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Briquettes Smokehouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $22
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

We go to BBQ joints all over the country. We even did a whole week of BBQ touring, last year. This place is just average, despite the high prices. I gave it a poor rating, due to the low quality-to-price ratio. There are better places,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Klaproth
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

I'm disappointed that you don't think our BBQ is worth it. We always try to provide value without sacrificing quality meat or portion size, but I'm glad you're a fan of the views and setting. I hope you'll reconsider and that you'll give us another...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Awesome!! Hands down some of the best BBQ. Great fast prompt service. Smoked corned beef Reuben was the best my wife ever had. All meats perfectly smoke, seasoned. Great view sitting outside on patio. Definitely will be back. We have been to 2 other restaurants...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank johnnymaspeth
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

John, I'm glad you and your wife had a great time and that the smoked corned beef hit the spot! It's always nice to get prompt service, too. We hope to welcome you back soon. There's a spot on our patio with your name on...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

One of our favorites in Ashtabula Harbor District. Food is always good, side dishes fresh and service is prompt. The servers are well trained with quick attentin, service and timely follow ups. This is a must try and reliable “ go to” place. At least...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rodrobinson
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

It means a lot to be considered a favorite go-to place! I'm thrilled we're able to provide you consistently good food and prompt service. I hope we'll be able to serve you again soon. Best, Nate

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and good bbq. The rest of our group are the perch and enjoyed it too but I suggest trying the three meat combo

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RidgeRunner35
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

The three-meat combo is a great choice! I'm glad you all enjoyed your time with us. I hope the good BBQ and the friendly staff will bring you back in soon. Until then, Nate

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The food is great, staff is awesome, drinks are GOOD. A nice variety of sauces and deliciously prepared meats. Good value and the building has a beautiful view of the river!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank castickle
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

It's wonderful that you enjoyed the food, staff, and drinks! We hope you'll visit us again soon for some more deliciously prepared meats. There's always a spot for you so you can have a beautiful view of the river (even if it does mean a...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

My husband and Husband visited Ashtabula this past weekend for the SeaGlassFestival and it wouldn’t be a visit without catching a great meal at Briquettes! Awesome food, friendly service, eating indoors where it was nice and cool or on the patio with umbrella- shaded tables...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NginguLiz
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

It means so much you and your husband feel like it wouldn't be a complete visit to Ashtabula without us! I'm glad you always enjoy the food, service, and atmosphere of our place. We hope to see you both again soon! There's a spot on...More

Reviewed June 21, 2018

Delicious pulled pork with all the fixins. Attentive and efficient service in a casual atmosphere with a view of the Ashtabula River. The restaurant has a ground level with a few tables, but the main dining area is on the second flood. The main dining...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sharon H
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Sharon, it sounds like you know your way around our place now! I will be sure to have a conversation with our greeters about the accessibility issue as it is something that we do repeat to them with a lot of consistency. I'm thrilled you...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank michaelmD527SU
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Your loyalty is more than we could ever ask for. It's great to see you've been with us since our humble beginnings! I'm glad you think so highly of our place -- food, atmosphere, location, and all. We're happy to be a spot where you...More

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

Date of visit: April 2018
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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.👍👍👍

Date of visit: March 2018
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

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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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I saw a boats tied up there in the little Canal. The Coast Guard is also right there
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