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“Ribs, Brisket, Potato Salad perfection! ”
Review of Smoky Dreams BBQ

Smoky Dreams BBQ
Ranked #3 of 978 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 5 - USD 20
Description: Smoky Dreams BBQ uses only the freshest meats and produce. Everything is cooked daily with delectable, original seasonings and sauces. Smoked to perfection . . . Pork, chicken, ribs and even the wings literally fall off the bone. The hash and the vinegar slaw are truly unique and there's creamy lemon and peanut butter pie to top it off.
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Description: Smoky Dreams BBQ uses only the freshest meats and produce. Everything is cooked daily with delectable, original seasonings and sauces. Smoked to perfection . . . Pork, chicken, ribs and even the wings literally fall off the bone. The hash and the vinegar slaw are truly unique and there's creamy lemon and peanut butter pie to top it off.
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Smoky Dreams for the first time tonight. Some of the best brisket and ribs I have ever had. Smoked to perfection and appropriately seasoned. You don’t need the sauce, but I did try the hot and sweet cause I like a little spice. The potato salad was excellent, along with our other side of baked beans, green beans and slaw. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I would eat here every week if it weren't on Woodruff Road. I've never had a bad meal here. And ignore the clown below complaining about the bathroom key. Really? This bbq is awesome and the people that own it are extremely friendly. If this was a standalone restaurant in a different location, lines would be out the door. Give it a chance. A hidden gem.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends from work for carry out. My first visit. Awesome! You'll love this generous menu. These folks know their stuff. A real treasure in Greenville next to Big Lots.It is definitely worth braving Woodruff Rd traffic for.Try the smoked jumbo wings or the brisket.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Food is average, You walk up to an exterior window to place an order. The dinning room is attached but you enter through and exterior door. To go to the restroom you have to ask for a key with a big spoon attached, kind of like the old gas station stops. Quaint! I am sure its considered the best by some who don't travel much. If your looking for Greenville's best BBQ, keep looking. The Sweat potato Crunch

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Chris B, General Manager at Smoky Dreams BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Let me first say welcome to Greenville Rick! We love this city and all it has to offer! We seek to provide the highest quality and value for our Smoky Dreams Families as possible and we apologize for not achieving this 5 star experience for you. Let me also say that we are not a "fancy" restaurant, nor have we ever claimed to be, so if you come in expecting that, you will be disappointed. We had no say in the original design of the restaurant and are seeking to make changes soon. We keep the restroom locked in an effort to keep it as clean as possible, and we have worked hard to make the inside dining room as comfortable and nice as possible. (By the way the spoon came about because someone accidentally borrowed our key for the restroom. So we decide to put something on it that made it much harder to forget it was in your possesition. In two years, it has not be accidentally borrowed once! :-) ) We are unfortunately limited in options for expansion by the owners of the property at this time, but are currently in discussions with them regarding acceptable options.

What we are is a traditional barbecue restaurant that used to be found on the road sides all over this state. Unfortunately, many, especially in Charleston, have fallen to the ambiance trap. We are friends with a few of the owners, where you moved from, and they put out the same quality barbecue as we do, but he also told us there is immense pressure to always be innovative for the "foodies" or face the wrath of the "keyboard ninjas". You also made a great point in another review that you wrote; "you just can not please everyone". What we seek to do is to provide a high quality meal that harkens to what you would get at grandmas house. We try our hardest to always provide 5 star quality, all wood smoked barbecue, homemade sides, and the friendliest service around. The next time you are in our area, I would love to hear some ways that you feel we can improve, as we always value our customers input. Without you all we have literally nothing!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Smoky Dreams has great food and wonderful people who run and work at this restaurant. All of their meats are great, but my favorites are the pork, ribs, and brisket. The slaw and mac n cheese are awesome as well. Too many good things to choose from so we have to go all the time. It is by far the best BBQ in town!

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