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“It's been a long time” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones
Ranked #352 of 1,320 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pompano Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It's been a long time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

My son wanted to take me to lunch for Mother's day. This place was the only restaurant in the area that didn't have a waiting time and we greeted and seated immediately upon entering the restaurant. I haven't been to this place in years and I found out why I stopped coming. The wait staff is nonexistent. Once our drink orders we ordered and delivered, we didn't see our waitress again for like another 15 minutes. At this point, I stood up, thinking where could she be, it's not busy here. She eventually came back to us and we placed our order. Our entrees came before the appetizer and when we asked why, she said, "I don't know, but it's waiting in the window to be picked up. Do you still want it?" So needless to say, our table was full because the appetizer came on an excessive large plate. The waitress tried to do better as the day went on, but the restaurant appeared to be severely understaffed. The food was mediocre. The portions were small and my barbecue chicken breast were burned.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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187 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hair in your food, anyone?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

When the two young female bartenders both have their hair unrestrained while serving food, it's a warning sign of things unseen. One blond had hair that literally brushed the bar top while she flicked it around continuously: pretty off-putting to say the least, and a violation of food safety regs everywhere. We drank our beer and left before we could sample the food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Just OK BBQ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We weren't impressed with the overall dining experience at Smokey Bones. We tend to be BBQ snobs. The ribs and brisket were dry and the food was cold. The waiter was friendly and provided good service.

Visited October 2013
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Eden, Vermont
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not really BBQ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

If you are looking for an average meal, then this is the place, but if you are looking for real slow smoked BBQ, you will be disappointed. The service was good, the décor is okay and all in all the meal was okay, it just what was advertised with a name like "Smokey ..."

Visited September 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Smoke me, Stoke me”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Having just arrived in town, we called a friend and asked where we should go to feed four famished travelers. Without hesitation, we were directed to "Smokey Bones."

We were seated immediately, the waitress was right on it, and we ordered. A nice feature is that many of the entrees come with a number of sides, which you get to pick. We ordered a variety of dishes, from baby back ribs to a chicken sandwich. Everything was excellent and the many barbecue sauces offered, a nice treat.

All-in-all, a very good experience.

Visited October 2013
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