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Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

Needing high quality BBQ, we decided on Smoke Monkey for Friday lunch even though never been. Once there, my wife said, Oh, yeah, I've been here with a friend a year ago for take out--it was great. I ordered the two meat plate, brisket and...ribs while she got the pulled pork stuffed potato. Got sides of okra and corn. ALL of the food was excellent. My brisket was moist, tender with a great char. Pulled pork was great too. Fried okra tasted like it was freshly made, crispy, warn and tender. Wife said creamed corn was great too. Attractive country roadside bar feel but with lots of space, high ceilings and outdoor seating too. But it's all about the BBQ, right? And again, the meat was terrific!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

My hubby and I had been wanting to try this place for a while. We finally decided to go for it. We were both very much disappointed. Ribs were dry as was the grilled chicken, but I guess most grilled chicken is dry. The pulled...pork was okay, but had a lot of fat. The jalapeño sausage was good. The mashed potatoes were VERY dry and tasteless. The Mac & Cheese was good, and I don’t even like Mac & Cheese. But it wasn’t so good that we’d return here.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

Service was awesome and meat was tasty. Only minus was that red wine was ice cold for some reason. Otherwise good experience.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

this place is very kid friendly ,has great food and its not a formal type place come meet friends and relax and enjoy the country stye atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

The service was good and friendly plus quick for a Sunday visit. The brisket was good. The pork wasn't as good. It was a little more fatty than I am used to. The sides were good. The Mexican buffet seemed popular, and someone at my...table said it was okay. They have indoor and patio seating. I would eat there again for the brisket but would try something other than the pork.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

As a business traveler, I like to explore the local "non-chain" restaurants. Tonight was no exception as I decided to try Smoke Monkey. It's a bit of a drive from where I was at on I20 (near Terrell, TX) - about 10-15 minutes, depending on...where you're located. The restaurant is out on it's own on a fairly large swath of land. They have outdoor activities and what looks to be a lot of outdoor seating as well for the warmer months. I bet this place is a blast in the summer. Parking is a bit sketchy. Not sure if there was a lot I missed, but I can't imagine what it's like when they get busy. Inside I was greeted by two very polite young men about high school age. I ordered the three meat plate with ribs, brisket and sausage. I told the young man cutting the meat that I'm not afraid of fat on my brisket. The other young man asked me if I was okay with jalapeños in my sausage. Absolutely! Water to drink. The meal came with two sides and two rolls. As a low carb eater, I didn't partake in the rolls or the other higher carb sides in the "side bar" they had set up - i.e. mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes or corn. I ate the green beans instead. There's another bar with coleslaw, onions, peppers, and alike to compliment your meal. The ribs were on point. Nice and easy to pull from the bone, and the rub had a hint of sweetness. I didn't use any sauce, so I can't speak to that flavor. The brisket was a bit dry and lean for my liking. Nice smoke ring though. Had the young man given me more fatty cuts I may have a different opinion. The sausage was good, but not "write home" good, and the sausage is really not that hot for having jalapeños inside. I like the heat! The green beans are interesting. It tastes like they use a worcestershire sauce to flavor them. I liked this at first, but after 2-3 bites the flavor became a bit too strong for my liking. Great idea though. Overall this is a cool place with very nice people, but I have to say the BBQ is pretty average for Texas. I'll give it another try at some point in the future when I'm in this part of Texas again.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We tried Smoke Monkey for dinner tonight. We picked up lean sliced brisket, ribs, and some of their yeast rolls. The brisket was tender moist and had a nice smoke ring. The ribs were even better. Well smoked and flavorful, the ribs were tender and...had a great bite. Nice tangy sauce accompanied the meat. The yeast rolls were soft and fluffy with a great taste. Smoke Monkey was a pleasant surprise. Try it, you’ll like it.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

The food was really perfect if you like meat. The staff is very helpfull and explain all about meat before you buy. Atmosphere is great,...i really recomend this place to anyone who likes meat 😁

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This located has been three different BBQ joints in the past few years. I have heard a lot about Smoke Monkey and their buffets the past few months so my husband and I decided to check it out and went on a Sunday for lunch....The restaurant was offering a Mexican or a BBQ buffet which we did not try because it was a lot of food for a midday meal and we had early dinner plans. We opted to order off the regular menu instead and had pulled pork and sausage plates. The pulled pork was tender but had a little too much fat for my liking. The sausage was HOT! The BBQ sauce was very good and the rolls were soft and delicious. The sides (potato salad, pinto beans, green beans, and mac & cheese) were all just so-so and nothing spectacular. Overall, our meal was not bad but it was also nothing special. I wish we had been hungry enough to try the Mexican buffet because it did look quite appetizing. One side note - I really hate dining in a restaurant and not getting a plate and real utensils! I really dislike paper plates and styrofoam containers when you spend over $30 for two people to eat a meal, regardless of what kind of food it is.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant and the people that run it. The barbecue is consistently amazing, when they have crawfish it's delicious and can be had for a great price. Friday and Saturday they have an all you can eat catfish...buffet and the spread is phenomenal. Terrific table of fixin's and sides. I can honestly say I have tried everything on their menu and everything is delicious. Kids are always welcome, they usually have a bounce house or inflatable slide for them. It's byob so you can bring your favorite beverage. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Smoke Monkey BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4