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Posted by MDL on 05/12/2008
I went here for a weekday lunch on a whim b/c they had outdoor seating....except they didn't have anyone to service the outside area so we wound up sitting inside. It was cramped and got extremely loud as the place filled up. I had the Maryland crab salad which was excellent but so tiny I was starving before we even left the restuarant. My colleague had the ahi tuna which seemed a decent portion. Both were on the pricey side. I also thought the menu was limited but maybe I shouldn't have gone to a BBQ place for lunch (didn't want to eat messy ribs). The servers were very friendly but I don't think I will be going back.
Posted by Average Joe on 05/11/2008
I can't say I'm a complete carnivore conoseur but I do like partake now and again. I think the selection was quite decent, from different BBQ sauces to dry rub to pork or beef. I tried the combination platter and was not disappointed. I'm a dry rub pork rib fan myself. The sides were excellent and the staff courteous. Atmosphere could be a little cozier but the place is super clean and nothing but professional. I would definitely recommend stopping in for a bite. I know I will continue to do so.
Posted by EA on 03/31/2008
Despite the Disney World-eque atmosphere, really enjoyed my time here. The deviled egg appetizer was the best I've ever had. Coleslaw also amazing. Mac n cheese too. Would rate these dishes over the actual ribs but all in all a delightful experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/08/2008
I love this restaurant, as do all my friends and family who have been there. Legendary ribs, delicious sides, and a lively atmosphere. I'll keep going back for years to come.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2008
I recently dined here because of its high recommendations, but I truly felt it was overrated. I had the baby back ribs which were dry and and had very little BBQ sauce on them. The BBQ sauce they had on the table (sweet and regular) was nothing special either. Their sweet potato fries were ok. They were merely a Sweet potato cut in quarters and fried only enough on the outside, so the inside was still mushy. The dip that comes with it was pretty good. Their mac and cheese was probably the best dish I had, but still wasn't anything special. THE GOOD. The service was outstanding. All the waiters cater to your needs and aren't just working one table at a time. Food was delivered promptly and your plates were cleared quickly as well. Everyone was also very nice and helpful. It's too bad their food isn't as good!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2008
One of my friends recently celebrated his birthday with a group dinner at Blue Smoke. I ordered the Blue Smoke Burger (topped with cheddar and bacon a must!) and fries ... it was DELICIOUS! After sampling the rest of the table's orders, I have to say that the pulled pork is also delicious, the brisket is thickly cut and tasty (but lacking the BBQ flavor), and the St. Louis ribs are also tasty (but nothing special). If you like to order sides, the hush puppies are pretty good, and although I didn't taste the mac & cheese, my friends gave it good reviews. If you like to order drinks, Blue Smoke offers complete beer, wine and cocktail menus, as well as a large selection of the harder stuff take your pick or mix and match! ) In sum, if you come for the burgers, the pulled pork and drinks, you'll enjoy the restaurant!
Posted by The Critics on 03/02/2008
My Husband and I went to Blue Smoke today. We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and southern feel amidst the busy city. The food was quite tasty and the portions were just right. The servers were very friendly. Overall we would return with our children to enjoy a family night out. Blue Smoke is totally appropriate for couples with children. This gets an A+ in our book!