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Review of Smokehouse 21

Smokehouse 21
Ranked #1,072 of 4,628 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$9 - US$26
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beet salad. Probably the best i’ve ever eaten but the bbq was a serious disappointment. The meet on the ribs was over cooked and there was little flavor in the sauces.
The cornbread was dense and drowning in honey. Dinner for two with 2 drinks was over $70. I won’t be going back.

Thank MM221
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

You can smell the BBQ for miles! It is wonderful! Hard to make a choice, so we split the entrée that had a little bit of everything! Great care by the staff! The atmosphere is not quite but when you get together with family it shouldn't be!! Very reasonable pricing.. I love the mason jars full of side dishes.. served on metal trays..

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Thank Karla / Kerrie S
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Awesome food! Very tasty. Great selection of food with very delicious side orders to go with the meal. Bye out time for this place, you will be happy you did. Not a 5 because the service was slow. It was around 2p when we went with friends and there seemed to be one person running the place during that time...not sure.

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Thank Lizziediamond
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Good dishes and generous.
I think is not very convenient to eat on tray but it's fun.
Service efficient.

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Thank Marine B
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Do you like jerky? Everything was smoked to within about a minute of turning into jerky. Four adults ate here, and everyone ordered a different meat. The spare ribs and pulled pork sandwich were dry and unappetizing. The brisket burnt ends and pork cheeks were dry little lumps of meat. Everything other than the pulled pork was smoked with a peppery rub that made it difficult to taste the meat itself, and had to be coated in sauce to be choked down

The macaroni and cheese was dry and sticky, the complete opposite of the fingerling potato salad which was drowned in sauce. The BBQ baked beans were less sweet than expected given the menu says they're prepared with brown sugar and molasses.

The service was slow. We were seated at around 5:45 p.m. after a 20 minute wait. They were out of brisket when we arrived. We waited almost an hour to get our food when there were only six people at two other tables. None of us had ever seen that length of wait at a BBQ place before, since most BBQ is pre-made and simply needs to be cut up and served. One of our party joked that they must be raising our pig from a shoat. The table's bottle of room-temperature water was empty for over half our meal due to servers not paying any attention after we received our food.

None of us will be back to even give this restaurant a second chance.

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Thank F_R1372
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