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Briquettes Smokehouse

405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
+1 440-964-2273
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (24 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (15 reviews)
“chili” (16 reviews)
12:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took wife out for an evening started with dinner and drinks. We enjoyed a Southwest Chicken salad and apps. It was ok service was good.More

Thank Ed A
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ed, I'm glad you chose to come here for your date night, but I'm bummed you felt the food was just okay. We aim to cook food that's packed with flavor and that is rave-worthy. With that, I hope you'll give us another chance to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenic harbor area of town right next to draw bridge. Great find, wonderful views of the lake etc. Pulled pork sandwich absolutely delicious, wide variety of sauces available. Service excellent, prices reasonable. Recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Douglas A. T
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Douglas, I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery surrounding our place -- I'm a fan, too! Also, it's wonderful you loved your pulled pork sandwich so much. I appreciate the recommendation, and I'm excited to welcome you back. See you next time, Nate

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is way over rated not worth it. Chain BBQ in Columbus is way better. We thought this would be great based on reviews. Not saying we are food experts but have traveled all over the country and have had better BBQ. Food was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Briquettes Smokehouse offers really good southern style barbecue with good choices for craft beers. We were on our way from Toledo to Rochester NY, so we headed the few miles off of Rte 90 for a local stop along the Lake. Historic Ashtabula Harbor has...More

Thank JodiFP
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Jodi, thank you so much. It's great to hear that you love what we do around here. We're proud to be a part of our community here, and we hope you'll come back and see us again next time you're in the area. All the...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Experienced this yummy restaurant with my parents in their 70's and a teenager and we all found it wonderful!! Lots of options to chose from - my son did the 3 meat platter that came with 2 sides and cornbread cost of 16.99 and it...More

Thank 257Becca
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

It's always great when we get to serve up a meal for the whole family -- glad it was a hit! We're so proud to be a "must-try" for you, and we can't wait to have you back again the next time you're in the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Now it's been 30 years since I ventured to the Ashtabula harbor, and then it was crusty, rusty and no place for dinner! So on a spur of the moment drive through eastern Ohio, we ended up here. So glad! Gentrified area, but still a...More

Thank Joy C
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

I'm so glad you decided to give us a shot, Joy! It's great to know our BBQ and beers were a hit with you and your husband. We really know how to smoke our meats here! Happy our entertainment topped your afternoon off in a...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Got the maple mustard wings. They were so good that I bought some sauce to take home. Then I had the pulled pork sandwich with soy barbeque sauce on it. That was delicious also. I hope to get back to this place in the near...More

1  Thank Shannon P
Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

I'm delighted our maple mustard wings and pulled pork sandwich were both a hit, Shannon! When it comes to smoked meats, we really know our stuff. Thanks for the wonderful rating and kind words, and I look forward to welcoming you back for more soon!...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went to the harbour to watch the boats come in and decided to get a light bite. My husband and I shared the super nachos appetizer for 10.99. You have a choice of chicken, pork or chili. We had pork and those nachos were loaded...More

1  Thank Cheryl F
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

I'm so glad you got to enjoy some of our food while watching the boats in the harbour, Cheryl. It's wonderful to know your nachos hit the spot! Thanks for the fantastic rating, and I hope you come back to try more soon. Until next...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a day trip while visiting family. Saw the drawbridge, which is very cool!! The wonderful BBQ smell from Briquettes Smokehouse called us over! So glad we stopped in! Sat on the patio, enjoyed the sun and the drawbridge and had the best...More

Thank famtravel2
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

It's awesome to know our BBQ smells made you stop in! There's nothing better than finishing a day down by the harbour with some smoked meats. That being said, I'm glad your brisket was a major hit! Thanks for the support, and I hope you...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch. Had lunch on the patio. Food was really good. Waitress was very nice. Didn't have to wait long for lunch. Food was smoked just right not over smoked or dried out . Will go back.

Thank mlr39
Management response:Responded 15 August 2017

We make sure our meats are cooked to perfection! I'm so glad you enjoyed spending your lunch with us. Thanks for the support, and I look forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon. All the best, Nate

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Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
I saw a boats tied up there in the little Canal. The Coast Guard is also right there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
  • Phone Number: +1 440-964-2273
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We combine a retro style operation with a contemporary atmosphere to provide you with the most authentic southern style BBQ and a fun-filled experience.
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