Campbells Bbq

★★★★☆
A wood-burning barbecue churns out Southern soul-food worthy of the trek up Powell.
  • 8701 SE Powell Blvd

    Portland, OR 97266

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  • 503-777-9795

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Campbell's use to be good when the original owners had it. Now the food quality has gone to hell in a hand basket. I use to love the brisket of beef, but the last 2 times I had it, it was as tough as shoe leather. I couldn't cut it

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Campbell's use to be good when the original owners had it. Now the food quality has gone to hell in a hand basket. I use to love the brisket of beef, but the last 2 times I had it, it was as tough as shoe leather. I couldn't cut it

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Kahea S. is full of bull!

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Kahea S. is full of bull!

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HORRIBLE AND FLAVORLESS this place the the worst BBQ place ever!!!!!!!! we passed it and and to turn around and i wish i didn't... were to start the the meat have a overdone and over smoked flavor to the ribs and chicken, the sauce sucked,

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★★★★★

HORRIBLE AND FLAVORLESS this place the the worst BBQ place ever!!!!!!!! we passed it and and to turn around and i wish i didn't... were to start the the meat have a overdone and over smoked flavor to the ribs and chicken, the sauce sucked,

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Food: Excellent Quality Home cooking, Surprisingly tasty BBQ Chicken(Not Dry), Pork Spareribs and Briskets were fantastic. Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans were out of this world. Cornbread was homemade-Good.\r
Service: 10 Waitress was very

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★★★★★

Food: Excellent Quality Home cooking, Surprisingly tasty BBQ Chicken(Not Dry), Pork Spareribs and Briskets were fantastic. Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans were out of this world. Cornbread was homemade-Good.\r
Service: 10 Waitress was very

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As soon as I walked in, I saw the Huge Longhorn hanging on the wall. Then the Aroma of the smoke says it all....The atmosphere was wonderful, and the variety selection of meats and sides were overwhelming. The waitress suggested "Sampler"

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★★★★★

As soon as I walked in, I saw the Huge Longhorn hanging on the wall. Then the Aroma of the smoke says it all....The atmosphere was wonderful, and the variety selection of meats and sides were overwhelming. The waitress suggested "Sampler"

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on citysearch...

But, the barbecue was not very good at all.

I'm stunned Campbells has snagged all these glowing over the top reviews... I'm becoming a believer in the multi-verse theory.

I'm not going to counter the over-the-top

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★★★★★

on citysearch...

But, the barbecue was not very good at all.

I'm stunned Campbells has snagged all these glowing over the top reviews... I'm becoming a believer in the multi-verse theory.

I'm not going to counter the over-the-top

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Heard a lot of good things about this restaurant.
Place looks beautiful, best BBQ place I've ever seen.
Food was all deliciously prepared with sauces on the side.
Better than expected. Sampler dish was de-lish! enough food for two.

3
★★★★★

Heard a lot of good things about this restaurant.
Place looks beautiful, best BBQ place I've ever seen.
Food was all deliciously prepared with sauces on the side.
Better than expected. Sampler dish was de-lish! enough food for two.

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We had wedding catered by these folks, it was everything I had hoped for. The food was great, staff was professional and the whole evening was very memorable. I would recommend them for their food and great service to anyone. Organic

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★★★★★

We had wedding catered by these folks, it was everything I had hoped for. The food was great, staff was professional and the whole evening was very memorable. I would recommend them for their food and great service to anyone. Organic

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This was just lousy. Ordered the family 3 deal. Mac n cheese was mac with unmelted bits oif yellow and white cheese. Chicken was almost like jerky. So very dry. As was the sliced meats. And the BBQ sauce, dumped it! The cornbread was

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★★★★★

This was just lousy. Ordered the family 3 deal. Mac n cheese was mac with unmelted bits oif yellow and white cheese. Chicken was almost like jerky. So very dry. As was the sliced meats. And the BBQ sauce, dumped it! The cornbread was

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I'm a white dude, ok? Understand that the original Campbells was an offshoot of Flint's BBQ in Oakland, which is legendary and a place I have frequented many times. When I rolled back into PDX and saw the upscale look to Campbells, I

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★★★★★

I'm a white dude, ok? Understand that the original Campbells was an offshoot of Flint's BBQ in Oakland, which is legendary and a place I have frequented many times. When I rolled back into PDX and saw the upscale look to Campbells, I

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I Ordered the Beef Ribs and Pork Ribs for a combo..the Ribs were HUGE enough for two people to share...sorry but it's all mine! Never had such a large Ribs with thick meat.! Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Coleslaw...Freshly Homemade, not

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★★★★★

I Ordered the Beef Ribs and Pork Ribs for a combo..the Ribs were HUGE enough for two people to share...sorry but it's all mine! Never had such a large Ribs with thick meat.! Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Coleslaw...Freshly Homemade, not

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Aroma of Smoke tells the story as you walk into the place, nicely decorated with Steer Horns and other Antlers, Had some doubt but when I received the Biggie Family Meal, everyone was surprised by the large portion and all the meats were

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★★★★★

Aroma of Smoke tells the story as you walk into the place, nicely decorated with Steer Horns and other Antlers, Had some doubt but when I received the Biggie Family Meal, everyone was surprised by the large portion and all the meats were

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I've been to Campbell's dozens of times over the years, and it's always been one of my favorites. It's clear there's been ownership changes over the last few years, even if they did retain the old pitmaster. The decor is certainly

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I've been to Campbell's dozens of times over the years, and it's always been one of my favorites. It's clear there's been ownership changes over the last few years, even if they did retain the old pitmaster. The decor is certainly

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This is the first time we've ever ordered anything from Campbells BBQ. Tonight we ordered take-out. The meat was outstanding, but we ordered the beans and rice and they were extremely bland. There was no flavor on them at all....the

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★★★★★

This is the first time we've ever ordered anything from Campbells BBQ. Tonight we ordered take-out. The meat was outstanding, but we ordered the beans and rice and they were extremely bland. There was no flavor on them at all....the

