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Smoke BBQ

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4858 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
+1 301-656-2011
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a veteran staying at Walter Reed. After waiting over 90 minutes for my delivery, I called asking how much longer I would have to wait. Person answering the phone was rude and unprofessional enough that I felt compelled to remind him I was paying for the service.

1 Thank reefdds
Bethesda, MD
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My pork sandwich was good, the ribs weren't quite as good, and my buddy didn't like his brisket. But the place has a good vibe, and I'll keep going back. There are tables, but you have to order at the bar. Lots of good sides.

Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered a brisket sandwich and a bowl of chili. The brisket is not good! Chili was ok. Staff was friendly and the place was clean. If you're feeling lucky, try this place, but stay away from the brisket.

Thank Walt483
Bethesda, Maryland
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tucked into a back part of high-rise central Bethesda, Smoke BBQ makes you feel like you’ve gone for a long drive in the country. There’s nothing fancy about this place – plain tables and wobbly resin chairs, but that’s part of the charm.. The barbeque is first rate. Ribs are fall-off-the-bone, and pork and chicken reflect the slow cooking and... More 

Thank Bob T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I placed my order through a delivery service, and this was my first time trying Smoke BBQ. I ordered a Brisket Platter with baked beans, and it comes with cornbread. I also ordered a side of fries. The very best thing was the cornbread, warm and crusty and delicious. The fries were hot and fresh, but needed to be seasoned.... More 

Thank Lisa J
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We ordered a little bit of everything, to try! Wings, pulled pork sandwich, ribs, lamb, deviled eggs, brisket chili, hot dog. The pulled pork was tough, the lamb ( said thin cut, really thick and the lamb taste was too strong ) The wings were ok much better after reheating & making them more crispy. The blue cheese dressing for... More 

Thank Thepugtraveler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Smoke BBQ is a hidden gem on Cordell. The beer is ice cold and the food is served quickly. We really enjoyed the smoked wings, mac & cheese, and buffalo chicken tacos. Cannot wait to go back to try more items on the menu!

1 Thank Claire B
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This restaurant has great food at a good price, The pulled pork was absolutely delicious, their side dishes are also great. If you are in Bethesda MD. You have to visit Smoke BBQ.

Thank lfoye
Kensington, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you want fantastic ribs, brisket and sides - this is the place! Five of my friends met at Smoke BBQ for a guys night out for a beer, some BBQ and to watch the Nats vs. Mets game. We ordered ribs, brisket, onion rings, mac and cheese and of course beer. All six of us were totally blown away... More 

Thank Valentine D
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in based on a friend's recommendation. Great local beer selection. Had the plate with ribs, shaved brisket and potato salad - great with the spicy sauce. Friendly staff.

Thank patrickadamstx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4858 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-2011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?