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“Galax Smokehouse” 4 of 5 stars
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Galax Smokehouse
101 North Main Street, Galax, VA
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Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Galax
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Galax Smokehouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Heard lots of good reports about this place. They were correct. Had barbeque ribs and chicken. The ribs are served dry and are excellent. Sauces are on the table if you so desire. Service is great and very friendly.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best. Brisket. Ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were in the Galax area (Hillsville, to be exact) for the big Labor Day flea market. I was checking Trip Advisor for recommendations on where to eat in the area and ran across the Galax Smokehouse.
We ate there for dinner on a Saturday night.
A few weeks later, we are already trying to figure out when we can go back (even though it's 2 hours away)!
This is quite honestly the best bbq restaurant we've been to, and this is coming from residents of the Piedmont of North Carolina, home of Lexington-style bbq.
The food here was delicious. I had beef brisket and my husband had chicken. There are four homemade sauces on the table to choose from. All delicious.
The portions are generous and the prices are fair. The restaurant has a delicious smoky-bbq scent. The service was quick and friendly.
We really would drive back just to eat there. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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piedmont of NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“mediocre everything”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Historic downtown setting with seating that includes tables and a large soda fountain type counter. Service was not very attentive. Wait for food was lengthy for a bbq place. Food was just ok. BBQ was smoky and moist (pork better than brisket) slaw was sweet. Fried okra was fine. Fried potatoes just ok (no ketchup in site and no waitstaff came by for us to ask, oh well). Hushpuppies were left off and we were halfway thru our meal before we had anyone come by to which we could request them (they were hot, but relatively nondescript anyway). Tons of different sauces on table, which was interesting. Kind of pricey. If you will be traveling south, I'd wait and try to get some Q in NC. I've found much better Q, value and service at most NC BBQ restaurants. Probably won't be back here.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Milford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The prices are reasonable and the food is excellent. They have several different BBQ sauces and it is in the center of Galax--a charming town.

Visited August 2012
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Las Vegas, NV
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 121 cities Reviews in 121 cities
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Service was pleasant and the food served quickly. Loved the brisket and the cole slaw! The beans were very good too!

Visited August 2012
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