Kenny's Smoke House

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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 delicious signature creations.
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Dallas
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Love the food - best Q north of 635 in my opinion! Side dishes and cornbread stellar. We sit at the bar when we come because the dining room seems noisy and crowded - very family friendly and lots of big parties seem to be the norm. Good selection of wine and beer as well.

MM
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Not good for group conversations. Very loud.
Other than, great food.

TD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brisket and sides are amazing. A great BBQ place in Plano.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always and our server (Louis, I believe) went above and beyond to make it a great experience for us and our family visiting from New York!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We normally love Kenny’s but this time two of us got the marbled brisket and it was literally all fat. I’ve had it before and it was great. Enough fat to add flavor and tenderness but not a plate full of fat!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and outstanding service!! Thank you Kenny’s for a great dining experience!

KD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance and noise level enable good conversations in a nice, but relaxed atmosphere.

t
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu changed, no more salmon sandwich.... Mac and cheese not very cheesy

BL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent!

DT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Josie), is the absolute best. Always friendly and efficient!!! Also your management staff..go over and beyond to make sure your patrons are satisfied. All and all TWO THUMBS UP!

NP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As tourists we were recommended this place by several people and were not disappointed. When the manager found out it was our first time in Texas he brought out a free appetizer. That was much appreciated. The waiter was very knowledgeable and we ordered the barbecue sampler which was plenty for the two of us and a perfect choice. Everything was cooked to perfection and delicious.

E
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was awesome, as always! Tastiest bbq around, and without a doubt, the best sides! Yummy nachos too!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shane was a great server!

TW
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you love BBQ, you gotta try Kenny's Smoke House! The valet recommended their brisket stuffed jalapenos and they were delicious. The ribs were HUGE and amazing and the turnaround time from placing our order to being served was impressive. We're not from Plano and picked this restaurant based on previous reviews and are glad that we did. We ate ourselves stupid, but it was totally worth it!

FD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time here. The barbeque was good. The rib meat was literally falling off the bone. Very good and I'll go again.

RD
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was ok but has been better. Took a long time to get our food. From first person served to last at our table took 20 minutes. Brisket was like we get misc ends rather than good slices. It was a birthday celebration which was not even acknowledged

As a postscript I did get a reply from restaurant management. They not only apologized but gave me gift certificate to give them another chance. Sometimes it’s not the problem but how it was reacted to. I’ve had great meals in the past and will surely go back

OA
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice experience! Food was good and on time!

MN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back

KJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 9 year anniversary. My husband had never been to your restaurant but loved everything about it. Our waiter Lewis was fantastic. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just dinner with family visiting

JH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The manager came to the table 3 times and greeted us to make sure everything was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Realized it wasn’t going to be my favorite type of cuisine, but the dining experience was great and they were very apologetic over a small issue. Really respect them and enjoyed my time there. Will likely go again with friends after work.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome experience when eating at Kenny's!!

TD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny's Smokehouse is my favorite guilty pleasure nearly every weekend. Their weekend brunch menu is just a little different, but as comfortable as comfort food can get. And the $1 mimosa's never disappoint. We love the food, service, and value. Special thanks to Jason who always stops to check on us, and Haley/Maisen who taught us that Kenny's philosophy is is about creating a great, unique experience for every customer. Thankyou!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything we tried!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bill our server was attentive and helpful. Gave us great options for meals and even presented us with an alternative of DFW Reataurant week to help give back. He left no stone unturned and brought the humor too! Overall a wonderful experience and we will definitely return.

MJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The $1 tacos on Sunday night are a fantastic deal. Service was great.

CE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My brother came in from California so we had to treat him to Texas BBQ... Kenny didn’t disappoint!! They have lamb pops on special right now and my brother loved them!! Personally I don’t think there is a better brisket in DFW! I’m GF and the staff went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of. Can’t wait to go back!

KK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST ever!! I will never eat barbecue anywhere else again!! Melts like butter in your mouth!!

C
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

With our reservation, we were seated right away even though it was a packed Saturday night. My husband got the pulled pork sandwich which was very good and I got the pork spareribs. They were so tender, the meat fell right off the bone. We will be going back!

MI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I was insulted by the brisket that was served. Paper thin slices of rubbery brisket that gave the impression it was once boiled and then someone attempted to smoke it. Poor bark and smoke ring. Fat not rendered properly and an absolutely complete lack of smoke flavor whatsoever. I’ve never been served brisket this awful before. The pork ribs were mediocre at best. The beef ribs were half way ok but room temperature. The jalapeño cheese sausage gave me the impression it was from the grocers deli case section.

J
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was at Kenny’s Smokehouse fur the first time with a friend the week prior to this visit. I loved it so much I had to take my husband. Great turkey, fabulous baked beans! Loved it again.

SR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great! Service is spot on & ambience is perfect for reconnecting with friends.

KM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good venue

RR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The coconut shrimp was good. Salmon appetizer was terrible. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Management accepted my appetizer back with sincere apologies and a $15 gift card for next visit. I just wasn't impressed with the menu. Not enough options. Not sure I will return. Too many other better restaurant options out there.

SM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was upscale from most barbecue places. It was nice to be served at a table instead of standing in a line. The service was prompt and friendly. Loved the coconut shrimp and smoked salmon appetizers. Happy hour was a plus. Margaritas were ok, but nothing special.

A
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch. They had $1 mimosas. The service was great and the food was fabulous. I had the fried brisket. I wasn't sure about ordering fried brisket but I am always up for trying new things. It was fabulous. I did have to order extra gravy (which was amazing) because there was very little on the plate. I am a Tx girl and love my gravy. Chef came over for friends birthday to say hi. Thank you for everything.

LT
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Kenny's Smoke House. They've done nothing but improve over the past few years. And our server this time (Morgan) was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.

JO
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as was the service. Our server was accommodating to us when we told them we had an extra person coming. Everyone loved the food, and it was a great time for a team lunch. Thanks Kenny’s.

J
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to this particular restaurant, and it will not be my last. I had the smoked turkey and it was fabulous. The baked beans, the Brussels sprouts, everything was really good and the service was stellar. The manager stopped by and had a pleasant conversation with us. I can’t wait to go back

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