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“very personable”
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Tallahassee Smokehouse
Cuisines: Barbecue
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“very personable”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Definitely not another chain restaurant here. Genuine people who care about the customer. Now, about the food. Hit and miss. Swordfish spread way too salty. Brisket moist, tender and smokey good. Pork heavy on the char but OK once you cut off the burnt. Beans have too much of the burnt pork and cole slaw floats in mayo. Buttermilk pie a nice finish. Hopefully, they can fine-tune the kitchen and make a go of it.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Finally a good BBQ place close to Killearn. We had the pulled pork, pulled chicken and beef brisket. All of the meats were cooked perfectly but the brisket was cut a little thick for my taste but tender. The beans were not good. They were tangy and had a slight burnt taste to them. Overall its was good and would recommend others to stop and eat.

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Thank FYIs
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Tallahassee, Florida
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

We have been watching this location for over a year waiting for them to open. The service was great, the food was exactly as described and the restaurant ambiance really what you expect for a Bar-B-Que place. I wish I could remember our waiters name - he said he has been in the business for 24 years and he really thinks this place is going to make a go of it - Tallahassee is kinda fickle when it comes to restaurants so I hope they stick around.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank fireman452
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Really good BBQ”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Went the first week open.....excellent BBQ pork sandwich. They have a little of everything on the menu....expensive steaks, seafood and BBQ. Have heard comments from people that some items were a little pricey and they didnt think they would order that expensive of a steak in that kind of restaurant, but i have heard from those that tried them that they were delicious. BBQ items are reasonable priced. Only complaint we had was actually our server was a little over attentive....he wanted to hang and chat. Nice to have choice of eating inside or out, nice patio outside. Will definitely go back for more BBQ. I gave it a "very good" rating because I only had the one visit to judge from.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Cut above its Neighbor”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Tallahassee smokehouse shares a patio with Hurricane Grill, its next door neighbor but that's all it shares. The smokehouse grill far exceeds Hurricane grill in ambiance, quality of food and service.
Our party of 8 arrived to find our reserved table ready and our friendly waitress ready to take our drink orders. The menu offered a wide variety of traditional smokehouse favorites as well a nice selection of steaks.

The special for Saturday night was strip steak. When our waitress told us that they were almost out of the special, we asked if they would substitute another steak. The manager came to our table and offered to substitute any steak on the menu. We all agreed that they were making an effort to put the customer first.

The wedge salad with homemade blue cheese dressing surpassed counterparts served in high end steakhouses. Our food came out cooked to order. All the steaks were cooked to the correct temperature. The baby back ribs were "fall off the bone" tender and succulent. The brisket was equally delicious.

Our server, Lacey, was friendly and efficient. The portions were so big we had to ask for take home boxes that she happily provided.

I believe this newcomer is here to stay.

  • Visited December 2012
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