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“Uh-may-zing!”
Review of SMOAK BBQ

SMOAK BBQ
Ranked #318 of 2,570 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: SMOAK BBQ serve up the finest in Texan-style, slow-smoked BBQ brisket, ribs, pulled pork, tacos and much more. Here at SMOAK BBQ all the meat we serve is carefully sourced from local farms and dry rubbed or brined overnight before we marinate, then sous vide or smoke over hard woods for up to 14hrs. Whenever possible we try to make all our sauces and pickles from scratch. Ensuring the clean fresh SMOAK taste that balances with our succulent meats and smoaked vegetables.
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Headed through to Glasgow one night for something to eat and decided to try Smoak. We hadn't been before and as it was a busy Saturday night (One Direction were playing George Square I believe) we thought it best to book.

We called up and they told us they did have a table however they had a live band on that night so it might be a bit noisy. Not being THAT over the hill yet we accepted the table and headed through.

When we got there we found a staircase taking you into essentially the basement of a pub. It definitely has a bit of a "dive bar" quality about it but we were shown to our table and given a menu. Everything on the menu looked great and it was really hard to choose. Eventually we settled on our meals and the waitress took the order and the band started. It was pretty loud but we were prepared for it thanks to the warning and the band were pretty good. However it was definitely too loud to talk so don't head there on a gig night and expect a natter over dinner.

The food arrived and it was fantastic. The poutine was ridiculously huge and we barely made a dent in it despite sharing. The truffle mac and cheese was literally the best mac and cheese I've ever had (and I've had a lot of mac and cheese!) and the burgers were delicious as well.

Good value, fantastic food and good service. Don't let the dive bar image put you off if that's not your thing (it doesn't bother me and I'd definitely pop in for a drink or two) the food is definitely top quality! A wee hidden gem in the city centre! :)

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The_Glasgow_Team, The smoak crew at SMOAK BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Hi,

First up, many thanks for visiting smoak at our independent kitchen at Pivo Pivo and for posting such an Uh-may-zing review!

We are delighted that the food proved to be Five Star quality... that's something we always strive to achieve. As for the bands playing... Pivo Pivo is a music venue first and foremost, although bands don't play every night. However, when they do, that's the main reason why many people head along.

We hope that you'll revisit us again very soon.

Mucho gracias!

The smoak crew.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing burgers, with a good selection of toppings. Good variety of sides too which were really tasty

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The_Glasgow_Team, The smoak crew at SMOAK BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2014

Thanks for your visit to smoak's independent kitchen at Pivo Pivo and posting up such a great review on TripAdvisor .

We hope you will choose to head along and taste our brilliant burgers again soon.

Best wishes,

The smoak crew.

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Loads of places doing pulled pork and smoked meat in Glasgow now, this place stands head and shoulders above all the others though.

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Thank Oldboy47
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The_Glasgow_Team, The smoak crew at SMOAK BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Thank you for a brill 5 Star TA review, Oldboy!

We reckon we could have been the first company to serve up home-smoaked pulled pork in Glasgow way back in the early days of the revolution! If we're not, we've certainly been smoaking long enough!

We hope you will head in our direction again very soon to enjoy more smoakliciousness!

The smoak crew.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Went here last night after finding it on trip adviser. Was I disappointed no I wasn't all I can say is I will be back for more and more and more until I have tried the whole menu lol hats of to the chef

Thank ace1690
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The_Glasgow_Team, The smoak crew at SMOAK BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Hi,

It’s hats off to YOU for taking the time to post up such a brill TA review.

We’re sure that by the time you’ve eaten your way through our menu there will be a new seasonal menu ready to appear and you can begin tackling that too!

We look forward to seeing you again soon, bring along your friends and spread the word of the smoakliciousness served at our independent kitchen at Pivo Pivo!

Thank you very much once again.

The smoak crew.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

You guys did such a great job last year at ED's Cycle Fair, were keen to have you back again for our 2014 extravaganza, Sun. 15th Jun. from 11am to 5pm. Bring back the big silver van!

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Thank Mark K
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