The Smoke Joint

★★★★☆
  • 87 S Elliott Pl

    Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  • 718-797-1011

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Monday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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so disappointed with my last order there on 12/26/11...the Brooklyn wings (now $7.50) was not as good as in the past, there were whiskers of feathers missed (nor thoroughly cleaned) and they were barely cooked...the flavor was so

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★★★★★

so disappointed with my last order there on 12/26/11...the Brooklyn wings (now $7.50) was not as good as in the past, there were whiskers of feathers missed (nor thoroughly cleaned) and they were barely cooked...the flavor was so

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I loved this place with all my heart. The chopped chicken bbq sandwich is great, the mac and cheese is good and so are the seasoned fries. It quickly became one of my favoirte spots in BK! Until i read their health violations which they received during their last inspection on 5/09. I cant eat here anymore until they clean this place up! its not healthy :-(

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★☆☆☆☆

I loved this place with all my heart. The chopped chicken bbq sandwich is great, the mac and cheese is good and so are the seasoned fries. It quickly became one of my favoirte spots in BK! Until i read their health violations which they received during their last inspection on 5/09. I cant eat here anymore until they clean this place up! its not healthy :-(

Pros: the food was great!!

Cons: until i read their recent health inspecion online!!

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enjoy it while it lasts Sam F.

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★★★★★

enjoy it while it lasts Sam F.

Pros: wings

Cons: no wifi

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First visit: eat in: 2.5 hours-rude waitress-rude host-remade order 2 times due to lack of menu items-still didn't get the full order-no comps

2nd visit: takeout: they say 15 minutes-I get there in 15, it takes 30. the pickup window isn't taking payments- the bar says to pay at the pick up window- the line's backed up from pick up customers and the guy at the bar can't work the computer- they give me dirty looks (maybe they recognized me from last time)

3rd visit: deliver: I order $14.63 of food (same order as my pick up but for some reason a dollar less?), she says they have a $25 min for delivery- I say just charge me 15, it's 37 cents short-she says she can't do that- I say ask the boss-she comes back very disgruntled and says this one time only-as I'm saying bye she just hangs up....

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★☆☆☆☆

First visit: eat in: 2.5 hours-rude waitress-rude host-remade order 2 times due to lack of menu items-still didn't get the full order-no comps

2nd visit: takeout: they say 15 minutes-I get there in 15, it takes 30. the pickup window isn't taking payments- the bar says to pay at the pick up window- the line's backed up from pick up customers and the guy at the bar can't work the computer- they give me dirty looks (maybe they recognized me from last time)

3rd visit: deliver: I order $14.63 of food (same order as my pick up but for some reason a dollar less?), she says they have a $25 min for delivery- I say just charge me 15, it's 37 cents short-she says she can't do that- I say ask the boss-she comes back very disgruntled and says this one time only-as I'm saying bye she just hangs up....

Pros: decent food

Cons: worst service-over and over and over again

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I went to Smoke Joint when they first opened & I was underwhelmed because I'm southern & I can cook. But, I live in the neighborhood & it's crowded everytime I go by, so last night I decided to try it again. I got the Brooklyn Wings & Fries. Well, the fries were good. The last time I ate at Smoke Joint, a few years ago, I felt like the meat had a weird taste, like lighter fluid. Last night, when I bit into the wing, I tasted the same thing. It wasn't pleasant. I know they use a smoker. I don't know how smokers operate at all, I just know that the aftertaste in my mouth reminded me of too much lighter fluid. Not pleasant.

But, other people seem to like it so maybe it's just me.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Smoke Joint when they first opened & I was underwhelmed because I'm southern & I can cook. But, I live in the neighborhood & it's crowded everytime I go by, so last night I decided to try it again. I got the Brooklyn Wings & Fries. Well, the fries were good. The last time I ate at Smoke Joint, a few years ago, I felt like the meat had a weird taste, like lighter fluid. Last night, when I bit into the wing, I tasted the same thing. It wasn't pleasant. I know they use a smoker. I don't know how smokers operate at all, I just know that the aftertaste in my mouth reminded me of too much lighter fluid. Not pleasant.

