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“good ribs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Smokey Bones BBQ

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Smokey Bones BBQ
31 Universal Blvd Ste B, Warwick, RI 02886-4239
(401) 821-2789
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Ranked #51 of 246 Restaurants in Warwick
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Cranston, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“good ribs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The sweet barbecue sauce for the ribs is delicious. A full rack is $20 which I think is a little pricy. The ribs were really, really good though. So why did I give it an average rating? We were seated by the hostess and waited for 10 - 15 minutes, but no one ever came to take our order. It turned out that the waiter for our section never showed up for work. We were ready to leave, but another waiter said that he'd be happy to take our order. He was very pleasant, but it just didn't make up for a situation which could have been easily avoided.

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Coventry
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fun place to catch sporting events”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

They have the NFL and major college games. I enjoy chatting at the bar with a diverse group of fans. The beer prices are reasonable...Bones Brew is very good; though very frequently "just run out...would you like another favorite? (something more expensive)". Food is good at a fair price...love the smoked wings and the steak & mushroom spinach salad. The Bones Club is a good deal...they send you monthly online coupons....the bottom of your receipt has $5-10 discounts and you accumulate points toward $20 off your meal, which is very easy to use. The waitresses are also very personable and efficient My biggest complaint is that they have WIFI that never seems to work.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Smokey Bones... Smokey, Smokey Bones, yeah!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Every year I visit the RI and every year I visit the Smokey Bones.

Smokey Bones food is so delicious, it puts all other BBQ chains (coughfamousdavescough) to shame. The food is never dry, always moist, always tasty. I miss it when I'm not in the area and always talk about it. The service is great and so is the atmosphere.

This is a short review simply because you NEED to go to Smokey Bones to understand where I'm coming from. So, go ahead, I'll wait.



See, it was amazing!!!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coventry, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“terrible customer support”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

used to absolutely love the place in fact even WAS a member of the bones club till a bah experience i had a few weeks ago. food was good with decent portions, although size of portions has went down just like others of said in their reviews. service used to be great as well but took a big turn for the worst. Went one night and had a terrible waitress that we maybe saw twice. when we entered the restaurant there was barley any parties in their and sat down quick. waited a while for are drinks and the server even argued with my father about a beer special that he could clearly see on the door. time went on and a few parties sat near us. maybe an hour went by didn't see our waitress and had gotten our food and other parties were starting to get food around us that had been sat WAY after us. We asked another sever for ours and she came by and said shed get the manager. we waited 10 more minutes and no manager or our food came by so we got up and left. i sent in a complaint to their corporate office and now about 3 weeks later i have yet received a reply saying anything. as person who ate their at least twice a month and a card member im disgusted how ive been ignored. there are much better places on route 2 id go somewhere else now.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Restaurant menu not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

We used to order take out all of the time. We probably ate there at least once a week or every other week. In the past of couple of years, the restaurant changed the menu and it is not that good. There is less to choose from on the menu. I used to love the large salads but the portions are smaller and the prices were not adjusted to it. The only thing I recommend is the ribs and burgers.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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