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Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue

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304 Wells Ave S, Renton, WA 98057-2714
+1 425-255-4820
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Renton, Washington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Southern slow cooked barbecue transported to the Northwest. Try the hot coleslaw and baked potatoes for sides.

Thank John S
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Pleasant staff very friendly. Food was very good. I have been there several times and the barbeque is always good. Ribs, brisket and pulled pork. They do a nice job on the sides too. Beans were good. I'm a Kansas City person and know my Barbeque and this always been good

Thank Terry A
Renton, Washington
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

tasty, and not too spicy. your choice of barbecue sauces, so get it as spicy or mild as you like. great for lunch, and reasonably priced.

Thank michael w
Vancouver, Washington
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visited after work today with a teammate who had never been before, and she was completely blown away! Between us we had beef ribs, brisket, chicken, and Texas chili. The meats were each done to perfection, the chili was perfect, and we got our food in minutes even though the restaurant was packed. I highly recommend this place to anyone... More 

1 Thank Chuck P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was nothing like bbg in Texas. Brisket tasted old and dry. In my opinion not the place for good bbq. If you are ever in Cashmere wa try Country Boys Bbq! Great service and excellent food. I will never go back to Cedar River BBQ.

Thank mike h
Renton, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Worth finding parking for. Owners will pqackage up what you want and have it ready when you get there. Walk-in orders are not too slow either

Thank Paul4423
Seattle, Washington
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253 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I use this place for catering orders to take to clients. It is always a hit. Plenty of food and variety including healthy options. **per recent reviewer they do use styrofoam. I will be calling them after my next order Monday and telling them I will no longer get take out if they use styrofoam. In house orders are styro... More 

Thank jtssea
Edmonds, WA
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520 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I went for a late lunch and the place was empty, not a problem just better service. I had the brisket, one beef rib and side of chili and cole slaw. My order was up almost immediately. Now BBQ isn't done to order, it's more about getting there at the right time. The meats were a little cooler than I... More 

Thank DP49
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I wish I could give this place ZERO stars. And to think I used to recommend my old company get catered lunches from this place (which they did, multiple x). Never again. Plus food quality has gone downhill + they aren't environmentally friendly, still serving on styrofoam in 2015, seriously? I called 12/19 at 12:30 to place a pick up... More 

Thank Tina T
dean s, Owner at Cedar River Smoke House Barbecue, responded to this review

Hi Tina: I am sorry one of my employees was rude to you. We do try to let cuctomer know if they calling in a single order or two that we are as fast as Mcdonalds and that they can just come in and place order, and it will be ready in a minute. That said I will try and... More 

Renton, Washington
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Wonderful smoked stuff. Really enjoyed their brisket and my wife really liked the sausages they had. Baked beans were great. And my dog loves the bones we buy and baring home to her.

Thank vernont736

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Wells Ave S, Renton, WA 98057-2714
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Renton
  • Phone Number: +1 425-255-4820
Cedar River Smokehouse is located in the heart of downtown Renton. Since the opening of our restaurant in 2000, we have gained considerable notoriety as a terrific lunch & dinner spot for individuals working in Renton and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing traditional as well as non-traditional Texas Style Barbecue. We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to our number one concern... our customers!

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