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Two of us ordered Sampler and it was more food than we thought. Very good flavor of smoke, Chicken,Porkrib, Briskets were all delicious. Even the Links were very tasty with touch of spice. We were sampling for our large party, and we've made up our mind. First of all, I've checked the reviews of several BBQ places in town, they all had somewhat sketchy reviews, and I realized that people are just people, and usually the unhappy ones are louder than happy and content customers...which is why every BBQ places had some bad reviews.....But I've heard that Campbell's Barbeque has been in business for the last 20 years with same cook, so that persuaded me to try them. Now I see why they lasted so long, because the ambience and the good quality smoke in the meat.. it may taste different next time I order, but I know that BBQ is an art form and every batch is not going to be same as the last, because of the natural fire's not calibrated like a gas or electric stove... ..
I appreciated their cleanliness, their country western decor and the beautiful Bull Horn collections, I was going to give them 4 stars but decided to give 5 for lasting through 20years of continuous recessions..it's been hard for everyone.....Clay's and Russell street was okay, but attention to detail and good food, presentation has won me over to Campbells.

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★★★★★

Two of us ordered Sampler and it was more food than we thought. Very good flavor of smoke, Chicken,Porkrib, Briskets were all delicious. Even the Links were very tasty with touch of spice. We were sampling for our large party, and we've made up our mind. First of all, I've checked the reviews of several BBQ places in town, they all had somewhat sketchy reviews, and I realized that people are just people, and usually the unhappy ones are louder than happy and content customers...which is why every BBQ places had some bad reviews.....But I've heard that Campbell's Barbeque has been in business for the last 20 years with same cook, so that persuaded me to try them. Now I see why they lasted so long, because the ambience and the good quality smoke in the meat.. it may taste different next time I order, but I know that BBQ is an art form and every batch is not going to be same as the last, because of the natural fire's not calibrated like a gas or electric stove... ..
I appreciated their cleanliness, their country western decor and the beautiful Bull Horn collections, I was going to give them 4 stars but decided to give 5 for lasting through 20years of continuous recessions..it's been hard for everyone.....Clay's and Russell street was okay, but attention to detail and good food, presentation has won me over to Campbells.

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SAUCE WAS DIFFERENT THAN CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA, BUT THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENTE...
MY FRIEND RECOMMENDED CAMPBELLS TO BE THE BEST IN PORTLAND, AND HE WAS RIGHT TO MY SATISFACTION. WAITRESS WAS FAST AND SWEET! BEEF BRISKET WAS VERY TENDER LIKE IT WAS COOKED ALL NIGHT! COLESLAW WAS TANGY GOOD, FRESH CORNBREAD WAS LIKE THE SOUTH! I ORDERED SLAB OF PORK RIBS TO GO FOR MY FRIENDS AND THEY GAVE ME TWO BOTTLES OF SMOKEY BROWN SWEET SAUCE ON THE HOUSE! NOW THAT'S A SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY! THIS TOWN LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE THE CHARLOTTE AND PEOPLE ARE VERY FRIENDLY, I AM PLANNING TO MOVE HERE AND LOOKS LIKE I'VE FOUND MY NEW SPOT FOR THE CUE...BB CUE FOR PORTLAND FOLKS. THAT SMOKEY BROWNSUGAR SAUCE WAS MM GOOD!

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★★★★★

SAUCE WAS DIFFERENT THAN CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA, BUT THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENTE...
MY FRIEND RECOMMENDED CAMPBELLS TO BE THE BEST IN PORTLAND, AND HE WAS RIGHT TO MY SATISFACTION. WAITRESS WAS FAST AND SWEET! BEEF BRISKET WAS VERY TENDER LIKE IT WAS COOKED ALL NIGHT! COLESLAW WAS TANGY GOOD, FRESH CORNBREAD WAS LIKE THE SOUTH! I ORDERED SLAB OF PORK RIBS TO GO FOR MY FRIENDS AND THEY GAVE ME TWO BOTTLES OF SMOKEY BROWN SWEET SAUCE ON THE HOUSE! NOW THAT'S A SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY! THIS TOWN LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE THE CHARLOTTE AND PEOPLE ARE VERY FRIENDLY, I AM PLANNING TO MOVE HERE AND LOOKS LIKE I'VE FOUND MY NEW SPOT FOR THE CUE...BB CUE FOR PORTLAND FOLKS. THAT SMOKEY BROWNSUGAR SAUCE WAS MM GOOD!

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Now this is one sad story and one heck of a way to ruin a birthday dinner. So, it's a family member's birthday, their choice of restaurant. He has ordered out before so he assumes, hey good food, nice folks, lets invite the family for some good ol' BBQ. My son and I wanted to make his uncle some red velvet cupcakes for his birthday. Freshly made and cupcakes in hand, we set to meet everyone else at the restaurant. We get there, I set my cupcakes down to a table right next to us and we eat. The food was a little dry, other then that, nothing to special. We were at desert now, so, I go to take my cupcakes off the table and as I begin to unwrap the aluminum foil off the cupcakes, ANTS. Freaking ants were crawling on all 12 cupcakes! There was even a trail, leading into the wall, past the sea of dead ants at the head of the table where the honey was kept in a saucer, which had spilled and dried on the table! Nasty! When I told the waitress, she called " Sean " the " owner " supposedly, and the waitress and " Sean " came to this conclusion, " since it was not our food, it's not our problem and we can't do anything about it " Say what? Are you kidding me? We took pictures of the ant trail, dead ants in the sea of dried honey, paid our $150 bill and politely left. I have never been so disgusted with a restaurant in my life who did not care to take of an issue. Oh, the best part, the waitress at the end had the courage to ask us if we wanted some cobbler... I laughed and said no thank you, for obvious health reasons. Stay away from this place, dried BBQ, bad owners and lastly, the special guests of the night, ants!!! Who knows what else goes on in the back, frightening.

