Epic Smokehouse

4.6
808 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Epic Smokehouse is a modern upscale urban smokehouse, featuring smoke meats and fish with a large specialty cocktail and wine list.

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AWAW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stop contemplating and make a reservation! This place has great food, great drinks and a very friendly staff. We had the burnt ends, the wings, the rolls, the caesar salad (spicy) and the ribs. Moscow Mules and Grapefruit crushes to each it all down. We will be back!

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TACB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. My daughter said it was an upscale Famous Daves. Enjoyed it very much.

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hbmortster
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the crab stuffed salmon and potato and leek soup. The service was great.

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vipLeelee
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I would go back again.

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KARLENAR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area for one night and looked for a neighborhood restaurant. The smoked prime rib and buttermilk fried chicken were delicious. The service by Brenda was great! We will look forward to a return visit when we are back in the area.

RJ
ReecesJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The burnt ends & smoked wings were amazing. The salmon was cooked perfectly but a little underseasoned for my liking.

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HadleyZ
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for Mother’s Day! I was a little sad to see they changed the menu, but was loving the changes! Still great staples and lovely ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!

SV
StevieV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Epic Smokehouse. Thanks again.

TM
vipTM17
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Epic and we invite friends from out of town. Not k owing the expectations, the restaurant surpassed our expectations on all accounts. The food, the ambiance and the service was tremendous. Don’t miss the burnt ends Mac/cheese or the prime rib!

JS
vipJoeS
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Five stars for service, 1.5 for food
I’ll start with the good. The people and the service were wonderful. Everyone was so nice and perfectly attentive.
Now, the not so good. We really wanted the food to be excellent. The menu while expected for a restaurant named Epic Smokehouse, the food did not live up to it. We ordered the Burnt ends and the Epic Combo for two. The Ends were delivered sizzling in a cast iron skillet and while hot the chunks of brisket were overwhelmed by the bbq sauce. Maybe it is just my preference but burnt ends done right should have enough smoke and spice to stand on there own. The combo arrived at the table looking delicious, prime rib, pulled pork, ribs, brisket and two sides, mashed potatoes and sprouts. Other than the sprouts, everything else was just warm at best. The meat was tender but I hate to say it, way short on smoke and flavor. The potatoes were bland as well. I’m so disappointed to be posting a less than stellar review. There is so much potential here. With the staff in mind, I think it worth giving Epic a second chance. On a positive note, the bread pudding was delicious.
Quick suggestion, adding a few slices of potato bread and some crispy pickles to the combo would take it up to another level without adding much cost.

TJ
TiffanyJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great would recommend to everyone dining in that area of town

JL
JoelL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to meet, drink, and eat.

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Sean
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great choice. COVID protocols are very apparent with tables being closed off to allow for plenty of room in between parties. There was a good number of options to choose from. The brisket was outstanding! I’m particular about Mac & Cheese, and this was some of the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lunch with one of my friends. The burnt ends we're great. I also got the dark and Stormy. They gave us a complimentary glass of mimosa.

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BradB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fast friendly service, and nice ambiance. No complaints.

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vipJeffk
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails.
Smoked prime rib was fabulous.
Definitely returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch was had for our 10-year-old son. Will come again.

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CadillacDeville
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been to this place several times and took my boyfriend out for his birthday a few days ago. That crab cakes are absolutely delicious 😁👍🏼, The steak however had to be done over because it wasn't well done everything else was good. And a Long Island iced tea had to be done over but that's due to personal taste.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
817 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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StevieV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second experience just as good as the first. Thanks again.

SV
StevieV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about this place. We moved to the neighborhood back in October and noticed the lack of restos that were worth coming back to. Epic fits the bill. Looking forward to the next meal.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
817 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service.

16 ounce prime rib was perfect. Had the soup of the day which was delicious.

Look forward to returning.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great diversity on their menu; if you love smoked food, this has to be a great place for you.

DS
vipDavidS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu - everything on it tastes amazing!

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vipAndreaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was not great. I was asked 4 times by 2 waiters if we were done with our plates. I had already said we were not. Then as my fiancé was in the middle of clearing his the waitress was like oh are you done now and he still had half his plate left he was scooping in. Another waiter came over before and waved his hand all over my fiancé’s plate asking if he was done and I really don’t appreciate someone waving their hands all over his plate. Especially with corona going around, it’s just not appropriate. We love Epic and come alot, but we’re not impressed with how the service was asked. And it’s not like we took our time eating and holding up the table either. We were out in 45 minutes. It was ridiculous to be asked this many times if we were done, just let us enjoy Valentine’s Day.

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Craig
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date night at epic. We had a great time. The service was excellent and the food was also very very good. The service and staff were on point and shared the responsibilities. I would definitely go for another visit.

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vipMollyR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was extremely friendly and recognized that we had been there before. Unexpected find on the wine list was perfect for date night. The Brisket Poutine and the Pancetta Mac & Cheese are to die for! We live nearby and will definitely be back (often)!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
817 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasing in all ways. Great service, COVID-19 aware. Food was excellent. Prime rib perfectly prepared.

Look forward to returning.

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vipDine52
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Disappointed- food totally over done. Service was great but the Kitchen seemed to be having an off night. .

CD
CadillacDeville
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From start to finish, everything was lovely. From the service to the food, ESPECUALLY THE CRABCAKES. The service attendant checked on my party often and the ambience was perfect. You can go there for a date, family or just an outing. I will be going again this weekend. The only thing I wasn't fond of were the collard greens. They weren't bad at all, just not my type of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jana is the GREATEST!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service abs great food! Our group enjoyed the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the area! Troy, the bartender, makes a killer Manhattan. Always great service, the whole team is super friendly. If available, the Prime rib is a must try. Can’t wait to go back!

EJ
vipEdwardJGerety
Cork
84 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was attentive and maintained active connection with us ensuring we lack nothing. The food was acceptable, nothing extraordinary but better than most.

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Lainey
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stephanie was a terrific waitress! Very accommodating!

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vipSmiles323LA
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EPIC is my favorite neighborhood go to. Food is always good, with great service always a 10

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vipBuffalochips
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, I’ll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine, dined outside. Thank you!

AJ
vipAdamJ
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, great food and service!

FAQs

Epic Smokehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 319-4001.

Epic Smokehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.