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Kenny's Smoke House

4.7
753 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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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 signature creations such as Smoked Salmon, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Pork Chops and Filet Mignon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(972) 473-7478
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kenny Bowers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bishop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 753 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and service are always on point! I highly recommend the bread pudding and ice cream! I would also recommend you make a reservation. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Highly recommend any of the Kenny's locations. I went with the BBQ Salmon with the loaded mashed potatoes. When it arrived, it didn't look like a whole lot of food, but it was plenty. Those loaded potatoes are heavenly. We also had a wedge salad, which is always incredible. My husband had the brisket and ribs - I tried and bite and both were delish. We said we weren't going to order dessert, but then our waiter (Stew) convinced us to try the peanut butter pie. Holy macaroni was that amazing. I could have skipped the salad and eaten that first. Ha! This is a great place to take that man in your life who complains about "fru fru" restaurants and how they never serve another food or meat. ;-)

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Ribs were better than Hard 8...music was too loud. My order got screwed up but they eventually got it right.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome Texas Barbecue...strongly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent food and outstanding service! We went for a birthday, and the entire staff was friendly and accommodating. We can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have eaten at Kenny’s smoke house numerous times. This was not as good as usual . We ordered the beef ribs and they had very little meat on them. The manager did bring more as the waiter discussed the issue with her.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and great service!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great bbq in N TX. If you want to wait in a long line for hours, pick up food cafeteria style, and eat off of paper plates with plastic silverware, dont go here. This is a sit down restaurant with real waiters and sub freezing martinis. The food was incredible and if you slowly sip your martini, the waiter would periodically come over and feel your glass, and if it got too warm he would bring a new chilled glass. Never saw this before! Would go here again in a heart beat. Only issue was parking, but we heard about this in advance and got dropped off so we didn’t have to worry about it. Best bbq ever!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food. A bit loud for groups larger than 4

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

very good bbq, ribs, sandwiches were excellent. I will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We go to kennys restaurants all the time Friday night we went to kennys Italian so when I got the text about $1 mimosas we thought let’s go to the smoke house Sunday. Wow it was not up to par and anything what we expect from a kennys establishment!! Everything started great but started to go downhill, we ordered drinks and asked about the Benedict’s. First 2 rounds of mimosas came out together after that it was staggered and a pretty long wait they ran out of glasses, maybe don’t send out text until ur ready for clientele?!? Food came his wrong they gave him the brisket plate not Benedict so I ate mine which was good the sausage scramble. I swear it took almost 20 minutes for my husband to finally get his meal even after asking nothing was rushed. I was finished with mine now he got to eat alone :( the waiter never even came back to check on us until my husband was finished eating. Oh did I mention his food was cold the poached egg had sat so long it wasn’t runny but what to do he was starving. Poor service, bad communication, cold food equals crappy Sunday brunch!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love the food and the drink menu but the restaurant is pretty small so it's really loud and crowded.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

That was by far some DAMN good bbq! The slaw was the best I've ever had, and the brusel sprouts are phenomenal! Absolutely worth an 1.5 hr drive!

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I was looking for an "authentic" Texas BBQ. It wasn't. It was more of a niche BBQ place located in Texas. It reminded me of any old pub-style restaurant, that specializes in BBQ. The sauce was okay, not great. The food did not blow me away.

The service was good. We seemed to be dining on a training evening, but the training staff was still attentive.

All in all a 3 out of 5.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food is incredible. Best bbq anywhere. Noise (music) is too loud but was turned down.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Kenny’s never lets me down! Delicious! Service was amazing and the food was just incredible. We’ll be back again!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great steak place with great service. Their attention to detail and their customers is one of the best I've experienced, with the manager going around table-to-table to make sure everything is good and the owner on site. The wait staff was also very helpful in working through the menu options and selling desert (a bonus)?

