Smokey Bones

★★★★☆
Good food, good drinks and good times at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
  • 303 N. Alafaya Tr.

    Orlando, FL 32826

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  • 407-249-2009

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To Corporate Office: Your latest advertising campaign is neither cute nor clever - definitely not appropriate for a "family" restaurant, especially for items (wings, chicken fingers) to which children are attracted. Lose business or

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★★★★★

To Corporate Office: Your latest advertising campaign is neither cute nor clever - definitely not appropriate for a "family" restaurant, especially for items (wings, chicken fingers) to which children are attracted. Lose business or

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Food is average. Service is ok. For the price you pay it's ok

3
★★★★★

Food is average. Service is ok. For the price you pay it's ok

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Found 4 bones in one hamburger. Hope the person who planted them got a good laugh.

3
★★★★★

Found 4 bones in one hamburger. Hope the person who planted them got a good laugh.

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I cannot believe that anything could be any worse and call themselves a BBQ Rest. 6 men from out of town wait 2 hours while the place was 1/3 full. A clear disaster. At 1 point we were standing up waving our hands trying to get the waiters attention so we could get another beer. We never even started until we got to the 90 min mark. Worst crap in any non BBQ joint. How did I order dry rub Brisquet and end up with a pile of meat slathered in sweet sauce? One person warned us not to go but we said BBQ and beer had to be great. 2 hours later we were wrong and the food sucked. Good trick as we drank up about 25 bucks apiece in beer as we watched the seasons change.

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★☆☆☆☆

I cannot believe that anything could be any worse and call themselves a BBQ Rest. 6 men from out of town wait 2 hours while the place was 1/3 full. A clear disaster. At 1 point we were standing up waving our hands trying to get the waiters attention so we could get another beer. We never even started until we got to the 90 min mark. Worst crap in any non BBQ joint. How did I order dry rub Brisquet and end up with a pile of meat slathered in sweet sauce? One person warned us not to go but we said BBQ and beer had to be great. 2 hours later we were wrong and the food sucked. Good trick as we drank up about 25 bucks apiece in beer as we watched the seasons change.

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My wife and I decided to eat at Smokey Bones in Waterford Lakes for our first wedding anniversary. We walked in what appears to be the front door, which ended up being the side door, and walked through their maze to reach the hostess. Five employees were standing there, and finished their conversation about one needing to eat at Denny's on an upcoming morning, and how she would be working a double. Once they "noticed" us, one disappeared to grab menus and proceeded to seat us. When we walked in, I noticed it was not busy at all, and their were tables available everywhere (at least fifteen). The hostess sat us at a table in the smaller seating area, away from the bar, next to two small families, both with a child under 1 year old. From there until after the appetizer arrived, things went well. We both finished our first drinks before the main course arrived (I guess its a server, the person you only see bringing your food, which I thought was the waitress' job). At this point I realize that the potato skins I discussed with the waitress not what I received, but a baked potato. It was very clear which I wanted, as there was never a mention of a baked potato. Then one of the babies began to cry, and cry, and cry...non stop, and the mother picked up the child, which placed the crying baby pointed right into our ears. I tried to fight through it, then I cut open my "medium" cooked steak. Other than the outside of the steak, the rest of the steak was red, bloody, and even a little purple. I wanted to send it back, but I could not stomach sitting in the restaurant another minute. This was by far the worst experience I have had in my life in any aspect of service, and immediately requested my check so I could leave. I can't remember ever before getting my entree and feel sick to my stomach at the same time. I will never eat at another Smokey Bones in my life, even if it was free.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I decided to eat at Smokey Bones in Waterford Lakes for our first wedding anniversary. We walked in what appears to be the front door, which ended up being the side door, and walked through their maze to reach the hostess. Five employees were standing there, and finished their conversation about one needing to eat at Denny's on an upcoming morning, and how she would be working a double. Once they "noticed" us, one disappeared to grab menus and proceeded to seat us. When we walked in, I noticed it was not busy at all, and their were tables available everywhere (at least fifteen). The hostess sat us at a table in the smaller seating area, away from the bar, next to two small families, both with a child under 1 year old. From there until after the appetizer arrived, things went well. We both finished our first drinks before the main course arrived (I guess its a server, the person you only see bringing your food, which I thought was the waitress' job). At this point I realize that the potato skins I discussed with the waitress not what I received, but a baked potato. It was very clear which I wanted, as there was never a mention of a baked potato. Then one of the babies began to cry, and cry, and cry...non stop, and the mother picked up the child, which placed the crying baby pointed right into our ears. I tried to fight through it, then I cut open my "medium" cooked steak. Other than the outside of the steak, the rest of the steak was red, bloody, and even a little purple. I wanted to send it back, but I could not stomach sitting in the restaurant another minute. This was by far the worst experience I have had in my life in any aspect of service, and immediately requested my check so I could leave. I can't remember ever before getting my entree and feel sick to my stomach at the same time. I will never eat at another Smokey Bones in my life, even if it was free.

