Cedar River Smokehouse

★★★★☆
  • 304 Wells Ave S .

    Renton, WA 98057

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  • 425-255-4820

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I went to this place based on a referral from my nieces and was very dissapointed. I live in FEDWAY and went out of my way to try this place. I could not believe how bad it was, I got home and tasted the ribs and thought I make better ribs

3
★★★★★

I went to this place based on a referral from my nieces and was very dissapointed. I live in FEDWAY and went out of my way to try this place. I could not believe how bad it was, I got home and tasted the ribs and thought I make better ribs

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Cedar River Smoke House has the best BBQ ever!! I've tried a lot of different kinds and I think this is the best. They have good baked beans, and I usually get the pork sandwich which comes on a good bun, not one that gets all soggy and falls apart. Plus they put the sauce on the side, not on the meat and you can pick hot, medium and mild. Great place for lunch or dinner with your family, I highly recommend it!

5
★★★★★

Cedar River Smoke House has the best BBQ ever!! I've tried a lot of different kinds and I think this is the best. They have good baked beans, and I usually get the pork sandwich which comes on a good bun, not one that gets all soggy and falls apart. Plus they put the sauce on the side, not on the meat and you can pick hot, medium and mild. Great place for lunch or dinner with your family, I highly recommend it!

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The cedar river smokehouse has one of the best BBQ meats around. Not to mention the homemade bean and potato salad. The asmosphere and service is pretty good too.

4
★★★★☆

The cedar river smokehouse has one of the best BBQ meats around. Not to mention the homemade bean and potato salad. The asmosphere and service is pretty good too.

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Great family BBQ joint located in downtown Renton. They have the best BBQ beans and corn bread around!! Nice and cozy with TVs to watch too! If you haven't been there take your family and go!!!

4
★★★★☆

Great family BBQ joint located in downtown Renton. They have the best BBQ beans and corn bread around!! Nice and cozy with TVs to watch too! If you haven't been there take your family and go!!!

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I really wanted to like this place as I've been meaning to try it for a long time. I finally found it, and ordered a half pound of the "rich and meaty St Louis pork ribs" to go. I know ribs, and these are the smallest "St Louis" ribs that I've ever seen. Unfortunately they were also dried out - must have been reheated once too often, and there was a lingering acrid, oily taste, like lighter fluid or maybe green wood was used in smoking. I didn't use any sauce, as I wanted to taste the meat - which besides the aftertaste, was remarkably bland.
The sweet girl working the register also got my order wrong, but corrected it right away, and the young guy working in the kitchen didn't call out my number when he put the order up in the window.
Like I said, I really wanted to like this place but.............

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★★☆☆☆

I really wanted to like this place as I've been meaning to try it for a long time. I finally found it, and ordered a half pound of the "rich and meaty St Louis pork ribs" to go. I know ribs, and these are the smallest "St Louis" ribs that I've ever seen. Unfortunately they were also dried out - must have been reheated once too often, and there was a lingering acrid, oily taste, like lighter fluid or maybe green wood was used in smoking. I didn't use any sauce, as I wanted to taste the meat - which besides the aftertaste, was remarkably bland.
The sweet girl working the register also got my order wrong, but corrected it right away, and the young guy working in the kitchen didn't call out my number when he put the order up in the window.
Like I said, I really wanted to like this place but.............

Pros: convenient location

Cons: service, food quality

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I will tell you that I frequent Cedar River BBQ as much as possible. I work in Auburn but I will drive to Renton just to get a plate of that Beef Brisket. I only wish they would be open later since I get off work at 9pm. I always go there and some of the workers know what I am getting because I am there all time. Great staff , wonderful food and the BEST BEEF BRISKET BY FAR!!!!!!

Highly recommend anybody to this place.

THANK YOU CEDAR RIVER

2
★★★★★

I will tell you that I frequent Cedar River BBQ as much as possible. I work in Auburn but I will drive to Renton just to get a plate of that Beef Brisket. I only wish they would be open later since I get off work at 9pm. I always go there and some of the workers know what I am getting because I am there all time. Great staff , wonderful food and the BEST BEEF BRISKET BY FAR!!!!!!

Highly recommend anybody to this place.

THANK YOU CEDAR RIVER

Pros: BEEF BRISKET

Cons: NOT OPEN LATE ENOUGH

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Found this place with a coupon in the Entertainment book.
Very tasty bbq, awesome chili with chunks of steak, and a pulled pork/sausage sandwich to die for. Very reasonable prices too. Try the hot sauce!

2
★★★★★

Found this place with a coupon in the Entertainment book.
Very tasty bbq, awesome chili with chunks of steak, and a pulled pork/sausage sandwich to die for. Very reasonable prices too. Try the hot sauce!

Pros: Awesome bbq

Cons: Hard to find parking

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I've been to many, many bbq joints in this area and most of them are terrible. This place has really great food- lean brisket & moist smoked chicken, and the people are friendly, the place is clean, and the price is right. I've spent much more $$ on bbq that I had to throw away.

