Kenny's Smoke House
Kenny's Smoke House

Kenny's Smoke House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kennyssmoke.com/
  • Phone: 9724737478x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Bowers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishop
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kenny's Smoke House
Kenny's Smoke House goes beyond barbecue and is not typical counter service. It is full service, has a full bar with Grey Goose on tap. It is the upper end of casual dining.The menu features traditional BBQ along with Kenny's signature creations such as Smoked Salmon, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Pork Chops and Filet Mignon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Kenny's Smoke House reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (34)great for lunch (34)good for groups (21)hot spot (20)special occasion (15)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)romantic (4)Show More
  • Nice option
    HopJim
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Not the best or cheapest bbq I've had in Texas, but a good combination of atmosphere, service, and food. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food overcooked and Dry
    duffer
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had the smoked Turkey breast and ir was over cooked, dry, and rather tasteless. Given the price charged and experience at other Kenny's restaurants, I really expected better
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was wonderful!
    Foodluv51
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant because the food was outstanding. You definitely need a reservation on Saturday evening because it was packed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale barbeque
    Rodeoqueen
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Tender, flavorful and upscale. Not your typical barbeque place. The meats, side dishes and dessert were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience.
    ByrdVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food and service was great. Get the prime rib special on Sunday. It's huge!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pricey BBQ
    Santa
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Smoke Salmon was a awesome starter (consistant with all locations). The house Margaritas mix was good. 1$ taco was good (change to a thin corn tortilla so customers wont get full from flour). Combo platter; briscut was a little tough, ribs were killer, pork was good, find a different sausage. Cheddar cheese doesn't fit this price point eatery. Sides were, ok.... Wednesday Special: 4 street tacos with Pico and Avacado condiments on the platter $9
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  • Awesome Experience
    MaddieC
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great overall experience!! Love the ahi tuna nachos and coconut shrimp appetizers!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to Kenny's Smoke House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Been to all of the Kenny's restaurants and this one did not disappoint. Excellent food and service. Great portions and a nice variety to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our server, Jackson, was fabulous! He was very attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Kenny's
    Brent
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food, great drinks and always wanting to accommodate their customers. Plus, they have a great happy hour (food and drinks) on Sunday
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Bbqfans
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Kennys Smokehouse did not disappoint. The staff is wonderful, welcoming and efficient. Jalapeño poppers filled with brisket are delicious! Beef ribs are the best, and we had St. Louis style spareribs which were tender fall off the bone. Great portions. Coleslaw is a bit too much mayonnaise for our taste, but good. Onions rings very good. People at bar watching football kind of loud, but it was fine... Definitely be back, and highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Spur of the moment went for dollar tacos. Kennys is always awesome. Staff is always knowledgeable. Food is always spectacular. Always a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ in the area!
    UndiscoveredPatronVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We didn't expect much but we're pleasant surprised, we arrived late and recieved top notch service and it turned out to be some of the most amazing BBQ in Texas! It's clean and friendly with a nice selection of beers and wine. The sides are really awesome and try the jalapeño corn bread. I would give it my highest recommendation for BBQ and you can't beat the price. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smokehouse Sampler Rocks
    Photobomb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very tight spot at the bar, having to dick and weave the waitstaff coming through this small space was a little bothersome. But food was typical Kenny's - outstanding. Ribs fell off the bone, brisket was buttery smooth, pork was juicy and sausage spicy!! Loved it. Mac and cheese also a highlight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ, doesn't match the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you just rate the flavor of the meat, it's 5 stars. Overall experience is only above average. It was hard to find the blue cheese, bacon and avocado in my Cobb salad, Mac & cheese and cole slaw were swimming in liquid. Portions are small for the price. Extremely loud. Good place to meet a client for lunch, but not a destination for a special occasion. Doesn't seem to have the overall great experience of Kenny's Italian or Wood Fired Grill.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kenny's Smoke House
    Bbqlovers88
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was outstanding! The smoked brisket and smoked Gouda Mac and cheese were delish. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome barbecue!
    norsebassist
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was my second visit; I had the hickory grilled miso glaze salmon both times - it is amazing! My wife had the brisket and she loved it. You also need to get Kenny's Jalapeño Corn Bread to go with your meal - hot and fresh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Fool2222VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Kenny's never fails to produce delicious, savory food that makes your mouth water for more. Our server Amanda was great, friendly and joked around with our sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smoke House Gem!
