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“Excellent BBQ on Hilton Head Island”
Review of The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse
Ranked #25 of 376 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We chose to try The Smokehouse based on other reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We arrived at 7:45 and they told us it would be a 45 minute wait. We decided to wait and it ended up only being more like 25 minutes. While we were waiting another family came in and commented to the hostess that he heard this was "The place to go for BBQ". There were six of us and we all got something different. I had a pulled pork sandwich which was awesome. My wife had a shrimp skewer and side of riblets which she really liked. The other four people in our party had steaks and they said they were cooked perfectly and tasted great. Everyone liked the mustard and mild BBQ sauces. Also, we were celebrating our daughter's birthday and asked our waitress Hennie if they could do something special. The whole crew came out and sang happy birthday to her and delivered her a piece of cake with a birthday candle. We all agreed we were going to come back to the Smokehouse again before we leave Hilton Head.

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Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had lunch there today. Steve our waiter was very personable and attentive. Had a sampling of the various bbq meat options. All had good flavor themselves and the 3 sauces on the table were tasty. Tried the night before and too long a wait. Walked right in today and enjoyed a table on the patio.

1  Thank Chinquin
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to The Smokehouse because another restaurant we tried first had too long of a wait. The food was average, I wouldn't recommend the French dip sandwich, it had very little flavor but the pulled pork was much better. The service was pretty slow, but that's to be expected. We have great BBQ places at home, so I might be pickier than most. I wouldn't say to avoid this place, I just wouldn't choose to dine here again.

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1  Thank Sara B
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Food was very good, reasonably priced. Our server was Lily - she was awesome! Thank you, Mike and Denise

Thank Denise T
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were at the Smokehouse in 2011 when we last visited HHI and we were all pleased with our meals then and we were not disappointed this time either. Between the four of us we tried the ribs, chicken, steak, and chicken fingers and everyone was pleased with what they had. The BBQ sauce was delicious and even my daughter who usually hates BBQ sauce loved it and used it to dip her steak into. We will return the next time we are on the island.

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Thank Sheena W
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