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Kenny's Smoke House
Kenny's Smoke House

Kenny's Smoke House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kennyssmoke.com
  • Phone: (972) 473-7478
  • 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: Barbecue, American, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Kenny's is always great food and great service! The jalapeño appetizers alone are worth coming in for!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "There are a lot of must haves on the menu. If you get a salad, you must get the croutons. It is a little loud in the restaurant. Tables are close together. But, the servers are extremely friendly and the food is out of this world. You might think it is a BBQ place due to the name, but it has a huge variety, including BBQ items. My husband loves the ribs."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love coming to Kenny's. Typically when anyone comes to town, this is where I'll go."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Very noisy and crowded, but food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This a great bar-b-cue (and more) spot. Food is consistently very good and service is always great. Always enjoyable eating experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had dinner at Kenny's Smoke House. Food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We are always extremely pleased when we dine at Kenny's Smoke House. The service is always above and beyond and the food is superior every time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "One work companion (who recommended we go there) got the pulled pork plate with mac and cheese and was very happy with it. The other co-worker ordered from multiple meat "sampler" plate (which is on the dinner menu) and said he thought the pork ribs and brisket were outstanding. I had the beef ribs, and while they were cooked very very well (nearly fall-apart), I was disappointed that they came with so much BBQ sauce on them. Make no mistake, the sauce was really really good, but I found it to completely overwhelm the beef ribs. Multiple wait staff worked seamlessly and the runners knew where to put the plates down without asking. Drinks were never empty for long, and didn't require us asking. Surprisingly small place - reservations!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our first visit to Kenny's Smokehouse and it was outstanding! Friendly service right from the start....from the hostess to the server (Missy was great!). The manager, Stephanie, took the time to come over and make us feel welcomed. The food was exceptional. I was raised in BBQ country and I'm kind of a BBQ snob, but the food rivaled great BBQ and if it would have been served on butcher paper with paper plates and cups, I would have thought I was back home. We had out of town guest with us and this was their first Texas BBQ experience.....Fantastic job!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We drive across town often for this. Excellent BBQ, sides & sandwiches. We never have the same server but always have an excellent experience. The GM, Liz is always in the dining room greeting guests & helping her team. Quality leadership & standards are evident!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Stumbled upon this place via Apple Maps. Sounded good. BOOM! Was I surprised by the awesome awesomeness of the joint!!! Food was EXCELLENT!! The freekin' pre-dinner bread-thingee (seriously, it looked like a big, doughy, upside-down mushroom) was UH-mazing!! And the service was RIDONKULOUS! I can't believe I'm only allowed to give it 5 Stars...! PHST! It was like five THOUSAND stars!!! YEAH!!! No, really. It was fantastic. Best fried chicken tenders (seriously) EVER!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Both times we've been to Kenny's we were shown to our table almost immediately. Servers are very attentive and competent. I had the BBQ sampler; brisket fresh and flavorable, sausage too spicy but I still finished it off, ribs memorable, BBQ sause quite good; also got two sides with the meal--no complaints (recommend the baked beans). Don't hesitate to go back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Molly was our server and she was incredibly attentive and made sure we had an incredible experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I went with the sampler this time after previously having the beef ribs. All were very good. The pork ribs and brisket were incredible. I had a little too much smoke on one end if the sausage, but it was still very good. Make sure you get some of the spicy bbq sauce to go with your meal. Great job Kenny!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is really good here - even the Ahi tuna taco appetizer. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The portions are generous and the food is divine! I especially recommend the prime rib. It's delicious. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great place with some great food...the smoked 1/2 chicken was too good...the only thing that wasn't great was that they serve it "whole" and I splattered sauce on my white shirt trying to cut/rip it apart, but that was my fault for not asking it to be served in pieces....BBQ Beans were really good and a little jalapeno kick to them...the Jalapeno Corn Bread was equally good...nice casual attitutude to the place..."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The Sunday Taco and drink specials are worth going back for over and over. Better to have a reservation."