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Smokehouse BBQ

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19000 E 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
(816) 795-5555
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Smithville, Missouri
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wife and I frequent this place regularly. I love the ribs and burnt ends. The service is always great and they have a full service bar that is staffed with bar tenders that know what they're doing.

Thank patappana
Pleasant Valley, Missouri
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just one of my favorite bbq places. We have really good bbq in KC. Usually I get ribs. I love ribs that come off the bone easily....and this place does it right. The beans and coleslaw are yummy also. It's a nice restaurant....but it's funny.....I usually get it to go and bring home. I also get there bbq... More 

Thank naidapv
Rapid City, South Dakota
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So so BBQ. Side dishes are the usual. Quick wait staff. Multiple menu items. Something for everyone.

Thank ritamI2364VM
Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smokehouse Resturant willl give you a true taste of Kansas City Style BBQ. I would reccomend hte Burnt Ends. This is not a BBQ Joint but a BBQ Resturant. More upscale suitable for Business to romantic date, as well as families. Where this establishment differs from other BBQ is the choice of side is lot healthier. Like delicious steamed veggies.... More 

Thank rd400
Monett, Missouri
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends here as we were craving KC BBQ. Only reason for 1 star withdrawn is service. While the young man seemed efficient, he simply needed to check his face. Didn't look like he wanted to be there at all. Food was great! There were 7 of us, all ordering differently, and every plate was clean. Would like to eat... More 

Thank Candyman5000
New York City, New York
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3,671 reviews
1,422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

A nice clean restaurant. Really great service. And the barbecue was really tasty as well. Good sides too. And the place was really a unique restaurant decor. Prices were pretty good too.

Thank Bernardo F
Independence, Missouri
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The Smokehouse is it good barbecue restaurant. I always get the ribs and my wife has brisket. The baked beans are out of this world and coleslaw is very good as well. I always ask for my ribs to be brought without the sauce on them. I am a barbecue purist and like that meat without being drowned in sauce.... More 

Thank Stharp48
Independence, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special here, just your average Kansas City BBQ joint serving up the same old heartburn and cholesterol overload.

Thank McFleam
Blue Springs, Missouri
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The service was great and we received our food quickly. The food was not impressive though. I wouldn't say it was bad, but there are better bbq places for the same price.

Thank ShilohPuppy
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth time trying the Smokehouse. It was just the two of us and our sandwiches with water totaled out mid $30. Service was great. Food is average for KC, just not worth the ticket price.

1 Thank Sharon J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19000 E 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: (816) 795-5555

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