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Hardwood Smokehouse

5400 SW College Rd, Heath Brook Station, Publix Shopping Center, Ocala, FL 34474-5756
+1 352-732-3677
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (22 reviews)
“coleslaw” (27 reviews)
“pulled pork” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Barbecue, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5400 SW College Rd, Heath Brook Station, Publix Shopping Center, Ocala, FL 34474-5756
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what yummy food and great portion size . SUPER friendly ! super clean ! Bathroom are super clean also ! This place rocked it . the taste was out of this works and melted in your mouth !! we will be back ...prices are also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Florida. TA had great reviews so we decided to try it. I had the brisket and it was wonderful. It was tender and very juicy. My husband had the chicken and he was more than pleased. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Great bbq with great prices. Ribs were really good. Nice local place to go with friendly waitresses.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marthas970
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

The food was so good. Some of the best BBQ we’ve ever had. We got the brisket and it was delicious. The hoe cakes were amazing! The restaurant itself was so cute too. We loved it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank R6422HXdanielleh
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We were only the second clients of the day for lunch and it seemed a long time for the meal to arrive. Both the shredded pork sandwich and brisket were really dry and disappointing. Not sure about the freshness of the coleslaw either. But they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank pcflorida
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We ordered this food thru Bite Squad which was a great thing cause I never heard of these guys before! Food is off the charts! Best food I've had in a long time!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patti T
Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you like southern bbq, then this place is the real deal! This is not a chain! Better bring your appetite, their portions are huge! Not only was the food fantastic, Karen made us feel so welcome the moment we stepped in the door! We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dallasfan12042018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

a group of us went and we all took a seat at a long table. no one said hello, no one talked to us. finally, someone from our party said they thought we had to go up to the counter to order. so, we did...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank terrifurn
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

First time visit and the hostess suggested the Q for 2. OMG!!! We are from NC and we are barbecue snobs, we have found the best in the world!!! We should have taken the picture when they brought it, this what we will take home...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank SaraswatiOm
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Came in for a good BBQ lunch. Had brisket sandwich with fries and green beans. Good chopped brisket with good sides. Nice environment and the smell of smoke meat fills the air.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank VacaNate
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21 April 2015|
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Response from seniortraveler8383 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but do agree with the temps increasing in Ocala this time of yr. There is outside seating but depending on the time of day, there might not be enuf shade for a dog. Probably the best idea is to call the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 SW College Rd, Heath Brook Station, Publix Shopping Center, Ocala, FL 34474-5756
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-732-3677
  • E-mail
Welcome to Hardwood Smokehouse, Ocala's locally owned and family operated BBQ Restaurant & Catering Service. We feature Competition-Style Barbecue thru our Low & Slow method of hardwood smoking. We serve our tasty and tender meats straight out of the smoker and leave the choice of sauce up to you. We offer casual dining with Counter-Service. Simply place your order with a Cashier, and we'll take care of the rest. No gratuities expected. Beer & Wine available. Feed your Crew the Best BBQ in Town! Call our Catering Team at (352) 732-FOR-Q *Dine-In & To-Go *Pickup by the Pound *Delivery & Set-up *Full-Service Catering
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