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The Smokehouse

34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3204
+1 843-842-4227
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (246 reviews)
“ribs” (530 reviews)
“smoked wings” (71 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3204
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Smokehouse
1. Smoking Good @@Brunch@@
"My Sunday brunch was DELICIOUS!"
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2. Incredible BBQ!
"Great bar/ restaurant atmosphere, tv's every where."
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"Met up with friends for a Friday Happy Hour."
Linda B
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1 - 10 of 2,228 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A lunchtime visit to The Smokehouse is a tradition when my friends and I visit Hilton Head. We have never been disappointed in the food, the drink or the service. Our latest meal was once again outstanding. We all appreciated the friendly and efficient waitstaff,...More

Thank Harold S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We always make time to stop by what has become our favourite restaurant on HHI. After a tiring 11 hours on the road, this was our first stop after checking in at the hotel. We had the Sampler plate and the ribs, chicken, pulled pork...More

2  Thank eric-stewart
CaptainQue, Guest Relations Manager at The Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you so much for the AMAZING review and 5-Stars. We love that you return to The Smokehouse every year. We are very appreciative of your business. Looking forwad to feeding you and your family again soon! THANK YOU!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We highly recommend their bar-b-que. my husband got the beef brisket dinner. It is sliced and came with fresh corn on the cob and potato salad. He cleaned his plate. I had the grilled veggie Caesar salad. Very good! Very cold draft beer too!

Thank BetteWV
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband had the pulled pork sandwich. It was piled high with delicious pork barbecue. We tried all three homemade barbecue sauces and they were also excellent. The french fries were hot and crispy. Five star. But then came my shrimp poor boy. What few...More

Thank Sursum H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got up at 2AM in NH, landed in Charleston, and drove straight here for lunch! Got the combo plate and it was just what I needed! So good!

Thank Robin03448
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not expect to find great barbecue on Hilton Head Island and then tried Smokehouse. The ribs were meaty and tasty, nothing skimpy here. Now I go back whenever I go to Hilton Head. Go there - it is excellent!

Thank 670jimg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite BBQ restaurant. Returned after a nearly 15 year absence to find nothing changed but their location. Food was superior as always (try the potato skins and pulled pork!!!) and service was beyond great from Audrey- warm, knowledgeable and made us feel...More

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Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ was amazing. I had the brisket and ribs tender with great smoke flavor. No sauce needed. The grilled vegs and homemade Mac-n-Cheese are a must have. Next time I’m in Hilton I will definitely go there again.

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Thank doreenp303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a whim we stopped here for dinner and we were not disappointed! The place is clean there are eventvs in the restrooms lol. The food was fabulous! I ordered the ribs and they were fall off the bone delicious. Service was good despite how...More

Thank robert4524
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reliable, consistent BBQ. A good mix of sauces and entrees. Easy carry-out. Cheerful staff and a good “pub” atmosphere.

Thank Terry49_8
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Questions & Answers
Claire R
5 April 2018|
Response from CaptainQue | Property representative |
It is first come first serve, our average wait for parties of 6 or more is 30 minutes.
Claire R
5 April 2018|
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Response from coco122 | Reviewed this property |
I did not recall seeing on their website if they did. We went for lunch. It was busy but we did not wait long at all.
24 May 2017|
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Response from krenault1687 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure if they have a separate room for a large private event, but I'm sure they could answer that with a quick phone call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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