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Epic Smokehouse

4.3
559 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Cozy
Epic Smokehouse is a modern upscale urban smokehouse, featuring smoke meats and fish with a large specialty cocktail and wine list.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(571) 319-4001
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wayne Halleran
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Catering
We cater private and company events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th and S Fern, entrance on S Fern
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Parking details
Free parking on the street after 6pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 559 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Enjoyed everything!

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Took a friend out to eat for his birthday and I’m the service was great but the food wasn’t impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Tried Epic for the first time and it exceeded expectations. The food (ribeyes and filets) were cooked perfect and tasted delicious. Our server, Patrick, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and very accommodating....thanks! We would definitely recommend to others and we will be back ourselves.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was very good! The desserts were excellent - we tried most of them at our table. The tomato, mozzarella salad was huge and delightful. We had a group of six and we had a great time!!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Mark was out server and he was awesome. My friend was late so I was there a half hour waiting and he made sure to check in to see if i needed anything. We ended up spending 3 hours there without being rushed. Food was super.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food. Had the shrimp paste with the tequila lime creme sauce, yum very good. Also had the calimari, also good but it doesn't come with a marinara sauce.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The mac and cheese is amazing, maybe the best I’ve had! The ribs were also very tasty, but do try the mac and cheese

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Attempted a late lunch and was greeted promptly and seated at 2 50. When seated they brought me water and said i had the wrong menu, that it was now dinner service. Another server brought me the dinner menu, and it didnt have any sandwhiches or burger that I was looking for. I had asked him what time does lunch end, he said 3 pm. It was 2 57 at that point, still lunch time. His excuse was that the kitchen workers were transitioned to dinner service.

Do not offer lunch until 3pm if you cannot accomodate. This was a second attempt at this establishment after a less than stellar first dinner visit after moving into the building literally right next door.

Horrible customer service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Order the brisket ends (so delicious, order two) and a bunch of sides and share it all. Yummy

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My food was not great. My son loved his. There was no hostess when I arrived...

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was outstanding prompt and quick but relaxed no pressure
Food was really good enjoyed the whole visit

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was a fantastic experience. I went for dinner o. My birthday. The food was just that Epic. I had the smoked prime rib and my husband had the short ribs. The short ribs did not even need a knife. And the calamari was great.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very good BBQ. Service was spotty on this visit. Reasonable value in light of neighborhood. I will be back.

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2018

After a promising start (my table was ready right on time), things fell apart quickly. After being seated, I sat for 6-7 minutes without being welcomed, watered, or offered a drink. So, I walked. Don’t know if the food is any good or not, but the service was lousy.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very good brunch menu but we prefer the normal menu. We had a slight problem with one meal and they were quick to offer to substitute it. Great staff!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Kevin was AMAZING

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As always, great food, wine (Angels and Cowboys red blend) and service(Rashad). We often dine here when traveling to Northern Virginia. A definite repeat. Something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The mac ‘n cheese may be the best I’ve had anywhere. And I’m from the south, we know mac ‘n cheese.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Very loud and crowded

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food was good. We did wait quite a long time to get our food, though. Our server was good.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Good food and great service

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our server was amazing! Real likely place to go for dates or happy hour. A lot of food for your buck. Definitely recommend !

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great place for authentic BBQ Texas style and the Sunday Brunch is great!!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner with my husband. We sat at the bar to take advantage of the happy hour specials. The bartender was very nice and service was great. However, the food was just mediocre for the price. I had the brisket which unfortunately was a bit dry. My husband had the stuffed shrimp which was fine but nothing special. The best part was the Brussels sprouts.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The menu is fairly limited and as expected features barbequed meats which are only average. Available salads and sides are also only average. An acceptable dining option but nothing special.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The wait staff was wonderful from front to end. The food tasted like lighter fluid while they messed up Mac and Cheese

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Even the aroma that greets you when you walk in is worth the trip! Wonderful smoked meat smell and great decor. The bacon cheeseburger was fantastic, and the fries with a taste of herbs de province were the best!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fantastic, our waiter was very friendly and accommodating! The food was a bit pricey, but it is worth it, especially for a nice night out.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Dinner at Epic Smokehouse was very good. My husband got ribs and they were very good. I got crab cakes and they were good. Service was excellent and ambience was was current and lively. We would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

First time, but will return!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place and outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

AWESOME Restaurant!! Food was fresh, hot and taste very good! Service was the best I have had in a long time! Ambiance really nice!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a great experience here. The waiter was great and he food was good!

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Bottom line BBQ was tender but the BBQ sauce needs more variety it wasn't that good. The smokehouse Mac & cheese was a huge disappointment. The macaroni was hard (undercooked)the dish was dry itself with no creamy consistency at all. I would recommend the crab cakes, Carolina slaw and ancho salad. In all services was great drinks over priced!

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Came here for lunch and had the Smoked Combo - includes a piece of brisket, 3 ribs, and a half serving of pulled pork (full serving being what would come on their sandwich). The ribs were good and the pulled pork was pretty good, if lacking a bit of flavor. The brisket was pretty dry and overcooked. The side of "bacon sprouts" (bacon and brussel sprouts) were ok, but a bit soggy and overcooked.

The staff were all great. The guy (who I assume was the manager) greeted me and asked about my party - I came a bit later and when I took a second to tell him the name on the reservation he guessed it and left me right to my table. The server was also very good - making sure my drink was always topped off and offered good insight on several of the dishes (although, I disagree with us assessment of the brisket being juicy).

Overall it was a decent experience but the food wasn't very good. I may try this place again at some point in the future to see if the food has gotten any better, or maybe try something else on the menu.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Apple smoked ribs were delicious, although my friend who had the fried chicken did not like them. Good place to eat and visit.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Best Barbecue in DC Area. Beautiful layout with delicious food and great customer service. Great for lunch or dinner, family or romantic. I would and do recommend this place to everyone.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined early in the evening New Year's Eve. Everything was consistent from our previous experiences with this restaurant. Definitely recommend. Service was awesome.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Our credit card statement did not reflect the same amount as our receipt. While it was only a small discrepancy of less than $10 this is still immoral and illegal. Unfortunately our experience was overall poor regardless of this issue. The service and food were both lackluster. I can often overlook food with good service but the service was inexcusable.

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