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Kenny's Smoke house never disappoints! We went for a late Valentines day dinner and the food was amazing. I always love their smoked prime rib! Delish!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent alternative to BBQ on a picnic table and butcher paper. This place is a bit more upscale with fine linen napkins and table cloth to enjoy the authentic pit smoked BBQ famous in Texas. Kenny's sauce is a tangy complement to the perfectly smoked brisket and ribs.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Nice place - good atmosphere. We were early for our reservations and were able to be seated right away. We ordered the sampler platter with brisket, pork spare ribs, pulled pork. Everything was delicious. The brisket was tender and flavorful and our favorite of all the meats. Not the best barbecue I’ve ever had, but still good!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is a quaint resturant with a nice modern twist. It has a bar area but is a nice and small resturant. I celebrated my birthday here and I ordered the smokehouse sampler plate which was chopped beef, ribs, brisket, links and my side dish was the gouda mac and cheese. It was an awesome meal! Meat was tender and smoked to perfection. Nice resturant and I totally recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great visit, great food!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I realize there are listed about 100 options for describing Mr. Bowers Smoke House, but we are retired folks and we just simply go there because the food is incredible. If you are looking for some of the best barbeque in town, great appetizers, salads - this is the place to go. Also, Kenny's East Coast Pizza is our Wednesday go to.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Rainy night so light crowd. Service was attentive but respectful. Great brisket salad and pulled pork. Spring for the smoked Gouda Mac.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Shane is the best server in Dallas!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was great as usual and the waiter was very good, but we had a 7:00 reservation for two on Open Table and we were there on time, but had to wait 35 minutes and finally got our table at 7:35. We could have just walked in and got our name on the list if we wanted to wait. We had already had a couple of happy hour drinks at another restaurant very close by and was ready to eat. If we knew we had another 35 minutes to wait at Kenny’s, then we would have just remained at the other restaurant and ate at the bar. That’s why we got reservations. When this happens it defeats the value of Open Table.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My boyfriend and I are here with the mutual love of bbq. We started with the jalapeño cheddar sausage which was delicious. We each ordered a cocktail that took a little too long to receive seeing as how the resturant was not busy at the time (late dinner), however I know how it goes with cleaning and ending the night. Sadly they were out of the turkey breast so I ordered the half chicken because I always have a back up! My side was the Mac n cheese which was to die for, might have been the truffle oil or the ham pieces throughout... not sure. My boyfriend ordered spare ribs and brisket with their featured side of cream corn. Ribs were delicious, brisket... eh.. seemed to be sporadically fatty and/or burnt with each bite. Corn was niceley seasoned however the corners themselves seemed lacking, must have been the end of the pot which again late night expectancies. The value of his dish seemed overpriced to me (about $22) my half bbq chicken and side seemed more reasonable (about $15). I will say the portions are generous but consistency is lacking (e.g pace of service, food taste). Overall great choice for bbq but Don’t splurge ;)

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was the second time we have been to Kenny's Smoke house, but it won't be the last.
Outstanding service, and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We are regulars here. Today our waiter informed us we are VIP's because we review the restaurant on Open Table. Who know?

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Always love Kenny’s! Because I’m on my ‘healthy eating plan’, I had to be pretty selective so I tried the salmon salad and it was so good! I’m very fond of the pulled pork but I would definitely order the salmon salad again.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We have one more Kenny's to try. Based on the experiences with the others, we were super excited to find yet another way to enjoy Kenny's! We made a last minute decision to have an early dinner and decided to give the Smokehouse a try ... I mean what's the risk? It's Kenny's. From the time we walked in to the time we walked out we were once again enjoying Kenny's food and hospitality! I was torn between Beef ribs and pulled pork. Logan, our server, suggested that I have a little of each! I told him I wasn't a big eater ... so he offered the lunch menu which was just the perfect amount. The ribs were incredible. The pulled pork was sooooo tender. My husband had brisket and is anxious to get back to Kenny's for more. And he didn't stop eating the mac and cheese until it was gone! If you haven't been to a Kenny's you need to go. Just pick one ... any one ... you will really have a great experience.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great BBQ food! And I LOVE that this is full service, unlike many of the "go thru the line" places.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was perfect. Jennifer was awesome, as always!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was outstanding. A must order item is the jalapeño cornbread - it is the best you will experience. The only thing that prevented a higher rating was the interior lighting. It was way too dim. We could barely see our food.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

This is one of my husband's favorite resturants. Our birthday is on the same day. I surprised him with a limo ride to Kenny's Smoke House. We were joined by another couple who was celebrating their 50th year anniversary. They will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

As always - FANTASTIC. Great service, great food, great customer service.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This is one of our favorite, recurring places for barbecue, and the first time that our food was not perfect.

Brisket was dry, beef ribs were overcooked, with almost no meat, a cardinal sin in Texas, and the law allows you to slap the chef in such cases. The "Foo Tini" cocktail was a horrible miss -
expensive and insipid. On the other hand, smoked salmon was impeccable, sausage, pulled pork, and pork ribs were tender, tasty, almost perfect, and, OH, that jalapeño corn bread is to die for. Very, very, very nice selection of draft beers. Our waitress was one of the most professional we have ever known, always provides for a delightful experience, she should train others.

Sincerely hope that manages puts a little extra care in the kitchen, we are sure that our next visit will be much, much better. Will DEFINITELY go back, thoroughly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

We had someone in the group who was Vegan and wanted a Cesar salad, however Cesar is not an option on their menu. The manager went to a local establishment and purchased a salad from them and brought it back for the person in our party. The fact that they went out of their way was a big deal and they do this often it appears according to our waiter. Any establishment that goes out of their way for their patrons should be visited often.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

EXCELLENT!! We went for brunch on Sunday to have a "do-over" of our anniversary, and it was amazing! Our server, Vaden was incredible and attentive. He made recommendations and listened to what we wanted. The food was absolutely delicious, and Vaden even surprised us with a dessert with candles! We were very touched and appreciated the incredible service. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Best BBQ in DFW. Don’t read those biased DMN reviews, this is it! Best food best service!

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