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Smiley Guys Smokehouse

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131 Joerschke Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5249
+1 530-274-2933
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Penn Valley, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Their meat is decent and I love the choice of sauces. Oh and their fries and sweet potato fries are good. When I've gone in there it is always too chilly for me, I wish they would turn the heat up a bit. You have all the cold hard surfaces and concert floor. I like that they have the different... More 

Thank SatinBow
Nevada City, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Always enjoy going to Smiley Guys. The pulled pork just keeps getting better. And despite the silly name, "Kookie Fries" are one of those soul satisfying, guilty pleasures that get you through a tough day, week, month, etc. Great beer selection. Awesome pickles and unusual sides like Kale slaw and house-made jalapeño poppers. Not a "sports bar" in the traditional... More 

Thank Matthew C
Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food was good and good portions. The prices are right, the staff hustles. Order and pay at the entrance. Your name is called when food is ready. Barbecue sauces and condiments are self serve and it gets a little sloppy around that area. Decor could use improvements. But, I don't think that's what they're going for. I was disappointed... More 

Thank Joseph P
Meadow Vista, California
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205 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Tried the place for lunch. I had the homemade Sausage, it's a pork bratwurst, not heavily spiced, but brightens up with one of the sauces. Had the beans for a side as well as the coleslaw. Beans benefited from a bit of BBQ sauce in the bowl, coleslaw was fresh, again not strongly flavored. I think that's trying not to... More 

Thank EffStop
Grass Valley, California
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We have been dining here regularly now and are pretty familiar with their strengths and weaknesses. The meat is excellent here. Good BBQ is all about the meat, not any seasonings. And Smiley Guys delivers in this area. I do agree with others that the BBQ sauces leave a lot to be desired. Their best sauce is definitely their standard... More 

Thank Rudolph_Wurlitzer
Los Angeles, California, United States
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Before you go to Smiley Guys, make sure you pick up your favorite sides and barbecue sauce at your local supermarket, cause although they have unique barbecue sauces, they're not very good. The meat is also poorly seasoned. The tri-tip had a lot of fat in it and the pulled pork was barbecued to a charred crisp. The sides were... More 

Thank Marine Y
Grass Valley, California
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204 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

My sister likes to hang out here and play pool with friends and enjoy a beer. I finally went in with her and a large group of family one night. Loved the relaxed vibe and large open space. Pool, darts, BEER and a barbecue sauce "bar", fun. I had the loaded mac-n-cheese which I enjoyed with one exception, floppy bacon... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Grass Valley, California
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I love this place. I go there whenever I get a hankering for BBQ, which is about once a month. I enjoy the somewhat funky atmosphere, sticky floor and openness of it. It is a good place to go to have a conversation. I like the pulled pork and brisket. Both are typically very good. I would recommend this to... More 

Thank Seth K
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This spacious restaurant has a pool table, dart boards, and several TV's playing mostly sports shows. It is family friendly and comfortable, not fancy in any way. But the food my husband and I had left a lot to be desired. He had half a rack of ribs that tasted non-descript with 3 sauces he tried, which all tasted strange... More 

Thank DebraK681
Fernley, Nevada
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We ordered through " food to you" which is a local delivery service, you pay quite a bit to have food delivered from local restaurants to your room. (We stayed at the broad street inn, it was wonderful) we ordered a pork rib dinner and a brisket dinner. Finished the online process and waited for our food. We received a... More 

Thank Steve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Joerschke Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-2933

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