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“Smoke is a joke”
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Smoke
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a cafeteria style setup, though much clumsier. The waitress took our drink order and we then walked to the absolute back of the long building to the food. The meat (chicken, ribs, pulled pork,brisket) are under domes on one steam table, and the sides are on another. There is no where to rest your tray while you are served. You have only one choice of meat, and can only sample pulled pork and brisket. I had the ribs, which were average but a small portion. The real disappointment were the sides. The mac-n-cheese reminded me of Kraft pasta and shells, the collards were the common flavor and texture from K&W. Cornbread was stale. Corn on the cob was waterlogged. The place is a former bar and that would serve better than a feeble attempt at a bbq restaurant. Save your money for elsewhere.

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Thank kinsenc
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The bottom line is this: there is no better barbeque, quality of service, or price in Wilmington. It is downtown in the middle of Front Street. Yes, you might have to find a place to park. Yes, it is in the middle of Front Street which might require you to navigate between groups of people to get there. Yes, it might look dark on the outside. However, you need to enter and then experience a an overall quality unlike any found in either St. Louis or Memphis. Not only are the food selections and sides exceptional, you will also find people who work there who are ready, able, willing, and anxious to help you be totally happy with the experience. In fact, be prepared to be smiled at as they note that chicken, brisket, ribs, and pork can be had all in conjunction with a multitude of draft beer types. This place is reasonably priced, welcoming, and delicious. Perhaps it is the best place in town for having delicious food without being copped with a "fru-fra" attitude and the overwhelming price to go with it.

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Thank beachatthedoor
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