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“Was hoping for actual smokehouse flavored food” 3 of 5 stars
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Mike's Smokehouse
2235 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 834-8153
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Was hoping for actual smokehouse flavored food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Thinking we were going to a restaurant that had real smokehouse flavoring. It had nothing like that. You order your food at a counter and then you find a table to sit at. We were standing for a little bit until someone left since there were no tables available right after we ordered our food. The wait staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. The food was good but since we were hoping for smokehouse flavoring we were a little disappointed. The baked beans, though, were very tasty!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
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“Good tangy sauce”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Had the ribs, beans, and Cajun fries. Overall pretty good. Was passing through on I94. A little off the beaten path but great staff and atmosphere made it a great place to take a break.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I would have given this 5 stars based upon MY food and the service we had, but my 17 yr old son had a rib sandwich which he only ate about half of as it was too thick an chewy he said. However, I had the rack of ribs - the meat was fall off the bone tender, plenty of meat, and the bbq sauce was very good. There was plenty of food on eveyones plate. The baked potatoes were huge. My 2 yr old ate all of his food and my wife was very pleased with the loaded potatoe. The people were very happy and extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant is banquet style in a way with some booths much like a bbq place you'd find in the south, so if you're looking for ambiance it isn't the greatest, but if you're looking for good food and friendly staff I would highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Had a group of about 25, they don't do reservations but saved three large tables for us, wait staff was beyond helpful and very courteous, food was good, deserts are still being raved about!

Visited June 2013
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Merritt Island, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Not as Good as Most But Didn't Want to Put POOR Rating.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The portions were small. We asked for a substitution of a slice of Texas toast instead of bun so it was open faced. There wasn't a full ice cream scoop portion of the meat. The brisket was dry. The potato salad was too runny. The fries were overdone. We were given only one choice of a BBQ sauce that was too sweet for our tastes. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating so that was nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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