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Briquettes Smokehouse


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Buffalo Chicken Dip
Smoked chicken in a creamy cheese blend spiced up with hot sauce and ranch, served with tortilla chips and celery
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
6pc. $5.99
12pc. $9.99
Smoked Chicken Wings
Jumbo‎ chicken wings, seasoned and smoked, spun with your choice of one of our own sauces
Mississippi Caviar
A black bean, black-eyed pea and corn salsa, with onions, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeños, cilantro, and italian dressing
Pork “Wings”
Two pork shanks tossed in your choice of sauce and served on onion slaw
Rib Taster
4 bones of smoked and glazed st. lousi ribs
Served with cornbread
(6oz) cup $2.99
(12oz) bowl $5.99
Pint $6.99
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
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
Chopped Chicken
Beef Brisket
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
1/2 Rack
Full Rack (3Lbs)
Shared Plate
Includes plate, silverware, wet naps, and cornbread
Beef brisket $+1.00
Two Meat Combo
Pulled pork and chopped chicken with two sides and cornbread
Three Meat Combo
Beef brisket, pulled pork, and chopped chicken with two sides and cornbread
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
Potato Chips
Potato Salad
Pork and Beans
Mac and Cheese
Bean Salad
Collard Greens
Sour Cream
Raw Onion
The Works
Hot Dog and Choice of Side
Briquettes Pecan Pie
Cookies and Cream Sundae
Strawberry Sundae
Root Beer Float
$1.50 per scoop
Ice Cream
Hot N' Spicy
Sweet N' Tangy
Tennessee Hot Vinegar
Ohio Maple Mustard
Carolina Red and Various Other House Specials
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.
$6 - $22
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

As always top shelf meals and a wide variety of craft beer. The Turkey rueben is one of my favorite.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Franny M
NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Franny, I know how much you love the Turkey Reuben. Just quit trying to put it on my tab! ;-) Many thanks, Nate

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

BBQ at it's best! Love the choice of sauces and their cornbread is killer. Lots to choose from and I've never been disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Naniof5
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Sandusky because of the Trip Advisor reviews and we weren’t disappointed. I had the 7 Way Chili. It was fantastic. Would go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

I'm glad we could exceed your expectations and that the chili hit the spot! Hope you'll visit us again soon. Until then, Nate

Reviewed December 9, 2018

Have been there twice now and has become one of several favorites in the area. Great ambiance upstairs for a night view of the lighted bridge that is constantly changing colors. The food is smokehouse style with a bit of soul mixed in. Great collard...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jeff J
NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Jeff, I'm pleased that we're one of your favorite spots in the area! It's wonderful that our ambiance, food, and views are always enjoyable, and I hope to see you again soon. We're looking forward to earning that last star! Sincerely, Nate

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We went with another couple.. We all loved this place We got smoked wings and chicken nachos for starters, Wow did we love these! Awesome place and great service

Date of visit: October 2018
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Todd, I'm glad everyone enjoyed our place so much! I hope you'll return for more smoked wings and chicken nachos soon! Best, Nate

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

What a nice place to go for a meal, quick service, good selection of food, they need a signature drink, but alot of choices available. They had outdoor seating but it was cold and raining when we were there.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wildside2946
NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

It's our pleasure to make sure your time with us is fantastic! I'm glad you enjoyed our service, food, and selection. You've always got a seat at our table -- don't make us wait too long to see you back! Best, Nate

Reviewed October 8, 2018

The food was good, but the service was mediocre. None of the servers seemed invested in the customers. The young man who brought the food was quite pleasant, but can't say that about the ladies - No smiles, no personaity. Maybe it was just an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tina g
NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Tina, glad to hear the food was on point and that our runner was in good spirits, but there is no excuse for us showing you anything less than enthusiastic hospitality. A bit of complacency creeps in every year about this time when the summer...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a quaint area next to a draw bridge. There are some unique shops around the corner so the area is worth a trip off the interstate. We ate at Briquettes for lunch. The waitress arrived wearing a t-shirt for “Fatheads”...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

I'm disappointed that this is the impression you have of our place. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the food, but I'm sorry if you felt like you received anything other than friendly service from your server. Our city recently adopted a resolution that restaurants in...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Service was fantastic. Portions were large. Menu had a variety of options. Sandwiches and combos were all delicious. The turkey was amazing!

Date of visit: September 2018
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NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Andrew, I'm glad our service and portion sizes are appreciated! It's great that the sandwiches and combos hit the spot, and I hope you'll visit us again soon! Until then, Nate

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I ate alone after 2 meetings in the area. Prices seem a little high but if the quality is good it’s worth it. My 3 meat meal was very good. I didn’t need sauce as the meat was seasoned well and flavorful. The brisket was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marcpoloswisss
NathanR2231, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed your three meat meal and that you think we're worth it. We always try to provide value without sacrificing portion size or quality meats. It's outstanding to hear that everything was so appreciated. There are quite a few steps that lead...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.
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I saw a boats tied up there in the little Canal. The Coast Guard is also right there
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