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Smokewood BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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301 Victoria St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K3, Canada
+1 250-352-0044
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner, the whole family had the ribs. They were awesome. Even my picky child enjoyed them! Owners have pride in their establishment and made sure we were enjoying everything. Definitely a great stop to eat.

Thank MrsCowden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would of never thought there would be such a good bar b q place in Canada that tasted like I was in Louisiana! Wow Standing ovation! We had pork, chicken and beef! I think it was a sampler. YUM!

Thank Mary H
Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We tried the chicken box and beef box. Portions were generous and YUMMY! It comes with a few sides. Excellent value and very quick service.

Thank craglakeproperty
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal where the people truly cared if we enjoyed the food... and we did! Excellent barbecue if you're looking for something casual.

Thank BrandonMa11
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127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had lunch today at the Smokewood. I had a Brisket Sandwich with a side of Mac & Cheese and my wife had the Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cornbread muffins. The meat was super tender and the BBQ is sweet and smoky. I added tons from the bottle on the table. Really can't say enough about the sauce here. The... More 

Thank mobiusag
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I was just here and the place was spotless, bright and functionally laid out. Its small place but the food is bloody delicious. I had the pulled pork and can definetely recommend it. I will be going back to try the BBQ box and see how the brisket etc tastes. I just need a day of ski-ing to work up... More 

Thank Can1uk
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Havn't been here in awhile but it was my go to place for awhile, if you like BBQ check this place out asap! Good food and great staff, only thing I think could be improved is a bigger menu, still wonderful place!

Thank kevin2323
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Nice people & the food wasn't bad but it wasn't hot enough & was served in a takeout container, with plastic cutlery. We were dining in. The surroundings are basic & lack much atmosphere. All those little things might have been fine for a takeout place. The strong TripAdvisor reviews & ratings, along with the pricing, suggest it's all a... More 

Thank YourTypicalTourist
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We are BBQ lovers. And this place was everything we needed. So delicious. Amazing meat and BBQ sauce and decent prices. We traveled a ways. But will be back one day. Our favourite BBQ place thus far !

Thank CCYBab
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent food, really good quality and portions are large without being obscene. The meat is all excellent quality. We tried the ribs, brisket and pulled pork and none disappointed. It was deserted when we went (perhaps just the time of day) but food was still fresh and succulent. I'd go back to Nelson just to eat here!

Thank PCLouse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Victoria St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-0044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?