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Smokey Bones BBQ - CLOSED

8760 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8427
+1 704-549-8282
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Jan 14, 2016
Jan 4, 2015
“Great food and BBQ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8760 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8427
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31 - 40 of 42 reviews

Reviewed May 3, 2012

The ribs were not baby backs as listed on the menu. They were very tough. Had to send them back. The new plates of ribs were no better. We left the ribs there and they gave us credit for 1 meal from our bill.

Thank cottonr
Reviewed December 10, 2011

We both had a variety of BBQ, pulled pork, wings, and chicken. Our waitress was very nice. Food came out super fast and was hot and fresh. We will go back next year when we go to the Dirt Track World Finals.

Thank boggsduo
Reviewed October 17, 2011

I visited 3 x during my stay. A double Jim Bean is anything from a rocks glass with an extra "TIP" from the bottle to a true or even Xtra double!! Depends on the bartender. BBQ ribs were good, not fall off the bone though...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed October 9, 2011

Poor value for $. $60.00 for two. Meal was unsatisifying. Most of the food was cold. "Premium" macaroni and cheese had un-cooked noodles and raw garlic that somehow found its way into the side dish. Ribs were dry and flavorless. Mentioned dissatisfacton to waitress, who...More

Thank ironwood6058
Reviewed July 12, 2011

Although I don't go often, Smokey Bones is a nice treat. You get good value for the price and the food is always consistent. BBQ is a tough sell for a chain restaurant in the South because the local shops are unique, but Smokey Bones...More

Thank JPS007
Reviewed June 15, 2011

We went here while in town for a wedding. We were looking for some Carolina bbq and the hotel staff recommended this restaurant in the area. It was definitely more corporate/chainy than we would have preferred but the food was good and the service was...More

Thank jlynn1123
Reviewed January 12, 2011

Have eaten here many times and it is almost always good. Good menu and appetizers.

Thank danonatt12
Reviewed August 6, 2010

We just ate there two nights ago, we use to love going there, but its not worth it now. My tea was old tasting, so I got a coke and it was flat, couldn't drink. Our bill for two was over $40! Didn't get many...More

Thank dwasson
Reviewed July 5, 2010

This was a family favorite that has gone completely downhill. First the service went downhill and now they have a made several unwelcomed changes to the menu, dropping a couple of their best items. Sadly they have become more of a bar that serves food...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2008

Early on this was a great place to alternative BBQ and the baby back ribs were awesome. This was almost a weekly stop me when I worked in this area. Service went down hill and the quality of the food dropped. I have not visited...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$21 - $30
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8760 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8427
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighborhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: +1 704-549-8282
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