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“Wonderful food”

Smoke BBQ Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 502 Restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We were brought here the first time about 6 months ago from some friends of ours. We not only enjoyed the time with them but were excited about trying a new restaurant. Smoke was outstanding. They smoke their own meat and it is tender and wonderful. They offer several different bbq sauces also to make the flavor more what your individual taste prefers.

They used to serve Kettle Corn when you were seated however the last several trips they have not, so I do not know if they have done away with the kettle corn or not. It was wonderful and I wish they would have it again.

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Thank LYNDA B
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

In an area inundated with "authentic" barbecue restaurants, Smoke has established a popular niche in the Newport News area. The atmosphere is friendly and family-oriented, with rows of booths and tables and babies and noise. This is not a romantic dinner to be sure, but a food coma awaits. I had the Smokemaster sandwich, with enough brisket and puller pork for four sandwiches. Burgers, tuna steaks, fried pickles, you get the idea. Had we been on our way home, doggie bags would have been the order. Sauces on the table complimented the meats and appetizers well, my favorite being the mustard sauce, which I'm sure would have been good on the desserts. My only complaint was with the pork, it seemed a bit overly salty to me, not allowing the full flavor of the meat to shine. Despite this, we were totally impressed with Smoke, and are sure to make it a staple of our trips east from Richmond. Pass the sauce please.

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Thank Marcngin
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

I took my family recently to Smoke for dinner on a Sat night. The food was very good. The pulled pork had an amazing flavor. Everyone at the table very much enjoyed the food. Our server tried very hard but the kitchen could not keep up so it took almost an hour to get the food. Will go back but probably not on a busy night, not worth the wait.

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Thank Jon C
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This welcomed new arrival to the restaurant wars is a real power house of authentic flavor. It is impossible to find this level of skill at any chain restaurant. A crime will be committed to attend this wonderful establishment and not try the ribs or brisket. The brisket is so tender that it requires no knife to cut it. But, the ribs are the show stoppers here. They are every reason to go in the first place. Smoked to perfection, the always appropriate and necessary pink ring in the meat is made evident when pulled apart. The flavor is matchless and does not over power complimenting sauces made available at the table. The menu is plentiful with the expected other BBQ choices in pulled pork and chicken offerings. Pleasant and timely wait staff work like they know what they're doing and are prompt with the refills. All menu prices are competitive. If you've got a taste for BBQ, do not waste your time and money elsewhere. Smoke is no joke.

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Thank MarkandDanielle05
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Been here twice now, 2nd time with a large party of people. We didn't think to make reservations but they had a table for us in 20 minutes even though it was a Friday. The servers and staff are super friendly, I noticed this both times and appreciate feeling welcomed. Food is great, your typical slow cooked BBQ in this area with plenty of sides to choose from. All in all a great place to eat...we will be including Smoke in our prefered restaurants.

Thank lilkate07
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