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“soggy mess”

Smokey's House of BBQ
Ranked #121 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Seemed like a new restaurant
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Description: Seemed like a new restaurant
Reviewed July 6, 2014

The waitstaff here were attentive and helpful...

...but the food?

Blech.

My burger had some weird tasteless (frozen for 5 years?) meat and my cutie pie's queso burger was literally an inedible soggy mess.

The fries---me, sweet potato, her french fries---were undercooked and in keeping with the soggy theme of the meal. Cornbread looked like a bio experiment; we didn't even touch it.

Even the beer was tasteless.



Avoid at all costs---better to go hungry!

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Thank David L
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

You are not going to see any Lambo's pulling up to this place. But what exactly do you expect to find at a bbq joint at a strip mall? We ate here on a fluke and were satisfied with our meal. It's got a Southern vibe, a blue collar feel and a menu that fits the bill. Having said all that, the views of the Pacific Ocean are pretty darn good!

Thank AMAigner
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I really dont get it ! I have been to this place a number of times and I dont find it to be very good at all. They do show sports and thats a plus and they do have cold beer so I cant dismiss the place completely , but the food is not good at all and dont know anybody who thinks it is. The chilli is watery and tasteless and the hamburger meet not any better , I have had the pork and ribs before and wasnt impressed at all . We are not cheap when it comes to food prices but this place is very expensive . The french fries,beans and mac & cheese are not terrible but not good enough to save the meal and the world famous corn bread is nothing special . Normally I wouldnt be this hard on a place unless the really screwed up but Smokeys has a ton of guts putting this poor quality food out there at these prices and again I would be so harsh but I have been here a few times and nobody in any of our visits thinks its good . BBQ food is pretty subjective and if your fan of this place good luck to you I can think of more than few places within 10 miles that do a better job and charge a lot less the rib joint or the ribs at sun dried tomato's

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Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great smoked dinner menu and fairly priced for the area. Service and noise level were not the greatest.

Thank scott f
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

After a long day at Disneyland we just wanted to grab something to bring back to the villa. We had seen Smokey's BBQ and decided to give it a try. We picked up some ribs and pulled pork sandwiches and they were delicious!

Thank Travlinguy517
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