We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Smokey Joe's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
22380 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2003
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 55: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food and courteous staff. It's our go to place for dinner. The pit beef is amazing. So is the pulled chicken sandwich. Always good. Always filling.

Thank Sandra H
Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a former gas station refurbish He'd as a restaurant \ carry out with great pulled pork and barbecue. Also the kale is truly southern Maryland cuisine that will satisfy your pallet! GO and see Hess or Mary and you will NOT be disappointed!!! They also do catering for weddings and back yard barbecues. CALL THEM FOR WHATEVER... More 

Thank Mike G
Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Counter order and pick up service. Good food priced right. someone in our lunch group always want to go.

Thank Eric Z
Leonardtown, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Smokey Joes for lunch for years now, and am NEVER disappointed. The pit beef is out of this world. Black and crisp on the outside, red and juicy inside. My wife love many menu items, and I agree they're great, but I can't convince myself to jump off the pit beef train. Stop on by, you... More 

Thank Thomas L
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is small. It is quaint. The staff was very friendly. Very enjoyable, the day I was there there was a small lunchtime crowd .

Thank Troy F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Wanted BBQ while in the area. It is a small place but great BBQ. It is self service with ordering at the counter and you pick it up but the seating is comfortable and there are tables under cover out side.

Thank FTTN
Platteville, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I've been gone from St. Mary's County for 4 years. I'm back for a week and wanted to make sure to eat at Smokey Joe's. The dark meat quarter chicken was tasty as always, as was the sauce. I tried the seasoned kale for the first time, and it was great. My other side was red potato salad, which was... More 

Thank LivelyLaura
Solomons, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
286 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the road....But considering it was a gas station once upon a time, it's come a long way since those days. Smokey Joe's quickly established itself as a fixture ~10 years ago on 3 Notch Road near gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Although it occupies a prime location for business lunch traffic,... More 

1 Thank Hey_Joe54
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

They offered a military discount, I'm not sure if they normally do, but this won brownie points!! Their beans are really good too, if you like BBQ beans.

Thank mrsweiner1418
Topsham, Maine
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Decent, if average, bbq eats. The tables could have used more attention and the lines were long and staff were slow. Not bad for the price, but it's not somewhere I would rush back to.

Thank travelaroundme

Travelers who viewed Smokey Joe's Restaurant also viewed

Lexington Park, MD

Been to Smokey Joe's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22380 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Lexington Park
  • Phone Number: 301-866-0995

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Smokey Joe's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?