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Reviewed June 16, 2022

Barbecue in Lebanon !!!! On a recent trip to the Lebanon area, I found myself craving Barbecue. I was staying at the Hampton Inn and was looking for a place to eat close to the hotel. I took out my trusty iPhone and started looking...for local hotspots. Low and behold I found Parky's Smokehouse and decided on going there. Parky's Smokehouse is a family-owned and locally-operated destination for authentic barbecue, signature steaks, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork and Chicken, Sliced Brisket, Smoked & Grilled Prime Rib, Burgers, hand-breaded Tenderloins, and Stuffed Quesadillas. With an expansive menu of house-made sauces, rubs, dressings, sides, and desserts. I got there around 4:30 just before the dinner rush. I talked to my server for a few minutes about what I should get and what Parky's is known for and we decided on the Barbecue Blast which came with a half rack of baby ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, sliced beef brisket, and turkey breast. I also chose some house-made 'slaw and their baked beans. At first, I thought to myself "how am I going to eat all this?" when my plate dropped on the table. Please note that Parky's doesn't play around when it comes to food. The portions are huge but if you love barbecue then you should be used to massive plates of meat. I enjoyed every single meat that I tried, all were nicely rubbed, smoked and/or spiced, and I was able to try all six of Parky's Home-Made sauces. I even picked up some t-shirts and sauce on my way out.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Mike B, Owner at Parky's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Thanks Peter for the wonderful review of Parky's Smokehouse! We appreciate you taking time to leave such detailed feedback to help travelers, especially! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Safe travels! - Mike Baran, Owner

Reviewed May 7, 2022

Stopped for lunch on way home to Tennessee - great food, atmosphere and service. Will definitely return next time passing through.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Mike B, Owner at Parky's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2022

Ty, thank you for the wonderful review of Parky's Smokehouse! We appreciate you taking time to leave your feedback; we look forward to seeing you the next time you pass through Lebanon. - Mike Baran, Owner (812) 391-2318

Reviewed December 19, 2021

stopped by on a saturday evening around6:00-not real busy at that time-i had the black and mac pulled pork-it was very spicy but very good-wife had the beef and cheddar wrap which was very good-tasha s was our waitress and was friendly and did a...nice job-by the time we left it was very busy-we will be back!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Mike B, Owner at Parky's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2021

Jon, thank you for the feedback/ review! We do hope to see you again soon! - Mike Baran, Owner (812) 391-2318

Reviewed April 1, 2021

My husband had the pulled pork sandwich and he thought it was good. I had the chicken quesadilla and loaded mashed potatoes. The quesadilla was just okay but the mashed potatoes were instant and not good at all. I probably would try a different restaurant...next time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Mike B, Owner at Parky's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2021

Sorry to hear that. I can assure you that our loaded potatoes are house-made in our scratch kitchen, like the vast majority of all our side dishes, sauces, dressings, and rubs. They are a house favorite and requested by many of our regular guests and...More

Reviewed December 4, 2020

Food and service are excellent. Friendly staff. We have been custodian every this restaurant opened.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Mike B, Owner at Parky's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review of Parky's Smokehouse! We appreciate you taking time to leave your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. - Mike Baran, Owner (812) 391-2318

Reviewed February 13, 2020

There's no shortage of fast food places right off the Interstate in Lebanon, but we were hoping to find a nice local spot for dinner. The desk clerk at our hotel suggested Parky's and it was exactly what we were looking for. The wood interior...is warm and welcoming. The menu selection includes pulled pork, burgers, steaks, and fish with a wide range of sides to complement the meal. Our food was delicious, served efficiently by Hannah.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

We stopped for lunch right at noontime and the restaurant was quite busy with groups of patrons. However the service was prompt and friendly and our meals arrived quickly. I ordered a BBQ combo and chose pork and brisket as the two meats. Both were...delicious and tender plus I was provided with a caddy of six homemade sauces. The three that I tried were all tasty; I couldn't choose a favorite. I also tried the sweet potato casserole; if you like sweet potatoes, this is real treat! Overall a nice lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

The dinner was excellent. Although our steaks were sent back a couple of times to get the desired doneness. They were very tasteful. The server was super. She was always checking about our drinks.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

We tried the pulled pork and the perch. Both were very tasty. And the service was excellent. Friendly, welcoming staff that seems to truly appreciate your patronage. It's worth a try!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

I don't understand the high ratings for this restaurant, I tried on 3 separate occasions this year to eat there, and each visit was progressively worse. last visit was in July and the food was inedible.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

We were with a group of nine. My wife and I both got the two meat plate. I got the brisket and 1/2 rack of beef ribs dry for my second choice. There is an extra charge for the ribs. There were six sauces to...choose from. My favorite was the bourbon sauce. For my side I got the slaw and the sweet potato casserol. I will definitly get the sweet potato casserol again. The slaw was good and fresh. My wife had turkley for one of her choices and she said it was the best. Hot and juicy. I finished with the sugar cream pie. Dylan was an excellent server and helped me make some of my choices.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

Went with a group of friends on a Saturday. Very nice atmosphere with lots of wood and granite look tabletops. Wide variety of offerings. Wife and I split the Three Meat platter for $17.49. Brisket,pulled pork and turkey were plentiful. Brisket was especially tender and...flavorful. BBQ beans have a (welcome) little kick with a taste of ...cumin (?). Fries were...fries. Tater Tots would be a welcome option. Mac Cheese was good but not great. Perhaps a minute under a broiler to "crisp" the top would help. Several tableside sauces offered. We really liked the Bourbon sauce but the Honey Apple is awesome! Bought some to take home. Very good BBQ option. Cornbread?More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

We enjoyed our dinner here once again, although 2 years in between. Same quality and same level of service. Pulled pork sandwiches are so delicious..tried all the BBQ sauces offered. Great deal! Their beer soup with fries or pretzels to dip is a fantastic app....Look forward to our next time we pass through the area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

I found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and I decided to trust positive evaluations: I did good. It's effectively a very good place, both about the proposed menù, the food you find in here and the service they pay to Customers. Nice also the chance...to buy their t-shirts: I couldn't find the proper one for my kids, but I appreciated this option.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

the restaurant is one of my favorites when visiting lebanon! so many options to choose from. the service and food were outstanding! i will definitely be back soon!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Parky's Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4