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“Reality Check needed "Best BBQ in VA"”
Review of Smiley's Bar B Que

Smiley's Bar B Que
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Raphine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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South Plymouth, New York
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Reality Check needed "Best BBQ in VA"”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is merely a counter in the corner of a rundown truck stop. The food wasn't awful but it surely isn't memorable either. The truck stop is so run down that it could make you question the food, although we didn't have any problems. Rest rooms are nasty - avoid them.

  • Visited October 2013
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Greenwood, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Barbecue for the road”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I had the Carolina barbecue. My husband had the Texas barbecue. We split the sandwiches and tasted each and both were very very good. And there was a lot of meat on the sandwich. The slaw and fries were also very good. And the sandwich side and drink for $6.99 was a very good deal.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank marfita
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Wiehle, VA
Level 6 Contributor
458 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Virginia is NOT a "Barbecue" State”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

And, "Smileys" proves it.

Overpriced and over-sauced doesn't make good barbecue.

Plus, the long line (Sunday afternoon) at the cashier to pay is pathetic.

And, "Smileys" is nowhere near good barbecue.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Robert F B
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Northfield
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

The billboard says best bbq in Virginia. Run run as fast as you can....
If this is the best in Virginia. I feel sorry for Virginia. I can make better bbq on the engine of my suburban. The people that work there are very nice. But wow I was stocked. First its a truck stop, with filthy dirty disease ritten bathrooms. Had I used the restroom first I would had never ordered. Wow just OMG WOW!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JerseyGirl08225
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