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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $22
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Menu

STARTERS‎
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Smoked chicken in a creamy cheese blend spiced up with hot sauce and ranch, served with tortilla chips and celery
$4.99
BBQ Nachos
Corn tortilla chips are smothered in cheddar cheese, cheese sauce, sour cream, black olives, jalapeños, and your choice of chicken or pork, or chili
$5.99
Smoked Chicken Wings
Jumbo‎ chicken wings, seasoned and smoked, spun with your choice of one of our own sauces
6pc. $5.99
12pc. $9.99
Mississippi Caviar
A black bean, black-eyed pea and corn salsa, with onions, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeños, cilantro, and italian dressing
$4.99
Pork “Wings”
Two pork shanks tossed in your choice of sauce and served on onion slaw
$7.99
Rib Taster
4 bones of smoked and glazed st. lousi ribs
$8.99
STEW & CHILI‎
Served with cornbread
Brunswick Stew
A hearty blend of pork, chicken, and beef in a tomato broth with corn, carrot, onion, celery, special seasonings and herbs
(6oz) cup $2.99
(12oz) bowl $5.99
Pint $6.99
Blue Ribbon Chili
A‎ bowl full of soul and warming goodness, filled with beef and pork in a tomato base with black and red beans
(6oz) cup $2.99
(12oz) bowl $5.99
Pint $6.99
SANDWICHES‎
All our meats are dry rubbed and smoked in-house using charcoal and hardwood. Add any of our homemade BBQ sauces to suit your taste
Pulled Pork
$6.49
Chopped Chicken
$5.99
Beef Brisket
$6.99
ENTREE‎
Our award ribs are dry rubbed and lightly cured before being smoked to a tender, still juice bite. They are then glazed with our (also award winning) sweet and tangy BBQ sauce
Served with two sides and jalapeno-cheddar cornbread
1/3 Rack
$10.99
1/2 Rack
$14.99
Full Rack (3Lbs)
$24.99
Shared Plate
$1.50
Includes plate, silverware, wet naps, and cornbread
Two Meat Combo
Pulled pork and chopped chicken with two sides and cornbread
$9.99
Beef brisket $+1.00
Three Meat Combo
Beef brisket, pulled pork, and chopped chicken with two sides and cornbread
$11.99
7 Layer Chili
Our award winning chili with elbow noodles, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, yellow onions, sour cream, and your choice of chicken, pork, or beef brisket
$9.99
SIDES‎
Potato Chips
$1.99
Potato Salad
$1.99
Pork and Beans
$1.99
Mac and Cheese
$1.99
Coleslaw
$1.99
Bean Salad
$1.99
Collard Greens
$1.99
TOPPPERS‎
Jalapenos
$0.25
Cheddar
$0.50
Coleslaw
$0.50
Sour Cream
$0.25
Raw Onion
$0.25
The Works
$1.00
KID'S MEAL‎
Hot Dog and Choice of Side
$3.99
DESSERT‎
Briquettes Pecan Pie
$2.99
Cookies and Cream Sundae
$2.99
Strawberry Sundae
$2.99
Root Beer Float
$2.99
Ice Cream
$1.50 per scoop
BBQ SAUCES‎
Hot N' Spicy
Sweet N' Tangy
Tennessee Hot Vinegar
Ohio Maple Mustard
Carolina Red and Various Other House Specials
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will definitely become frequent guests! Servings are huge. And the scenery was amazing! Cute little town!

Date of visit: June 2020
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Stacey, thanks for the rave review. I'm thrilled you stopped by and enjoyed everything so much. I am even more thrilled to hear you will be making us a regular stop! Until then, Nate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for an impromptu afternoon happy hour while just visiting for the weekend. We tried the chili nachos and wings. Absolutely delicious. Nice little patio with a causal but classy vibe.

Date of visit: June 2020
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jill, there's nothing better than enjoying an impromptu happy hour, and nothing pairs better with our drinks quite like nachos and wings! We look forward to welcoming you back for another evening on our patio. Best, Nate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time ever visiting Ashtabula Ohio and I have to say this was one of the best restaurants I ever visited I mean just amazing definitely recommended

Date of visit: June 2020
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

There's nothing we love more than welcoming and impressing newcomers! I'm thrilled you were so impressed with the meal you ordered, and we can't wait to serve you again the next time you're in town. Until then, Nate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Briquettes is a wonderful place to go when you want to dine outside. The really large patio offers great ambience while enjoying some delicious food and great drinks. The portions are plentiful and satisfying. I love the smoked sweet tea. Great flavor and definitely worth...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

There's nothing better than treating yourself to a restaurant you love, and I'm delighted you decided to make the trip here. You can't go wrong in choosing to sit on or patio, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed a wonderful meal and look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed May 31, 2020 via mobile

Tarla, our waitress, was awesome and friendly and knowledgeable. I had wings, brisket, and ribs. The sauces were good, great beer selection and we liked the sides as well. I recommend this place if you’re in Ashtabula or near Geneva on the Lake OH. Come...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

There's no better pairing than delicious smoked meats and a great beer, and I'm delighted you enjoyed your meal so much! As for the service, I'll be sure to pass along your praise to Tara. She is a rock star. We can't wait to welcome...More

Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the beautiful Ashtabula Harbor with a perfect view of the lift bridge. Staff was friendly and food and drinks were very good.

Date of visit: January 2020
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Dining while look out to a beautiful view always makes your meal better, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed what you ordered. We're looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. -Nate

Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

We had the brisket on bun. It was tasty and there were three large slices on the bun. It was a lot of good meat. I also ordered the Brunswick stew which was a little spicy for me. Actually many of their dishes have some...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2019

I'm thrilled you stopped by and loved the brisket on a bun you ordered! We try not to be too heavy of hand with the seasonings, knowing that some folks are more sensitive than others, but are also always happy to steer you away from...More

Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

Couldn't have been any happier with Briquette's catoring service. Such a great crew that went above and beyond. We will definitely use them again and if you haven't tried their brisket yet, you are missing a lot of good living.

Date of visit: November 2019
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2019

Ensuring your event has incredible food being served is paramount, and I'm delighted you chose us to cater. I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to catering your next event! -Nate

Reviewed October 28, 2019

We went in for lunch after our long day of travelling. Staff was very friendly and helpful since we've never been to the area. Food was great.

Date of visit: October 2019
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

Glad we could help you feel at home while on your trip! Thanks for your wonderful review. We hope to have you join us again sometime in the future. Until then, Nate

Reviewed October 10, 2019

The food is decent BBQ, the service has never been that great. It has a nice view of the Ashtabula River, you can sit inside or out. They seem t be busy during the summer which is fun.

Date of visit: July 2019
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Glad to hear you like our que, but we pride ourselves on our friendly and attentive service too, so I hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you. Best, Nate

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I would say that you should not have a problem. As for making reservations, I asked once and was told that they not take them. Enjoy the food and the views.
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