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Hardwood Smokehouse

508 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-4017
+1 352-228-8840
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
“corn nuggets” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-4017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited over 1hr for our order , no food , asked the waitress she said 2 min and it be right out 20 mins later no food , asked about our order again, 2 mins and no food ! We when to the crab plant...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dartdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim traveling through Crystal River. I ordered the Q for 2 for my daughter and I to share. It was amazing and we even had leftovers. So many items are made in house. My son had the Redneck taco and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mandkfun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here in Nov 2018. We love our BBQ, and are a bit spoiled after eating BBQ in OK and TX. The Hardwood Smokehouse rates in our top BBQ restaurants outside of those states. The portions were huge, the food was flavorful. The meats...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NancyNC
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Dining at the Hardwood Smokehouse was simply a pleasure. The food is outstanding, especially the beef brisket. The portions are filling and at a great price. The staff are friendly and provide impeccable service. Gary's visit to our table enhanced our dining experience and added...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cassandra L
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The food was really good as was the service. Sit outside and enjoy the quaintness of Crystal River. We dined on wings, pulled pork, beans and sweet potato fries. We would order all again.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank joanmkelsey
Reviewed October 21, 2018

4 of us thorouughly enjoyed our lunch here. The staff is very friendly and attenitve, and the food is tasty. If you aren't a smoked meat type of person, they have regular burgers. We all highly recommend the Pork Towers appetizer to share.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Travelot36
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We had the "Q for 2" which is a big platter of pulled pork, chopped brisket, and baby back ribs, along with 2 sides, all for $17.99. The food was delicious; out favorite was the ribs. I also really liked the cornbread hoe cake, which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 646lorit
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We met friends for an early dinner this evening. The other couple was very familiar with their other location in Ocala, having dined there often. We were all very pleased with the service, the quality of the food, and the generous portions. The owner, Rich,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Robbinsesq
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has lost my business after a cockroach fell onto my table from the adjacent wall. The service has already been going down hill over the course of the last few months, along with the food quality, but now this solidifies that this restaurant...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ashley F
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We got recommendations from our tour guides and went here for lunch. Everything we tried was great. The meats were perfectly cooked and seasoned and all of the sides were tasty too. Friendly service with inside and outdoor seating. Great spot for lunch or dinner...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Rather_Nomadic
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Response from colin b | Reviewed this property |
The gospel according to Google states: Monday 11AM–9PM Tuesday 11AM–9PM Wednesday 11AM–9PM Thursday 11AM–9PM Friday 11AM–10PM Saturday 11AM–10PM Sunday (Easter) 11AM–9PM Hours might differ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-4017
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-228-8840
  • E-mail
Welcome to Hardwood Smokehouse Crystal River's locally owned and family operated BBQ Restaurant. We feature Competition-Style Barbecue thru our Low & Slow method of hardwood smoking. We serve our tasty and tender meats straight out of the smoker and leave the choice of sauce up to you. Limited Bar with Full Service Dinning and Patio Seating. Take out available.
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