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Now this is one sad story and one heck of a way to ruin a birthday dinner. So, it's a family member's birthday, their choice of restaurant. He has ordered out before so he assumes, hey good food, nice folks, lets invite the family for some good ol' BBQ. My son and I wanted to make his uncle some red velvet cupcakes for his birthday. Freshly made and cupcakes in hand, we set to meet everyone else at the restaurant. We get there, I set my cupcakes down to a table right next to us and we eat. The food was a little dry, other then that, nothing to special. We were at desert now, so, I go to take my cupcakes off the table and as I begin to unwrap the aluminum foil off the cupcakes, ANTS. Freaking ants were crawling on all 12 cupcakes! There was even a trail, leading into the wall, past the sea of dead ants at the head of the table where the honey was kept in a saucer, which had spilled and dried on the table! Nasty! When I told the waitress, she called " Sean " the " owner " supposedly, and the waitress and " Sean " came to this conclusion, " since it was not our food, it's not our problem and we can't do anything about it " Say what? Are you kidding me? We took pictures of the ant trail, dead ants in the sea of dried honey, paid our $150 bill and politely left. I have never been so disgusted with a restaurant in my life who did not care to take of an issue. Oh, the best part, the waitress at the end had the courage to ask us if we wanted some cobbler... I laughed and said no thank you, for obvious health reasons. Stay away from this place, dried BBQ, bad owners and lastly, the special guests of the night, ants!!! Who knows what else goes on in the back, frightening.

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I went to Campells last night for the first time. Of course before I went I checked out what other people had to say. The odd mix of 5 stars and 1 stars, best food ever and worst food ever, made me curious. In the end the extensive menu and the buffalo swayed me. Now I can tell you that it was not good at all. The only positive thing i can say is that you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. But the food that you do get is of very poor quality and very poorly prepared. My family and I got the big dinner for 4, so we got a good mix of a lot of different meats and sides, and we got a lot of it. The meats were all over cooked, too dry and the beef had an odd and unpleasant tangy flavor to it. The BBQ sauce (we got the sweet brown suger sauce) was eh...not good, not horrible. The sides were even worse, and i am certain that they came out of giant food service cans and tubs. The potato salad was mushy, and it just tasted bad. We all took one bite then left the rest untouched. The beans were bland (Bushes beans has more flavor), the mac and cheese was like the kind that comes in a microwave dinner meal, and the corn bread tasted like it came from a box mix. The Salad was fine though.

Also, no beer on tap and a sad short list of bottled beers (not acceptable for a Portland meat joint in my mind)

so unless you have a little league team that is tired of pizza and your trying to feed them on the cheap, avoid this place. It is just not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Campells last night for the first time. Of course before I went I checked out what other people had to say. The odd mix of 5 stars and 1 stars, best food ever and worst food ever, made me curious. In the end the extensive menu and the buffalo swayed me. Now I can tell you that it was not good at all. The only positive thing i can say is that you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. But the food that you do get is of very poor quality and very poorly prepared. My family and I got the big dinner for 4, so we got a good mix of a lot of different meats and sides, and we got a lot of it. The meats were all over cooked, too dry and the beef had an odd and unpleasant tangy flavor to it. The BBQ sauce (we got the sweet brown suger sauce) was eh...not good, not horrible. The sides were even worse, and i am certain that they came out of giant food service cans and tubs. The potato salad was mushy, and it just tasted bad. We all took one bite then left the rest untouched. The beans were bland (Bushes beans has more flavor), the mac and cheese was like the kind that comes in a microwave dinner meal, and the corn bread tasted like it came from a box mix. The Salad was fine though.

Also, no beer on tap and a sad short list of bottled beers (not acceptable for a Portland meat joint in my mind)

so unless you have a little league team that is tired of pizza and your trying to feed them on the cheap, avoid this place. It is just not worth it.

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5 of our family members ordered 1 Biggie, for $52. All of the Meats were good, Chicken, Brisket and Ribs were delicious. We still had leftovers that we had to take home...Sauces were great, so we decided to order Catering service for our Wedding Reception.
Catering employees were very courteous and friendly,
food and setup was very good and professional. It was top of the line Catering Service when we were expecting a casual event. We were very pleased needless to say,
Thank you Campbell's!
Tasha.

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★★★★★

5 of our family members ordered 1 Biggie, for $52. All of the Meats were good, Chicken, Brisket and Ribs were delicious. We still had leftovers that we had to take home...Sauces were great, so we decided to order Catering service for our Wedding Reception.
Catering employees were very courteous and friendly,
food and setup was very good and professional. It was top of the line Catering Service when we were expecting a casual event. We were very pleased needless to say,
Thank you Campbell's!
Tasha.

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We have driven past this place too much and had to finally stop in due to the wonderful smell alone! The actual dining area is quite small, and the menu is quite extensive. Picking which meat you want with which sauce and which sides can be somewhat time consuming or you could throw caution to the wind and order the sampler. We got both the pork and ribs and the meat just fell off the bone. Was so beyond mouth watering good and we loved the leftovers too! The price will keep us from being regulars but if you have the craving, it definitely hits the spot. So delicious!

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★★★★☆

We have driven past this place too much and had to finally stop in due to the wonderful smell alone! The actual dining area is quite small, and the menu is quite extensive. Picking which meat you want with which sauce and which sides can be somewhat time consuming or you could throw caution to the wind and order the sampler. We got both the pork and ribs and the meat just fell off the bone. Was so beyond mouth watering good and we loved the leftovers too! The price will keep us from being regulars but if you have the craving, it definitely hits the spot. So delicious!

