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Briquettes Smokehouse

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$$ - $$$
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405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
+1 440-964-2273
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is off the chart in favor level with all there meats I travel all the time for work and must say this is the real deal . I've had some pretty awesome BBQ but briquettes definitely raises the bar for most and to be honest one of the best BBQ joints in the north/Midwest . Service is always... More 

Management response:

Our barbecue is the real deal, all the way down to our insistence that great bbq starts with three ingredients . . . high quality cuts, charcoal, and hand selected firewood! I'm so glad you enjoy our smokey treats and service and am honored you consider us one of the best BBQ spots in the Midwest! You can always count... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like the food everything is spicey for me even the cornbread is hot.i love soup and they don't have any good soup.

Thank janet v
Management response:

Some folks are sensitive to spices and although we do recognize that, we want to stay true to our genre. I understand that you don't like our soups, but the Brunswick Stew and Chili are extremely popular with almost all of our patrons and have won tons of awards and trophies. We try to always offer one soup that is... More 

Ashtabula, Ohio
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is modern and upbeat, they change the art monthly and it is a display of work by local artists. The wait staff is the best, courteous, fun and efficient. Food is very good but as it is a smokehouse almost all meat is smoked. Their potato salad is the best ever.

Thank tutter10
Management response:

I'm so happy you enjoy all we have to offer! We've got so much talent in our community, and it's such a joy to display local artists' work at our restaurant. I'm thrilled you enjoy our service and delicious grub. Looking forward to having you back for more potato salad soon! All the best, Nate More 

Andover, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

nice staff, great food, lots of adult beverage choices. Cornbread is excellent, has a hint of Jalapenos in it.

Thank Triplesnj
Management response:

We are thrilled you enjoy all we have to offer! Our team will always take good care of you and our eats and drinks will have you coming back for more. The jalapeno-cheddar cornbread is definitely a treat to pair with the rest of your plate. Looking forward to having you back for more soon! Until next time, Nathan Rockwell,... More 

Ashtabula, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Food is good. Price is reasonable. Would prefer china and silverware to plastic - a real drawback. Outdoor patio in the summer, and right on the river channel into the lake. Can have long waits at peak times, especially in good weather.

Thank louiesmom2017
Management response:

I am glad you enjoy our barbecue! Sorry you're not a fan of our the paper and plastic, but as a southern bbq themed place, we do feel that with the sandwiches and finger foods it keeps things authentic. Would you believe that a few "hard core" BBQ aficionados have actually criticized the fact that our ribs and dinners do... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went here for lunch for the first time since they changed locations. Reuben was very good but they need to bring back their fish sandwich. Will definitely return.

Thank emile50207
Management response:

We are glad our Reuben was a hit! We appreciate your suggestion to bringing back the fish sandwich -- we do have a Lake Erie Perch special running right now. Because of a couple of bad seasons for the lake Perch, availability was extremely "ify" but we do try to keep it in the freezer when available, so please always... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I have been there twice on business. Nice atmosphere. Great beer selection. Friendly staff. The menu is limited. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. Maybe a larger menu would help. I would go back

Thank Jason B
Management response:

I am glad you enjoyed yourself on your visit Jason! You can always count on my team to take good care of you. I appreciate your input on our menu. Because we smoke all of our meat in house, keeping the menu limited in scope is key to controlling the quality of the food and keeping the standards as high... More 

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183 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were there with another couple and the first surprise was the smoked ice tea, everyone in our party wrinkled their noses but I had to try it. It was great! I had a Rubin and the others had the pulled pork. The food was great and the waiter was very good. WE were there early for lunch but the... More 

Thank Joseph C
Management response:

I know some time has passed Joseph, but I wanted to thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad you decided to take a chance with our smoked iced tea and that it didn't disappoint. I am also happy our Reuben sandwich was a hit as well. We've got the meats that'll leave you pleased! Hope you come back... More 

Ashtabula, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome food but get there early they fill up fast my husband gets the chilies and I get the beef brisket

Thank lighthouse4297
Management response:

I know a few months have passed, but I'm thrilled you enjoy our brisket! I hope to have you and your husband back for more smokey treats again soon! Cheers, Nate More 

Niles, Ohio
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451 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's been a while, as we were previously disappointed here. This time we both had smoked turkey sandwiches. Very outstanding and great smokey flavor. We shared sides of coleslaw, a unique non-mayo flavorful delight, potato salad, nicely done , and baked beans (average..but better with added BBQ sauce) Service was very good. Since it was Saturday afternoon, this was one... More 

Management response:

I know some time has passed, but I just wanted to thank you for your review! I'm so glad you decided to give us another chance and try our smoked turkey sandwich. We've got so much to offer over here, and I'm so happy you got a better impression of us and hope to have you back for another visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
  • Phone Number: +1 440-964-2273
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?