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The Smokehouse

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34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3204
+1 843-842-4227
11:30 - 22:00
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Westlake, Ohio
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Smokehouse is one restaurant on Hilton Head that we visit every time we are on the island. The food is consistently good, wait staff polite & helpful and sitting on the patio enjoying dinner when the temperatures back home are near freezing is a welcome treat. My husband enjoyed the special of the day which was marinated flank steak.... More 

1 Thank westie8213
Lambertville, New Jersey
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480 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived on Hilton Head following numerous travel delays and were delighted to find Smokehouse open late. The extensive menu offers an array of meats, smoked fresh, seafood, salads and soups. Any can be topped with one of 3 BBQ sauces which are on the table. The mustard sauce was yummy and worked well on the ribs and pork barbecue.... More 

1 Thank Heidi D
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Manning, South Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...and these ribs are great! Smoky, tender, so tasty with two kinds of sauce. We also ordered the BarbeCuban sandwich and sweet potato fries. We ordered from this restaurant twice during our week visit. I can't comment on the service because we ordered food to go. But both times the food was ready and hot and the staff was friendly.... More 

1 Thank PennyJ139
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, neat atmosphere. Baby backs were good, been spoiled by BBQ back home. Wings were really good. Had an issue with an obnoxious guy that the manager handled promptly (much appreciated Kevin). Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank erin b
Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Easy to find. Plenty of free parking. Friendlu, accommadating hostess. New but friendly and proficient waitress. Came back frequently to ask about our progress. Very nice patio with stone fireplace and torchers. The food at 8:30 at night-very poor for main entrees. Ordered rib and chicken plate with 2 sides. Beans tasty and warm; grillwd veggies assortment fresh, tasty warm.... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pretty good menu to choose from, if you like meat, this is your place. Ordered a platter with a few choices on it, everything was cooked perfect and had that wonderful smoky flavor. How can you go wrong-- good meat and a beer. Ate out on the patio near the outdoor fireplace, nice setting.

Thank halfacoach
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner at The Smokehouse last week. Menu includes "standard fare" that you would expect at any BBQ house. Brisket Platter was very good; complemented by excellent beer selection. Wait staff was a bit annoying - It's nice to be able to eat dinner without being asked every 5 minutes if everything is OK. There also seemed to be an... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, we love the wings and nachos (w/ pulled pork). Also great mimosa during brunch.

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Smokehouse expecting an ok meal. Had a platter consisting of ribs, pulled pork, brisket and yardbird. I can honestly say outside of Bryant's Ribs in Kansas City this was some of the best smoked meats I ever had. Oh the sides were also very good. Nice atmosphere and really good service. Highly recommend the hot barbecue sauce!

Thank Donaldopa
CaptainQue, Guest Relations Manager at The Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Smokehouse on Trip Advisor and giving us a 5-Star review. WE love when BBQ experts come in and love the food. Thank you for your business, we look forward to your next visit. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is good, above average for a barbeque place. Our problem, however, for two years in a row is that when we get our order home it either has been mixed up with another order (last year) or items were missing (this year). Be sure when you pick the order up to check. Get an itemized receipt in... More 

Thank Terry49_8
CaptainQue, Guest Relations Manager at The Smokehouse, responded to this review

This review is very disappointing to hear. We pride ourselves in our "Take-Out" program, and for you to have 2 different issues is unacceptable. We promise to address this immediately so that you don't have any future issues. We would really appreciate the opportunity for you to give us another shot. Can you please e-mail me ? Looking forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3204
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-4227
The Smokehouse has been Hilton Head's celebrated home of wood-fired BBQ since 1999. Their baby-back ribs, pulled pork BBQ, wings and chili have amassed countless first place awards over the years. Other specialties from the BBQ pit include texas-style beef brisket, honey glazed smoked chicken, and turkey. The Smokehouse has a menu filled with many delicious items. Come try the fresh hand cut steaks, juicy burgers, sensational salads, and a wide selection Southern side dishes. Smokehouse on Palmetto Bay Road offers it fine food and friendly service in their spacious dinning room, and outdoor deck complete with fireplace. Enjoy one of their 14 ice cold drafts or cocktail while watching your favorite sporting event in their warm and inviting bar.

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