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“Great BBQ Love It”
Review of Smokehouse BBQ

Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #6 of 251 Restaurants in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Independence, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Love It”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I love the taste of the sauce and the meat is good quality. Atmosphere is very pleasant and the service is great. My favorite BBQ in KC so far. The pork burnt ends are my favorite. The sliced brisket is by second choice, but don't miss the corn nuggets with the ranch dressing. They are the best!!!

  • Visited March 2012
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Lees Summit
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great BBQ, not the best in KC but definitely worth the time and money!”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

I grew up going to Smokehouse from time to time when they had one location. They have always had the best BBQ beans and consistently good meats. While I have other favorites in town, Smokehouse is still a great option and one we enjoy returning to.

My wife and I visited most recently on a Friday night and had a great meal. The meats and sides were prepared nicely and we had no complaints. The food came out promptly, our waitress was decent, and the ambiance was OK (more on that in a moment).

I have always felt the prices here are reasonable and have rarely, if ever, been disappointed with an experience. I would certainly recommend it to others who enjoy good barbeque.

The one thing that did strike us as odd was some comments made to a couple of older ladies who sat down across from us. They arrived and were waiting on two or three others to join them. The waitress was talking with them about having space for those they were awaiting and she started to get a bit rude. She said they had to be done with their meal and out of the room (this was a side dining room) by 7:00 because a large party was coming. We were not involved in the conversation but felt like the waitress handled it poorly. If they needed the dining area cleared out by a certain time they should stop seating patrons there well in advance to assure it is ready, not try to hurry them through their meal.

  • Visited January 2012
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Independence, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in KC”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

My favorite is the corn nuggets and of course the ranch dressing could not be missed. Burnt ends and brisket is what I order everytime I go. I have not found barbque I enjoy more than Smokehouse. Keep up the good work.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Woodstock Inn B
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Norman, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

Went there for Lunch they have a burnt ends sandwich that is GREAT I alwyas loved the Burnt ends of the smoked Brisket and this is the best part for a sandsice ( it has plenty of meat as well not all burnt end )

Visited November 2011
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Round Rock, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

There's nothing like good KC BBQ. We enjoyed eating at the Smokehouse. I had the Crispy and it was delicious.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Bronna W
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