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Hardwood Smokehouse

5400 SW College Rd, Heath Brook Station, Publix Shopping Center, Ocala, FL 34474-5756
+1 352-732-3677
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cornbread” (28 reviews)
“pulled pork” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:30 pmAll hours
Barbecue, American
$$ - $$$
5400 SW College Rd, Heath Brook Station, Publix Shopping Center, Ocala, FL 34474-5756
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Comfortable eatery, reasonable prices, good service...and my food was very good. Had burnt brisket ends, sweet and spicy sauce, great fried corn on cob, 2 other good sides. My uncle enjoyed his meal too. About $30 for 2 including beers.

Thank HRinMiami
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant! I bring any friend or acquaintance who wants authentic BBQ to Hardwood Smokehouse. This restaurant is 2.5 miles off of I-75, exit 350, in a strip mall. Don't let that fool you. The family owned business is the real deal. Very...More

Thank happywoman57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit - I had burnt ends and the wife had chicken. Enjoyed them and the different sides we got. For some reason the fried okra came with ranch dressing - and the wife HATES ranch dressing and some had spilled onto her...More

Thank Eswau
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled here from Sumter county looking for good BBQ on July 4th with out teenage grandkids. They both had the pulled pork sandwiches which they loved along with corn nuggets and I have half a rack of baby back ribs with the jalapeño pancake...More

Thank JulesnJerB
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here based off of the reviews and we are so glad we did!!!!! AMAZING RIBS!!!! We both got the half rack of baby back ribs and they don't lie - they fall off the bone! Great flavor and 4 choices of sauces. Delicious! The...More

Thank mariannemjones
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Our first time here and we loved it!! Something for the whole family. Staff was super friendly and helpful. My husband and I had the Q for 2, which had pulled pork, brisket and baby back ribs with 2 sides.. we did the corn nuggets...More

Thank johannae937
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This was our first time eating here and it was delicious. We ordered the BBQ for two and there was so much food we brought meat home with us. Everything was very flavorful and fresh. It does tend to be a bit on the spicier...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and the service at this place. We got the combo with a sampling of everything and the chicken was a little dry. The sauces are amazing! Mustard BBQ sauce is really good. The hot one is good but quite hot...More

Thank sperezny
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Decided to try this for the first time since I was hungry for ribs. Not sorry for the decision, we were greeted warmly upon arrival and the lady was very patient with our hesitation over some choices. You order at a counter and then your...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Great smokehouse offering oversized portions of normal bbq fare done up nice. Counter-ordered and deliverd to your table. You control your own beverages. Bottled beer available. 4 homemade hoise sauces to choose from. The jalepeno cornbread hocakes are to die for.

Thank Brian T
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April 21, 2015|
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Response from seniortraveler8383 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but do agree with the temps increasing in Ocala this time of yr. There is outside seating but depending on the time of day, there might not be enuf shade for a dog. Probably the best idea is to call the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 SW College Rd, Heath Brook Station, Publix Shopping Center, Ocala, FL 34474-5756
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-732-3677
Welcome to Hardwood Smokehouse, Ocala's locally owned and family operated BBQ Restaurant & Catering Service. 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. We offer casual dining with Counter-Service. Simply place your order with a Cashier, and we'll take care of the rest. No gratuities expected. Beer & Wine available. Feed your Crew the Best BBQ in Town! Call our Catering Team at (352) 732-FOR-Q *Dine-In & To-Go *Pickup by the Pound *Delivery & Set-up *Full-Service Catering
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