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“Best BBQ ever” 5 of 5 stars
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
maryland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best BBQ ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Their billboard says "Best Dang BBQ in Virginia" and they are right! Their Carolina style BBQ pork sandwich is one of the best I have ever had! Take Exit 205 off of Interstate 81 for a great meal!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank btuck
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36 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BBQ not so great Fried Chicken Rocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I stop here a couple of times a week. It is a little bit run down but the people that work here are real friendly. didn't really care for the barbeque the ribs were really greasy however their fried chicken is some of the best I've ever eaten highly recommend the fried chicken

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2 Thank culltrucker
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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good service and friendly employees”
3 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank nataliah86
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South Plymouth, New York
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Reality Check needed "Best BBQ in VA"”
3 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank ljc2tall
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Barbecue for the road”
4 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank marfita
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