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
95 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (49)great for lunch (44)hot spot (27)good for groups (23)special occasion (21)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Meh
    LandomaticVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    This place was just okay. It is somewhat unique as there aren't really any upper-scale BBQ joints out there. Although it leaned more fast-casual than upper-scale. But if you're going to try to be either, you need at least above average food. Food was average at best. BBQ 101 - ribs should fall off the bone. These didn't come close. Don't get me wrong, the food was better than a Dickies but not as good as even a Rudies. Scene better than both but nowhere near a Jaspers. No real bar scene to speak of although they have one that oddly looks into the kitchen. Looked like a couple menu items are even copied straight from Jaspers but not as good without even close to the ambiance. Overall it was just really average.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had visitors from out of
    dpiekarskiVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    I had visitors from out of town that wanted Texas BBQ for dinner. Unfortunately, almost all BBQ restaurants in the Metroplex are cafeteria style. I was looking for a sit-down experience. Kenny delivered. The food was wonderful although the noise-level was very high. Service was spotty, but we had arrived only three weeks after the restaurant had first opened, so I imagine the wait-staff is still working out the kinks. I STRONGLY recommend the smoked salmon appetizer. It is wonderful. All-in-all a very nice upscale BBQ dining experience. I recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Food was great, as is usually the experience at Kennys. They were closing early for the Superbowl. Because of that,I believe the service was not as premium as usual. They did comp me a drink, after it took way to long to come out. I did not ask them to, and they did the right thing so definitely they get points for that. We were not rushed and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is amazing and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The food is amazing and the service is great. The waiting area is very tight. But we made a reservation and got right in. The place is a bit smaller, but the ambiance is great. We had the jalapeno stuffed brisket and cheese and they were amazing! And my fiancee and I split the sampler for dinner. It was a lot of food, definitely two people can share. But this gave us a taste of everything on the menu, brisket, ribs, and pullpork and sausage. The price is very reasonable for the quality of food you get! Absolutely recommend and definitely our go to place for bbq now. And there is also a Kenny's Italian Kitchen and Kenny's Grill. Both places are great as well!! I recommend you try those also. Great food, atmosphere, and price!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brisket with noise on the side.
    Joye
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The brisket was one of the best I have ever had and the pork ribs were excellent. The barbeque sauce was divine and I would love to buy a bottle if they sell it. However, the noise level was so thunderous our party of four could not converse over it. Eating good quality food is only one part of the dining experience. Having a social evening with friends is the other part. Because of the noise level which was over the top, we wont be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Got to go yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We liked it. Had very good service. We started with BBQ nachos 2 pork and 2 beef brisket, ordered 1 more ,usually 3 per order. Both good, my wife liked pork and I liked brisket. I had pork chop, good and huge, like a filet. my wife had St. Louis ribs, the meatiest I have seen, great!!! The fried onions very tasty also. we will be bak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, staff is very
    ARH1VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Great food, staff is very well-trained - service was exccellent! Very crowded, this restaurant will do VERY well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kenny's was hit and miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Having been to Kenny's Grill and Italian restaurants, was interested to see how the new Smoke House would stand up. We had reservations for Friday evening and were seated immediately. The waiter was extremely friendly and was great about familiarizing us with menu options. He also was quite attentive with drink refills through the entire meal. We had the stuffed jalapenos and chicken strips for appetizers, and the stuffed jalapenos were easily the BEST I have ever had. For entrees, we had the chicken which was fine, and the lean brisket. Unfortunately the brisket was a MAJOR disappointment, as it was extremely dry. Also, there were maybe 4 slices on the plate, which when priced at about $15, is a bit small on the portion size.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommend the fried brisket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Recommend the fried brisket jalapeno appetizer. Shared the excellent "sampler" entree of brisket, spare ribs, pulled pork and sausage; plenty for two. Ribs literally fell the bones; all the meats were very good. Recommend the side dishes of mac and cheese and slaw. Very tasty bread pudding with ice cream.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friends & I voted it outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Friends & I voted it outstanding, loved the food & the service was great. Try the mac & cheese combo you won't be sorry. Looking forward to many more visits & good times @ Kenny's Smoke House BBQ
