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“Great Chopped Chicken and Fries” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smoke Joint

The Smoke Joint
Ranked #118 of 5,292 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rochester, New York
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great Chopped Chicken and Fries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

The barbecue chicken was definitely on the top of my list for BBQ in NYC.

I had chopped chicken with fries and corn bread. For the price, it is some of the best food you'll find around.

I will be stopping in again soon.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jeremy L
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London, United Kingdom
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730 reviews
598 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
“Over Rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

So because this place was on DDD it has become a bit of a fad.

The food quality is good and the prices reasonable but dont come here expecting BBQ flavour heaven. I have had better BBQ in many places in the US and elsewhere too. The flavour was not deep or intense. Service was shaky too but passable.

Maybe worth one shot, but not a repeater. Detailed images attached.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Sidji
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Bar-b-que!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Convenient location and the food was great! Also had outdoor open seating. The beef short ribs were outstanding; help was friendly and service prompt.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank GEOFFREY S
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Sheffield
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Called in here after a long hot day out in New York, and after a short wait were seated at a window table (only minor issue was an aircraft sized fan trying to keep the place cool nearby), service was prompt and very friendly, menu simple and inexpensive. Tried the pulled pork sandwich and plate, both served with a good side salad and fries, with sauce at the table to tailor this to your own tastes.It was heaven, just what we needed, simple tasty food at a steal of a price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rob S
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Brooklyn, New York
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yummmmy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been there a few time. It is really good barbeque. The meal is always hardy and tasty. The beef ribs are great. Yum Yum Yum. I have also had a dream special that was really strong. You must try it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deegodeego
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