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Smoky Mountain Barbecue

1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9729
+1 336-246-6818
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunswick stew” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (29 reviews)
“hush puppies” (40 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves to come here and eat. They have a great variety of foods and wonderful service the owner is there working in the kitchen and is very appreciative of your visit.

Thank philtnhunter
Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you travel from afar whether it be from NC, other states, or internationally to Ashe County, NC, you must visit Smoky Mountain Barbeque. It is great! It's consistently good. I love to eat here. It's been around for over 20 years, and in those...More

Thank TravelGirlWJNC
Reviewed 27 November 2017

OK, I've never been crazy about this place. The best it's ever been to me was "okay" and most of it is "okay." This last visit, I had flounder, or what was sold as flounder. It was heavy, glue-y, soggy and had the fishiest tasting...More

Thank travelingbillbury
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

My family has been coming to Smokey Mountain Barbecue for over 20 years, it is always wonderful. Great food, good service, great annual fix!

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Frequently we plan our trips to West Jefferson to coincide with a meal time just so we can enjoy the outstanding food at Smoky Mountain BBQ. I particularly enjoy the red slaw, the pork BBQ is very good, and my kids love the corn dogs,...More

Thank SteelMaggie
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing local hospitality! Home style cooking with some of the best BBQ and sweet potatoe casserole and fries. It’s like having dinner with “family” each time you visit!

1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Come on in and set a spell........ or maybe eat a bite or two. Shoot, don't stop with two, get the big plate and go all in.

1  Thank Greg W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I've eaten a lot of BBQ in a lot of places, and this was some of the best ever! Very lean, delicious flavor! Different types of slaw were offered, and the red was terrific! Restaurant was exceptionally clean and staff was friendly and hard working....More

1  Thank imaboutbooks
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and the food is always very good! The cafeteria style ordering is very efficient and the dining area is always clean. Very nice owner! Highly recommend this place!

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The only BBQ game in town. Not Lexington BBQ, not Stamey's, not all that good, adequate, but, only adequate.

1  Thank Anonymous G
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14 October 2016|
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Response from soyvickik | Reviewed this property |
No. YOU get in line, they take your order and prepare your plate. Not buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 336-246-6818
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