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Smokey's Bar-B-Que

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801 Milwaukee Rd, South Cle Elum, WA 98943
+1 509-674-2006
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Double Wow. I have had BBQ all over the USA and Canada, and a lot of it while i was working in Texas and Louisiana, I will just flat tell you that I am speechless as to how good Smokey's is. The location is very easy to get to just off I-90 in South Cle Elum, right at the... More 

Thank Russ F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

How can you complain about this hidden gem when they serve you a "bbq bowl" called the train wreck, which is a layer of cornbread, beans, coleslaw, pulled pork, and their bbq sauce. It was a perfect portion and combination of flavors that I scarfed down. Tucked away a bit in a residential area, this was a great hidden gem... More 

Thank Touma H
Chilliwack, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped again after a year. and the food is still great: Amazing pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and ribs. The BBQ sauce is to die for.

Thank Henning R
Ottawa, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This place is right behind the IRON HORSE B & B. I would put smokies up against any BBQ place in Kansas city. A must try is the pineapple BBQ sauce. Friendly staff and a great location.

Thank 316maxwell
Vancouver, Washington
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149 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

More often than not it is how you're treated. I've read and heard good things about this place but unfortunately we showed up about 35 minutes before closing and were turned away. Seemingly a slow day/night and they chose to close early. Certainly their prerogative. In part, our loss because I was hopeful to try their food but out of... More 

1 Thank cctkMiller
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had a group of 30 at Suncadia and ordered a bbq mix from Smokey's. EVERYONE loved it - rave reviews - some said the best bbq and best beans they've ever had. The people at Smokey's were great to work with - preordered on the phone and the order was perfect and ready on time. A real crowd-pleaser dinner!

Thank GazzaGirlSeattle
Seattle, Washington
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621 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Different Bar B Que. Both of ours was dry. Bar B Que is kinda personal and this wasn't that great for us. Its in a rail road style building that you have to walk around from the parking lot to enter. The staff is trying but nice. Glad we tried it

Thank ebcnaz
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

No matter what you order it is sure to be delicious bbq, but they do tend to have a lot of the items on the menu be unavailable.

Thank adventureismysoulmat
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

food is fine but I don't like their mandatory 15% gratuity. this is an order at the counter place. If the owner wants his employees to make more money then he should raise his already high prices.

1 Thank Bob L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We've been to Smokey's many times - everyone loves the brisket and pulled pork.....the ribs are also really good. The train depot setting is wonderful with seating outside next to the trail or inside with its eclectic decor. Service is friendly. The location is set back in South Cle Elum just a couple of minutes from town. Some folks may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Milwaukee Rd, South Cle Elum, WA 98943
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  South Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: +1 509-674-2006

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