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My honey and I went to Campbells BBQ last night for the first time and will NOT be returning, EVER. The place was not clean, there were flies everywhere, the waitress almost spilled our dinner and was wearing FLIP FLOPS? Oh yah, and the ribs were over cooked. When my honey complained (and he rarely does) he was challenged by the manager TWICE and made to look like a liar. While my ribs were not too over cooked and a little juicy, his were dry and like leather to chew. You could see how dry they were and when I took a bite of his I had to spit it out. Please do not expect the same menu as when the aferican american family owned this restaurant. Maybe they should call it Changs BBQ not Campbells BBQ.

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★☆☆☆☆

My honey and I went to Campbells BBQ last night for the first time and will NOT be returning, EVER. The place was not clean, there were flies everywhere, the waitress almost spilled our dinner and was wearing FLIP FLOPS? Oh yah, and the ribs were over cooked. When my honey complained (and he rarely does) he was challenged by the manager TWICE and made to look like a liar. While my ribs were not too over cooked and a little juicy, his were dry and like leather to chew. You could see how dry they were and when I took a bite of his I had to spit it out. Please do not expect the same menu as when the aferican american family owned this restaurant. Maybe they should call it Changs BBQ not Campbells BBQ.

Pros: too many flies

Cons: over cooked ribs

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Place was packed and I had to wait about 5 minutes, and it wasn't even Mother's Day.but it was worth waiting. Place smelled so good when you walk in...like a real smokehouse should be. They had 5 people taking care of business , when we got the food it looked so good, and it was melting in my mouth, Homemade Cornbread ,MAC & CHEESE You have to try it. Price was very reasonable (10.95) entree plus the two sides, and the . Atmosphere, quality Homemade food, This place deserves 5 stars, . This place is so beautifully decorated, it's becoming famous, at least I think it should be. Deserves to be around for 20 years as it has.

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★★★★★

Place was packed and I had to wait about 5 minutes, and it wasn't even Mother's Day.but it was worth waiting. Place smelled so good when you walk in...like a real smokehouse should be. They had 5 people taking care of business , when we got the food it looked so good, and it was melting in my mouth, Homemade Cornbread ,MAC & CHEESE You have to try it. Price was very reasonable (10.95) entree plus the two sides, and the . Atmosphere, quality Homemade food, This place deserves 5 stars, . This place is so beautifully decorated, it's becoming famous, at least I think it should be. Deserves to be around for 20 years as it has.

Pros: BEST MAC & CHEESE

Cons: Should make Reservations on Mother's Day

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The place was all changed, clean and spiffy!
Not easy to find so nicely adorned Barbie-Q place from where I come from, but this place is too good to be true. I gave 4 stars because the waitress wasn't smiley faced, but the food alone shows the heart and soul of the cook!
My ex- husband was great cook, from Florida Bays, they didn't have Hop and John but their sides were delish!
I couldn't believe how well they cook their meat like this till I saw the smoke coming out from their Dang Pit! No wonder it tastes good, they do it the ol fashioned way...
I'm impressed.

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★★★★☆

The place was all changed, clean and spiffy!
Not easy to find so nicely adorned Barbie-Q place from where I come from, but this place is too good to be true. I gave 4 stars because the waitress wasn't smiley faced, but the food alone shows the heart and soul of the cook!
My ex- husband was great cook, from Florida Bays, they didn't have Hop and John but their sides were delish!
I couldn't believe how well they cook their meat like this till I saw the smoke coming out from their Dang Pit! No wonder it tastes good, they do it the ol fashioned way...
I'm impressed.

Pros: fantastic food, surprisingly good

Cons: no color folks working here

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THEIR food was AMAZING! JUST CAME TO TOWN FROM VERMONT, AND THEIR SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY, AND EVERYTHING WAS HOMEMADE. i WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK. THEIR PATIO WAS FULL...LOOKED LIKE ABOUT 50 PEOPLE, WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A FAMILY PARTY. I ENJOYED THE SOUTHERN ATMOSPHERE DECORATIONS....
BEEF BRISKET,PORK RIBS,CHICKEN WAS ALL GOOD,
SIDES WERE EXCELLENT TOO, JUST RIGHT. I'M GLAD THIS IS GOING TO BE MY NEW SECRET JOINT...

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★★★★★

THEIR food was AMAZING! JUST CAME TO TOWN FROM VERMONT, AND THEIR SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY, AND EVERYTHING WAS HOMEMADE. i WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK. THEIR PATIO WAS FULL...LOOKED LIKE ABOUT 50 PEOPLE, WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A FAMILY PARTY. I ENJOYED THE SOUTHERN ATMOSPHERE DECORATIONS....
BEEF BRISKET,PORK RIBS,CHICKEN WAS ALL GOOD,
SIDES WERE EXCELLENT TOO, JUST RIGHT. I'M GLAD THIS IS GOING TO BE MY NEW SECRET JOINT...

Pros: Fine Southern Cuisine

Cons: None

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I so hate to give a bad review to any place especially in this economy but people really need to be told how awful our experience was at Campbell's. My husband & I ate here all the time before leaving the area so now back decided to go eat some great BBQ. The place looked different, very nice atmosphere, but then we got our food. The sliced pork was so hard & dry the sauce didn't even help. Oh and the sauce tasted like watered down ketchup with extra vinegar. The greens had no seasoning at all just boiled greens in water and the potato salad tasted worse than store bought & I hate store bought. The corn bread was dry and bland, we usually eat sweet corn bread. When I asked if the same people owned it the waitress said oh no they sold out a few years back. The Campbell's really should take their name off because it is really not their BBQ they used to serve. I was so wanting their good peach cobbler but decided not to chance it. We left the food on our plates, paid the bill (shouldn't have) and left. We will never go back there again. It was during the dinner hour and only two other tables had people so that should have clued us in. The old Campbell's used to be packed during the dinner hour.

