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“Great innovative food”

Briquettes Smokehouse
Ranked #1 of 70 Restaurants in Ashtabula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We combine a retro style operation with a contemporary atmosphere to provide you with the most authentic southern style BBQ and a fun-filled experience.
Chatham, Illinois
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364 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Great innovative food”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This was a fun spot for lunch. Son got bowl of chili and it came with cornbread that was very moist and good. I got seven layer chili which was perfect and delicious. Best choice. Husband got beef brisket sandwich and side of mac n cheese. Very good. Lots of choices of sauces and beers. Friendly staff but our sever disappeared for long spans of time. Original menu. I recommend this place!

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Thank Lisamarch
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not so good”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Tried this place based on the tripadvisor reviews, but was disappointed in both the food and level of service. Asked to speak to the manager, but he/she never came by our table. Maybe we hit a bad night? In any event, we probably won't be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Jamma61
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N8rock, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Hi Jamma,
I am saddened to read about your substandard experience. Your visit was not typical of our standards, and I would love to earn back you business. I have never received feedback from a patron that a manager refused to visit a table upon request. We attempt to get out to visit every table, even without request. Please contact me directly so that I might offer you an opportunity to visit us again.

Finally, I would like to apologize for the delayed reply. I have been working diligently, and around the clock to get our restaurant moved into its new location and have not been up to date on checking the review sites.


Thank you,
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Eat Here!!!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant about two years ago and had an awesome experience! We have been back each time we have been to Geneva since, about four times! The food gets better and better! We have dined at many BBQ places and this is one of our all time favorites! Every time we bring someone new they love it just as much!! Awesome food, great beer selection, very cool atmosphere, delicious milkshakes....what else could you want!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank aliandrobb
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tastes as good as it Looks”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We "stalked" the table next to us to see what they were eating & planned accordingly. Ribs were mouth-watering to see, smell & endulge in. Sides offered are varied & good-sized portions. Walk down to the bridge after you endulge.

Visited November 2012
Thank CSuhre
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Sterling, Virginia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good BBQ in a small town”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Established a few years ago in an old Meat House/Bank, this joint has some pretty tasty eats. Their pulled pork is delish and the chicken is really good and smoky! Try the smoked iced tea. It's a flavor you've not likely experienced anywhere else. There is a really impressive menu of micro-brews and they carry Lake Erie Beer, which is really good stuff. The staff is friendly and the service is really good. If you like different bbq sauces, there is a huge range of choices. For dessert, the milkshakes are ridiculous! You can't go wrong with any of the flavors.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank katrinab98
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