Annapolis Smokehouse
Annapolis Smokehouse

Annapolis Smokehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://annapolissmokehouse.com/
  • Phone: 4105715073
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Entertainment: Stop on by or Check our website, facebook page, or twitter feed to get the latest info about our live entertainment. AnnapolisSmokehouse.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forest Drive
  • Public Transit: COMING SOON! The Annapolis Circuator Trolley will be making runs from downtown Annapolis to Bay Ridge. Check their website for schedule and route info. http://www.annapolis.gov/Government/Departments/Transportation/Circulator.aspx
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the Bay Ridge shopping center on the corner of Bay Ridge Drive and Hillsmere Drive. There is a large parking lot available.
A word from Annapolis Smokehouse
***If there is no reservation available, please contact the store directly to use our call ahead seating service. Instead of walking in and waiting, we can have the next open table ready upon your arrival!***

Served in a modern and eclectic setting, the Annapolis Smokehouse is putting a new twist on barbecue. We serve all of the traditional favorites like brisket, ribs and pulled pork with all the sides you expect, plus some items you may not expect like lightly smoked crab cakes, pulled pork pierogies and nachos made with fresh, hand cut potato chips and smoked tomato salsa. We feature daily specials that will push the boundaries of barbecue, while maintaining the traditional standard of meat smoked "low and slow". We look forward to seeing you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Annapolis Smokehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (15)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Great bbq in a seafood town!
    Bwilly1641
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great find for crabcakes and dip and clutch find for bbq!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Perhaps I'm spoiled with a son-in-law that is a hobbyist smoker, but the fact is that the food here was only slightly above mediocre. Ribs were pre-cooked with a smoke finish and the brisket lacked that true smoke line in the meat. The flavor was dependent on the sauce you chose at the table rather than what was cooked into the meat, a cheat in my book. Sorry, but I was hoping for better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    Rooster
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We didn't know this place was here!!!!! wonderful BBQ, service was outstanding...thanks Eagan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ smokehouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went here for dinner with our children and everyone enjoyed our selections. Wings were great. Brisket was tender and tasty when adding apple BBQ sauce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for family or just two!
    SpuroftheMoment
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've always wanted to try this place - with friends and family already dedicated customers. My husband suggested we go with the kids, again on spur of the moment, and it was absolutly wonderful. As a fan of southern cooking, I had to order the shrimp and grits and although slightly different from South Carolina Low Country cuisine, they were delicious! My daughter ordered the chicken and waffles - who doesn't love them? Ribs fell off the bone and perfectly seasoned! Wonderful addition to the community!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Don't go late or you might miss out
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were surprised how nice the inside was for a BBQ joint. So you know, it's in a strip mall but don't be fooled. It's spacious and nice inside with a good size bar area and some tables outside. It was crowded when we arrived (8:45pm) but seated right away. Waitress came right over, we ordered drinks and appetizers which came in a timely manner. We ordered and were told they were out of Ribs and the 1/2 chicken. You have to get there early because they do run out of things by the end of the night. We were disappointed about the ribs but there was plenty else to order. The Armadillo Egg were great, as was the Brisket, pulled Chicken, and the Pulled pork. Didn't care for the Crab Dip though. We'll definitely go back to try the Ribs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eating out
    Ineedstrokes
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    best ribs any where any time ............get there .............
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    FoodieJunkie
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is the basic BBQ place, but it is very good for locals. They have a bar, they have booths and outdoor seating. I always have good service and I love their appetizers (especially the wings). The beer list is awesome having local, and seasonal available. It is never very loud, but the atmosphere is somewhat darker (less lighting) than what i would prefer. The only thing I can't comment on is dessert but the meal came out fast and was delicious (I had the beef brisket sandwich), the prices were in the range, and I come here on a regular basis
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chilly, but yummy
    CrownsvilleDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A word to the wise: take a sweater with you! We were seated directly below the blower, which made for a breezy-and chilly-dinner. Our meal started with a basket of dense hot hush puppies with honey butter. The locally-made smoked sausages were delicious, and portions were generous. By far my favorite part of the meal were the sautéed Brussels sprouts (really!)...buttery but still crunchy and bright green. The sweet potato mash tasted of Thanksgiving with cinnamon and spices. I'd really like to come back and try some of their interesting-sounding salads. The ambiance was of a sports bar with screens showing World Cup Soccer and baseball. There were several families with children present as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go and get away.
    paulll
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great BBQ Ribs, we will keep going back. My family and friends will keeping coming back for the food and great a very nice place to go to get away from the Annapolis frenzy.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 71 reviews are from the Annapolis Smokehouse reviews archive.
