Epic Smokehouse

4.6
772 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lainey
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stephanie was a terrific waitress! Very accommodating!

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vipSmiles323LA
Mississippi
11 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
36 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, great food and service!

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MicheleP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Got the wrong order - the chicken sandwich is very very spicy. Also found two long thyme stalks in my onion soup, which was tasty until that. While the wait staff was very attention, with these two issues, was not a great first dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, as usual. Our server was so sweet and always checking in on us. The food was amazing and came out in perfect time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Place, service is impeccable!! Food is fantastic

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vipMikeD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious and the portions were exactly right, but the service left something to be desired. They only had one waitress (who it was apparent didn't want to be there) and they had cooks running food. It was a significant lag time for them to serve us, and they only had 5-7 tables total for brunch. I'm sure they were understaffed so I won't hold it too much against them, and the food is delicious overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was decent but not extraordinary or something to rave about. Lemonade is made in house but was tart and bitter. Crab cake was nothing like a MD crab cake (hit or miss in DC) but definitely lump crab. The new hot chicken sandwich was pretty good. And service was delightful! I would recommend this place and come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good & inexpensive the employees were very helpful & welcoming and the restaurant was not loud it was very little noise

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious!

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vipMICHAEL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was not offering happy hour specials which was the reason I went to this restaurant.

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PerryW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve always had efficient and friendly service. They have a delicious pulled pork salad, but must try the Kahlua Pig Rolls. Nice neighborhood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place very kind waitress

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vipGstreet
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with amazing service! The wine list is extensive and well priced. We enjoyed socially distanced dinner but have also enjoyed take out. Great!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular at Epic Smokehouse and have found the food exceptional and the service friendly and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best food

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TimCat
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was fine. Nothing spectacular. About 10 % overpriced given the quality of food. Would eat there again but not for a special occasion. Main thought on way home: I really miss Rays the Steaks.

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DanC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are great and so are the people. Good atmosphere and you cannot beat the prime rib!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the service, my steak was great and my friend loved the place

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vipWineGeek
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been to Epic in a while and decided to go for Valentine's Day. They were handing out red roses and the special was a surf & turf, which was excellent. Their wine list is one of the best in the area and we also love their baby back ribs.

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KatieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The food was delicious and the service was excellent - especially on a busy Valentine's Day.

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LjubicaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - food, service, music. I look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had been meaning to try Epic for several years and it just never worked out until friends came to town. The food was 4 1/2 stars. I did think the portions for sides were inconsistent. The Mac & Cheese side (delicious!!) was just slightly too small to be considered a shared side. The coleslaw though could have feed 4. As a person with a wheat allergy (and multiple others) I would also have liked to have seen a notation of what was/wasn’t gluten free. They wait staff was good about answering questions and switching a Mac & Cheese side for another side choice. The restaurant is nicely laid out especially considering the footprint they have to work with. We will definitely go back and will recommend it to out of town business guests we know.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good and our party of three each enjoyed our meals. Our server ( I believe his name was James) was average; however, the manager on duty did stop by to check on us. Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Epic Smokehouse!

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JOSEPHM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at an affordable price. Brunt tips and crab stuffed shrimp were great.

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Elizabeth
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for really good food and wine. Wait staff are spet

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always fantastic service and delicious food!

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vipStephanieH
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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JoeC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tempted to say Epic! But all kidding aside from the very sweet waitress who was great to the ribs the whole meal was great. I had a salad with added avocado which was good then the ribs which were also good. Oh i had asparagus as a side and they were good! All in all a great place. Parking right across the street too! I would definitely recommend going.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was only OK. Chose from the Special menu for restaurant Week and was underwhelmed. The purpose of the event is to showcase food and drive new business. Didn’t work. Ribs and fries looked great but lacked flavor. Appetizer of wonton pork tastes “off”. Desert of key lime pie was simple and sweet.

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eatwithalyy
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You can see my full review on Instagram @eatwithalyy !!

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Lmunson
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant week value was a good deal. Also got take out ribs which were outstanding.
Odd that the waiter told me they didn't have ribs, so I had to show him the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and manager was excellent! Better than the server. The manager was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We arrived 5 min before kitchen closed. So we were rushed but food was good.

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KeithS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server was not knowledgeable. Was not too pleasant but not rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great date night.

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vipGracie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Entree Salad portion was shockingly small, even for someone like me who does not have a huge stomach/appetite.

I ordered an extra small side salad b/c the entree salad did not fill me up, but when I got my bill, the waitress charged me with: 2 entree salad, and 1 small side salad. Yes, it was a mistake but it was frustrating b/c she kept on misunderstanding what I was telling her. She was too dense and did not give full attention to the customer.

This is NOT even a high end restaurant but with two person eating, the bill came out to be 90 USD (my boyfriend ordered pork ribs, I ordered entree salad, and a side salad).

If you want the BBQ experience, no need to go here. Waste of your hard earned dollars.

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vipAdamJ
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant is even better now they added a baked potato to the menu! Thank you Epic for adding that amazing option. The veggie pasta got even better as well!

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 772 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.