday and we arrived at 1:45 PM. We sat at the bar so we had... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

On our way to Florida, we stopped here for lunch. Having eaten at the Dayton location in the past, we knew we could get a good meal. We weren't disappointed. The lunch special for $7.99 was perfect - bbq pulled pork with 2 sides. We chose baked beans & coleslaw. Everything was delicious. We enjoyed the different bbq sauces they... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great service and will alter the entrees to accommodate my dietary needs. Also love the mini desserts! Just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth without packing on lots of calories. :-)

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We live near Smokey Bones on Beechmont, and have eaten there and ordered takeout many times over the last 5-6 years. Nice atmosphere, but he quality of the food has been going downhill the last couple of years as I assume they try to go cheap on both product and ingredients. They used to have really good wings but the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

I like barbecue places, visit a lot of them. Really want to thumbs up this place, just can't. Everything was just over the top. Had a combo plate of beef brisket and pulled pork. Beef was 40% fat, rest really tasteless, should have sent it back. Pork was ok, but 4 sauces offered were all over the top: too sweet,... More

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Went to SB one evening around 7:30. Fair sized crowd and whether someone quit or what, there only appeared to be 3 servers and 1 of those was doing double duty as the host. We ordered drinks and a relatively simple dinner--burgers & fries. Well, gee, you'd have thought they had to go slaughter the cow! It took over an... More

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