But, other people seem to like it so maybe it's just me.

Pros: cute, quick service, bbq sauce is good

Cons: taste

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This place opened up about two years ago and everytime I go there it's delicious. My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich and the Porkslap beer. The collard greens are awesome too.

5
★★★★★

This place opened up about two years ago and everytime I go there it's delicious. My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich and the Porkslap beer. The collard greens are awesome too.

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this place has been popular since they opened two years ago- and it seems to have gone to their heads.

it's still overpriced, a la carte, and now not as good as it used to be. I went there the other day with a couple of friends and we weren't abel to finsih the food. The corn was overdone and the whole slab of Ribs (22 GD dollars) was filled with fat and did not taste good. of course, not enough barbecue sauce either.

Not only that, the service is not so good either. apparently the girls behind the counter will take your order whenever they damn well please. skip this place and make the ribs yourself.

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★★☆☆☆

this place has been popular since they opened two years ago- and it seems to have gone to their heads.

it's still overpriced, a la carte, and now not as good as it used to be. I went there the other day with a couple of friends and we weren't abel to finsih the food. The corn was overdone and the whole slab of Ribs (22 GD dollars) was filled with fat and did not taste good. of course, not enough barbecue sauce either.

Not only that, the service is not so good either. apparently the girls behind the counter will take your order whenever they damn well please. skip this place and make the ribs yourself.

Pros: location

Cons: everything else

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Smoke Joint has great food, the mac and cheese parallels blue smoke in the "creaminess-factor" but other than that, the experience was disappointing. The woman who took our order had no idea what she was doing, maybe the fumes had gotten to her, but even the cash register appeared to be foreign. She not only messed up our order, she ''corrected it'' (to her boss) but did not do so for us. She was merely saving her pride in front of the man who paid her, but didn't care that she had given us "chicken wings" instead of "baked beans". The place is not particularly loud, so I don't understand this mistake, but if you have the patience and if you happen to eat meat, in any variety, I would recommend this place.

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★★★☆☆

Smoke Joint has great food, the mac and cheese parallels blue smoke in the "creaminess-factor" but other than that, the experience was disappointing. The woman who took our order had no idea what she was doing, maybe the fumes had gotten to her, but even the cash register appeared to be foreign. She not only messed up our order, she ''corrected it'' (to her boss) but did not do so for us. She was merely saving her pride in front of the man who paid her, but didn't care that she had given us "chicken wings" instead of "baked beans". The place is not particularly loud, so I don't understand this mistake, but if you have the patience and if you happen to eat meat, in any variety, I would recommend this place.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

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I don't write reviews very often, but felt compelled after eating here. The food was FANTASTIC. I ate an order of pork baby back ribs without ever using my hands. Meat was so tender, it fell right off the bone with a touch of the fork...cooked perfectly. Mac and cheese was good as well. Very casual atmosphere and good service.

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★★★★★

I don't write reviews very often, but felt compelled after eating here. The food was FANTASTIC. I ate an order of pork baby back ribs without ever using my hands. Meat was so tender, it fell right off the bone with a touch of the fork...cooked perfectly. Mac and cheese was good as well. Very casual atmosphere and good service.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Small space, counter-service only

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Really delicious savory smoky flavors. The hacked pork sandwich I had was tasty and, due to the large portion, I had some to take home. The mac & cheese was yummy too (it's actually cellentani & cheese) and a filling portion. There's an excellent selection of domestic & imported Belgian beer.

The outdoor seating (though only a few small tables and no place for a group outing) blends eaters with some of Fort Greene's developing 'laid-back urban-chic semi-boho' atmosphere. The place altogether is small, seating will be cramped/unavailable at obvious grazing times.

The staff was friendly, a hardworking crew of few who quickly managed dozens of orders on a sunny weekend afternoon.

I went by myself and would go there again, but bring no more than 2 friends and arrive before 4pm on a weekend.

2
★★★★☆

Really delicious savory smoky flavors. The hacked pork sandwich I had was tasty and, due to the large portion, I had some to take home. The mac & cheese was yummy too (it's actually cellentani & cheese) and a filling portion. There's an excellent selection of domestic & imported Belgian beer.