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★☆☆☆☆

I so hate to give a bad review to any place especially in this economy but people really need to be told how awful our experience was at Campbell's. My husband & I ate here all the time before leaving the area so now back decided to go eat some great BBQ. The place looked different, very nice atmosphere, but then we got our food. The sliced pork was so hard & dry the sauce didn't even help. Oh and the sauce tasted like watered down ketchup with extra vinegar. The greens had no seasoning at all just boiled greens in water and the potato salad tasted worse than store bought & I hate store bought. The corn bread was dry and bland, we usually eat sweet corn bread. When I asked if the same people owned it the waitress said oh no they sold out a few years back. The Campbell's really should take their name off because it is really not their BBQ they used to serve. I was so wanting their good peach cobbler but decided not to chance it. We left the food on our plates, paid the bill (shouldn't have) and left. We will never go back there again. It was during the dinner hour and only two other tables had people so that should have clued us in. The old Campbell's used to be packed during the dinner hour.

Pros: Clean remodeled place

Cons: Dried meat, tasteless side dishes, awful sauce

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I saw the sign about the Buffalo ribs outside so I ended up trying the Buffalo Brisket & Ribs combo, and oh my, it wanted me to yell Yee-haw! It was lean and delicioso,
Potato Salad was crunchy and savory, and their Greens were Clean and tasty, not all porky. It tasted better than most of the Authentic southern places. I will definitely come back.
Annie.

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★★★★★

I saw the sign about the Buffalo ribs outside so I ended up trying the Buffalo Brisket & Ribs combo, and oh my, it wanted me to yell Yee-haw! It was lean and delicioso,
Potato Salad was crunchy and savory, and their Greens were Clean and tasty, not all porky. It tasted better than most of the Authentic southern places. I will definitely come back.
Annie.

Pros: Wonderful Food

Cons: Thinking

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Meats were generous portions, and they were tender not dried. Sides were just the right amount. We had to take home two boxes because we couldn't eat it all. Their Mac & Cheese were heavenly! it was the best. Greens were clean and good without meat flavors, fresh Cornbreads and rolls were best in town! I sat down right away because they had lot of seating, had my meal in about 10 minutes but it was worth the wait, especially their Organic BUffalo Brisket sample they gave out was awesome, which I'm planning to have next time. It was good & Healthy.
THANK YOU CAMPBELLS.

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★★★★★

Meats were generous portions, and they were tender not dried. Sides were just the right amount. We had to take home two boxes because we couldn't eat it all. Their Mac & Cheese were heavenly! it was the best. Greens were clean and good without meat flavors, fresh Cornbreads and rolls were best in town! I sat down right away because they had lot of seating, had my meal in about 10 minutes but it was worth the wait, especially their Organic BUffalo Brisket sample they gave out was awesome, which I'm planning to have next time. It was good & Healthy.
THANK YOU CAMPBELLS.

Pros: Wonderful Ambience

Cons: Not summer yet

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Although I have heard great things about Campbells across the board..I was a bit disappointed. The food was good, not the worse, not the best. The main food (meat) was decent portion but the side items were very small. I had the BBQ Chicken, Brown Sugar Sauce, greens, mac n cheese and cornbread. The greens where a bit bland and top portion of mac n cheese a bit cold when I got it. My husband had BBQ Ribs with the hot BBQ sauce, he said it wasnt that hot, candied yams & Bean/Rice. One of the ribs was mainly fat. The worse of the night though really was the service. Theres about 10-12 tables throughout restaurant and when we came in maybe half were full if that. We sat ourselves, although the wait staff acknowledged us, we then had to get up about 10 mins later to get our own menu. The waitress only visited our table to take our order, deliver food. We had to flag her to get more drinks, got up to get a box for left overs and our check. We also watched as pretty much everyone else in the area at one time or another had to get up to ask for things. Again it wasnt that busy, there were two waitresses so not sure if they were pulling double duty cooking or what. I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt, return to try it again and hope it was just an off night.

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★★★☆☆

Although I have heard great things about Campbells across the board..I was a bit disappointed. The food was good, not the worse, not the best. The main food (meat) was decent portion but the side items were very small. I had the BBQ Chicken, Brown Sugar Sauce, greens, mac n cheese and cornbread. The greens where a bit bland and top portion of mac n cheese a bit cold when I got it. My husband had BBQ Ribs with the hot BBQ sauce, he said it wasnt that hot, candied yams & Bean/Rice. One of the ribs was mainly fat. The worse of the night though really was the service. Theres about 10-12 tables throughout restaurant and when we came in maybe half were full if that. We sat ourselves, although the wait staff acknowledged us, we then had to get up about 10 mins later to get our own menu. The waitress only visited our table to take our order, deliver food. We had to flag her to get more drinks, got up to get a box for left overs and our check. We also watched as pretty much everyone else in the area at one time or another had to get up to ask for things. Again it wasnt that busy, there were two waitresses so not sure if they were pulling double duty cooking or what. I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt, return to try it again and hope it was just an off night.

Pros: Large Meat Portion & Decent Price

Cons: Poor Customer Service & Small Side Items

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Campbell's food was better than Texas....food was freshly homemade from scratch, They put their Heart and Soul into their food I can tell. good quality, reasonable price...even if you go to Texas, you can't get any better unless you know when the meat is going to come right out of the oven....and smoking meat is a fine art, ya don't cook it with Gas or Electricity you know? ya cook it with real Fire, the way it ought to be, and Campbell's does it right!
Jerri

2
★★★★★

Campbell's food was better than Texas....food was freshly homemade from scratch, They put their Heart and Soul into their food I can tell. good quality, reasonable price...even if you go to Texas, you can't get any better unless you know when the meat is going to come right out of the oven....and smoking meat is a fine art, ya don't cook it with Gas or Electricity you know? ya cook it with real Fire, the way it ought to be, and Campbell's does it right!
Jerri

Pros: Better than Texas

Cons: none

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I don't even like beef, but that Beef Brisket was M-M-GOOD!
Pork was very meaty and moist, as well as Beef Rib my Husband was eating was very thick and meaty.
Blackeyed Peas were very good(I don't know what they put in it but tasted healthy and Good). Cornbreads were obviously homemade from scratch.
It was well worth the reasonable price, service was fast.

