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“In need of attention” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Rotisserie Smokehouse

Rotisserie Smokehouse
46520 County Rd 48, Southold, NY 11971-5040
(631) 765-9655
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Ranked #18 of 29 Restaurants in Southold
Cuisines: American
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New York
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37 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“In need of attention”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We recently tried this restaurant as we're locals constantly searching for something different close to home. Walking in the front door, your first impression is that the owner has been out of town for a while. The staff is very pleasant, the food so-so (we had the ribs and chicken combo - the chicken was better than the ribs, but supermarket rotisserie chicken is better), but the place needs some cleaning/tidying/sprucing up a bit. So much so that we quickly decided not to stay and eat there, and then we almost left without placing our order for take-out. They have a large Mexican menu, which may be better as the staff seemed to have that background.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Special order roast duck is a must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a place you stumble upon and then tell others. Started by North Fork noted chef John Ross and then sold many years ago, this take out shop has morphed under the current owner to a very popular little eat in as well as take out venue. Ross's fried chicken recipe is still going strong, and Steve, the owner, has added a number of Mexican items to the menu. Everything is very fresh and making the customer happy is genuine.

I really like their fried chicken and summer is not complete without having it numerous times. Paired with local corn later in the season, it is an ideal summer meal. Try the corn bread too.

But the best real find is the special order duck. Sourced from Crescent Farms for weekends, it is cooked perfectly and excellent. Duck aficionados know all about Crescent Farms and their Long Island ducklings. You must order it the day before and I always take it out. But for those driving through the area using the Cross Sound Ferry, eating in the shop is average for a small take out place; but certainly don't expect much more than very basics. Bringing your own bottle of wine has been allowed in the past, and I would check to make sure that is still OK. Local codes have a way of changing fast.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southold, New York
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“Excellent Choice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been visiting this fine establishment for quite some time and can no longer keep it a secret. Steve and his staff cook up delicious dishes in so many ways. From good ole rotisserue chicken with all the sides to mouth watering ethnic cuisine like burrittos, quesadillas, tacos and tortas. The staff is friendly, food is fast, hot and delightful, all at a great price. To go or stay, its always good!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Delicious and Great Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was a great take-out place! We loved everything - the food, the price, the portions. Simple, quick, very tasty.

Visited October 2012
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Southold, New York
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“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The pulled pork is excellent, and others thought the same aboutthe chicken (large portions) as are most of the sides (also large portions)...

Would have been a 5 star for me except:
I did not like the coleslaw...
and the rotisserie baked potato I had was very under done, almost crunchy...

Visited October 2012
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