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“Great BBQ Place. Friendly Staff.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue

Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue
304 Wells Ave. S., Renton, WA 98055
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Ranked #8 of 247 Restaurants in Renton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Cedar River Smokehouse is located in the heart of downtown Renton. Since the opening of our restaurant in 2000, we have gained considerable notoriety as a terrific lunch & dinner spot for individuals working in Renton and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing traditional as well as non-traditional Texas Style Barbecue. We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to our number one concern... our customers!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Place. Friendly Staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is close to our house so I stop alot. The food is awsome, BBQ beans are the best. I get the Medium Hot sause and it's the Best! This might not be everybody's favorite, but it's our's. The people who work there are all great and very friendly. i've never been Dissapointed here.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, Texas
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Ok BBQ, not Texas BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was average. No smoke flavor at all in the ribs, brisket, sausage, or pulled pork. Meat was all tender, but it could have been cooked in a crockpot. No smoke flavor at all.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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dean s, Owner at Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thanks for visiting Cedar River Smokehouse. We use Hickory and Mesquite wood to smoke our meats. If you eat in the restaurant you may not smell the smoke in the meats because the smoke smell is in the air. We have many customer from Texas come in and told us we are as good as places in Texas. Hope you give us another try. Thanks Dean S
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Black Diamond, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“We love the BBQ here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whenever we go to downtown Renton we stop for BBQ Pork sandwiches at Cedar River, YUM. When you walk in the smell is of smokey bbq. We usually go for lunch. I have not tried a sandwich I haven't liked. You have a choice of bbq sauces, I get mild, my husband likes the medium. You can't go wrong here if your looking for good bbq!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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dean s, Owner at Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for take time to say positive things about Cedar River Smokehouse.
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't go out of your way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The folks at Cedar River Smoke House are really nice, so I'd like to write a good review, but the BBQ is so-so and the sides are pretty scant. Cool decor though, with die cast car models lining the walls.

Visited March 2014
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Bellevue, Washington
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“barbecue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

There are a few barbecue restaurants in the area but, i always have to stop here at cedar river. It can be a little pricey but barbecue normally is. The food is great and the service is good. I normally order the mixed plate, its a sample of everything. Chicken,brisket,pull pork and ribs and i get two sides with that i believe as well. barbecue baked beans and potatoe salad.That is an all day meal.. Parking can be trickey if you do not know the area.

Visited February 2014
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