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy and inviting atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Cozy and inviting atmosphere. Server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Smoked brisket stuffed jalapenos served with chipotle bbq ranch - amazing, crispy but not heavy, and all the different flavors blended together nicely! We ordered the smoke house sampler (meat extravaganza, all very tender and flavorful), the wedge with brisket (excellent blue cheese dressing), and the miso glazed salmon (ginger sake butter sauce served with it was incredible). For sides, we had the boston bbq beans, blue cheese potato salad, and smoked gouda mac n cheese - each unique and very tasty. And the bread pudding with caramel sauce flavored with Maker's Mark and served with gourmet ice cream was way too tasty to pass up. Definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Barbecue without the Barnyard
    BonViveurVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    First visit to the new Kenny's was a hit. Relaxed, informal atmosphere, but still very much a high-service restaurant. After being seated, we were given a sample strip of pink, tender, incredibly flavorful marbled beef brisket - best I've ever experienced. Began the meal with the Coconut Shrimp (with three sauces), then went for The Smoke House Sampler (brisket, pulled pork, jalapeno cheddar sausage, pork ribs) with a side of BBQ fries. It was everything you would hope for in flavorful, tender, fall of the bone, barbecue. The sauce was perfect – moderately spiced Texas style – not sweet. We’ll be back, for sure!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kenny has opened yet another
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Kenny has opened yet another amazing restaurant. Our food was outstanding and brought with amazing service. We will absolutely visit again, just as with his other restaurants. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're familiar with the other
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We're familiar with the other Kenny's restaurants and enjoy them all. In fact, we're regulars at the closest one to us, which is Kenny's Burger Joint. The family really enjoyed Kenny's Smoke House and will definitely become regulars there as well. Personally, I had the marbled brisket, and as a barbeque afficianado I have to say that it is the best brisket I've had in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great barbecue and awesome
    AscottVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Great barbecue and awesome appetizers. Brisket stuffed jalepenos were to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Do wish they
    drbfrog
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Food was great. Do wish they would offer 2 sides instead of 1 and also bread with the BBQ. I will be back - some of the best ribs and brisket I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great just like all of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Great just like all of the other Kenny's establishments. No one has service like Kenny's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • He does it again!
    FriscoCFP
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Right in-line with other Kenny Bower places. He really understands what we are looking for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC Smokin BBQ!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Kenny's Smoke House is FANTASTIC, best BBQ I've ever had in Texas, plus some other favorites! I highly recommend Kenny's Smoke House if you want great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great Kenny's joint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    There are not enough words to describe how amazing Kenny's latest venture is. My husband and I reserved a table for opening night, and I am glad we didn't wait any longer! The hospitality that we are shown time and time again at Kenny's restaurants have made us regulars. Highlights of our night included (since I am limited on characters): Brisket stuffed jalapenos, Spicy Margarita, BBQ Shrimp which tastes just like my favorite restaurant in the French Quarter, and the Marbled Brisket. You don't even need the side of BBQ sauce served with the sampler cause the brisket is so juicy and flavorful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Kenny's Burgers so we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Loved Kenny's Burgers so we checked out his smokehouse which was just as great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best BBQ in Plano
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    The staff here was super friendly and went out of their way to give good customer service. The hostess, servers and management were all available to discuss Kenny's. Their Smoking Zoe drink was fantastic and was made with smoke infused bourbon. The jalapeno stuffed wtih brisket and cheese were so good I could have eaten 10. The St. Louis ribs literally fell of the bone. The brisket had great flavor. I like the cole slaw because it was light and fresh and not overally mayonaissey. The BBQ beans have the BBQ sauce cooked into it. The potato salad comes with bacon and blue cheese. I had a sample of the bread pudding dessert and enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So excited Kenny's Smoke House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    So excited Kenny's Smoke House is finally open.. We went the first day and it was wonderful.. Food and service was exceptional!! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Wait!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Kenny delivers again! Great smoked meats, delicious sauces (ask for his special sauce, as well!), appetizers are fantastic. Do yourself a favor and order the stuff jalapenos!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic