Sid's Smokehouse
Sid's Smokehouse

Sid's Smokehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sidssmokehouse.com/
  • Phone: 8316622227
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Barbecue, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Hughes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 1/Freedom
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sid's Smokehouse
Sid's Smokehouse winner of "Best of BBQ" offers a wide range of slow smoked bbq meats, wood fired pizzas and salads. In a family friendly environment we offer daily happy hour from 3-6pm and football Sunday breakfast from 9 am til 1 pm.
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Sid's Smokehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Smoked
    Daniel
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was really smoked. So if you like to really taste the smoked flavor then you will like the BBQ. BBQ sauces were not so good. Service was fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Sid's Smokehouse reviews archive.
  • Very slow service
    Localguy
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Twice we have dined here. Both times,the service was poor. 25 minute wait to have a beer ! Tables are greasy, and music too loud. Problems could be fixed, but I bet they won't. Get some real wait staff already !!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Server having a bad day. Texting too much. Great french dips
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • She liked it
    cyrus1968
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The title says i all. I'm easy to please but my date that night is a different story. She loved her meal and in turn was lovin me.Win Win!!!! Thanks Sids. for making me smile twice that night. You Rock
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sid's
    SCHarborDiner
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food and service were very good, but even with our reservation they were completely out of their specialty Pork Ribs! The did get us the last 2 orders of the beef ribs, but it was considerably more expensive. This was at 7PM on a Saturday evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sports Bar destination
    gardengirl
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    This is a go to place for meat. A little heavy on the smoke flavor, but very generous servings, and very attentive waitresses working very hard. We sat at the bar which made it more interesting. Lots of guys coming to watch the football.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    There are few similar casual restaurants in the neighborhood with a cool vibe, good food, and great service. This is my new favorite when I don't want to drive all the way into Santa Cruz. Most restaurants in the Aptos are too stuffy and upscale.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ
    BestVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    If you like spicy BBQ in a BAR setting, you'll like this place. The food was good, but it was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great "rib house"
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The good is always great! A bit loud so not a place to carry on conversations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!!!
    Jules
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Best ribs ever!!! We will be back our next visit to the coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food? Good! Service? Ummm...
    GizmoGotNetVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    We went on a Sunday night, a bit late, and found it mostly deserted. Even so, they seated two large parties (we were 6, and there was another party of 6) back-to-back, instead of separating us for a bit more room. The portions were large, and the food was very good, particularly the chili and the BBQ brisket! The service? Not so much. Our appetizer came out after the entrees did, and one of our entrees was made wrong--and didn't come out until after the others of us had already eaten. We were often without refills, and nobody bothered to come by and make sure that the food was ok. If this is the kind of service that you can expect when the place is mostly deserted, I don't think I want to go there when it's crowded.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was great. Glad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This place was great. Glad I made a reservation, because this place was packed shortly after we arrived. Wings and the mac n cheese were pretty tasty, chicken sliders looked pretty good too. Had to ask the waitress for refills, but other than that we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The smoked chicken sandwich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    The smoked chicken sandwich is VERY dry, but my boyfriend loves their pulled pork. Service isnt the greatest, but the host is very friendly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A small, out of the way, restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    A small, out of the way, restaurant with great burgers, pizza and beer. We had burgers and each was a half pound of solid meat, cooked to our liking, perfectly. Thought the buns were a little large, but it held everything together. Fries were excellent, onion rings a little soggy and watery inside.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So disappointed! Most everything
    hulawahine05
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    So disappointed! Most everything we had was bland - the pesto mac n cheese, slaw and the pulled pork had no flavor. The garlic fries seemed to have parmasen cheese on them which was not listed on the menu and I am lactose intolerant. The monthly beer was great! The beer and our service were the only good things.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The beef brisket, beans, salad,
    SeanCVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    The beef brisket, beans, salad, potato salad, and chocolate cake were all delicious! The two sauce options, regular and spicy, were good, especially when mixed together. Everyone was very nice. Sid's is definitely recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This barbecue restaurant offers
    eurowinophileVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    This barbecue restaurant offers outstanding food, if the pulled pork and barbecue beans are any measure. The server did an excellent job.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Energetic noise dosen't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Energetic noise dosen't bother me but the acoustics does.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic