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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed July 1, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful view of the ocean from the upstairs bar! The hush puppies were delicious! Had a smokehouse sampler and some amazing bourbon barrel strawberry beer!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2021

This place is the best! We got take out again last night. After hearing me rave about their food the owner (Dave) came out and when I said I had tried to make really good ribs but mine weren't as good he kindly gave me...some seriously great tips. Now I'm willing to try them again. We ordered our favorites to take home (enough for two days for the two of us for dinner). 1/2 rack ribs, corn bread, baked beans and their delicious macaroni and cheese. SO good! Great service too. Carol does a great job at the front desk and Ian does a terrific job helping too.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

Oh my word. We've eaten here before but weren't able to for awhile because of Covid (and they had moved to a different location) but we went here yesterday and it was just as superb as ever. The food is so fantastic we ordered extra...so we'd have leftovers for tonight. I can't say enough about their baby back ribs, the sauce, the mac and cheese, the beans, the beef stroganoff (which was SO good) and the corn muffins. Yes we bought all that and yes we ate it all (4 meals between the 2 of us). And YES I want to go back again and again. Service was great too!. We got there when it first opened at 3:00 and I'm already craving some more of it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020

This place is amazing! Recently moved to here from the Hampton Roads area in Virginia and this place is def on par with the best BBQ places back home. We picked up pulled pork, brisket, and corn bread and everything was delicious. Highly recommend the...Burnin' B sauce if you like spicy. We will absolutely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

The food is great, the owner is an ex Marine and the place is hidden in the Safeway parking lot on 522 near the gas station. For anyone in the area this is a must go for bbq. I was stationed in Norfolk, Va and...he's great! As a retired Sailor, I also want to support fellow veteran owned businesses. So come on all you vets! During this Corona Virus shut in, support a fellow vet who serves great food in takeout!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

After a long day of driving, the craving for bbq was so great that we had to pull over in Spartanburg, SC.. we were blown away by the friendly service and moist brisket..I tried all the sauces and settled on the Mild.. The restaurant was...clean, restrooms spotless and the owner came over and asked us how things were..More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Great food and barbeque is great. Nice homey place to eat. Please note the new larger restaurant is on Bothell- Everett Hwy and 240th St., In the Safeway Plaza.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Nice place and excellent food. The restaurant is clean and helpers are nice and helpful too. Good place for their food.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

The local's spot for BBQ. It is always good. Uses bread rolls from a small local bakery in Bothell. I am very, very fond of Dave's smoked macaroni and cheese.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

Forced to close and move because of developers, the shop has been relocated on the same road (Everett - Bothell Highway - WA route 527) but about 1-2 miles South in a Safeway shopping center. An excellent place to eat BBQ. Dave is "The Man".

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

I used to visit Carolina Smoke about once per month. We moved away and have not been back for awhile. I forgot what I was missing -- some of the BEST brisket I have ever eaten (and I eat alot of BBQ brisket whenever available)....Well seasoned and juicy -- add to that an excellent selection of sides and Carolina Smoke is a nust visit eatery in the Bothell area. Only issue is that the restaurant has to move in the next few months due to the sale of the land where it is located. Get there while you can!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Well, it's not Texas BBQ but it is decent for the Northwest. Hubby ordered the pork BBQ, but said it was dry. The bun was huge, and I chose not to eat it. I ordered the beef brisket, and it was good. Had a decent...smoke ring on it, and was very moist. Can't say much for the sauces - heavy on the vinegar flavor which is not my favorite.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We love visiting Dave and his Carolina Smoke BBQ ... we last reviewed this establishment in 2015, when the Friday night Prime Rib was $24 for the platter (eat-in or take-out) it is now $29 and just as tasty. If Prime Rib is on your...list of favorites, mosey over there after 5PM on a Friday ... it sells out fast, and for good reason.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Some folks are very finicky about the technicality of their bbq. Not me - I like meat, with good sauce. Carolina does a good job with their smoker. Meat is usually fall-off-the bone tender. I prefer the brisket, but the pork is good too. It's...a small place, so if you come right at lunch expect to wait a bit. On a nice day you can sit outsideMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a little of everything with 4 star overall rating. 5 Star for service...they will make what ever you want and the way you prefer.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Yes, Carolina Smoke BBQ & Catering offers takeout services.

Carolina Smoke BBQ & Catering is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4