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Smokin Joe's BBQ and Catering

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5619 George Washington Mem Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692-2771
+1 757-875-7774
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Xiamen, China
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried this for the first time last week, Had a pulled pork sandwich. It was not too moist. I took it home; and I should have asked for twice as much carolina vinegar. Hush Puppys were fresh. I thought it a little pricey.

Thank Steve W
Gloucester, Virginia
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

They have a variety of food from bbq. to chicken to ribs and briskets. The food was pretty good, it's hard to ruin barbecue. It's not a big restaurant with seating for maybe 30 people. You get a fair amount of food with your meal, so you won't go home hungry.

Thank Michael K
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Went on a nice beautiful day with my family to enjoy some delicious barbecue. Being from North Carolina and being a chef I know a thing or two about barbecue. I don't know what this was but it wasn't BBQ. It was cold, it was Bland and it was horrible. I have never in my life had pulled brisket. That... More 

Thank Kenny-Temple
Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I have only eaten here once. That should be enough to bring a patron back, but it was not good enough for me to go back. I ordered the 1/2 chicken BBQ special. It came our almost cold. Kind of like they through it back on the grill to heat it up but not cook it more. The taste was... More 

Thank David A
Killeen, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Been driving by, for some time. Finally made it in. Really wish I hadn't. Terrible. I asked the server if the ribs were pork... she had to go ask. Tea tasted like water. Cole slaw was VERY old and very bad. Most items are only sold "to go" and not available for dine-in!!! What?? The cook had a baby is... More 

Thank CalD0205
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to enjoy this restaurant but was extremely disappointed when I got home with my takeout pork bbq sandwich and it was cold. And I live 1 mile from the restaurant. Go to Pierce's in Williamsburg! Wish Bill's BBQ was still around.

Thank madison2001
Kenmore, New York
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Great food, good prices and great service. Food was delicious and quick, waitress were attentive, making sure to keep us refilled with drinks and checking on our food quality.

Thank Kim W
Yorktown, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Great local BBQ place with big portions and a fantastic Holy Trinity. Get there early if you want brisket. You can even order your smoked / deep fried Thanksgiving turkey. Yum!!

Thank Sonyaboyd
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Went with my father for a lunch on the 4th of July. The waitress was very friendly despite having to work on a holiday. She was also very quick and attentive. The brisket was delicious. Very flavorful, to the point that sauce wasn't needed. The fries are served in an adorable basket and heavily seasoned (which I didn't mind) to... More 

Thank Ryan D
Yorktown, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here recently & really enjoyed it! The bbq was good & the baked beans were delicious! We also shared a homemade banana pudding....yum! It's a nice little place & we will go again.

Thank hortonfmly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5619 George Washington Mem Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692-2771
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Yorktown
  • Phone Number: +1 757-875-7774

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