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“the perfect dining experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse
Ranked #26 of 362 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Greensboro, NC
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“the perfect dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were staying in Hilton Head for only one night and decided to just drive around and look for a good-looking restaurant. Risky way to choose, but we usually have good luck doing this. We stumbled upon The Smokehouse and decided to give it a try, even though it looked very busy. It was St Patrick's Day and the place was packed, but they were able to seat us immediately. The server's name was Charles and he was amazing. Right there to take our drink orders, and food orders and the drinks, appetizer and meals came out wth almost lightning speed considering the level of activity in that place. We talked to a few people and found that a lot of locals eat there. Charles was pretty much the perfeect waiter and we made sure our tip reflected this. I am looking forward to my next visit, whenever that may happen!

  • Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best ribs ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Food at the Smokehouse was excellent. This will definitely be one of the restaurants we return to next vacation. Mike was great, very efficient and attentive but not over the top. Thanks for the recommendations on the sauce mixing Mike.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Karen J
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SF Bay Area
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101 restaurant reviews
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“Very good BBQ/smoked food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

A necessary part of our diverse Hilton Head dining is a visit to The Smokehouse for their very good food.

The decor/ambiance is mainly wood for a very casual setting, much like a sports bar. The dining area has several TV sets showing various sports events. There is a covered porch for outdoor seating. A large bar/lounge seats many people and has 10 - 12 TV sets showing different sporting events - some of these TVs are quite large.

As to the food - it is all very good. Based on having the Brunswick stew, pulled pork, chicken, brisket, baked beans, house salad, Caesar Salad, puled pork Tacos, French Fries and hamburgers I think it safe to assume that the other food is equally as good. The Brunswick stew uses their smoked meats and is an excellent, hardy stew/soup. The hamburger and French Fries are some of the best we have had. The house BBQ sauces, mild and hot, are very flavorful and present at all the tables as is a "honey mustard". A nice selection of wines and beers are available to complement the fine food.

This restaurant does not take reservations; if you do not like to wait arrive between 5:30 to 6:15.

Visited March 2014
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
“One of our local favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We live on HHI and the Smokehouse is one of our favorite restaurants. We often take visitors there. The staff is always friendly and attentive and bring you what you order even when you make ask them to hold or add items. The smoked chicken, pulled pork and brisket and the ribs are all excellent. Some of our other favorites are the chicken quesadilla and the ranch wings. The grilled vegetables are so good I always just order two helpings as my side dishes. Our waiter this most recent visit was Mike. There are TVs running sports (silently) everywhere - even in the Mens' room. There is a large bar area as well as the restaurant and an outside deck that is being expanded.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Debby G
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78 reviews
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“Holy Smoked Wings Batman!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I'm from GA, raised in NC, living in TN. I know BBQ, and this place knocked my socks off! Smoked wings that weren't dry, pulled pork that melts in your mouth and if Adam had ribs like these, Eve wouldn't have gotten a single one. Wow.

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Thank UncleDawg01
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