Had the restaurant all to ourselves on a rainy day in Lanesboro. Didn't know what to expect for food quality. The half rack of ribs was over the top! No fat and smoked just right. The $12 meal was rounded out with cornbread and two sides...chose potato salad and baked beans. YUM! I've been to the "famous" bbq joint in the Twin Cities. Smokey River has them beat to pieces. Plain Jane furnishings...appropriate for a bbq joint. On a nice weather day, I picture the outdoor seating riverside as being a great option. The proprietor said they have bands that play. Kept comparing other meals over the weekend to this one and they did not measure up!