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“BBQ & Loud” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Smokey Joe's Restaurant

Smokey Joe's Restaurant
22380 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2003
301-866-0995
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Cuisines: American
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Northern Neck, Virginia
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39 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“BBQ & Loud”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A bit noisy, and loud crowd. BBQ is pretty good, but pricy to go. The crowd keeps us away

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Washington DC
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72 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Not highly recommended”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Was not sure of the quality of food I was eating. I would try it again when I am in the area because I want to give it another chance. The food just tasted a few days old.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Hometown BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

BBQ is okay and portions are generous. Sides left a bit to be desired. Don't recommend the fish.

Visited October 2011
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Bowie,Texas
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“Lousy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

4out of 5 us ate here and ended up sick for two days,horrible BBQ.

Visited January 2012
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“Don't blink or you'll miss it (and a great meal) . . .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

So, while in Lexington Park, Maryland, on a recent trip, I was charged $34 at a seafood diner for 3 tiny crab cake balls and a bowl of Alfredo Fettuccini. Even though the entrées were good, the price soured my stomach. Grumbling about the outrageous price of the seafood, the next night I decided to try a very non-descript restaurant sporting a sign about BBQ - Smokey Joe's Restaurant. It is one of those places that, from the outside, you now is going to be either very good or very bad. Without a doubt, Smokey Joe’s is very, very good. While they indeed offer pulled pork, ribs and sliced beef BBQ, when I went in, they had just pulled fresh individual chicken pot pies from the over. $6. It was excellent. A couple of nights later, I decided to go for the pulled pork. I drove past the restaurant twice (talk about non-descript) before I found it again and it’s only a quarter mile from my hotel. The pulled pork BBQ w/ cornbread was only $7. And it was also excellent. Clean and friendly. Just don’t let the outside fool you.

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