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Smokey Bones BBQ

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2225 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2610
(423) 893-7850
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat here on a whim. We were very disappointed. We waited more than 20 minutes for our waitress to come take our drink orders. Ordered our food and had to wait more than 30 minutes for burned food. The salmon was unrecognizable and the prime rib was fatty. The waitress pretty much abandoned us. We waited for her... More 

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Thank Twix856
Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Twix856, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at Smokey Bones take our reviews very seriously. We would appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to follow up, please email us at feedback@smokeybones.com with your contact information and a few details about your visit including the location of the restaurant. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have a family of picky eaters but were able to find something for the whole family here. My husband had the whole chicken and loved it. They have a piggy mac, and options for unusual toppings- try the popcorn, it's really delicious. Kids loved getting root beer in bottles.

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Thank cbakersmith
Smokey B, Guest Relations Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Cbakersmith. You really made our day today. More 

Boone, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I don't know about the food, but we walked in hoping for BBQ and we were disappointed that after the host seated us, we sat there for 15 minutes and we were never greeted by a server. They weren't busy. Also, the floor under our table was very sticky.

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Thank Sandi B
Smokey B, Guest Relations Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you, Sandi B, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We would appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to follow up, please email us at feedback@smokeybones.com with your contact information and a few details about your visit including the location of the restaurant. More 

Decatur, Georgia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I ordered the half BBQ chicken. Did not taste like anything special, tasted more like a store bought rotisserie chicken. Waited almost an hour for take out after placing an online order. Only thing that prevented me from giving it a lower rating was that my husband enjoyed his burger.

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Thank renea m
Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ, responded to this review

Renea M, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We would appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to follow up, please email us at feedback@smokeybones.com with your contact information and a few details about your visit including the location of the restaurant. More 

Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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186 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The place we stayed at gave a list of restaurant recommendations. The one we chose had a long wait time. We saw this restaurant and decided to take a chance as it was not on the list. We were delighted with the choice. The waitress was very pleasant. She made some recommendations that everyone liked. The food was plentiful and... More 

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Thank 196LindaC
Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, 196lindac. More 

Grand Chain, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoying eating at smokey bones however we don't have a location close to where we live and try to eat at one if we come across one on our travels. This location the food didn't taste as good as other locations we have ate at in the past. The highlight of our meal was actually the dessert. We ordered... More 

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Thank Tabetha K
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you haven't been here for a while, give it a try. Brisket is now only served after 4 pm. No longer is it dry and tough. There have been menu changes...for the better. The barbeque half chicken is excellent. Moist and super tender. Pulled pork is also tasty. Variety of sauces give you a wide selection of flavor enhancement.... More 

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Nasty patio with dirty dishes, nasty table, lack of servers, other customers showing no respect and using emergency gate (setting off alarm)....worst thing, another man brings in a darn great dane size dog thru emergency gate. We are just in middle of our meal and drinks. Long story, short got with manager and left this horrible restaurant. . . .pissed... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was my first and last time dining at this establishment. I was seated quickly which was great. After that this dining experience went down hill QUICKLY. 1. Filthy tables that were never cleaned during the hour I was there. 2. A customer set off the emergency exit alarm, and management never came to cut it off instead she let... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My husband and I really love bbq and had frequented Smokey Bones several times over the years but over the years had seen the quality of the meals deteriorate. So anyway, I was hunger for the smoked wings and thought we'd go back....well, while the take out service was quick the dinner was just blah....the wings were dry and not... More 

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Thank Gracie324
Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about this. We would appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to follow up, please email us at feedback@smokeybones.com with your contact information and few details about your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2225 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: (423) 893-7850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?