Pros: Nothing at all

Cons: everthing from walking in, to walking out.

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My boyfriend and I travel alot and we came upon Smokey Bones while in Orlando and hung around there for our stay of 2 months. We loved the service.The food was great. We really got hooked on the buffalo wings. But every dish I tried was good especially the bar-b-que. I just want to thank Smokey Bones bartenders for entertaining us. They were all great especially Rachel and Billy. Love you guys. Everywhere we go we try to look for a Smokey Bones. I was disappointed to find out that the one in Pensacola was closed.:(

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I travel alot and we came upon Smokey Bones while in Orlando and hung around there for our stay of 2 months. We loved the service.The food was great. We really got hooked on the buffalo wings. But every dish I tried was good especially the bar-b-que. I just want to thank Smokey Bones bartenders for entertaining us. They were all great especially Rachel and Billy. Love you guys. Everywhere we go we try to look for a Smokey Bones. I was disappointed to find out that the one in Pensacola was closed.:(

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A group of us always get together at Smokey Bones monthly, but lately our experiences has been uneventful! For the 2nd time in a row, hair has been in my food! This is totally unacceptable, but when I talked to the manager, he seem to think it was no big deal! I asked for a corporate number, but he just gave me the cell phone number of another manager that just happend to be working the same time we were there - what is that all about - what are they hiding? Needles to say, they lost the buisness of 8 reuglars! Oh, we were also told corporate no longer exist?

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★★★☆☆

A group of us always get together at Smokey Bones monthly, but lately our experiences has been uneventful! For the 2nd time in a row, hair has been in my food! This is totally unacceptable, but when I talked to the manager, he seem to think it was no big deal! I asked for a corporate number, but he just gave me the cell phone number of another manager that just happend to be working the same time we were there - what is that all about - what are they hiding? Needles to say, they lost the buisness of 8 reuglars! Oh, we were also told corporate no longer exist?

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They have an awesome juicy buffalo burger. For those of you that are looking for a healthier, leaner version of a burger Smokey Bones BBQ has it for you. Great size portion, comes with your choice of two sides.

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★★★★★

They have an awesome juicy buffalo burger. For those of you that are looking for a healthier, leaner version of a burger Smokey Bones BBQ has it for you. Great size portion, comes with your choice of two sides.

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The Baby Back ribs are sooooo good! they fall off the bone. and very tasty too. The cornbread w/ pecan butter is a must! service was excellent, and the prices are very reasonable. Portions are huge! Order were servced very quickly.
I am giving it 2 thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

The Baby Back ribs are sooooo good! they fall off the bone. and very tasty too. The cornbread w/ pecan butter is a must! service was excellent, and the prices are very reasonable. Portions are huge! Order were servced very quickly.
I am giving it 2 thumbs up!

Pros: Excellent Service, Food, Moderate prices

Cons: nothing

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Absolutely would not recommend this place if you're looking to eat good bbq. I've been to 3 different Smokey Bones, and every time the ribs were horrible. Sauce is okay - but the meat is anything but near tender. Everything else on the menu is pretty much average compared to other sports dining bars. I have to say their donots are excellent, which would probably be better for them if they specialized in pastries.

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★★☆☆☆

Absolutely would not recommend this place if you're looking to eat good bbq. I've been to 3 different Smokey Bones, and every time the ribs were horrible. Sauce is okay - but the meat is anything but near tender. Everything else on the menu is pretty much average compared to other sports dining bars. I have to say their donots are excellent, which would probably be better for them if they specialized in pastries.

Pros: friendly service

Cons: crowded, bbq ribs

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Fun place to go with friends! Great atmosphere! Lots of food for the $$$$!!

2
★★★★★

Fun place to go with friends! Great atmosphere! Lots of food for the $$$$!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Lots of food

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outstanding food always good company. great food and spirits lots of fun

2
★★★★★

outstanding food always good company. great food and spirits lots of fun

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Good ol' food. Plenty o food. Friendly service. Sports everywhere with your own table top sound box. Get some donuts to go!

2
★★★★★

Good ol' food. Plenty o food. Friendly service. Sports everywhere with your own table top sound box. Get some donuts to go!

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This place is the best to go and watch any football game that is played. You can watch the game of your choice, drink beer and eat food. My family, friends and I go because the team we like is not usually played on the TV stations here. Great atmosphere and a fantastic concept. Kodos to Darden restaurants.

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★★★★☆

This place is the best to go and watch any football game that is played. You can watch the game of your choice, drink beer and eat food. My family, friends and I go because the team we like is not usually played on the TV stations here. Great atmosphere and a fantastic concept. Kodos to Darden restaurants.