The outdoor seating (though only a few small tables and no place for a group outing) blends eaters with some of Fort Greene's developing 'laid-back urban-chic semi-boho' atmosphere. The place altogether is small, seating will be cramped/unavailable at obvious grazing times.

The staff was friendly, a hardworking crew of few who quickly managed dozens of orders on a sunny weekend afternoon.

I went by myself and would go there again, but bring no more than 2 friends and arrive before 4pm on a weekend.

Pros: The best of NYBBQ, nice staff & neighborhood, good lambics!

Cons: Tight space and long waits

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Had the pulled pork platter with mac and cheese and collard greens. everything was delicious. I was surprised at how flavorful even the cole slaw was. i just really wished they had sour pickles. I like it to counterbalance the sweetness of the sauce. Definitely a go.

2
★★★★☆

Had the pulled pork platter with mac and cheese and collard greens. everything was delicious. I was surprised at how flavorful even the cole slaw was. i just really wished they had sour pickles. I like it to counterbalance the sweetness of the sauce. Definitely a go.

Pros: Excellent Food

Cons: No sour pickles

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Being from North Carolina (land of BBQ-in fact the BBQ scene there is so contentious that it actually divides the sate) I was so happy to find this place. I have eaten at the big and little BBQ joints in NYC, trying in vain to find my favorite food and resonably priced (honestly, $17 for a pork platter at Blue Smoke, how can you even be serious?). What I've found so far is that so many of them are trying to do "Southern" style of BBQ and most of them do it haphazardly and it ends up over all bad and hokey. The Smoke Joint really steps out and makes no apologies to be their own brand of BBQ, certainly from their menu there are some throwbacks to the south ( it is BBQ, so you can't and shouldn't completely ignore the influence), but it is done very well. The rubs on the smoked meat is well balanced, the sauces are outstanding and the pickles, well they are just delicious. The service is fast and friendly and most importantly, they are dedicated to the cause of creating a good meal. I highly suggest this place to all BBQ fans and to anyone who enjoys a well crafted meal.

*And as for the post that says "I have been eating BBQ all over the country" where have you been eating BBQ? California? Come south, eat real BBQ and then you'll appreciate the gem that is the Smoked Joint.

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★★★★★

Being from North Carolina (land of BBQ-in fact the BBQ scene there is so contentious that it actually divides the sate) I was so happy to find this place. I have eaten at the big and little BBQ joints in NYC, trying in vain to find my favorite food and resonably priced (honestly, $17 for a pork platter at Blue Smoke, how can you even be serious?). What I've found so far is that so many of them are trying to do "Southern" style of BBQ and most of them do it haphazardly and it ends up over all bad and hokey. The Smoke Joint really steps out and makes no apologies to be their own brand of BBQ, certainly from their menu there are some throwbacks to the south ( it is BBQ, so you can't and shouldn't completely ignore the influence), but it is done very well. The rubs on the smoked meat is well balanced, the sauces are outstanding and the pickles, well they are just delicious. The service is fast and friendly and most importantly, they are dedicated to the cause of creating a good meal. I highly suggest this place to all BBQ fans and to anyone who enjoys a well crafted meal.

*And as for the post that says "I have been eating BBQ all over the country" where have you been eating BBQ? California? Come south, eat real BBQ and then you'll appreciate the gem that is the Smoked Joint.

