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American, Barbecue
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Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

We had a nice lunch at Bar B Que smokehouse. Food was good, service very friendly and the outside atmosphere was very nice.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Came for lunch, had the burnt ends (fantastic) and the 20hr Texas Brisket (ok, boring w/o sauce), with slaw and beans on the side. Good, solid bbq overall. Very nice shady outdoor seating/garden area.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

The BBQ is tasty and the portions are reasonable. We often have take home or share a dish. The sauces can range from mild to spicy.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The BBQ was tender and moist. You can't go wrong if you like chicken, pork or beef. The sauces will accomodate most tastes from mild to spicy.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

I recently moved to Sebastopol and tried BBQ Smokehouse today based upon their positive reviews. I was beyond very disappointed. The beef brisket and the pork ribs did not smell or taste smoked. The dominate flavor profile was salt. The collard greens had so much...chopped rib meat and gristle in it that the greens were outnumbered. Way too salty and incredibly dry and flavorless. The cornbread, which was the highlight of the meal had a gummy and gelatinous bottom as it was undercooked. I will never return and confused as to how anyone could rate this food above 1 star. I feel that I was robbed financiallt as the price was outrageous for something I literally had to throw away because it was completely inedible. The staff is friendly, but the food is an abomination. If I could give zero stars, I would.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

If you're looking for an elegant setting. If you're looking for good, sometimes great barbecue and friendly, attentive staff, you've arrived. We found this place by accident but were not disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We found this place when we were looking around Sebastopol. This is a barbecue where the meat is so tasty you don't need sauce, but the sauces are homemade and excellent if you want them. We went there twice during our stay there and wish...we had one near us. The staff was friendly and helpful. The choices were good - though the burnt ends were already sold out by the time we got there. The sides were good. The price was right.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, excellent bluesy style music! Hubby had brisket and pulled pork, delicious! I had bacon and bleu salad, just right! The atmosphere couldn't be better. Waitress was excellent!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

The cowboy beans are the BEST I have ever had!!! They do not have beef ribs, but the brisket is good

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The location is great. The waitress was awesome. But .. I was not impressed with the BBQ at all. I had the pulled pork sliders. Buns were soft meals and sweet. About 3-4 oz of meat was ok .. but it had no taste at...all. Two of the bottles of "sauce" on the table were basically straight vinegar. The third tasted more like a spicey catchup. The little bit of cole slaw was barely a tablespoon. I plan to try it one more time since I've heard good things .. but surely not the day I was there. Maybe if you get a whole big meal??More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for Sunday lunch on a holiday weekend. We were the only diners for awhile but when we left there were a few more dinning. We enjoyed the brisket sandwich and also the ribtips and cornbread. The coleslaw was very good!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

Great food, great fun ...... you must eat here ! The chef offers a range of food but his cajun interpretations are the best ! Dont leave without trying his brandy soaked bread pudding.... you wont regret it. In the words of one Irishman ........Savage !More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick supper and was not disappointed. Our server was very friendly and the highlight of the meal. It is very casual dining with good food and reasonable pricing. No problem recommending for casual family dining. Several gluten free options.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

I liked the look of the place. I liked the smell. It is a sit down and order type place and the waitstaff was welcoming and friendly. We ordered a 2 meat combo plate of brisket and ribs. The portions were generous and reasonable priced....We were there for lunch on a Thursday and they were not busy. We were served bbq that I know from experience was cooked the day before. It is unmistakable when smoked meat has been held, then reheated and served; the meat takes on a gray pallor, any crispy bark loses it's crispiness, and it dries out. This was the case with both the brisket and ribs. You just shouldn't serve meat like that. The brisket was cooked well. It had a nice smoke ring and was tender but not falling apart. It was dry. The spareribs were large and looked like they were cooked perfectly--good smoke ring showing on the edge and a little crisp on the bark. They were dry rubbed and the rub added to the flavor but didn't overpower. I would have loved to have eaten these fresh, but our soggy crust, gray leftover ribs were not quite good. Both meats needed some sauce to be eaten, and that's not a good thing. Sides were beans and mac-n-cheese and were both pretty good, although we got more mac than cheese. Cornbread was good. Being a smokehead, I asked several times what wood was being used in the smoker and what type of smoker was being used. I never got a straight answer. I looked at their website and they have a lot of info and q&a about bbq. It's clear to me that they have the knowledge and ability to make good bbq. I found that they use oak, apple and nutwood in their smoker, but still have no idea what they cook on. They have an old offset smoker out front as a decoration, which usually means they bought a bigger one or switched to a commercial smoker. This place could be good, and maybe it is for some things. But they absolutely cannot serve rewarmed brisket and ribs and still be taken seriously.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

This neat little BBQ Smokehouse is right next to the Rialto Theater in downtown Sebastopol. I had some good jumbo, and my family had ribs, and smoked chicken which they enjoyed.

Date of visit: March 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3