Pros: Games played, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Chicken wings, Some prices, crowded

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Smokey Bones is an all-around great restaurant. Unlike many other sports bars, the servers here are actually nice and care about their customers! Not to mention the BBQ is DELICIOUS! Try the pulled pork - it melts in your mouth! And there is always enough to bring some home - which is a good thing!

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★★★★★

Smokey Bones is an all-around great restaurant. Unlike many other sports bars, the servers here are actually nice and care about their customers! Not to mention the BBQ is DELICIOUS! Try the pulled pork - it melts in your mouth! And there is always enough to bring some home - which is a good thing!

Pros: service, taste, sports environment

Cons: drink prices

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This restaurant/bar is, at best, a sports bar with bad BBQ. I've eaten here 3 times, hoping it would get better but it hasn't. The brisket is bland and flavorless, the pulled pork tastes like it came out of a plastic bowl from the supermarket and the sauces have a weird flavor. The mustard sauce tastes like plastic-bottled sauce with mustard added and the sweet sauce tastes like some she-she fruit drink.
The only thing that comes close is the St. Louis ribs (back ribs are for sissies). If they didn't put the crappy sweet sauce on them they would be pretty good.
I've eaten at the Rendezvous, Corky's, Arthur Bryants, and about a hundred other places all over the country and I truly believe that Smokey Bone's sucks. If this is your idea of BBQ, please take your Yankee butt back North where you came from.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant/bar is, at best, a sports bar with bad BBQ. I've eaten here 3 times, hoping it would get better but it hasn't. The brisket is bland and flavorless, the pulled pork tastes like it came out of a plastic bowl from the supermarket and the sauces have a weird flavor. The mustard sauce tastes like plastic-bottled sauce with mustard added and the sweet sauce tastes like some she-she fruit drink.
The only thing that comes close is the St. Louis ribs (back ribs are for sissies). If they didn't put the crappy sweet sauce on them they would be pretty good.
I've eaten at the Rendezvous, Corky's, Arthur Bryants, and about a hundred other places all over the country and I truly believe that Smokey Bone's sucks. If this is your idea of BBQ, please take your Yankee butt back North where you came from.

Pros: beer, tv, young waitresses

Cons: food, food, food

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Best ribs ever! Good value for a wonderful meal. Whole family enjoys!

2
★★★★☆

Best ribs ever! Good value for a wonderful meal. Whole family enjoys!

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Great place--always a "must go to" when in Orlando area. Visit about 4 times per year. Wish we had one close to home in Ohio

2
★★★★☆

Great place--always a "must go to" when in Orlando area. Visit about 4 times per year. Wish we had one close to home in Ohio

Pros: GREAT FOOD, INEXPENSIVE, GOOD PARKING

Cons: CROWDED, LOUD

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ALL THE EMPLOYEES ARE NICE AND HAPPY TO SERVE YOU, THEY MAKE YOU FEEL SPECIAL! FOOD IS GOOD! ASTMOSPHERE NICE!

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★★★★★

ALL THE EMPLOYEES ARE NICE AND HAPPY TO SERVE YOU, THEY MAKE YOU FEEL SPECIAL! FOOD IS GOOD! ASTMOSPHERE NICE!

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They have great barbecue. There service is one of the best in town. Great people.

2
★★★★☆

They have great barbecue. There service is one of the best in town. Great people.

Pros: good parking, great food, average on cost

Cons: n/a

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Another in a series of disappointing, mediocre, chain restaurants that takes perfectly good pork and makes it bland and unfulfilling.

Tourist-que at its best.

How disappointing.

1
★★☆☆☆

Another in a series of disappointing, mediocre, chain restaurants that takes perfectly good pork and makes it bland and unfulfilling.

Tourist-que at its best.

How disappointing.

Pros: clean, cheap

Cons: distastful, unimaginative

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The baby back ribs are as good as any I've had. The BBQ snobs would have you believe otherwise. But I've had ribs in the best joints in Memphis, Austin, Dallas, and Kansas City, and Smokey Bones serves good ribs! Sure, there's no sawdust on the floor or smoke caked on the walls. But you're there for the food, right?

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★★★★★

The baby back ribs are as good as any I've had. The BBQ snobs would have you believe otherwise. But I've had ribs in the best joints in Memphis, Austin, Dallas, and Kansas City, and Smokey Bones serves good ribs! Sure, there's no sawdust on the floor or smoke caked on the walls. But you're there for the food, right?

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Go there for the BBQ, the Sports on TV, the service, or the Beer specials.

2
★★★★★

Go there for the BBQ, the Sports on TV, the service, or the Beer specials.

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Orlando BBQ ribs, barbeque chicken, nachos, steak, salad, wings, burgers, take out, sports bar, beer, liquor

 

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