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Yuck!!
I know most NYers don't know jack about BBQ, but this place is truly sub-standard. I have eaten BBQ all over the country and let me tell you, this is not what it is supposed to taste like regardless of what style of BBQ you are eating!
My husband and I have eaten there twice. The first time was so-so, and we were willing to give them another try. The last time, we had rib tips, mac n' cheese, ribs and their catfish and some cornbread. The rib-tips were greasy and all fatty-almost no meat. The catfish was so bad even my cat wouldn't eat it- mushy, not even skinned before being breaded- something any first year chef knows to do. The coarse cornbread was lacking in flavor and had the texture of styrofoam.The mac also lacked in chesse flavor and the ribs were mediocre. A real disappointment. The word has spread among serious southern BBQers around the neighb as I have friends who said "Don't eat there, I hear it's lousy!!" Too bad really as they could do soo much better if they served quality food with some flavor. I suggest going somewhere else!
On another note, their "lil piggy market" next door has good bread (NOT made by them) and good coffee, except they don't open before lunchtime.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Yuck!!
I know most NYers don't know jack about BBQ, but this place is truly sub-standard. I have eaten BBQ all over the country and let me tell you, this is not what it is supposed to taste like regardless of what style of BBQ you are eating!
My husband and I have eaten there twice. The first time was so-so, and we were willing to give them another try. The last time, we had rib tips, mac n' cheese, ribs and their catfish and some cornbread. The rib-tips were greasy and all fatty-almost no meat. The catfish was so bad even my cat wouldn't eat it- mushy, not even skinned before being breaded- something any first year chef knows to do. The coarse cornbread was lacking in flavor and had the texture of styrofoam.The mac also lacked in chesse flavor and the ribs were mediocre. A real disappointment. The word has spread among serious southern BBQers around the neighb as I have friends who said "Don't eat there, I hear it's lousy!!" Too bad really as they could do soo much better if they served quality food with some flavor. I suggest going somewhere else!
On another note, their "lil piggy market" next door has good bread (NOT made by them) and good coffee, except they don't open before lunchtime.

Pros: Good location, affordable

Cons: Bad food, inedible, slow service, poor quality of ingredients.

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On a recommendation, we decided to try this place. You know when a line to get in is so long, the place HAS to be good. Servers where overly friendly, the place was very homely but clean, and way to many yuppies for my taste, but is where they live, so..... Then the food. AMAZING bny any standards. If you check my past reviews, you'll notice that we are all about meats and pastas, but here we even ate the cole slaw!!!. THAT good. Very original drinks, setup, etc. We tried both beef and pork ribs, and needles to say, we'll be back very soon, regardless of how far it was.

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★★★★★

On a recommendation, we decided to try this place. You know when a line to get in is so long, the place HAS to be good. Servers where overly friendly, the place was very homely but clean, and way to many yuppies for my taste, but is where they live, so..... Then the food. AMAZING bny any standards. If you check my past reviews, you'll notice that we are all about meats and pastas, but here we even ate the cole slaw!!!. THAT good. Very original drinks, setup, etc. We tried both beef and pork ribs, and needles to say, we'll be back very soon, regardless of how far it was.

Pros: Food, service, parking, price.

Cons: Your cholesterol may suffer

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Having eaten BBQ across the U.S. and NYC, this place cannot compete except for the fact that there are very few smoked BBQ places around. Pork ribs were too dry/overcooked. The beans lacked a distinguishable flavor and the mac n cheese was mostly dry and had a sharp vinegar taste. The potato salad was good and the wait was over 35 minutes for take out on a Tuesday.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Having eaten BBQ across the U.S. and NYC, this place cannot compete except for the fact that there are very few smoked BBQ places around. Pork ribs were too dry/overcooked. The beans lacked a distinguishable flavor and the mac n cheese was mostly dry and had a sharp vinegar taste. The potato salad was good and the wait was over 35 minutes for take out on a Tuesday.

Pros: Well, it is BBQ and so few places nearby.

Cons: Ribs overcooked and mac n cheese had sharp vinegar taste

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Well done Smoke Joint, well done,
So far I've had the pork sandwich, chicken sandwich, baby back ribs, slaw, beans, fries, & mac and cheese.

All were sensational... good amount of sauce and spice on all, and the beans were damn tasty. I particularly liked that they packed the meat separately on my to go sandwich, so that it traveled better + I got a free pint container. The service is quite good, considering that it's a cafeteria style-esque set up. I wish I was eating there right now. They have a good selection of beers too, I've had the Pork-slap and the Brooklyn Hefe-weissen as well as one other I can't recall.

We'll see what happens with their expansion to next door, I'll come back for the BBQ either way.

2
★★★★★

Well done Smoke Joint, well done,
So far I've had the pork sandwich, chicken sandwich, baby back ribs, slaw, beans, fries, & mac and cheese.