  • Good smokehouse
    ORRNVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Good neighborhood find! Enjoyed the food & fast service, wine & beer list. Will return & recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I had heard a lot of great things about the restaurant,s food. I took my husband and kids (24 and 22 yrs. old) there for my husband's birthday. It was 6:30 and they were out of pulled pork. My daughter's Cobb salad didn't have any bacon on it and it really was like a toss salad. She was disappointed. There were no types of fries, which you would expect at a smoke house (meat barbecue joint) and the chicken had sauce on it but not that grill, barbecue taste.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great casual place
    JanP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was great and the atmosphere was relaxed and noisy. We had ribs, brisket, pulled pork and the burger at our table. Everything was great and cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average chain quality food.
    Captsauc
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Simply cutting ribs short does not make them baby back ribs. Finishing with bland sides assure I'll go to the other neighborhood choices for bar-b-que next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Good Choice
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Nice atmosphere, lots of interesting menu choices. My husband had a half-rack; generous, meaty, well-prepared. One of his sides was "fried corn". Whoever heard of that? Not healthy, but boy, was it good! I had the 1/2 chicken covered in the really terrific bourbon cherry sauce. And most surprising of all: the brussels sprouts were delicious! Properly sautéed, bright green, lightly seasoned. Unbelievably good!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time visiting
    elewis1234VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our first time visiting Annapolis Smokehouse. I read the previous reviews, and it came recommended by a colleague. Our results were uneven, producing an overall disappointment for us. I ordered the Smokehouse Sampler with ribs, brisket and Polska kielbasa. My friend ordered a full-rack of ribs. Both of our ribs were delivered cold. He sent his ribs back. They were returned lukewarm. After realizing that his ribs were not cooked all the way through and there was a streak of uncooked fat throughout the rack, he abandoned his dinner. I, on the other hand, was happy with the flavor of my brisket, collard greens and sweet potatoes. The reviewer who said they do everything outside of the entrees really well was spot on.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite enjoyable
    ZZYZX2014VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was my second visit. Excellent across the board, The onion Rings and crab dip as an appetizer were great. My wife got the pork chops and I the ribs, very, very good. Others in our party got the Shrimp and Grits and they enjoyed them very much. We were a party of 8, and our table was fine, the dining area is not huge, and it can be loud, but that's to be expected. We all enjoyed our meals. This group goes out regularly, and we can eat anywhere we want, and everyone agreed that this was a great pick and that we will be back! Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large group reservation with kids
    KD12345
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was amazing! Service was great and quick! Kid friendly, couldn't ask for a better experience. In a ok location, the shopping centre is a little questionable but it would not deter me from going back again! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit 'eh'
    1cent
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We went here expecting great ribs and beef brisket. Both were overdone and dry. The vegetables were nothing special. However, the hush puppies with honey butter to start were scrumptious as were the onion rings. We were both disappointed, but the place was packed and hopping. Perhaps we picked the wrong things?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very tasty food, large portions
    YummyTasteReviewerKEL
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The food was yummy and the prices reasonable given the ample portions. The only drawback to the whole dining experience was that as the restaurant filled with other happy diners, the hard surfaces (floor, walls, ceiling) made it noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for Some Place Different
    Dave
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My wife and I were sitting around trying to decide where we should go and eat, and we wanted to go to a resturant we had yet to frequent. Made reservations, loaded up the GPS and off we went. Got there to find tons of parking. Went in and we were seated immediately. This was surprising as the place was jammed. The noise level was way up there, but the service was prompt and friendly. The menu offered tough choices as everything sounded so good. They offered a sampler and that is perfect for first timers. The meat fell off the ribs, and the brisket was the best I ever had. We were offered hush-puppies between the appetizers and the entre. All-in-all it was a great experience and we will go there again. I even bought a T-shirt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best...
