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“Typical BBQ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zeke's Smokehouse BBQ

Zeke's Smokehouse BBQ
2209 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
818-957-7045
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Ranked #18 of 53 Restaurants in Montrose
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Santa Clarita, CA
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Typical BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Positives: good food, multiple delicious bbq sauces to choose from

Negatives: HORRIBLE service, poor restaurant layout, cheap decor that doesn't impress anyone, can get busy because they are SO slow, parking

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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La Canada Flintridge, Ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great BBQ at Zeke's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is one of the best bbq's in the area. They have always had good quality meats. But as time goes on, they seem to get better in the preparation. Good menu selection, and the service is always professional and friendly.
If I could change anything, it would be the small storefront feel and the uncomfortable metal chairs. But the food is well worth it.

Visited July 2012
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Cerritos, California
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107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
“Smokey, tender goodness and fido-friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Famished after morning hike, our hiking group with two lovable dogs were on the look-out for a casual, dog-friendly establishment. Didn't have to walk far along on Honolulu Ave as we were sold on paper placemats with fido's face peering at us! As our group of 14 settled into our sidewalk seats, the helpful waitress immediately brought out water for our table and under-the-table companions. With such a varied menu, it was difficult to choose. Finally settled on a bbq combination of pulled pork, dark leg chicken with sides of collard greens and potato salad. Honestly, it was smokey tenderness in every bite! Although three different sauces were provided in a caddy, didn't feel they needed them, it was that flavorful! Despite a couple mix-ups, Zeke's rates high for taste, service and attention to man's best friend. Go for lunch and you won't be disappointed, just disappointed how fast the food disappears!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Food/ Good Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

A nice BBQ place, reccomended by friends. When I got there it was crammed with young adults which made me think it was rather inexpensive, I was right.
The pulled pork sandwich is really good, not covered in BBQ sauce, instead you can choose the sauce from 3 that are on the table. We also had some ribs that were kinda dry, but eatable. Waitress was very nice.

Bathroom was kinda odd. The only have one for men and women that has a urinal, a toilet, a diaper station and a sink.

What I like the most is that the kitchen is open for you to see, so they have to keep it clean and can't mess up your food.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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La Canada, California
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297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
“Good B-B-Q...but no French Fries!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Zeke's is a small chain and this one is located in one of the best little neighborhood shopping districts in L.A...Montrose..

We ordered the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious. It's served without sauce because they provide the sauce for you to put on at the table. There are three types of sauces that you can put on...the regular sauce, a very hot sauce, and a mustardy type sauce.

The big disappointment was that there were no french fries! For me, there is nothing like the accompaniment of fries with a messy B-B-Q sandwich. We were forced to order the closest thing they had to fries which were their kettle cooked potato chips. But these were not that good...they were very dry and very thick...which made for a very hard and too-crunchy chip. However, there are other items one can order as a side (cole slaw, beans, etc.)

One might also find the decor a little harsh...it is a little too high-tech for me (and they have very uncomfortable chairs!). Montrose shopping area is a cozy old-fashioned place. This restaurant doesn't really seem at home here. They have outdoor seating which is far better than inside. At least outside, one isn't aware of the coldness of design that is inside the place.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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