All were sensational... good amount of sauce and spice on all, and the beans were damn tasty. I particularly liked that they packed the meat separately on my to go sandwich, so that it traveled better + I got a free pint container. The service is quite good, considering that it's a cafeteria style-esque set up. I wish I was eating there right now. They have a good selection of beers too, I've had the Pork-slap and the Brooklyn Hefe-weissen as well as one other I can't recall.

We'll see what happens with their expansion to next door, I'll come back for the BBQ either way.

Pros: BBQ & beer combined

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The barbecue was delicious. My group of 4 had the pork ribs, crispy catfish and the short beef ribs with smoky greens, spiced corn on the cob and fries. Everything had that wonderful smoky grilled taste even the corn. The meat was flavorful and juicy. I did not expect the great service. Even though you order at the counter and pick up your food there, the staff will help manage the crowds, tidy up your table and inquire how the meal is. The prices were also reasonable; with 2 beers and 2 limonades, the total was around $80 and we had leftovers for a hefty meal for one. It is a small place though so order takeout for a large group.

2
★★★★★

The barbecue was delicious. My group of 4 had the pork ribs, crispy catfish and the short beef ribs with smoky greens, spiced corn on the cob and fries. Everything had that wonderful smoky grilled taste even the corn. The meat was flavorful and juicy. I did not expect the great service. Even though you order at the counter and pick up your food there, the staff will help manage the crowds, tidy up your table and inquire how the meal is. The prices were also reasonable; with 2 beers and 2 limonades, the total was around $80 and we had leftovers for a hefty meal for one. It is a small place though so order takeout for a large group.

Pros: Great food and value, friendly and efficient service

Cons: Not a lot of seating

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heck if your in fort greene and have a hankering for some BBQ then this is your place. straight up good ribs ( duh...like you would open a BBQ joint with out mastering your ribs)....i like the mayo slaw, but you can choose the vinager if you want. its nice to have choices. and you do have choices, including a ceaser salad with chopped meat. yummy! i'm from the buffalo area so im personaly offended by the pass off of buffalo but im sure there good enough. ( Buffalo is in the house! ). the vibe there is great and i've had good honest conversations with a bunch of nice people that work there ( do you really need to post it online if that was your only gripe, i mean really? if everytime you went i could understand, but once? ) if you find yourself a fan of beer in the can than you should have a good time picking ( try the pork slapp ) and for the true tasters out there, the ones who will try anything once,.......celery soda.......no really, try it just to say you did!

2
★★★★☆

heck if your in fort greene and have a hankering for some BBQ then this is your place. straight up good ribs ( duh...like you would open a BBQ joint with out mastering your ribs)....i like the mayo slaw, but you can choose the vinager if you want. its nice to have choices. and you do have choices, including a ceaser salad with chopped meat. yummy! i'm from the buffalo area so im personaly offended by the pass off of buffalo but im sure there good enough. ( Buffalo is in the house! ). the vibe there is great and i've had good honest conversations with a bunch of nice people that work there ( do you really need to post it online if that was your only gripe, i mean really? if everytime you went i could understand, but once? ) if you find yourself a fan of beer in the can than you should have a good time picking ( try the pork slapp ) and for the true tasters out there, the ones who will try anything once,.......celery soda.......no really, try it just to say you did!

Pros: good local BBQ

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Guy had a terrible attitude on the phone..put me on hold. Then told me he would deliver to Franklin...then changed his tune and said only to Classon..(I live maybe 3 buildings past Classon)....he repeatedly was cutting me off saying "Im sorry"...you know those "Im sorries" you say when your not sorry, like those rude "Im sorries" that people say to cut you off ..... Funny how a place that does "Down Home BBQ" suddenly wont go past Clinton Hill and into Bed-Stuy If the food tastes like the way this guys attitude was..then I am sure its tastes horrible