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great place for lunch. Service is a little slow. Always has been. But food is really good. We've been several times for lunch after church."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "What an improvement over our first visit which I now believe was just an off night. The pulled pork was very tender and the jalapeno cheese sausage is certainly a unique find, very tasty and should be ordered by everyone on every visit. My wife had the prime rib (posted on the chalkboard) and highly, very highly, recommends it. The service was outstanding. Kenny's Smoke House is now in my top 5 Dallas area BBQ joints. Well Done!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The beef ribs were enormous and tasted better than I've ever had before. They were very moist, which is hard to do with beef ribs. The brisket (moist version) had incredible flavor and tenderness. Some sides we were not able to try due to a family member's allergy, but the truffle oil Mac and cheese looked tasty and our neighboring table loved it as well as the giant loaf of cornbread and honey butter. We had BBQ beans that were good but not great and waffle fries that were very crunchy on the outside but soft inside. This is a great place to grab dinner with friends."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our reservation was in place, they called us in our names as the waiter was serving us .. Great Atmosphere ... "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delicious barbecue. We've been thrilled with almost every experience at any of Kenny's restaurants, and the barbecue was no disappointment. I highly recommend getting the sampler platter so you can taste all of the goodness. The wedge salad is tasty, as is the appetizer we ordered- basically a large nacho with pulled pork. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Kentucky Mule drink served in the copper mug. "
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I recently ate at Kenny's Smoke House. It was so good. Some of the best BBQ in Dallas. We had the Sampler plate so we could try a little bit of everything and it was all wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Our server did a fantastic job! When I questioned a food item I had received, everyone who worked there did all they could to make it right for me, and then even took it off our bill. I was not complaining, it was something that wasn't as I remembered before. They handled it perfectly. Loved our experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Since this was our first time here I had the meat platter to try a little of everything. Loved the pulled pork and the sausage. The brisket was tough and the BBQ sauce was a little too sweet for my tastes. My wife had a dry rub steak special which was very salty. I tried a Cabernet which I had to send back as it tasted like vinegar. The waiter suggested one of the house wines as a replacement which was excellent. The service was very good but the food was average. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen because they seemed swamped and overwhelmed. We will try again in a few weeks to see if it truly was an off night."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We loved Kenny's Smoke House. The service and food were great. The grapefruit martini was awesome! I would highly recommend Kenny's and am looking forward to another visit."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I didn't like BBQ before Kenny's. All I can say is amazing. I've been there three time now and every time I've ordered sometime different and have been as happy as the first time. The service is outstanding."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Really a great example of Hospitality."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is some of the best BBQ in DFW! I got the sampler plate and everything I put in my mouth was amazing!! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Being a 5th-generation Texan, I KNOW my barbeque and this place is exceptional! Not overly large, open & noisy like the typical chain barbeque places, this has a much more intimate feel & a great place for date night or casual dining with friends. The decor is classy & the menu, just like other Kenny's restaurants, is unique. Although they just opened a few months ago, I've been here twice for dinner & once for a business lunch & the service & food were outstanding every time! One of the very best features is they take reservations, so if you have 2 or 3 couples dining with you, you can arrange in advance & not have to wait an hour or more for a large table on the weekends. FYI, the marbled brisket will melt in your mouth!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Amazing Ahi Tuna Nachos - wait staff accommodating to menu changes."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've had better BBQ at other restaurants but the macaroni & cheese is phenomenal and worth going back for by itself. We went on a Sunday and they have happy hour all day which was great! I tried the barrel punch and it was great!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Every time I have visitors in town Kenny's is the place I take them. Great food, fun, inviting service and never fails to deliver upon expectations. The servers are always upbeat and have good joking/social skills which makes the dining experience unforgettable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food except coleslaw. BBQ always needs good coleslaw and Kenny's was not good. Improve your coleslaw and you've got a great BBQ spot !"
    Dined on 3/15/2014