2
★★★★★

I don't even like beef, but that Beef Brisket was M-M-GOOD!
Pork was very meaty and moist, as well as Beef Rib my Husband was eating was very thick and meaty.
Blackeyed Peas were very good(I don't know what they put in it but tasted healthy and Good). Cornbreads were obviously homemade from scratch.
It was well worth the reasonable price, service was fast.

Pros: Melt in your mouth Beef Brisket

Cons: can't find any

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It was a big disappointment! I'm from Texas and I guess if you want quality BBQ.....Texas is the only place to go!

After being served this dry sliced pork...I wanted to yell...." You call this bbq" ! ?? The iced tea tasted a couple days old...bitter. The pork was dry and tasteless...I asked the waitress if it was warmed up by microwave...she said yes.
OMG!

Never will set foot in that place again! It's really too bad.

0
★☆☆☆☆

It was a big disappointment! I'm from Texas and I guess if you want quality BBQ.....Texas is the only place to go!

After being served this dry sliced pork...I wanted to yell...." You call this bbq" ! ?? The iced tea tasted a couple days old...bitter. The pork was dry and tasteless...I asked the waitress if it was warmed up by microwave...she said yes.
OMG!

Never will set foot in that place again! It's really too bad.

Pros: atmosphere was kinda of nice

Cons: meats were microwaved...a BIG NO NO

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Great food, great service. Loved it. The briskett is amazing (both beef & pork) & you cant go wrong with the ribs. The sauce choices are simple but perfect with the food that is offered.

Hands down one of the finest barbecue places I have had the pleasure of trying.

2
★★★★★

Great food, great service. Loved it. The briskett is amazing (both beef & pork) & you cant go wrong with the ribs. The sauce choices are simple but perfect with the food that is offered.

Hands down one of the finest barbecue places I have had the pleasure of trying.

Pros: Delicious

Cons: still thinking...

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OTHER CUSTOMERS WERE COMMENTING HOW GOOD THE FOOD IS AS i SAVORED THEIR BRISKET SANDWICH...LIKE A PULLED PORK SOFT! IT MELTED IN MY MOUTH...THE OLD OWNERS WERE GOOD BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT ANY WORSE, IF NOT BETTER.
CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL, MAINTAINED QUALITY AND SOUTHERN SOUL...SPICY SAUCE HAD A BAYOU BITE...! IF THE ECONOMY WASN'T SO BAD, i'D EAT HERE RATHER THAN MY HOME!

2
★★★★★

OTHER CUSTOMERS WERE COMMENTING HOW GOOD THE FOOD IS AS i SAVORED THEIR BRISKET SANDWICH...LIKE A PULLED PORK SOFT! IT MELTED IN MY MOUTH...THE OLD OWNERS WERE GOOD BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT ANY WORSE, IF NOT BETTER.
CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL, MAINTAINED QUALITY AND SOUTHERN SOUL...SPICY SAUCE HAD A BAYOU BITE...! IF THE ECONOMY WASN'T SO BAD, i'D EAT HERE RATHER THAN MY HOME!

Pros: WONDERFUL SOUTHERN CUISINE

Cons: NEED MORE PLACES LIKE THIS IN PORTLAND

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REAL TEXAS BBQ PIT, SLOW COOKED FRESH MEAT RIGHT OUT OF THE PIT THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. BEEF BRISKET HAS THE PINK RING THAT CAN NOT BE GOTTEN ANY OTHER WAY. THEY WERE OUT OF CHICKEN BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SERVE EVERYTHING FRESH AS POSSIBLE, BUT HEY..WHO WANTS TO EAT DAY OLD MEAT ANY WAY? THIS IS MY NEW SECRET SPOT FROM NOW ON.

2
★★★★★

REAL TEXAS BBQ PIT, SLOW COOKED FRESH MEAT RIGHT OUT OF THE PIT THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. BEEF BRISKET HAS THE PINK RING THAT CAN NOT BE GOTTEN ANY OTHER WAY. THEY WERE OUT OF CHICKEN BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SERVE EVERYTHING FRESH AS POSSIBLE, BUT HEY..WHO WANTS TO EAT DAY OLD MEAT ANY WAY? THIS IS MY NEW SECRET SPOT FROM NOW ON.

Pros: IT'S THE REAL THING,ONLY ONE IN OREGON

Cons: HIGH PROPERTY TAXES

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Had Campbell's food for annual party, everyone at the party loved it, food was gone so fast. Best catering we had in years. Pork Ribs were meaty but not dry,Chicken, beef brisket was lean and fresh, sides were good too.
Catering crew was very helpful and courteous.
Thank you Campbells Bar-B-Que!

2
★★★★★

Had Campbell's food for annual party, everyone at the party loved it, food was gone so fast. Best catering we had in years. Pork Ribs were meaty but not dry,Chicken, beef brisket was lean and fresh, sides were good too.
Catering crew was very helpful and courteous.
Thank you Campbells Bar-B-Que!

Pros: all the food at the party was great

Cons: should of ordered it for last year's party

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Ignoring the warnings from other reviewers of microwaved food, etc I tried this place last week and the brisket was great. So I went back again tonight for a special occasion, and boy was I sorry!!!

The brisket was as tough as shoe leather, lukewarm and obviously microwaved. Dinner for two for close to $30 and I would rather have had a fast food burger!

Save your money and your stomach and skip it!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ignoring the warnings from other reviewers of microwaved food, etc I tried this place last week and the brisket was great. So I went back again tonight for a special occasion, and boy was I sorry!!!

The brisket was as tough as shoe leather, lukewarm and obviously microwaved. Dinner for two for close to $30 and I would rather have had a fast food burger!

Save your money and your stomach and skip it!!!