0
★☆☆☆☆

Guy had a terrible attitude on the phone..put me on hold. Then told me he would deliver to Franklin...then changed his tune and said only to Classon..(I live maybe 3 buildings past Classon)....he repeatedly was cutting me off saying "Im sorry"...you know those "Im sorries" you say when your not sorry, like those rude "Im sorries" that people say to cut you off ..... Funny how a place that does "Down Home BBQ" suddenly wont go past Clinton Hill and into Bed-Stuy If the food tastes like the way this guys attitude was..then I am sure its tastes horrible

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Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would say I am from Maryland but I would definetly recommend this restaurant to all my friends on their way to the Big Apple and more specifically Brooklyb. The Smoked chicken is really of the Hook as well as the Mac&cheese yummy
I went back the next day for the SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHRRRRIIIIMMMP it was delicious with some greens
The customer service is wonderful and I got the chance to talk to chef Amadou nice and helpful
To anyone make sure you stop by Brooklyn don't take the chance to miss out on efficient service as well as wonderful tasty food
Best Smoke meat I've had for a very long time

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★★★★★

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would say I am from Maryland but I would definetly recommend this restaurant to all my friends on their way to the Big Apple and more specifically Brooklyb. The Smoked chicken is really of the Hook as well as the Mac&cheese yummy
I went back the next day for the SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHRRRRIIIIMMMP it was delicious with some greens
The customer service is wonderful and I got the chance to talk to chef Amadou nice and helpful
To anyone make sure you stop by Brooklyn don't take the chance to miss out on efficient service as well as wonderful tasty food
Best Smoke meat I've had for a very long time

Pros: 10 thumbs up

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I really like this place. I went on a Tuesday. It wasn't crowded but there are limited seats. Very comforable place just to get a good piece of BBQ. i had the Baby got back ribs. They were good and I was given 3 tasting sauces. All of them were equally yummy. The mac and cheese was good and creamy just the way i like it. Looking forward to tasting some other things

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★★★★☆

I really like this place. I went on a Tuesday. It wasn't crowded but there are limited seats. Very comforable place just to get a good piece of BBQ. i had the Baby got back ribs. They were good and I was given 3 tasting sauces. All of them were equally yummy. The mac and cheese was good and creamy just the way i like it. Looking forward to tasting some other things

Pros: Good BBQ, Mac and cheese, cheap beer

Cons: limited seating

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Perhaps I'm coming a bit late to the discussion, but in response to the person who witnessed some kitchen strife while ordering, I'd like to say that my boyfriend and I have ordered takeout from the Smoke Joint about once a week since they opened and I have never witnessed an argument or any bad behavior on the part of the staff (or my fellow diners, for that matter). I promise that what you experienced was an anomaly. We've never experienced anything less than friendly, gracious service and every time I've been in, everyone looks like they're having a great time serving wonderful falling-off-the bone ribs and truly delicious sides........especially the completely addictive mac and cheese.

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★★★★★

Perhaps I'm coming a bit late to the discussion, but in response to the person who witnessed some kitchen strife while ordering, I'd like to say that my boyfriend and I have ordered takeout from the Smoke Joint about once a week since they opened and I have never witnessed an argument or any bad behavior on the part of the staff (or my fellow diners, for that matter). I promise that what you experienced was an anomaly. We've never experienced anything less than friendly, gracious service and every time I've been in, everyone looks like they're having a great time serving wonderful falling-off-the bone ribs and truly delicious sides........especially the completely addictive mac and cheese.

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The Smoke Joint is the real thing! We were tired of having to travel for even decent bbq - now we have fantastic ribs practically right around the corner! My favorite is the beef ribs - huge, juicy, and wonderful when paired with the brown sugar bbq sauce. The spares and baby backs are also great. I don't agree that the sides are lacking (complaints I've heard) - the mac and cheese, fries, and the corn are so good! I'm not a greens fan, but i've heard from fellow diners that they are pretty yummy. Basically, you can't go wrong - there is a ton of choices, guaranteed to make any bbq fan come back for more! Don't even get me started about the beer selection - inexpensive and well-rounded. As for the other poster with the bad counter experience, i've been there several times and have seen nothing more than teamwork and wonderful customer service.

2
★★★★★

The Smoke Joint is the real thing! We were tired of having to travel for even decent bbq - now we have fantastic ribs practically right around the corner! My favorite is the beef ribs - huge, juicy, and wonderful when paired with the brown sugar bbq sauce. The spares and baby backs are also great. I don't agree that the sides are lacking (complaints I've heard) - the mac and cheese, fries, and the corn are so good! I'm not a greens fan, but i've heard from fellow diners that they are pretty yummy. Basically, you can't go wrong - there is a ton of choices, guaranteed to make any bbq fan come back for more! Don't even get me started about the beer selection - inexpensive and well-rounded. As for the other poster with the bad counter experience, i've been there several times and have seen nothing more than teamwork and wonderful customer service.

Pros: woodsy ambience, great service, awesome food!

Cons: was a little chilly inside on occasion, limited seating so go early or take out!

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I would like to thank everyone for their generous support of The Smoke
Joint. We are still a new restaurant and living up to
and maintaining the level of service that our
customers expect is exciting yet challenging.
Maintaining an open kitchen is a world away from the
traditional and mysterious kitchen behind the
closed door. With our customers right there with
us, talking to us, laughing with us, watching every
step, our desire to ?get it right? is sent into the
stratosphere.

We take the opinions of our customers very seriously
and when criticized justly, it is our
obligation to quickly rectify the perceived problem.
I remember the specific incident mentioned regarding
the treatment of our line-cook. I have known, worked with, and have
maintained the highest level of respect and trust for
this line cook for well over 3 years. He is my right hand man. Before the day
was done, we had a talk and I apologized for
anything that I may have said or did that was out of
line. Because of our great relationship he was able
to forgive my misstep and I hope that any customer
that witnessed my impatience will do the same.

Ben Grossman
Co-owner, The Smoke Joint

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★★★☆☆

I would like to thank everyone for their generous support of The Smoke
Joint. We are still a new restaurant and living up to
and maintaining the level of service that our
customers expect is exciting yet challenging.
Maintaining an open kitchen is a world away from the
traditional and mysterious kitchen behind the
closed door. With our customers right there with
us, talking to us, laughing with us, watching every
step, our desire to ?get it right? is sent into the
stratosphere.

We take the opinions of our customers very seriously
and when criticized justly, it is our
obligation to quickly rectify the perceived problem.
I remember the specific incident mentioned regarding
the treatment of our line-cook. I have known, worked with, and have
maintained the highest level of respect and trust for
this line cook for well over 3 years. He is my right hand man. Before the day
was done, we had a talk and I apologized for
anything that I may have said or did that was out of
line. Because of our great relationship he was able
to forgive my misstep and I hope that any customer
that witnessed my impatience will do the same.

Ben Grossman
Co-owner, The Smoke Joint

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I understand yelling at your employees is part of restaurant management culture, but frankly I don't want to hear it while I am waiting on line to order my food. The way the space is set up you stand face to face with the people preparing your meal and the entire time you are waiting you have to listen to the manager/owner berate the line cooks for screwing up this or that and by the time you get your food you wish you had not given the guy any money.

1
★★★☆☆

I understand yelling at your employees is part of restaurant management culture, but frankly I don't want to hear it while I am waiting on line to order my food. The way the space is set up you stand face to face with the people preparing your meal and the entire time you are waiting you have to listen to the manager/owner berate the line cooks for screwing up this or that and by the time you get your food you wish you had not given the guy any money.

Pros: Great food in an area starved for decent bbq

Cons: The purchasing process is stressfull

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What a welcome addition to the area!! I totally disagree about the editorial review knocking the pork ribs--I thought they were amazingly flavorful and cooked to perfection!! Some of the sides like the mac 'n cheese and the slaw could use improvement, but most of the menu is the real deal. Spicy, smoky, flavorful, delicious all around.

2
★★★★☆

What a welcome addition to the area!! I totally disagree about the editorial review knocking the pork ribs--I thought they were amazingly flavorful and cooked to perfection!! Some of the sides like the mac 'n cheese and the slaw could use improvement, but most of the menu is the real deal. Spicy, smoky, flavorful, delicious all around.

Pros: Ribs, wings, hacked meat

Cons: Not enough seating space

 

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