We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Smokehouse in Dubai”

The Blacksmith Smokehouse
Ranked #1,238 of 10,505 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $5 - $34
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: The Blacksmith Smokehouse is the real deal! The first smokehouse in the UAE. As pitmaster Orelle says, "Put some south in your mouth!" The Blacksmith Smokehouse, with a custom-built smoker being put to work on tonight's dinner way before sunrise to provide that real authentic taste of southern soul food.
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Blacksmith claims to be the best smokehouse in town. They serve some great bbq and other dishes along with mouthwatering drinks and desserts to the Dubai folks after it opened doors in february. It is located at Wyndham Dubai Marina, with a great outdoor area and indoor. If you are looking to ‘put some south in your mouth’ as they say, then Blacksmith is your place.

The ambiance is very chilled out, diner feel with rustic elements thrown in. Grafitti art on walls give it a very casual laid back fun vibe.

With the weather being pleasant we chose to sit outdoors amidst the lights and enjoyed live music in the background.

I loved the single page food menu and the endless beverage menu. I was non plussed when it came to my drinks. We ordered the Moscow Mule and the frozen coconut margarita. Though traditionally served in copper mugs, I was happy to see it served in a steel mug keeping its close to the original way its served. The margarita was Instagram perfect, and we both would have preferred for some more alcohol in our drinks (lol).

For our starters we ordered for Chicken Tenders and smoked chili wings.

Chicken tender was served with creamy honey mustard, and served crispy.
Among the two I almost wiped the wings clean. It was just the right amount of sticky and spicy and set my palates rushing. The hint of pepper corns accentuated its flavors and was served as a generous portion .

Dusted fries are a must eat at Blacksmith. I totally loved it.

Cilantro lime slaw didn’t agree with my Indian palate, but I loved the fact that it was served in a steel mug.

For the mains we ordered the BBQ Chicken - It was half a chicken! Perfectly glazed and served with beans and slaw on the side. It was perfectly cooked and tasted delish.

By now we felt like stuffed turkey, but desserts are desserts. We tried their best selling Choco Waffo experience and Golden Oreo banana pudding.

The Choco waffo experience is two huge waffles stacked up and served with generous amount of chocolate sauce, custard, bananas and pecans. This is a dessert meant to be shared. It’s a Waffle dream.

The Golden Oreo pudding was a simple dessert, but that had my full attention.
Overall, Blacksmith is a fun place and a must visit if you are craving American food. It’s affordable, cozy and has some super friendly staff.

Special mention to Lilian, who made our time at Blacksmith a memorable one.
We went to Blacksmith post a heavy brunch and couldn’t relish everything as we would have otherwise. I would suggest you do go on a relatively empty stomach to enjoy the food.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank UrbanModish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (37)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

33 - 37 of 37 reviews

Reviewed March 9, 2018

We were staying at this hotel and came back for a final drink before an early flight, staff were friendly and place had a nice atmosphere

Thank KPM1937
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Booked brunch for today through their website. Arrived at 1pm to find the restaurant under refurbishment. Wasted Friday as it was too late to book anywhere else. Not a great start seeing as it is replacing the failed ‘Range’ restaurant that was here previously.

Thank Chris J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Good service and good food at this American BBQ themed restaurant in the Marina. The setting is nice with a good patio area. To the food, we had the wings which were excellent, pit beans and macaroni cheese both delicious. The best item we had was the brisket on texas toast with bbq sauce. The meat was very flavourful and tender. Overall, A great place to hang out for drinks and dinner.
Negatives? Its a small menu. Which is ok... if you have everything on the menu which they didn't. The big smoker wasn't working so the beef rib was not available but also 2 of their 4 desserts, and 2 of their 4 beers weren't available.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chris H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

The Blacksmith claims to be the best smokehouse in town and I have no doubt in it. They serve some great bbq and other dishes along with mouth watering drinks and desserts to the Dubai folks after its opening few days back. It is located at Wyndham Dubai Marina, with a great outdoor area and indoor. We also had live music in the background to enjoy a perfect weekend.
Started off with two instagram worthy drinks, Blue colada and strawberry mango Hawaiian. Both were refreshingly smooth and loved the flavors of both. I loved the blue colada which is quite similar to the classic pina colada with a touch of blue curacoa.
For starters we had, Chicken tenders served with creamy honey mustard. It was crispy and fried perfectly.
Stuffed smoked mushroom with veggies. This is a great option for vegetarians and the non-veg will also love it because of the mushroom stuffed with cheddar and roasted veggies.
We also tried the Sliders which had three types mainly Shrimp Po boy,Beef brisket , pulled chicken. It was basically croissant filled with shrimps, chicken and beef. All three were exceptional and would love to go back for more.
Dusted fries - Fries dusted with some spices. Loved it.
BBQ lamb short ribs - Its a dish that we tried out of the menu which is a perfect one for meat lovers with big appetite. It is smoked to perfection low and slow for 10 hours and drizzled with white smith sauce.Be cautious of getting your hands and face dirty...
BBQ apricot duck breast- A fast seller here , pan seared duck breast is smoked with apricot extract and smoked again to a caramelized perfection. It was served medium rare. A higly recommended dish here.
Finally, for desserts we had Golden oreo banana pudding which was a simple one made with banana and golden oreo.
Next was the grand choco waffo experience which can be easily shared among two to three people.
Overall a great experience with awesome food and friendly staff.

Thank azia_anzia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Blacksmith Smokehouse also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to The Blacksmith Smokehouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing