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Pokeys BBQ & Smokehouse

408 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82716-4049
+1 307-687-7653
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good21%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (29 reviews)
“baked beans” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
408 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82716-4049
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The ribs were hard as a rock. Okra and fried green beans were mediocre. Cole slaw was dripping in dressing. Service was good though.

Thank kthrynfrancis
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a good variety to choose from. I had the pulled pork sandwich for lunch and a side of coleslaw. Both were very good. The sandwich had a generous amount of meat. They offered sweet, medium or hot sauce. I wasn't sure so I...More

Thank drt299
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were wowed- had the sampler for two and probably have 2 meals out of what we are taking with us. Great service. Tip: the BBQ sampler is excellent - $32.99 comes with 2 family style sides, salad bar and bisquits...great deal. Would feed a...More

Thank GypseyTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on our way to Devils Tower. Very rustic but clean. Friendly service. Salad bar was OK but you could tell that some of the stuff had been sitting out for a while. I had the smoked turkey with the salad bar, my husband...More

Thank AlaskaVans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're from Texas, you qualify as a BBQ critic. I'm from Texas and Pokeys gets a thumbs up. I tucked into a brisket and sausage plate with slaw and tater salad. The brisket was lean, not greasy and the sausage was pretty doggone good,...More

Thank Alan R
Ric S, Owner at Pokeys BBQ & Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, Alan. We definitely get our fair share of critics. With over 30,000 briskets cooked here, some would say we ruined every single one...LOL. We are glad you're one that enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was your average small town barbecue restaurant. We don't eat fried food or red meat so we had a difficult time finding something on the not so large menu. We ended up getting the all-you-can eat salad bar. It was so-so and some of...More

Thank petuniaq2
Ric S, Owner at Pokeys BBQ & Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I sure wish we had known about your dietary restrictions, we would have been more than happy to cook you anything you'd like. We try to cater to every diet limitation a person could have, from strict vegan to severe food allergies. Also...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was 50-cent wing night when we were there, so my husband got a little too excited about that, lol! All of the bbq meats we tried on the large meal that we shared were great! The salad bar was just right, not too many...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere was good its clean and very rustic inside. Had the salad bar which was ok but their pricing is crazy. Small plate one price, medium plate another price large plate another price the soup is next to salad bar and thats an add on....More

Thank diamondlvr7851
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Wanted some good bbq and environment, this was great! Very good bbq, had some wings to, enjoyed our waitress, she was very friendly, checked in us often, great way to end a long day of traveling. Og, and not servings, I didn't even eat half...More

Thank ibsunny
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

After reading a couple of reviews on TripAdvisor, I was wondering whether we should try here or not, because I am VERY picky about BBQ. I usually cook 200-400 lbs for fundraisers three or four times a year, so the bar is very high for...More

Thank Russ4730
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82716-4049
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Gillette
  • Phone Number: +1 307-687-7653
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We are a family friendly restaurant. We were named Wyoming's Best Barbeque, and offer full service catering, carry out, and of course dine in. We have a great selection of tap beers along with a full bar.
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