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“Why Bother” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Smokey Bones BBQ

Smokey Bones BBQ
809 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324-3317
(954) 474-3833
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Ranked #68 of 212 Restaurants in Plantation
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Why Bother”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went at the insistence of a friend, do not know what he sees in the place. Very loud music, service that was almost not there and food that tasted like it was made yesterday and was not reheated very well. Asked to lower the music, server said that he told the manager - think that was a lie, guess that is there "atmosphere". Looking for a bar with some expensive wings - this is the place; want good barbecue? do not wast the time and money.

Visited December 2012
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Lakewood Ranch
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Food Cold and not prepared as asked”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Sat at Bar as a usually do for business and just ordered a plain burger and it came out ice cold with cheese and everything on it, server dropped it off and ran, and didn't see again for 5 minutes so I just wanted to leave and get food somewhere else. Paid bill and left, that was second trip there first time food was cold but correct. Disappointed in this location as I am a big fan of Smokey Bones

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Plantation, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“That was an 1 1/2hr waste of my life”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My husband ordered the steak sandwich special, stated only steak & cheese, came w/peppers - allergic! I had the ceasar salad w/chicken - lettece was shredded & wilted, chicken was cold! Not going back there.

Visited December 2012
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Saskatoon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good Food and open late weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

brisket and ribs were great! onion rings were rock solid over cooked and the waiter's personal life was a little too well 'advertised' through his conversations with colleagues and friends at a table nearby

Visited November 2012
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Queen Creek, Arizona
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Poor service, food OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Read some reviews from this site about the restaurant so we went there to try it out and found it to be OK for the most part. Unfortunately, our server put a damper on the overall experience. Any of the other servers would have been great as we saw them interacting and truly serving their guest but ours was nowhere to be found most of the time we where there. Right form the start with her greeting or lack there of, no smile or anything to connect with us. When the food was brought she literally slid the plates in front of us as here head was turned and walking away talking to another server. No "here you go hope you enjoy your meal, etc". There was never a water refill and very slow refill on soda. No thank you at the end of the evening, she didn't even try to work for a tip which you see some half heart effort. She just either assumed she was getting one or didn't care. She got a small tip and a list of things she can improve on.

The food overall we where pleased with as the pulled pork and St. Louis ribs where taste but the brisket was terrible! I would be embarrass to even serve this stuff. I guess I am to use to TX brisket but the brisket here is dry, thin, tough, and bland. Had the waitress ever checked back with us to see how the food was, which she did not, I would have sent it back and asked for something else. The donuts where taste but the chocolate sauce would have been better if it where warm and not cold to go with the warm donuts.

Overall we would come back again but if we where to get the same server we would request someone else, and we would not get the brisket.

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  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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