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Smokey Bones BBQ & Gril

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2723 N. Meridian Blvd., Reading, PA 19610
(610) 375-9580
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Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 22
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food

We love going to Smokey Bones. The food is always hot and fresh, service is attentive without being over the top, and if you are looking for a sports atmosphere, you are at the right place. We choose not to go without a reservation or call ahead seating, it gets real busy on weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Christine R
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this spot.....everything is delicious!!! Great service for inside the restaurant and take out!!

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Thank Lynnie1963
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always go for their drinks, ribs, and nachos with pulled pork! It's to die for! Their drinks are awesome. I can't say I've tried it all but what I can say is that I have never been disappointed. Love smokey bones!

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Thank Kayla R
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar atmosphere. Sometimes a little loud but it is what you expect on a sports night, we had a good time. Food delivered hot and in a reasonable amount of time. Wait staff very knowledgeable about food items. Great coupon offer in Sunday's paper, helps with the cost. Try it, I am sure you will have a nice time.

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Thank Margiefrompennsylvan
Denver, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took my dad or for his 75th Birthday and had a fabulous time! The waitress was very attentive, granted it was a slow night due to the weather. I ordered the Baby Back Ribs and Beef Brisket combo. They give you enough to satisfy, I could barely get it all down. They have a digital payment module right at... More 

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Thank RRedcay
Reading, PA
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try this place about once a year. However; each time I'm continually disappointed mainly with the food. It's just OK and they always seem to be out of what I want to order regardless of the time we go. It's one of the weaker chain restaurants that we dine at and to be honest there are many more local... More 

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Thank bdelgado
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This chain offers average but decent food. Wide range to choose from. You can choose from a wide variety od bbq sauces

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Thank westlawn1507
Reading, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We love going to Smokey Bones. The food is always hot and fresh, service is attentive without being over the top, and if you are looking for a sports atmosphere, you are at the right place. We choose not to go without a reservation or call ahead seating, it gets real busy on weekends.

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Thank Christine R
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Went there the other night and ordered the broccoli soup, worst soup I ever had; It smelled so bad and it had huge chunks of broccoli in it. It looked like they took raw broccoli and dumped cheesewiz on it. Mine was so hot couldn't eat it, my dad's was cold and my wife's had huge chucks of broccoli, they... More 

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Thank blanky8
Lititz
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have been to this location several items and have had good service and food in the past, but our experience last night was terrible. It took about 30" from the time we ordered until the food arrived. At one point, we asked our server about the status and she "promised" it would be out in one minute. It came... More 

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Thank Teddy1081
Reading
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ restaurant! Good service! Employees seem to stick around! Some still there for the past 8 years we have been eating there. A little pricey however, they mail out great coupons regularly. Nice family atmosphere. TV's galore!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2723 N. Meridian Blvd., Reading, PA 19610
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: (610) 375-9580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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