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“Great Breakfast Spot !”
Review of Smoke On The Water

Smoke On The Water
Ranked #4 of 55 Restaurants in Charlevoix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$16
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Diner
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: Smoke on the Water a BBQ joint. We slow-smoke our meats with various fruit woods and maple wood in our smoker that sits right outside the restaurant. We pride ourselves in serving made-from-scratch food, including our own Challah bread used in our Drunken French Toast. We deliver to all downtown businesses and the marina. We are located next to Hoffman Park which overlooks the channel and bridge.
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for breakfast yesterday morning and enjoyed a wonderful meal while sitting outside and enjoying the great weather - We had our little Cairn terrier along and he got to sit outside with us - My husband had eggs with the challah toast and homemade raspberry jam while I had the eggs benedict - The eggs were poached to perfection and the Hollandaise sauce was tasty with a subtle lemony flavor -- The coffee was excellent as well with real cream in a creamer - Service was friendly and helpful -

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Julie M, Owner at Smoke On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Thank you so much for eating at our restaurant. We really appreciate the excellent review and hope to see you back soon.

Julie & Ed

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We've enjoyed both lunch and breakfast here. The beef brisket and hand-cut fries are superb. And you'd better be hungry or you'll be taking half of it home for supper. Their breakfast was good, but the brisket at lunch is a real jewel. You have your choice of mild or spicy BBQ sauce served on the side. However, the brisket's flavor can stand on its own just as well. Their meat smoker is set up along the side of the restaurant and lures folks in when walking by. Sandwiches are served on home-made bread. Mac and cheese is just like grandma's.
For those of you who are dog owners, there is shady parking along the front of the restaurant, and they have a nice big bowl of fresh, cool water under the trees. It's only 1/2 block to the marina park or to the drawbridge/canal path.

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2  Thank Betty S
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Julie M, Owner at Smoke On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Betty,

Thank you for such an amazing review, we are so happy you stopped in!

Julie & Ed

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

we went for lunch during a recent trip and excited to try Smoke on the Water due to the TripAdvisor ranking. All 4 dishes were "good" but not great. My pulled pork has a piece of bone or cartilage in it - very unpleasant discovery. We did agree the fries were awesome. You can sit outside which is nice too.

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1  Thank noleintx
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Julie M, Owner at Smoke On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sorry you didn't agree with the other folks who rated our restaurant, but I know we all have different taste. I'm just glad that your only real beef with us is that we were rated number one at the time of your review. We put out high quality food and most everything is made from scratch and we are very proud of that whether or not we are number one.

Best wishes.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Stopped in with the family for lunch. It's a small cozy place and was a little warm inside in middle of the day. Mac and cheese the kids shared was a generous portion and very good. Homemade. Others had brisket, pulled pork sandwich, chicken sandwich and burger. Fries that came with them were fresh cut potatoes and delicious. The brisket was a little too fatty for my taste but was generous portion and found enough to eat. The medium BBQ sauce, their recipe was really good. Would love to come back and try the breakfast. They are only open for breakfast and lunch.

1  Thank Chays77
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Julie M, Owner at Smoke On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Truly a great review for an average rating. However, I will take the kind words over stars any day. Hope to see you back soon! Julie & Ed

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We sat outside on a beautiful day. Very good barbecue, pork sandwiches and a portobello mushroom sandwich--great for our vegetarian! The service was pretty good; however, we could hear the staff complaining at length about people asking if they had a bathroom, when obviously we all should know that (through screen window). They were young and seemed to miss the fact that perhaps people were just asking to be directed to the restrooms versus displaying ignorance :) . Also, it appeared that it was "an order and seat yourself place," but it is a "check in and be seated by staff restaurant," so that was confusing.

1  Thank Amy E
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Julie M, Owner at Smoke On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Amy,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was disappointed and happy to see this review. Unless we hear it from folks like you, we would never know that this was going on. I had a talk with my entire staff. It is a small place and it is easy for anyone to hear our conversations. And I agree with you about them not really understanding it wasn't a question, they were looking for direction. Also, thank you for not marking us down for this unfortunate incident! We would love to buy you lunch if you come back in, just ask for Julie or Ed.

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