If you're not a local, then you're not very likely to stumble onto the Olde Smokehouse. As part of a foursome of locals, I dined at the Olde Smokehouse on a chilly Saturday evening in late April 2013. We had called ahead for a 6 PM reservation the day before and had a table waiting when we arrived about 15 min early. Our server was prompt and quickly ran through the specials of the evening. We ordered a mixture of ribs and pulled pork platters/sandwiches plus side dishes. We absolutely loved the pulled pork, particularly when slathered with the richer, sweeter of the BBQ sauces offered. The ribs were described as prepared by a 12 hour incubation in the smokehouse followed by dousing with sauce and served immediately. We found the ribs to be meaty and the meat to be pink as though well-smoked, but it had no smoked meat flavor, beyond that imparted by the sauce. The spice rub on the ribs was tasty, the sauce was excellent, but the meat seemed bland and lacking in BBQ character. The sides ran from the very good (cole slaw, french-fried sweet potatoes) to the so-so ("loaded" garlic mashed potatoes - too much garlic and onion overpowered the potato flavor, and onion rings that lacked cooked onion flavor and were mushy). The serving sizes were generous without being excessive - we didn't leave hungry by any means. Beyond the food was the sound level, which involved "background music" that jumped much to far into the foreground and caused everyone involved in table conversations to turn up their own volume and all of this in a room with high ceilings - a very loud combination, somewhat exhausting in fact. Bottom line - the Olde Smokehouse serves some good food, particularly the pulled pork; go relatively early and with a reservation; prices are reasonable; seems attractive to families, special occasions
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