2
★★★★★

I've been to many, many bbq joints in this area and most of them are terrible. This place has really great food- lean brisket & moist smoked chicken, and the people are friendly, the place is clean, and the price is right. I've spent much more $$ on bbq that I had to throw away.

Pros: Excellent food, friendly staff, huge portions

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The food is good, the service it good. The lunch menu is affordable, but if you're wanting to feed your family, expect to spend a bit more than you'd think.

4
★★★★☆

The food is good, the service it good. The lunch menu is affordable, but if you're wanting to feed your family, expect to spend a bit more than you'd think.

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This is a good place for lunch. Order at the counter, and take it to your table. They offer the standard BBQ items: beef, pork or chicken sandwiches, ribs, chicken. The quality of BBQ is average. Salads are good.

3
★★★☆☆

This is a good place for lunch. Order at the counter, and take it to your table. They offer the standard BBQ items: beef, pork or chicken sandwiches, ribs, chicken. The quality of BBQ is average. Salads are good.

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I haven't been to all the bbq's in seattle, but this one is my favorite. Large portions of fresh, very tasty food. Ribs fall off the bones and the chopped pork is delicious. Three sauces to choose from, and plenty of veggies, including a great side salad. Wish they had fries, though. You order at the counter and within minutes your food is served.

2
★★★★★

I haven't been to all the bbq's in seattle, but this one is my favorite. Large portions of fresh, very tasty food. Ribs fall off the bones and the chopped pork is delicious. Three sauces to choose from, and plenty of veggies, including a great side salad. Wish they had fries, though. You order at the counter and within minutes your food is served.

Pros: variety of different meats and sides, comfy atmosphere

Cons: no fries

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This is a lunch favorite at work. They offer a great selection of barbecue items and lunch specials. The service is friendly and fast and the smokehouse aroma is very inviting. Get there early on weekdays, as it gets very busy with the lunch crowd and there is usually a line out the door by noon.

5
★★★★★

This is a lunch favorite at work. They offer a great selection of barbecue items and lunch specials. The service is friendly and fast and the smokehouse aroma is very inviting. Get there early on weekdays, as it gets very busy with the lunch crowd and there is usually a line out the door by noon.

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Environment: nothing fancy very mom and pops, small with booths along the wall
Process: Order at the counter and pick your food up at the window
Staff: Very little interaction since this is more like the way you get your lunch in grade school
Food: the food was sub par, the meats looked like they were steamed and had no bark to them. The BBQ sauce is served on the side tasted delicious but the food was hike inhaling a huge cloud of smoke. Not a fan.

1
★★☆☆☆

Environment: nothing fancy very mom and pops, small with booths along the wall
Process: Order at the counter and pick your food up at the window
Staff: Very little interaction since this is more like the way you get your lunch in grade school
Food: the food was sub par, the meats looked like they were steamed and had no bark to them. The BBQ sauce is served on the side tasted delicious but the food was hike inhaling a huge cloud of smoke. Not a fan.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Smokey too smokey

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This is the first time i have ever written a review, but after tasting this BBQ i had to talk about it!!! Where do i start, the service is fast, and the meat is so good its out of this world. i had some brisket, and a pork sandwich. My food was out in the pick up window before i even got done getting my soda, and just by the look at this tray of food i couldent wait to dig in. the sauce is on the side, giving you the choice on how much you want on your food. And to me that is great because you get to choose how much you want and not somebody else. The sauce is also a perfect combo of spices and flavors. I had corn bread wich was GREAT. I would do anything to find out how that corn bread is made because it was amazing. the parking is in the street and sometimes a little full, but if i need to walk one block or one mile it doesent matter because it is all worth it in the end!!!!

2
★★★★★

This is the first time i have ever written a review, but after tasting this BBQ i had to talk about it!!! Where do i start, the service is fast, and the meat is so good its out of this world. i had some brisket, and a pork sandwich. My food was out in the pick up window before i even got done getting my soda, and just by the look at this tray of food i couldent wait to dig in. the sauce is on the side, giving you the choice on how much you want on your food. And to me that is great because you get to choose how much you want and not somebody else. The sauce is also a perfect combo of spices and flavors. I had corn bread wich was GREAT. I would do anything to find out how that corn bread is made because it was amazing. the parking is in the street and sometimes a little full, but if i need to walk one block or one mile it doesent matter because it is all worth it in the end!!!!

Pros: Evrything

Cons: Nothing

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I tried this restuarant for the first time, location was easy to find, parking was good (street parking) interior of the restuaruant was clean and inviting.

I ordered the chicken sandwich. The smoked chicken was very moist, but lacked alot in spices or rub, kinda looked like it was smoked without any spices. The bbq sauce is on the side, it was tasty but not very much better then an average sauce in my mind. I had a side of mac & chs which was just ok, and the peach cobbler was probably the best out of all of it.

