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“Not great, but still pretty good”
Review of The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse
Ranked #25 of 374 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Smokehouse has been Hilton Head's celebrated home of wood-fired BBQ since 1999. Their baby-back ribs, pulled pork BBQ, wings and chili have amassed countless first place awards over the years. Other specialties from the BBQ pit include texas-style beef brisket, honey glazed smoked chicken, and turkey. The Smokehouse has a menu filled with many delicious items. Come try the fresh hand cut steaks, juicy burgers, sensational salads, and a wide selection Southern side dishes. Smokehouse on Palmetto Bay Road offers it fine food and friendly service in their spacious dinning room, and outdoor deck complete with fireplace. Enjoy one of their 14 ice cold drafts or cocktail while watching your favorite sporting event in their warm and inviting bar.
Toronto
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not great, but still pretty good”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

It's been almost exactly a year since we were here and since I remembered liking it, I wanted to give it another try. I still liked it quite well, just not as much as last year - could have been that last year was one of my first times having southern BBQ and now the novelty has rubbed off a bit.
The food was still good, the service was excellent, and the value was also good, since we shared a large BBQ combo plate and it was enough for both of us (we just ordered an extra side and salad).

  • Visited January 2013
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Raleigh
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“Brisket aficionado”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very accomodating service and a fun atmosphere. Would love to be there on a Sunday during football season outside in front of the wood burning fireplace & outdoor TVs. Three spacious rooms, brews and a great selection of smokehouse menu concepts as one would expect. I am a brisket snob and this was decent. I would order again. The 10 oz angus burger was basic & delish too. Will return for sure.

Visited January 2013
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Ellijay, Georgia
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“Best BarBQ on the Island”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This restaurant offers great takeout in addition to eat in. Our favorites on the menu are the grilled veggies, barbecued beans, and the Brunswick stew. Their pulled pork and ribs are great, too. Prices are normal for the island. If you like Texas style barbecue, you won't be disappointed here.

  • Visited January 2013
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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“Great service, food, and atmosphere”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The BBQ at the Smokehouse was delicious, and very reasonably priced. Two people ordered the $7 salad, thinking it was more like a side but it were quite large and could have been shared. The service was fabulous. Of course, the BBQ sauces come in mustard, mild, and hot (which had a kick.) Great place to bring the family. While it was cold the night we went, we did check out the outside seating, which would have been a great place to sit in warmer weather.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“Great BBQ, a full bar and a Fire Pit for a cold night”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We have dined at the Smokehouse a couple of times. A nice change to fried fish and crab cakes. We canme in the back thru the bar and it was full of activity and plenty of TV's. We elected to sit in the dining room around 7pm and service was prompt.

We had the traditional items for our review; ribs, pulled pork, brunswick stew and slaw. The ribs were dry rubbed and tender. We like the lean shredded pork without sauce. The slaw was mayo based and not to heavy. The stew was a little different. It was a creamy collor, thick with perhaps porkand chicken and vegies. All good, but I prefer a more tomatoe based stew.

Although the bar scene was lively, we preferred the nice outside seating near the fire pit. A very nice place to escape on a cool SC night. It was nice to have the different seating arrangments.

  • Visited December 2012
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