Pros: None

Cons: overpriced, inconsistant food

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Food was excellent. Pork Ribs and Buffalo Briskets were tasty as it gets. Sides were blackeyed peas and greens and it was healthy and good. There was lots of love in the food and the place, people were nice. Pleasant experience.
It was worth the trip. Price was modest in comparison to quality of excellence.

2
★★★★★

Food was excellent. Pork Ribs and Buffalo Briskets were tasty as it gets. Sides were blackeyed peas and greens and it was healthy and good. There was lots of love in the food and the place, people were nice. Pleasant experience.
It was worth the trip. Price was modest in comparison to quality of excellence.

Pros: service,food, atmosphere

Cons: none

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I had tried their sampler and it was wonderful, so I ordered their catering service and it was totally worth the price and more...it was much better than I had expected and plenty of food left over...staff was very detail oriented and I would recommend them.... Thank you Campbell's...

2
★★★★★

I had tried their sampler and it was wonderful, so I ordered their catering service and it was totally worth the price and more...it was much better than I had expected and plenty of food left over...staff was very detail oriented and I would recommend them.... Thank you Campbell's...

Pros: best catering bbq in portland,wonderful food & staff

Cons: none

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I had high hopes for this place as I had heard some good things. I head that it had a new owner and maybe that's it's downfall. I had beef ribs which had little meat and were dry. The BBQ sauce (I had the hot) was a mixture of asian spices and BBQ sauce - strange but ok. The sides were unremarkable and the cornbread was dry. The desserts - we were told by our very incompent server that they were homemade. Maybe so, but they had been frozen and microwaved, served in individual containers. Any freshness was lost. Luckily, my friend and I had a good time catching up because the food and service were a big disappointment.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had high hopes for this place as I had heard some good things. I head that it had a new owner and maybe that's it's downfall. I had beef ribs which had little meat and were dry. The BBQ sauce (I had the hot) was a mixture of asian spices and BBQ sauce - strange but ok. The sides were unremarkable and the cornbread was dry. The desserts - we were told by our very incompent server that they were homemade. Maybe so, but they had been frozen and microwaved, served in individual containers. Any freshness was lost. Luckily, my friend and I had a good time catching up because the food and service were a big disappointment.

Pros: clean, nice atmosphere, price

Cons: service, food

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FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND SETUP WAS BEAUTIFULLY DONE TO MY SURPRISE...CATERING CREW WAS PLEASANT AND HELPFUL. PROFESSIONALLY DONE EVENT. THANK YOU CAMPBELL'S! FOR YOUR 110%..

2
★★★★★

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND SETUP WAS BEAUTIFULLY DONE TO MY SURPRISE...CATERING CREW WAS PLEASANT AND HELPFUL. PROFESSIONALLY DONE EVENT. THANK YOU CAMPBELL'S! FOR YOUR 110%..

Pros: PORTLAND CATERING AT IT'S FINEST..

Cons: NONE

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Father's day dinner was packed, waitress said it was like this all day today...had to wait half hour but by the time I go to another place maybe I had to wait too so I stuck it out.
Waiter gave me a free bottle of sauce for waiting, and by the time I sat down and tried their beef brisket, now I see why my friends told me to visit this place...it was very tender and great flavor, smokey sauce was just right without spicy,
their porkribs were right out of the smoker I can tell...probably the best barbecue I had in a long time...it was as good as the old Campbell's used to be, if not better.
their greens and baked beans were excellent too.
I will definitely be back. Good red wine went down well with the meal, waitresses were nice and attentive.

2
★★★★★

Father's day dinner was packed, waitress said it was like this all day today...had to wait half hour but by the time I go to another place maybe I had to wait too so I stuck it out.
Waiter gave me a free bottle of sauce for waiting, and by the time I sat down and tried their beef brisket, now I see why my friends told me to visit this place...it was very tender and great flavor, smokey sauce was just right without spicy,
their porkribs were right out of the smoker I can tell...probably the best barbecue I had in a long time...it was as good as the old Campbell's used to be, if not better.
their greens and baked beans were excellent too.
I will definitely be back. Good red wine went down well with the meal, waitresses were nice and attentive.

Pros: wonderful food and overall nice place

Cons: too busy

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My friend told me that Campbell's has made lots of improvements over the years, and I listened to my delight. I live near there and I didn't know that we had a beautiful place like that to come to. Their new patio/garden was beautifully done, handicap ramps, fountains, food, was exceptionally done. I'm glad I found my new spot.
Brisket was tender like I've ever seen, food was not fatty and yet moist.. Tastes very healthy and good.

2
★★★★★

My friend told me that Campbell's has made lots of improvements over the years, and I listened to my delight. I live near there and I didn't know that we had a beautiful place like that to come to. Their new patio/garden was beautifully done, handicap ramps, fountains, food, was exceptionally done. I'm glad I found my new spot.
Brisket was tender like I've ever seen, food was not fatty and yet moist.. Tastes very healthy and good.

Pros: exceptional food and atmosphere

Cons: I should of came here earlier.

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I just went to Campbell's and tried the smoked chicken, mac and cheese, greens, baked beans, and cornbread. The cornbread and chicken were unbelievably dry, the greens were slimy, the barbecue sauce tasted like mold, and the baked beans were runny. The food was overpriced and the sides were small.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I just went to Campbell's and tried the smoked chicken, mac and cheese, greens, baked beans, and cornbread. The cornbread and chicken were unbelievably dry, the greens were slimy, the barbecue sauce tasted like mold, and the baked beans were runny. The food was overpriced and the sides were small.

Pros: Mac and cheese was decent

Cons: The food

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food was really good & atmosphere was excellent.
Very clean and cozy,remodeled beautiful place. Almost shame to call it a barbecue restaurant. Professionally dressed waitresses for mother's day occasion and thankyou for your free peach cobbler. It was very pleasant experience in such a beautiful place.
Food --biggie that we ordered was substantial size and all 6 of us had enough to eat and take home 2 boxes.
All the meats were soft and tasty. Good beer.
It was happy visit and I will be back.

