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American, Barbecue, Grill
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

This is a mixed review. Let me say first that the food at this place is always excellent........when they have food! I don’t understand your business practices!! Because your BBQ is so good, we haven’t given up on you yet, but we are getting frustrated....This week was the FOURTH time in the last several weeks that we have arrived between 5:30-6:30pm only to hear that you are out of your top 5 entree choices AGAIN!! Especially during COVID when I’m sure you need the extra business, why don’t you make more food?! I don’t understand the business practice of constantly running out of your most popular choices by 6pm. It’s frustrating for your loyal customers and eventually you will lose them. What time does a person have to arrive to chose from your whole menu? We are working at least until 5:30pm as most people probably are!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Doc R, Owner at Doc's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry about running out, usually not the case. But, like you mentioned, especially during Covid its harder than ever to judge what to make for the day. We only cook what we think we can sell the next day, meats cook overnight, and cant be...More

Reviewed October 1, 2020

Service, selection, food quality, all unchanged & still excellent at the new location they moved to about a year ago (just north on IL-157 on the east side of the highway). Steven was very professional & efficient in taking my phone order for curbside pickup,...and the young lady handling walk-up & to-go orders was very friendly and followed proper pandemic protocols. Their new location also offers a decent sized patio dining area on the side of the building, which is a welcome feature under current conditions. My wife & I ordered the 1-lb. Doc's Deal, which gave us enough delicious pulled pork & sauce with six fresh slider buns and two large portions of sides (our fave corn casserole & a tangy cucumber salad) to cover our picnic lunch nearby as well as two small meals back home. Quality was top notch as usual, and we will be returning to what remains our favorite BBQ joint in the Metro St. Louis area.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere. Amazing food. Highly recommended. The owner spoke with us and had a great conversation with him and his son.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 7, 2020

The food here is so good.The pork steak is huge and is super tender. The brisket was equally good. For sides we had corn casserole, cucumber salad and Mac and cheese. All were very good. Due to covid we had to eat on the patio,...but it was a beautiful day, so no problem.I recommend Docs Smokehouse for a great bbq meal.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and just off the beaten path nested in an up coming area of Edwardsville illinois.. Servers are polite and greet you with a smile.. To my surprise the restaurant is a full service serving restaurant. The average pricing per adult with a beverage...will range between 12 to 15 dollars. It appears they have kids menus with lower cost to draw in family... As I look around watching other dining guest I see a few smiles, some faces with BBQ sauce and a few people people licking their fingers... I chose the brisket platter w green beans and baked beans.. Looks to be 4 different sauces.. After sampling they are all flavored fairly decently. The green beans are pleasing to the taste and the baked beans are full of flavor. I’ll be back.. 👍👍👍More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

We selected this restaurant based on reviews and it did NOT disappoint. We will go out of our way in the future to get to Doc's as his brisket was among the best ever...and I'm a brisket snob!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

My go to for BBQ unless I'm in the St. Peters, MO area for Big Woody's on Zumbehl. Doc's has an amazing 2 inch porksteak that is so tender you don't have to use a knife. My favorite item it's the Big Boar sandwich served...on brioche. It has pulled pork, thick sliced hickory smoked bacon & two pieces of smoked sausage...I want one right now!! I love that they have four sauces to choose from on the table...I love the spicy one. They have great sides, especially the sweet potato fries, mac n cheese, & corn casserole. My kids love the nachos which you can get in pulled pork or chicken or half & half...YES!!! The prices here are more reasonable than Sugarfire & the customer service is always excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding BBQ. Tried the pork steak, wings and corn casserole. Generous portions. Waiters were nice and cups did not get empty. Nachos are really good as well.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2019

Doc's has moved to the new development across 157 from SIUE. Essentially across the street and down two blocks from their old location. The new location has a much better traffic flow. The order line is now separate instead of winding among the tables. There...is a separate station for take out order pick ups. The good news is the same great food. On a recent visit, I finally hit taco Tuesday. Two huge soft tacos stuffed with pulled pork, cheese, etc, I should have followed the lead of some other diners and had the second on wrapped up to go, there was that much goodness. The side of queso was a bit weak, could of used a bit of a kick. My normal go to is the pick two with brisket and sausage with sides of BBQ beans and potato salad. All consistently good. The problem with a true smokehouse is that once they run out of something, there is no quick fix. On my most recent visit they had run out of brisket. The cost of keeping it fresh. They post updates on their Facebook page when that happens. There is now quite a bit of room between the tables. Doc says he can add more seats when the need arises.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

All of the food was amazing. The staff was attentive and friendly. We are so glad we decided to go there!

Date of visit: November 2019
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June 21, 2018|
Response from docr909 | Property representative |
Sorry we don’t serve alcohol.
August 30, 2017|
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Response from docr909 | Property representative |
Hi! We don't take reservations, but if you call 30 min ahead we will try to save enough table space so your party can sit together. Thanks! Doc
Sherry H
November 21, 2016|
Response from docr909 | Property representative |
Sorry we will be closed on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday so our staff can travel home. Please come see us on Saturday !
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