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“Did not live up to family's recommendation”

The Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #19 of 162 Restaurants in Lake George
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since 1991 we've been smokin' and sauce slingin' so we know how to cook - and treat barbeque with the respect it deserves. Our sauce is homemade in our kitchen in Lake George, NY, and our meats are seasoned & cooked to perfection. Ours is some of the best BBQ north of Memphis, and we aren't afraid to say so. But don't take our word for it, come and taste the sensation for yourself. Have us cater your next event!
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Did not live up to family's recommendation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

food was OK although most of the BBQ meats were finished on the grill.My saint Louis ribs were advertised to be a third of a rack, but the third rib was about an inch long. They do not have a pulled pork dinner although they have a rib and pork combo.when we were almost done eating they started clearing the table and rushing us out the door.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank garymwhipple
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So so”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I went here based on the reviews on trip advisor and what locals said. The wait staff was good except the waitress we had was split between our table and the second floor. She was constantly running up and down stairs which made it hard to get her attention.

The food was terrible. I had the bbq plater which had the ribs. The ribs were tough it literally took me 10 minutes to chew a piece of the rib. The pulled pork was great. The Sides were so so. They said they were "home made" which was not even close. I had frozen food that tasted closer to home made.
Another member if my party had the prime rib. They had ordered it medium when they cut it open it was raw. We had to flag the waitress down and when we showed her the prime rib she said ewww. She took it back and they cooked it on the grill. Anyone who knows meat knows you do not cook prime rib on the grill.

Overall not a good meal.

2 Thank downerj85
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Grand Isle, Vermont
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We visited here in 7/14. It was suggested to us by our hotel. It was conveniently located. We parked in front, later discovered there was plenty of parking in the rear of the building. Consider the rear parking as opposed to the busy road side parking in front. There are stairs in the back so be ware of that as well. We were seated quickly with a choice of inside or out. It was a great day for outside. Inside was a bit cool with the a/c. Outside was nice in the rear of the building overlooked a partially wooded area making you feel like your back was not up against a major road in Lake George. It was patio furniture varying in styles. The service was very slow, a new waiter in training. He was very friendly in a nervous kind of way and not sure how to handle joking with customers or interacting very well. I'm sure he will improve with time. The building in general is in need of some cleaning and repairs in the eating area, it turned us off a bit. The food was good, not great but, reasonably priced. We tried the BBQ, sweet potato fries with a wonderful sauce. My bbq food was tender but in need of some seasoning, very bland. Otherwise a nice slow paced lunch. Not sure if I would try it again.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Island2Foodie
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We've driven by this place for years, it wasn't until we needed a mechanic, located next door that we realized we should try it. The mechanic raved about the food and he was correct. The smell outside is delicious. Good food at a decent price

Visited July 2014
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Decent meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

All and all a decent meal, kids meal was a good size, I had a grilled chicken salad which was good and my hubby had the ny strip. It was cooked well done so it was a bit dry. Service was quick and the outdoor seating was nice

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