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“Good service and friendly employees” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smiley's Bar B Que

Smiley's Bar B Que
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Raphine
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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181 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good service and friendly employees”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Although other reviews state that this is "just a truck stop window" with OK food, we enjoyed it for what it was. We ordered the platter of Carolina and Texas pulled pork with sweet potato fries and the baked beans. The meat was decent and we liked the Carolina sauce and the green chile baked beans.
Our thinking is that if a lot of truckers stop there, then it must be something worth trying once.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank nataliah86
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South Plymouth, New York
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Reality Check needed "Best BBQ in VA"”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ljc2tall
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Barbecue for the road”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank marfita
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Wiehle, VA
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419 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Virginia is NOT a "Barbecue" State”
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert F B
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Northfield
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JerseyGirl08225
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