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“Not that good”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of J & R's Smokehouse Incorporated - CLOSED

J & R's Smokehouse Incorporated
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Not that good”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I have eaten here twice. The food is ok. The service is always slow borders on bad. The food truly is expensive for what you get. They either should pick up the pace of the servers, increase the food portions or cut prices, because it is just not worth it. In a bad economy much better choices out there.

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average food, great prices!”
Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

This is more of a casual place to grab a bite to eat. The menu has changed considerably & it appears to be under new management/ownership. It's not real extravagant decor or food, not that it's any different from before. The prices are great, the service is good & the food is average. The presentation is very basic depending on what is ordered, for example a seafood medley was served in a clam shell bowl while a steak is placed on a plate with a piece of kale. I would definatly stop again if I wanted quick sit down meal, but won't go out of my way.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“An aberration? Hopefully, they go back to good.”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Never been disappointed by J.R.s, until now. I hope it was an aberration. Usually, the steaks have been well prepared, nicely seasoned and tender. This last time, the steak tasted like it had been boiled and, at least 1/4 of it was inedible gristle and fat. The vegetables have gotten better. They used to mostly soupy squash. They now prepare them much fresher, with more broccoli and cauliflower. Hopefully, they stay the same and they bring back the good steaks and good preparation.

  • Visited May 2012
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love the food!!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I love the food! Both dinner and lunch are great. The servers were friendly and accommodating. We have been impressed with everything we have tried so far, the beef brisket and chicken parm being our Favs!!! Would definitely reccomend checking it out!

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Thank Bebopp25
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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Ok but not more.”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

The decor is tired. The food was good. The waitress was nice. There was nothing special about it, I'm afraid. It's a perfectly fine place for an impromptu meal.

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Thank MelindaDunmore
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