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“Won't be around long” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smoke BBQ

Smoke BBQ
Ranked #173 of 356 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
303 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Won't be around long”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a meal when they first opened and couldn't find anything right. The meat wasn't smokey, the bun ordinary, the sauce tasted like it was from a jar, the sides vapid. Recently walked by on a Sunday night at dinner time and there wasn't a soul in the place. I guess others have the same opinion. When will Bethesda get good bbq?

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good addition to Bethesda”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

After a long day I decided to try the new BBQ joint in town, and it didn't disappoint. I got a takeout order of the brisket platter with fries, cole slaw and cornbread. The brisket was very good, hitting all the right notes on flavor and leaving me wanting more; all I needed was a Shiner Bock. The fries were good, but the corn bread was pretty average and the cole slaw was a laughably small container- the size you might get ketchup in in some places. That aside, it's worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent New "Q" In Bethesda”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Visited this recently opened BBQ joint for the first time tonight. The Pulled Pork was excellent with a great natural smokey flavor. I had the vinegar based sauce (1 of 3 available) and highly recommend it. On the downside found the sides choices to be limited...where is the fried okra and potato salad? Also need to add sweet tea to the beverage choices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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