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“Good BBQ in a barn, what's not to like?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Localfolk Smokehouse

Localfolk Smokehouse
9 Route 17, on the corner of Routes 17 and 100, Waitsfield, VT
802-496-5623
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Ranked #12 of 32 Restaurants in Waitsfield
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Waitsfield, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good BBQ in a barn, what's not to like?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Have the ribs! GREAT GREAT beer menu, always rotating and some real gems on tap. This place can and will get slammed--but go early and you'll have a fine time indeed.

Visited October 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good food, good portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Pulled pork with coleslaw sandwich and sausage sandwich, each with two sides, were very tasty. Good portion size and reasonably priced. Service was slow, even on a weekday, but would return.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Que”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This felt like an old timey roadhouse, with locals enjoying pool, the bar, food and fellowship. The food was good and server helpful.

Visited August 2011
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Rochester8890
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Puzzled”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We "tried" to eat dinner here this past Friday night. It was a little after 9:00 PM and we walked in and nobody greeted us at the front of the room. There weren't any signs visible saying to seat yourself. The place is small and consists of a few picnic tables (common with many BBQ shacks) and a very large bar front. The bar was packed, but the bulk of the tables were empty. We couldn't tell if dinner service was over or what? Waited a few but no one approached us. We were puzzled, shrugged our shoulders, and left.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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localsmoker, Owner at Localfolk Smokehouse, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Is it really appropriate randomly rate us a 2 when you didn't dine here? why not randomly rate us a 5?
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Toronto
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Too Dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This restaurant seems to be quite authentic with benches in the sitting area and a long, inviting bar but that doesn't mean it should be dirty. The food was tasty and portions were generous. I have no idea what the kitchen was like, but the tables were sticky and there was no water in the bathroom sinks to wash my hands. It is a very casual place, with kids running around and an ourdoor patio but I would not return.

Visited July 2012
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localsmoker, Owner at Localfolk Smokehouse, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. Our last health inspection score was 94. All tables are wiped down each day before service. Your table was probably sticky because it hadn't been wiped down since the last guests dined. We haven't had any water issues in the restrooms, so I don't know what happened there.
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