1
★★★☆☆

I tried this restuarant for the first time, location was easy to find, parking was good (street parking) interior of the restuaruant was clean and inviting.

I ordered the chicken sandwich. The smoked chicken was very moist, but lacked alot in spices or rub, kinda looked like it was smoked without any spices. The bbq sauce is on the side, it was tasty but not very much better then an average sauce in my mind. I had a side of mac & chs which was just ok, and the peach cobbler was probably the best out of all of it.

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We used to visit Cedar River on a regular basis until new BBQ joints came to town. We went back last night for take out. The service was terrible and we were treated rudely by the person working the kitchen. She couldn't get our order right to save her life and then once we got home we find one of orders was incorrect. The ribs were fatty and had absolutely no flavor, the sauce was more vinegar and less flavor (not what I remember from previous visits), and the mild sauce was anything but.

1
★★☆☆☆

We used to visit Cedar River on a regular basis until new BBQ joints came to town. We went back last night for take out. The service was terrible and we were treated rudely by the person working the kitchen. She couldn't get our order right to save her life and then once we got home we find one of orders was incorrect. The ribs were fatty and had absolutely no flavor, the sauce was more vinegar and less flavor (not what I remember from previous visits), and the mild sauce was anything but.

Pros: Menu Selection, Price

Cons: Quality, No Parking, Poor Service

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The BBQ Chicken I had was very moist and tender and the sauce was nice and spicy. The service was fast; once you place in your order the food comes out of the kitchen.

2
★★★★★

The BBQ Chicken I had was very moist and tender and the sauce was nice and spicy. The service was fast; once you place in your order the food comes out of the kitchen.

Pros: Fast service, Good BBQ

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Being from the Midwest, I am no stranger to Barbeque. This is the best BBQ that I have found out here. The meat is tender and moist with a light smoke taste. Never have I had a sandwich with some grissel in it. The sauce is sweet and tangy. I drive an extra 30 minutes just to have their pork. Also, the people are always friendly and the service is top notch. Go...you will not regret it!

2
★★★★★

Being from the Midwest, I am no stranger to Barbeque. This is the best BBQ that I have found out here. The meat is tender and moist with a light smoke taste. Never have I had a sandwich with some grissel in it. The sauce is sweet and tangy. I drive an extra 30 minutes just to have their pork. Also, the people are always friendly and the service is top notch. Go...you will not regret it!

Pros: Food, Flavor, Taste

Cons: , Nothing, Nothing

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What keeps me coming back? It's delicious+juicy BBQ pork, hotlink, and chicken sandwiches! Their zesty, mouth-tingling hot sauce is also great to drown your meal in. The menu selection is pretty standard for a BBQ restaurant. The sides are just decent, but the meat dishes are in the spotlight. Take out orders are fairly fast considering the very small staff. The restaurant is medium sized for a "small timer", and is usually not overcrowded (but avoid the lunch line). Finding close parking in these streets of downtown Renton may be a hassle, but a few blocks walk is worth the treat! I've been to few places that have this good of a quality/price ratio. Also with takeout this quick, you'll have a much tastier option over "fast food".

2
★★★★★

What keeps me coming back? It's delicious+juicy BBQ pork, hotlink, and chicken sandwiches! Their zesty, mouth-tingling hot sauce is also great to drown your meal in. The menu selection is pretty standard for a BBQ restaurant. The sides are just decent, but the meat dishes are in the spotlight. Take out orders are fairly fast considering the very small staff. The restaurant is medium sized for a "small timer", and is usually not overcrowded (but avoid the lunch line). Finding close parking in these streets of downtown Renton may be a hassle, but a few blocks walk is worth the treat! I've been to few places that have this good of a quality/price ratio. Also with takeout this quick, you'll have a much tastier option over "fast food".

Pros: Great BBQ, Fast take out (4 BBQ)

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This was the best BBQ I have had in WA, the meats are awesome, the place is really clean and the service is very friendly and lightning quick. I live in North Seattle and the drive is worth it.

One last thing about the meats, you will not find those little surprise fat chubbies, the meat is awesome!

2
★★★★★

This was the best BBQ I have had in WA, the meats are awesome, the place is really clean and the service is very friendly and lightning quick. I live in North Seattle and the drive is worth it.

One last thing about the meats, you will not find those little surprise fat chubbies, the meat is awesome!

Pros: Everything is great, No Chub, Great Service

Cons: Parking

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Wonderful barbequed pork, chicken and beef sandwiches, mild or hot. Not much variety but what they have is good. Either come in and sit down or take-out. Won't be crowded. Prices are very reasonable. Must park on street.

2
★★★★★

Wonderful barbequed pork, chicken and beef sandwiches, mild or hot. Not much variety but what they have is good. Either come in and sit down or take-out. Won't be crowded. Prices are very reasonable. Must park on street.

Pros: Not crowded, inexpensive, Good food

Cons: Park on street

 

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