2
★★★★★

food was really good & atmosphere was excellent.
Very clean and cozy,remodeled beautiful place. Almost shame to call it a barbecue restaurant. Professionally dressed waitresses for mother's day occasion and thankyou for your free peach cobbler. It was very pleasant experience in such a beautiful place.
Food --biggie that we ordered was substantial size and all 6 of us had enough to eat and take home 2 boxes.
All the meats were soft and tasty. Good beer.
It was happy visit and I will be back.

Pros: nice newly remodeled place and great food

Cons: none

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Campbell's you rocked tonight. Food was much better than before, every time I come in something always gets better.Place was packed deservingly and two waitresses was zipping around taking care of everyone with great service..Free Valentine Flowers for every customer was a nice touch. Your Mac & CHeese was unforgettable good, Greens were clean and flavorful...Beef Brisket was very moist and thick the way I like it.
Pork RIbs were best in town.
I will surely be back soon. Probably next weekend!

2
★★★★★

Campbell's you rocked tonight. Food was much better than before, every time I come in something always gets better.Place was packed deservingly and two waitresses was zipping around taking care of everyone with great service..Free Valentine Flowers for every customer was a nice touch. Your Mac & CHeese was unforgettable good, Greens were clean and flavorful...Beef Brisket was very moist and thick the way I like it.
Pork RIbs were best in town.
I will surely be back soon. Probably next weekend!

Pros: fresh tasting meats, wonderful sides. Nice ambience

Cons: need more waitresses

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Went to Campbell?s on Saturday night. Hadn't been there in quite a while. The place has changed quite a bit. They have a fresh coat of paint and new decor to make it feel quite homey.

We ordered the family size platter for 4 but could have gotten away with one for 3 as there was plenty of food on it. The ribs were tender and the meat very tasty with a great smoky flavor.

I highly recommend it. I thought the prices were reasonable as well, except maybe for the beer, that seemed a tad spendy.

Enjoy

2
★★★★★

Went to Campbell?s on Saturday night. Hadn't been there in quite a while. The place has changed quite a bit. They have a fresh coat of paint and new decor to make it feel quite homey.

We ordered the family size platter for 4 but could have gotten away with one for 3 as there was plenty of food on it. The ribs were tender and the meat very tasty with a great smoky flavor.

I highly recommend it. I thought the prices were reasonable as well, except maybe for the beer, that seemed a tad spendy.

Enjoy

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The comments on citysearch was confusing, some people were either loving it or hating it. So I tried their food out of curiosity, because I was hungry for some bbq... But oh my! food was excellent! none of the meat was dry, it was like tender and good...I don't know why some people wouldn't like it, and I personally don't see any reason to dislike it at all, I mean...I am from Charlotte North Carolina, so I would know what good BBQ is....Campbell's meats and sides are excellent, one of the best bbq I had in my life..... and their meats tasted like right out of the smoker! it probably is, because I can see the smoke coming out the smoker in the kitchen when I went to the restroom..

2
★★★★★

The comments on citysearch was confusing, some people were either loving it or hating it. So I tried their food out of curiosity, because I was hungry for some bbq... But oh my! food was excellent! none of the meat was dry, it was like tender and good...I don't know why some people wouldn't like it, and I personally don't see any reason to dislike it at all, I mean...I am from Charlotte North Carolina, so I would know what good BBQ is....Campbell's meats and sides are excellent, one of the best bbq I had in my life..... and their meats tasted like right out of the smoker! it probably is, because I can see the smoke coming out the smoker in the kitchen when I went to the restroom..

Pros: Better bbq than Charlotte N.C.

Cons: Psychotic people writing bad reviews.

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Beef Brisket was Fresh moist and thick sliced right out of the oven...so I could eat it with a fork without a knife...my friends told me that there was a new management and they were right, place was clean, elegant, and best of all the food was 100% better and the sides....well, there were plenty of sides and they were all surprisingly good....Mac & Cheese was delicious, and coleslaw was good too. Beef and Pork ribs were not dry and tasty....I've had their beef ribs before and it's somuch better than before...It was worth visiting for a great food.

2
★★★★★

Beef Brisket was Fresh moist and thick sliced right out of the oven...so I could eat it with a fork without a knife...my friends told me that there was a new management and they were right, place was clean, elegant, and best of all the food was 100% better and the sides....well, there were plenty of sides and they were all surprisingly good....Mac & Cheese was delicious, and coleslaw was good too. Beef and Pork ribs were not dry and tasty....I've had their beef ribs before and it's somuch better than before...It was worth visiting for a great food.

Pros: New Management. New Menu.

Cons: none

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I have never had worse BBQ in my life. All of the food tasted (and looked) like it was made days before and just re-heated. AND nobody was there and now I know why. Don't go if you like good southern BBQ!!! We left most everything on our plates and left hungry.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have never had worse BBQ in my life. All of the food tasted (and looked) like it was made days before and just re-heated. AND nobody was there and now I know why. Don't go if you like good southern BBQ!!! We left most everything on our plates and left hungry.

Pros: They had gape sodea - hard to come by in the Northwest for some reason

Cons: the food, the place and the location

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Beef ribs were easy to eat, tender and juicy yet not burnt. Pork ribs were so good that I didn't need sauce to eat. I just had a part y there for my birthday for 20 people and from dishes to customer service was excellent. Potato salad was the best I've had, coleslaw was little fruity but good. Greens were clean yet flavorful. I would definitely come back for good food. They have earned me as a loyal customer...
Leila.

2
★★★★★

Beef ribs were easy to eat, tender and juicy yet not burnt. Pork ribs were so good that I didn't need sauce to eat. I just had a part y there for my birthday for 20 people and from dishes to customer service was excellent. Potato salad was the best I've had, coleslaw was little fruity but good. Greens were clean yet flavorful. I would definitely come back for good food. They have earned me as a loyal customer...
Leila.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Zero

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