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JD's Smokehouse

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500 Malcolm Blvd., Rutherford College, NC
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese grits” (12 reviews)
“brisket” (47 reviews)
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
500 Malcolm Blvd., Rutherford College, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ at JD's is outstanding. The brisket is a must have. It is tender and juicy. The chopped chicken is moist and tasty. You have to try all of the BBQ sauces as they are very flavorful. The mustard sauce is the big winner....More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This place has amazing bbq of all types. Chopped pork, beef brisket, chopped chicken, ribs and more. All kinds of sides to go with it: green bean casserole, sweet potato crunch, corn on the cob, potato salad, cheese grits are just some of the few....More

Thank Fire15
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I had the brisket sandwich, it was melt in your mouth good. My wife had chicken and her sister got pulled pork. The pulld pork sandwich was overflowing with pork.

Thank Cary D
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We came with 22 people and they were able to get us in the backroom when everyone got there. Once the entire party is there..you order along the counter. Everything was resonally priced. I got the brisket plate with Mac and cheese and potato salad....More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I was looking forward to some really good smoked BBQ chicken. The other ladies in the group ordered the chopped pork sandwich. They all enjoyed their meal. I was really disappointed. My chicken didn't have a smoked flavor at all and there was no sauce...More

Thank Patty K
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Any time you are in the area stop by JD's Smokehouse for some of the BEST brisket in the WORLD!!!! I use to live close by but relocated to the eastern part of NC however when I am anywhere near JD's on a day they...More

Thank AngiePD
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to meet up with family and friends. Don't let the long line discourage you. It will not take more than 15 minutes to get through it.They have an unusual set up here and it works great. You get in line with...More

Thank JPutnam1
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Best brisket ever! Awesome food all the time and great staff! Jalapeno cheese grits are a specialty of the house you must try them. Smoked pulled pork is great also!

Thank Phillip H
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is great! It's very busy but you still get seated and get to eating quickly. Everything was good, but the brisket was the star. They also have a nice array of sauces tableside. Glad we stopped in.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed May 29, 2018

GREAT place to eat. finally found some brisket available the way we got it in the Southwest. NC BBQ is great too, but was looking for something else beside smoked pulled pork. Fantastic, nice, pleasant, charming (yeah, charming!) wait staff. Just a very good meal,...More

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Diane G
August 27, 2015|
Response from wallyk2334 | Reviewed this property |
I think the sandwich platters are around $10 and the larger entrees are $15 to $18. Well worth it!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Malcolm Blvd., Rutherford College, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rutherford College
  • Phone Number: 828-522-1227
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