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“Wow, did not disappoint!”
Review of Smoky Oak Taproom

Smoky Oak Taproom
Ranked #162 of 932 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on a visit to Charleston after reading other reviews. WOW, is all I can say. An amazing beer list, including Gluten Free, and the food and service were fantastic. We had the "smokey oaks experience" which was a sampler of beer chicken, smoked sausage, ribs, pulled pork and beef with 3 sides. It was amazing. I do agree that the sides are mediocre, but the meat more than makes up for it. Will was our server, ask for him. He was great!

Thank Kathy K
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

In town for an extra night and my DH requested BBQ. The reviews sounded good and this place did not disappoint. Both had ribs - very large portions. Excellent house salad. He had chilli, mac & cheese and baked beans - did not hear any complaints. Onion rings were so big I could only eat one - but it was delicious! Loved the atmosphere - great wait staff. A generally fun place to dine.

Thank TravelingGolf
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Invited here by a good friend. We love BBQ, and were very impressed. Portion size is enough for 2 or 3 meals. We ordered the 1/2 slab with pulled pork combo and it came with 2 sides plus corn bread. I had the fried okra and baked beans. The pork was so tender it fell off the bones, and it was a dry rub and smoked and I didn't even have to "sauce" mine. But there are several types on the table for those who do! The plates looked like 1/2 sheet cake baking sheets and held huge amounts of our food. My husband and I could have split one and both been full! We took almost an entire plate of food home. Ya gotta try this place, it's a terriic find! Had a pretty lively bar scene, hence, taproom!

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Thank patspetpalace
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The food was great. There were four of us and we all had something different and not one bad meal amongst us.

Thank DearPrudence07
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We have eaten here half a dozen times and never a bad dining experience. The apps, entrees, and sides are delicious and the portions are generous. The beer selections are very good as well. The location is not the greatest but who cares, it's a rustic restaurant in a rustic setting. If someone has given this place a bad review, they don't know what the hell good southern food is and that's the bottom line. We live over in Mt Pleasant but will gladly try over to James Island to enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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Thank rdklomp
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