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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed August 10, 2020

It’s Covid time so we ordered take out. We got 1.25 pounds of the beef brisket and two individual sides (brussels sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes) on our way to a nearby camp site. In full disclosure and fairness, we did not sample all the...other bbq items, beyond the beef brisket. But in my mind brisket is the acid test of bbq. The most difficult to get right and the most telling of the pit boss’s acumen. So, the brisket was very good. Lots of smoke flavor, nice bark on the outside and overall very satisfying. This is open for debate but I prefer a slightly more well done, tender brisket. Also open for debate is lean very “moist”. I felt this brisket had a little too much fat - we had to cut away a fair bit to eat. Finally, the smoke flavor had a bit of an astringent quality versus sweet. Each of these is a smallish thing but for me adds up and keeps this rating at very good plus not excellent. The mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts were both excellent. We really appreciated them including everything we needed to enjoy the take out - plates, compostable flatware, napkins, sauce (mild and spicy). And the effort to package all but the sauces as environmentally friendly was a plus for sure. The pickles were a stand out - amazing. Homemade I believe and really, really good. We were just passing through but I would absolutely go to Cochon Volant BBQ again. Next time I will try some of the other offerings. Looking forward to that time.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 5, 2020

So pleased to have sought a lunch spot outside of the busy square area. The service was very friendsly and the "big ass salad" is no joke. It was delicious. Husband thought the brisket was superb. Thank you, we'll definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

expensive... bland... rude counter people. overpriced and not the best bbq. a buddy in town suggested we try it, and was disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

We were renting a big house in Sonoma so decided to get a bunch of takeout to feed our group of 10 adults. We saw this place featured on “triple D” with Guy Fieri and wanted to give it a go. We had a bit...of trouble knowing how much to order as you order the meat by the pound. We tried calling in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday but the person on the phone was too busy with customers to answer our questions -“I have customers...I can answer one question”. To be honest that really put me off but after seeing the place (it’s tiny), I guess I can understand. In the end we decided to order: -1 lb Turkey (dry and delicious) -3 lb brisket (very tender) -2 lb ribs ( many more than I expected and our least favorite) -2 orders of the fried chicken (about 10 pieces in total-best item for me) -Qt coleslaw (very good) -10 pieces of cornbread (these were good but huge! 5 would have been plenty) -side of beans -side of fries -order of Mac-n-cheese fritters (4 to an order, just ok). If I’d have skipped the ribs and halved the corn bread and ditched the fritters it would have been about right. It was all packed up, hot and ready to go right at the appointed time and at around $250 was a decent value.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

We've stopped here twice on the way to Sonoma and have enjoyed a delicious lunch each time. Not only is the food wonderful, but their fresh-made lemonade is so good! It's a small place, easy to miss as you drive by, but so worth the...stop as you travel through the Boyes Hot Springs area to Sonoma.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Great bbq, they also offer salads and even fried chicken. Quirky triple d place but worth the effort for a stop. Recommend the ribs with Sonoma sauce. Mash potatoes are a great side.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food! We got the combo for two and the meat was perfectly cooked. Two kinds of BBQ sauce are supplied. I preferred the Carolina style, but both were delicious. We also opted for the chocolate chip cookie and it was to die for! We...will make this a stop the next time we are in California!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Don’t miss the giant flying pig over this restaurant. The BBQ if fantastic. Highly recommend the combo plate which comes with two sides. Includes rib, sausage, brisket and another meat. It was enough for two of us to share. For sides we got the fries...which were piping hot and had a dusting of spice. Also got the greens which was a cold broccoli. Once you get your plate there are several sauces to pour over the meat. A hot sauce, Carolina or an unnamed other sauce. I grabbed the unnamed and found it delicious. Reminded me of good bbq sauce I used to get in Texas and Oklahoma. Sorry. No pics. Too hungry to wait. Duh right in as soon as it came out.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

At the end of a long day enjoying vineyards, wine, and the Armstrong Redwoods, we found this Smokehouse. They fixed me up with a special trio of my favorite meats including babybacks, brisket and short ribs. We sided up with a wedge salad, Mac and...cheese fritters, and garlic mashed potatoes. With a Lagunitas pint and a glass of wine was $80. I can’t say enough about the juicy flavor of their ribs and brisket. The meat literally melted in my mouth, exceptional flavor, and didn’t really need sauce. I had to remind myself I should at least try them, they were ok but not needed in my opinion. This Smokehouse has mastered the art of their craft. Expect Perfection. Two thumbs up from us:)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Visited twice during our stay in Sonoma Valley. We had seen this place on triple D and sought it out after watching it. All I can say is Wow, everything tasted so good. The meats are so tasty, smoky, tender and plentiful. The sides simply...delicious. But the daddy is the WTF burger. Go try for yourself and enjoy. Thanks for a great dining experienceMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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