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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed December 12, 2020

First time trying them out, fries, green beans and meat were all cold. We visited on a Saturday night and our first clue should have been the fact that the place was empty. Clearly locals know better. I do not recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

I found nothing special about Hokie. Their barbecue sandwich was nothing special and the fries had little flavor. Walmart fries are better. I won't be back. This was a take-out.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2020 via mobile

New owner since the last time I went. Mike the owner and pit master came by and spoke to us for 20 minutes. Extensive menu. Burnt ends very good. Half BBQ chicken... very moist. Mike makes his own BBQ sauce unlike some of the other...BBQ places in JC. I plan to go back and try the BBQ wings... Service friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

The server had only been working for two months and told us that she was not yet that familiar with the menu. My five ordered brisket and it was good. I order chicken quarters and they were huge, tough, and still bleeding in the center....I got a new order and they were the same. The chicken was far too old to be used as it was. We will try it again someday.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed June 30, 2020

The bbq pork is exquisite you can tell they really put effort in making customers happy. Service was amazing and food came out fast. They are worth the second visit.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

Waitress did not know menu, the food arrived cold and was poor quality. Too many good restaurants in Johnson City for a place like this to survive.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Terrible experience. Waitress did not know the menu. After ordering several gnats circled the table. Twice the wrong order was set on our table then taken to the right table. Had to seek out another waitress for drinks and silverware which ended up being plastic...because there were no clean utensils. Wings- oversmoked and dried out. Baked potato was not warm enough to melt the butter or cheese and had to be sent back to be microwaved and still not warm. The pulled pork sandwich was 4-5 lumps of pork and not really pulled. Fat was not picked out. Had to to ask for sauce and ranch for wings. The baked beans tasted like they came from a can. A ton of sauce had to be poured on them to make them edible. When the waitresses asked for a refill I said no and asked for a check. She brought a beer and she said you wanted a refill. I said no I asked for my check. So .... bad service + bad food = bad experience. We had tried this place , that we used to enjoy, about 3 times in the last nine months to a year and all have not been good.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

We stopped for lunch and we're pleasantly surprised by the enormous selection of food AND the super friendly and efficient service! We ordered the TN Tornados (smoked poblano peppers stuffed with smoked chicken or brisket) topped with poblano cheese...a side of green beans and fries....Also, the ribs with fried potatoes and onions and fried okra. It was DELICIOUS! The rib meat was tender and flavorful and the brisket was perfectly smoked. I vote this food WAY better than Tony Gore's in Sevierville, TN. Our server, Shannon, was awesome! A must-try if you're in Johnson City!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

skillet mac and cheese was good, breaded mushrooms are made fresh! no frozen anything! amazing atmosphere and staff!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

See my review on Yelp. Food was cold when I went twice. BBQ was not hot at all. Even the bun was ice cold. Fries were cold and onion rings were nasty, cold and greasy. Did not have a lot of batter on them at...all, not but a few in the basket and certainly was not worth the price at all. They seemed to be more like the outside peelings of the onion instead of the good inside rings of the onion. I have already sent in a review. Thought someone called from the restaurant but not sure. They can reach me at 423-956-4283 and ask for John. I hope that they see this review on Yelp and get back with me.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hokie Smokie Brisket & BBQ

  • Yes, Hokie Smokie Brisket & BBQ offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Hokie Smokie Brisket & BBQ offers delivery services.

  • Hokie Smokie Brisket & BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4