    dandsb
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Kenny’s Smoke House. The brisket was outstanding and probably the best we have eaten. This says a lot since we love to smoke our own brisket (which is really good!) and BBQ quite often. We ordered the Beef Ribs and sample plate, plus several sides. Everything was delicious and fresh. Dinner plate portions are large and we brought home leftovers which we enjoyed the following night. Highly recommend, in fact, we will be back and bringing friends! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Excellente'
    iCfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Kansas City Tacos were so very tasty. Just the right amount of spicieness. The prime rib special looked awesome. It was an exteremely busy night so service was hectic. Overall, ...Primo Excellente'!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Party spot,.........very loud, very loud, very loud. very loud, very lowud
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Murphy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was great. Ambience was a little loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kenney's Smoke House
    KM123
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our visit to the Smoke House was our first, and I can honestly say that the meal was fabulous. The wood-smoked meats are delicious and the smell of the wood was mouthwatering! Portions are generous and each of our group took food home. The salads are delicious as well as the sides. Our favorite meats-brisket and smoked turkey. This might be a good place to order meats for a home gathering. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Only average. Not bad food. Service was adequate. Will definitely try other Legacy Shops restaurants before returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great service. Tender, moist and tangy brisket. 28 degree Vodka on tap makes for great martinis. Brisket nachos are a great way to start. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I'm not a barbeque aficionado, but the food here was wonderful. I could tell by the aroma before we entered the restaurant that the smokey goodness would be worth the trip - and it was.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    dodieroyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We are particularly fond of the smoked prime rib and onion fries, and there is a great bear selection to go with...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every food item is excellent
    Razzy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    From the prime rib to the beef ribs to the chicken fingers everything tastes wonderful. Sides are large for sharing. Nice craft beer selection and of course grey goose on tap. Tried the tostado apppetizers for the first time and they are delicious. Ended with the chocolate brownie, which is made daily and does not last long with my crew. Always end up with take away boxes but save room for dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Allenite40
    Allenite40
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I have been here a few times now. We absolutely LOVE it!!! The service is great and the BBQ is so very flavorful and tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    cheeseysteak
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were looking for great smoked meats this was not near as good as an BBQ joint.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 240 reviews are from the Kenny's Smoke House reviews archive.
  • Great Upscale BBQ
    Mrskdk
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Kenny's is always great food and great service! The jalapeño appetizers alone are worth coming in for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par...
    LisaT
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our 4th visit to Kenny's, and though it has typically been a nice experience, this time was disappointing. The little things just added up -- no garnish or stirrers in our cocktails, we were seated at a dirty table (cleared but not wiped down or re-set), we had to ask repeatedly for sweetener for our tea, the waitress did not know the dressings on the Cobb salad, the type of marbling ordered on the brisket was not the type received, and our waitress stopped to ask us how our food was no less than seven times while we were trying to eat and talk. It just wasn't a very good experience over-all. Not sure if we'll be back there any time soon...
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  • Guys love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I'm not especially a fan of BBQ. I always get the salmon @ Kenny's. IT's good although a little dry. I found the Mac n cheese to be swimming in it's creamy sauce, so not up to expectation. The shrimp appetizer was pretty good with a variety of sauces to accompany. The rest of our party loved their BBQ sampler plates or their lean brisket. Kenny's is very good about making substitutions so as to please. Our waitress, Jennifer, was a TRIP. She was helpful, funny, friendly but not overbearing! The birthday boy at our table was given a giftcard to Kenny's for a return trip. Always wise to make a reservation in advance to insure being seated without a long wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday lunch
    Happy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We took my 92 year old father here for lunch on Father's Day, he loves BBQ. The reception we got put the biggest smile on his face. They complimented him on his funny t-shirt he was wearing and he was so excited about it and the food, he wanted to back there the next Sunday. They remembered him when he walked in and even offered a free appetizer. Haven't seen him this excited about a restaurant...ever! Great manager and great waitress, very attentive to customer needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy. Get's crowded.
    FoodTrooper
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The BBQ is excellent. This time around, I had the smoked prime rib special with a side of loaded mashed potatoes. I asked for medium rare and mine came out a little closer to the medium side. Next time I'll probably just go rare. The prime rib was very tasty, regardless. The specialty drinks are good and not too unreasonably priced. Food comes out really fast. There's not a lot of seating, so the place can get packed if you don't arrive early (or have a reservation).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodlvr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Molly was fantastic! She took great care of us and made my husband's birthday very special! Good is always good and $1 tacos on Sunday are amazing!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jonesie2136
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very noisy and crowded, but food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Fool2222VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love coming to Kenny's. Typically when anyone comes to town, this is where I'll go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Very Good
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This a great bar-b-cue (and more) spot. Food is consistently very good and service is always great. Always enjoyable eating experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had dinner at Kenny's Smoke House. Food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate