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The Smokehouse

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34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3204
+1 843-842-4227
11:30 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding happy hour with reasonable prices and nice variety of appetizers. We have been coming to Hilton Head Island for many years. This visit we discovered The Smokehouse and have gone there twice this week for Happy Hour. Shelby was a fantastic waitperson and made our visit truly outstanding. Before my husband's beer was down to a half inch, she... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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464 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived on Hilton Head following numerous travel delays and were delighted to find Smokehouse open late. The extensive menu offers an array of meats, smoked fresh, seafood, salads and soups. Any can be topped with one of 3 BBQ sauces which are on the table. The mustard sauce was yummy and worked well on the ribs and pork barbecue.... More 

Thank Heidi D
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Long Island, New York
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248 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There should be a "good" choice as this is where this place is - between average & very good. Ordered the chicken & ribs and the Flank Steak sandwich. The portions small. My quarter chicken was so dry it was hard to swallow while my 3 tiny baby back ribs were tender. Not a fan of any of their sauces... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy acasual dinner here. Service is always efficient and friendly and the food consistently good. We particularly like the ribs and chicken. There is also a good beer selection on tap.

Thank NewJerseyPat
New Windsor, New York
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. Great bar/ restaurant atmosphere, tv's every where. Dropped in kind of late with no reservation and was seated immediately. Wings were good as was everything we ordered. My wife and daughter raved over the mac and cheese. Will definitely return.

Thank yoberto
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sports Tv's, fire pit, restaurant side and bar side with love music. One of the best on the island and long time local owner.

Thank Sandy M
Fayetteville, Georgia
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They are rated #1 and based on the service, food and ambiance, I agree. Start with Service. We had Deborah tonight. We asked questions about 1 of the specials and about the ribs. She answered our questions and told us why we would like each of our selections. Never had that before and she was right!! Food was ribs, a... More 

Thank wesgerman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We try a new restaurant each HHI vaca. This is a MUST REVISIT! The smoked pork needs no sauce however the choice of sauces are great as well. Unique atmosphere. Great outside area. Mark the bartender was great very personable and informative. Thanks Mark great lunch!!

Thank April F
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We probably check in to the Smokehouse once every week or so. The atmosphere is laid back, the food is great and the service spectacular. The outdoor deck is a great spot to chill and is dog-friendly, which is a plus in my book. Love their Sunday brunch- especially the pork tenderloin Benedict, which I had this morning for the... More 

Thank Lucille B
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The establishment lives up to its name; the smell of smoking meat greats you at the door. Nice happy hour that starts at 3:00, which is nice for a lot of people. The bartender was very friendly and attentive. The happy hour menu is sufficiently varied. The food on that happy hour is good. I have tried the wings, fish... More 

Thank chillintravellin

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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$8 - US$26
Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3204
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-4227
The Smokehouse has been Hilton Head's celebrated home of wood-fired BBQ since 1999. Their baby-back ribs, pulled pork BBQ, wings and chili have amassed countless first place awards over the years. Other specialties from the BBQ pit include texas-style beef brisket, honey glazed smoked chicken, and turkey. The Smokehouse has a menu filled with many delicious items. Come try the fresh hand cut steaks, juicy burgers, sensational salads, and a wide selection Southern side dishes. Smokehouse on Palmetto Bay Road offers it fine food and friendly service in their spacious dinning room, and outdoor deck complete with fireplace. Enjoy one of their 14 ice cold drafts or cocktail while watching your favorite sporting event in their warm and inviting bar.

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