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“BBQ not so great Fried Chicken Rocks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smiley's Bar B Que

Smiley's Bar B Que
2489 Raphine Rd, Raphine, VA 24472
(540) 377-2505
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Raphine
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“BBQ not so great Fried Chicken Rocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I stop here a couple of times a week. It is a little bit run down but the people that work here are real friendly. didn't really care for the barbeque the ribs were really greasy however their fried chicken is some of the best I've ever eaten highly recommend the fried chicken

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English first
West Orange, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Good service and friendly employees”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Although other reviews state that this is "just a truck stop window" with OK food, we enjoyed it for what it was. We ordered the platter of Carolina and Texas pulled pork with sweet potato fries and the baked beans. The meat was decent and we liked the Carolina sauce and the green chile baked beans.
Our thinking is that if a lot of truckers stop there, then it must be something worth trying once.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Reality Check needed "Best BBQ in VA"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is merely a counter in the corner of a rundown truck stop. The food wasn't awful but it surely isn't memorable either. The truck stop is so run down that it could make you question the food, although we didn't have any problems. Rest rooms are nasty - avoid them.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Barbecue for the road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I had the Carolina barbecue. My husband had the Texas barbecue. We split the sandwiches and tasted each and both were very very good. And there was a lot of meat on the sandwich. The slaw and fries were also very good. And the sandwich side and drink for $6.99 was a very good deal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wiehle, VA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Virginia is NOT a "Barbecue" State”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

And, "Smileys" proves it.

Overpriced and over-sauced doesn't make good barbecue.

Plus, the long line (Sunday afternoon) at the cashier to pay is pathetic.

And, "Smileys" is nowhere near good barbecue.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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