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Briquettes Smokehouse

405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
+1 440-964-2273
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (24 reviews)
“potato salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have been going to Briquettes since they open their doors in the first building in Ashtabula Harbor it is a great place to go. Great place to meet new friends. Great place to meet old friends. I grew up in the Ashtabula Harbor area....More

Thank michaelmD527SU
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We enjoyed everything about our visit here. We arrived before it got crowded so service was friendly and quick and the food excellent. They have a nice variety of 12 craft beers on tap. Mostly from Ohio so we were able to try something new....More

1  Thank Bill C
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Bill, it's great you felt our service was friendly and helpful, and I'm happy to hear the ribs and pulled pork left a lasting impression. Also, it's wonderful you enjoyed that view -- I agree that it's pretty awesome! With that, I hope we'll get...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We have always had great food and service here. Has 3 floors for service along with an outdoor patio when weather permits.👍👍👍

Thank S1286EXjamesa
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

It's fantastic that you've been consistently impressed by our food and service. That sure does mean a lot. We'll see you next time! All the best, Nate

Reviewed February 11, 2018

Took our parents here for a late lunch...walked into a drafty rather dingy looking lower level restaurant that I felt like was more of a party room. It was drafty and cold. Waiter never showed us any specials and never refilled soft drink. Draft menu...More

1  Thank gmd5262Ohio
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Hey there gmdOhio. First off, I'm sorry if the plate fee was an inconvenience -- it's just something we do for everyone. It should not have been a basket and a liner however, it is supposed to be a regular plate with silverware, so this...More

Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

This place has great food! It’s in an awesome building with a really nice view on the second floor. Always great service and they also have a really good beer selection.

Thank Alexa A
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Alexa, it's fantastic that you've always been impressed by our service and food, and I'm happy you're a fan of the building we're in. Thanks for the awesome review. See you next time! Till then, Nate

Reviewed December 21, 2017

I had dinner there last night...great pulled pork sandwich and fries. Prices are moderate, but food and ambiance is great. Very friendly atmosphere with a great view of Ashtabula Harbor's famous bascule lift bridge. Briquettes offers a varied menu for food and beverage with great,...More

Thank susiehuggins4
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Susie, it's great to hear that you loved your pulled pork sandwich and fries and that you were pleased with our service, too. That means a lot! Can't wait to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Nate

Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

The food was exceptional and the experience even better. If you are in the area, this is a must stop!

Thank Chuck B
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Chuck, it's great to hear that you thought our food was exceptional and that you were pleased with your whole experience -- you rock! Can't wait 'til next time you make it in here. Best, Nate

Reviewed December 1, 2017

We went to Briquettes with another couple for lunch while in Ohio. When you walk in the place smells like meaty smoky heaven. The couple we were with had been once before. My wife and I had brisket and pork sandwich. I thought the pork...More

Thank Joseph B
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Joseph, I'm happy you liked the flavor of the pork, but it's a bummer that it didn't leave a better impression on you. I'm also sorry to hear that you weren't crazy about the brisket. We take pride in serving meats that're moist, well-flavored, and...More

Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Meat cooked to perfection and great sauces! Nice drink selection also. The sides are delicious also. Love comming here for lunch or dinner.

Thank Thomas M
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thomas, I'm thrilled you love our meat and sauces as well as our drink selection and sides. You rock! See you next time. Till then, Nate

Reviewed October 26, 2017

Went to Briquettes for the first time since they moved from across the street. It has been a while. The menu was larger than I remembered. Ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs (dry) and it was really very good. Maybe the best I have had...More

Thank Jim 32751 B
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Jim, I'm honored that you thought our ribs were some of the best you've had in all of Ohio. Seriously, I can't express how much that means to me. Also, it's great that your GF loved the turkey Reuben. I'm glad you decided to stop...More

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June 6, 2018|
Response from S1286EXjamesa | Reviewed this property |
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.
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
I saw a boats tied up there in the little Canal. The Coast Guard is also right there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
  • Phone Number: +1 440-964-2273
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We combine a retro style operation with a contemporary atmosphere to provide you with the most authentic southern style BBQ and a fun-filled experience.
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