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Smokehouse & Cooler Restaurant - CLOSED

2957 Shore Dr, Lynnhaven Shopps, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1248
+1 757-481-9737
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good16%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Mar 2014
“Awesome Steak”
14 Jan 2014
“Restaurant Week Great Choice”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
2957 Shore Dr, Lynnhaven Shopps, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1248
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2014

OK I am a big fan of this place the Moaning Lisas band plays there once a month and it's always a good time. This time I ordered the ribeye with cheese grits and green beans. OMG that steak was awesome and the cheese grits...More

Thank Al S
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We decided on Smokehouse and Cooler Restaurant after reading the menu for Virginia Beach Restaurant week. We all ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu and had 3 awesome courses. The appetizers we chose were Potstickers and the Grilled Romaine salad. Both were excellent and...More

Thank hildiebird
Reviewed 5 November 2013

OK So I am totaly bias on the Rock N Roll here. Yes Moaning Lisas play here and it seems that I always have a great time and love the staff and friends I get to see on Shore Drive when I play here. So...More

1  Thank Al S
Reviewed 13 February 2013

We always looked forward to Tuesday 'Rib Night' but last night was a huge disappointment. We were told by the server that they changed the ribs- Instead of a grilled,fall-off the bone,melt in your mouth masterpiece we found chewy,tough,undercooked and not grilled,membrane covered slab of...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I went here for lunch. The resturant is tucked in behind another bar and it is easy to miss. When you walk in the smell of hickory wood in the smoker is filling the air with its welcoming call. It was empty for lunch but...More

2  Thank MichaelBronx
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Most Pittsburgh Steelers fans know Smokehouse as a place to watch football. Hopefully,they know what they have (probably not). This restaurant has a chef from the Cordon Blue, which means he's capable. The fear is that this highly qualified chef would cook down to the...More

2  Thank Mayoplan
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Have eaten here a couple of times as it is near where I live. Tucked away on Shore Drive. The food was very good earlier this year...but they have changed the menu and some items that I really enjoyed...like Tempura Shrimp are gone. They replaced...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Smokehouse and Cooler has the expected ribs and pork BBQ, with non-smoked and unexpectedly light items that keep us coming back each week. I agree with fdm45's review "Best LIttle Secret;" the prix fixe menu is always a delight as are the daily specials. The...More

2  Thank WorkingTraveler_10
Reviewed 27 August 2012

I will agree with the other posts about this place being in a hole in the wall but they certainly know how to cook. Ribs were tender and seasoned well, I had the caprese salad and it was fresh and crisp. Overall a great find.

1  Thank ecm6p
Reviewed 14 August 2012

This place is tucked away back in a strip mall behind AJ Gator's. A friend and I went for drinks late one night. At first the bartender wasn't that friendly, but she slowly warmed up. The place was empty except for one other couple. The...More

Thank JaiOnHoliday
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2957 Shore Dr, Lynnhaven Shopps, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-481-9737
  • E-mail
Virginia Beach's original gastropub ("a bar style restaurant that serves high quality food"), has long been a local's favorite on Shore Drive. Tucked back in a courtyard the restaurant offers casual dining with a welcoming and lively bar. The acclaimed menu focuses on using fresh, quality ingredients prepared in regional selections, often infused with unique smoked flavors.
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