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US$5 - US$10
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American, Barbecue
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 11 October 2022

Smoky Mountain Barbecue is consistently great quality food. Their barbecue is locally-sourced and prepared and cooked in a way that only Smoky Mtn BBQ can!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Amazingly tasty barbeque. The family packs are a real value. Staff is super efficient, polite, and hardworking. Make sure you tip accordingly :)

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022

Good quality food. This was one of the few dining options and they are only doing drive thru take out right now.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022

If there were no other restaurants in town, we might eat here. Of course, we'd have to eat in the car as the dining room has been closed for more than a year. The food here has always been marginal - mostly not good. I...tried the fried flounder once and it was hard to recognize as fish. Might have been chicken! The pork barbecue is decent as are their salads.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 November 2021 via mobile

First And foremost let me say that customer service was great…….. but the FOOD WAS GARBAGE!!!!! You can not boil meat and put BBQ sauce on one side and call it BBQ, that’s a NO NO!!!!!! Secondly, baked beans have to be baked and seasoned...somewhat to be called baked beans, NOT BEANS STRAIGHT OUT OF A CAN WITH NO SEASONING!!!!! Pulled Pork should be smoked and not boiled in liquid smoke and vinegar!!!!! Finally the Brunswick stew was WATERED DOWN and taste more like tomatoes then anything else!!!! Now the hush puppies was the best thing we had. First time trying this trying this spot and last time trying this spot.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

Due to being short staffed, the restaurant is currently only doing drive-thru; however, if you call ahead, you can drive around to the front and they'll bring your order out to you. When I arrived the line was out to the street so there was...about a 25 minute wait for the food (Chicken BBQ plate (pulled chicken) + green beans + mac & cheese) which was really good. I used the $10 certificate from the Blue Ridge Brutal biking event so there was no additional charge.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 May 2021

The people working the drive thru were very nice. I thought the chicken was good, BBQ (IMO) was okay. Sweet potato casserole was excellent; mac n cheese was alright; very disappointed in the french fries; slaw was good.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2020

Smoky Mountain is working to adapt to the new restrictions due to COVID. We’ve been by several times since the crisis began. I feel like the place has missed a great opportunity to focus on customer service and food quality. Add one more staff member...to expedite orders? Trim the menu if can’t provide consistently good food. Don’t insult me with a side of sauce that has less than a tablespoon! The food is just ok and the service leaves a lot to be desired. Your business seems to be humming along but you could be doing so much better!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

I guess I should know better than to order seafood in the mountains, the flounder and shrimp were terrible. The sides were fine. Im glad I dont have to go here again.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 August 2020

Excellent!! No virus is slowing these folks down! The young lady that waited on us curb side was quick & efficient. If you have never tried vinegar sauce instead of tomato bbq, try it!!! It goes so well with the cole slaw & meat. The...cost was very low compared to others in the area. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

We at the best meal here, the service was great curb side due to Covid-19. The young lady who waited on us knew the menu and easily made recommendations. We ordered beef brisket sandwiches, slaw and fry's. The meal was quickly returned to us with...everything we needed to enjoy it in our car. It was warm and very tasty. We enjoyed this meal so much, and will return if ever in the area again. Thanks for a great meal and serviceMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 17 July 2020

My husband I tried this little place out while on our honeymoon. Curbside pick up due to COVID but the service was fast and friendly. Our food was VERY reasonably priced and delicious! We really enjoyed it!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 July 2020 via mobile

Have used their curbside numerous times - best organization in the area. Large menu with good food and a strong commitment to the safety of their clients. Thank you Ownership - it is much appreciated.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 June 2020

So excited to discover this gem in the NC mountains! The BBQ was so tender and their vinegar sauce was complex and flavorful! My family of 4 enjoyed their chicken and all the sides too. The banana pudding is worth writing home to Mama... we...went back and ordered another!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

We actually go here for the chicken instead of the bbq. It’s really crispy and delicious. This visit the chicken was mostly beading, but that hasn’t been my usual experience. This was the first time that happened, so still giving 4 stars

Date of visit: January 2020
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No. YOU get in line, they take your order and prepare your plate. Not buffet.
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Smoky Mountain Barbecue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5