    Handlebarguy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Was recommended by a friend, the wings were the best I've ever had. We got them naked and they were fantastic. We were disappointed they ran out of ribs but we did have a 8 o'clock reservation. Settled for the pulled pork which didn't let use down. The food came out quick but the waiter was slow filling drinks, to be expected on a Friday night. All in all a great place for BBQ. We will be returning often and frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Night
    AJN13
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We went back to Annapolis Smokehouse last Thursday to have another round of great BBQ and catch one of our favorite local music acts (Swampcandy). It was all great and we'll definitely be back again...and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Crystal
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Had a party of six adults. It was difficult to choose what to eat because everything sounded so good. Only bad part was the steak and the chicken strips were little over cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best Pulled Pork Sandwich Ever!
    BenPVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I was visiting from Atlanta and tried the pulled pork sandwich. WOW! Truly the best I've ever had. The Bourbon-Cherry BBQ sauce was super. It was a delightful surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    AJN13
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Boy am I happy I found this place! The service was good, the food was incredibly tender and flavorful BBQ (including several signature sauces that were very tasty), and free hush puppies w/honey butter prior to our meals. The prices were slightly higher than a decent chain restaurant (~$30/person), but the portions were large. Two people could split the three meat sampler and accompanying sides ($24)...making this VERY affordable if you know that in advance. I spoke with one of the owners and it turns out they have live music on Thursday nights, too! Bottom line: If you are looking for great BBQ at a place where anything from bluejeans and a nice shirt to a suit or dress would be appropriate attire, this is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in a obscure strip mall!
    MrMohare
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I were a little taken aback by the location! We were also very well dressed for the dinning experience, that being said we decided to go in anyway! I'm so glad we did! We pigged out! Lol the food was excellent, the waitress was very nice and lovely! We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We enjoyed another dinner with friends at Smokehouse. Great service, food and value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    shebabugVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    a change from the chain bbq spots common to metro area. food was pretty good. no complaints. cool atmosphere in ugly shopping center. give it a try
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    ... we received our appetizer, the server left and came out with our entrée. She seemed also quite eager to leave, by constantly asking if we needed anything else. I can say I tried it, but sincerely Adams Ribs and Red Hot and Blue had BBQ covered in the Annapolis area
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    great place for food and drinks. the only draw back was the little table we ate at!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food here is amazing. We plan to return frequently!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aweome comfort food!
    cheeraven21
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I ate there this weekend and as soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a very friendly hostess who seated us right away. I ordered the redneck tacos and my boyfriend had the smokehouse sampler and they were both delicious! Everything from the sides to the hush puppies they served as bread was tasty. We definitely plan on coming back to enjoy their bbq cuisine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    redelivered
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Had Sunday brunch at the Annapolis Smokehouse last week and enjoyed the food, but we had a couple of food allergies in our group and the server was exceedingly unhelpful in finding out what was safe for them to eat. It didn't seem like either she or, more importantly, the chef had any idea what was in the food and weren't interested in trying to help. The breakfast tacos were delicious, but the service left me not wanting to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great barbecue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Our second time here - food is delicious. Great ribs and brisket! The armadillo eggs were very spicy but delicious too. Great HH drink prices too! We went early so we could catch a 7 o'clock movie - it was packed when we left So reservations are a good idea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As stated in other reviews
    Jennifer
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    As stated in other reviews it is loud. Everything else was top notch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Get Away!
    PNyeMaillard
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We chose a barbeque spot to give our taste buds a break from Thankgiving fare. We were pleased with what we found! The pulled pork was delicious. We also enjoyed the variety of barbeque sauces that we had to choose from. Mixing the Apple Honey and Kansas City barbeque sauces was the Perfect combination! Our server was pleasant, but did not seem very genuine. Nonetheless, it was Good dining experience, and we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BBQ Paradise
    MichaelBVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Excellent food & service -- as usual! Moreover, the music by Sweet Leda was very good, too (albeit a bit on the loud side).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My review would probably have
    NicoleJayde
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    My review would probably have a higher rating had we been greeted by our server immediately, as opposed to 27 minutes after we'd been seated. The meal was okay (I order the more expensive salmon) which was a but mushy on the edges and was RIDICULOUSLY bland. I literally had to add the Honey Apple BBQ sauce to eat it. The atmosphere was that of a neighborhood bar so a date night is out of the question for this spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ in Annapolis
    NaptownDiner
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My husband is from Texas and gives their BBQ very high marks. I love their brisket. It is very moist and tender; no sauce required. Our friend ordered the half-chicken and gave it a big thumbs up. The only downside to eating here is the noise level, which is not conducive to dinnertime conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.