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Smokehouse Restaurant

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1123 Celebration Ave, Moneta, VA 24121-6608
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Huddleston, Virginia
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174 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The smokehouse closed last year after the owners purchased the Red Rock gas station & convenience store about a mile down the road. (Rumor has it you can still get carry out ribs on weekends.). The restaurant has been purchased and rebranded as JJ's Meat Shack. I only ate there once, as part of a group lunch. It was very... More 

Thank SMLBill
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I'm thinking that this place has changed owners recently! The service was not great, the ribs where just ok and the chicken was not cooked thru. The menu says how great their fries are, yet they were not "home made" but out of a bag! Very disappointed in the whole experience! It seemed like the whole staff where young kids... More 

Thank LeeAnne2448
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for bar b que on the lake. Been here 5 times and food and service are always spot on. Don't miss this one.

Thank Steve B
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My wife and I stayed at SML for the weekend and visited Smokehouse Friday night for dinner. Very family friendly. Good food. Great service. Very nice people. I'm sorry to say they indicated they were closing after that weekend. The waitress said she had heard another owner may open a BBQ restaurant in that location but she was not positive.

Thank Va-Ump
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you're looking for Smith Mountain Lake's best pulled pork sandwich, you'll find it at Smokehouse! The choices of sides remind me of old southern fare, and everything is homemade.

Thank Ann S
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This homey restaurant has the best pulled pork BBQ I've ever eaten. It was lean, NO fat in my serving, all meat and all delicious. I also enjoyed the cooked apples and sweet potato fries that came with my BBQ. I wish I had bought some BBQ to bring home with me. My husband had the chicken pot pie, which... More 

Thank Jane H
Moneta, Virginia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A great dinner after a day in the sun cruising around Smith Mountain Lake. The special of the day was ribs which were cooked to perfection and the grilled chicken salad was fresh and very large. Our server was excellent in every way.

Thank lebosiger
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at Smokehouse Restaurant after 8pm on a Saturday evening, when the kitchens of many other restaurants in SML were closed. The ribs were great, and the hush puppies were to die for! It was my son's birthday, and even though we didn't ask for anything special, the whole staff came out with his dessert and sang Happy... More 

Thank Ellen H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Tonight was my first time trying the Smokehouse Restaurant. Like many restaurants there were pros and cons. It was a very clean facility. There is a small bar area that seats approximately 6 people. The staff was friendly and the food came out very hot. There are a variety of options such as bbq, chicken, crab legs, fish, blts and... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Tasty food with hearty portions at a leisurely pace in a casual setting. Very casual - in a strip mall along a country highway (just off Route 122). While the service was friendly, it was at a leisurely pace (not quick at all). If you are in a hurry to get somewhere after eating here, choose another place or you... More 

Thank Ray P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Celebration Ave, Moneta, VA 24121-6608
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta
  • Phone Number: 540-297-4646

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