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Smoke
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were in town and went to eat at another place that had a 1 hour wait when we found this place and are we glad we did. The set up is a lil different as 1 side is a bar and then to get your food is a cafeteria setup but the food was excellent. They had a nice selection of food from pulled pork to chicken quarters and everything inbetween. They also had 46 beers to select from which was a plus for our group. The only thing that kept me from giving a 5 is that it was really hot in there. All in all a good place and we will be back. Hopefully the A/C will be turned up a lil bit this time.

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Thank BigDinNC
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you like good bbq, avoid this place as it lacks everything that good bbq needs to be good (i.e. flavor) The brisket I had had almost no smoke ring with no smoke flavor and it had no bbq flavor. The corn tasted like feed corn, and the ribs were mediocre at best. The only vegetable that was good was the mashed potatoes. The service was the only redeeming factor. I will not recommend this restaurant.

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Thank MikeD24
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Smoke on Front Street in downtown Wilmington is a rare find. Nothing pretentious here. Just great smoked meats barbeque from different regions. Sweet cornbread mac and cheese and green bean casserole! Lots more sides fried chicken desserts. All served buffet style. Neat clean eclectic. Full bar and large range of beers. Nice wait staff. Definitely a bargain.

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Thank MaryNC
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Decent BBQ
Decent beer selection - like the highlighted NC brews
Not sure I totally understand the cafeteria style but the meats were good. The sides could have used a bit more attention - sitting a bit long
Service was pleasant and the price was right
Would return for a beer

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Thank Scott B
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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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