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Highlands Smokehouse - CLOSED

595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
+1 828-526-5000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
24 Aug 2016
4 Jan 2016
“Cozy place for a good lunch and beer and watch the games”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I have had much worse. The ribs were dry and the portion for the half rack seemed small. There are chain BBQ that are better (Sonnys, Corkeys, Shanes). The atmosphere is nice and very clean. The service is good too. The meal was the lagging...More

Thank Zubenelgenubii
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I love this place. It has a welcoming, homey feel with friendly staff, fun patrons (the real folks) and generous portions.The barbque is excellent and the wings are different, big and very good. Just a good place to relax and meet people.

Thank sw4311
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Highlands Smokehouse has a new owner, has been cleaned up a bit and made a bit neater. Food is wonderful, but a bit pricey for what it is - we think - but delicious nevertheless. Onion rings are exceptionally good and highly recommended. Wines are...More

Thank KoolTeach2014
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We went opening day which was July 8, 2015. Was awesome we had BBQ pulled pork on potatoe bun with side of the fried okra. Highly recommend. The pit master brought us a taste of his beef brisket was excellent. We also did take out...More

Thank CJW1928
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This review is for the Highlands BBQ Co. which took over Highlands Smokehouse. The original Highlands Smokehouse closed down due to different managers. So glad we found the same location but w/a different name Highlands BBQ Co. Outstanding Brisket Sammy and the perfect Wings.

Thank JoniFish
Reviewed 10 July 2015

There is a reason this place is closed now!!! Terrible service and food. In fact, it just re-opened as Highlands BBQ yesterday with new management and owners. It is wonderful and the staff is great. They have done a lot of great things to the...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Outstanding BBQ, good waitstaff. Looks like a friendly bar (we don't drink). Parking is bad as the place is built into a hill (hey it's the mountains) and the walk up to the restaurant is step. Drop you guests off before parking. Large menu.

Thank landyachty
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

The smokehouse was dirty and served bad food but it's gone. Very soon, or so I've heard, a new BBQ joint will be in place and the only thing that is the same is the building! What I've heard is great food choices with meat...More

Thank Devilfood
Reviewed 17 June 2015

The restaurant is for sale and is not open at the current time. Our meals there in the past were fine.

Thank atlantasuzie
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

don't be fooled by the charming setting while so much appears to have been invested into the looks and decor the owners should have invested in customer service, time management and food preparation this is by far the worst place I've ever eaten we arrived...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8553
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-5000
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