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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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brisket and turkey were outstanding. Mac and cheese was excellent.

KP
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kennys sausage is amazing. we had it as an appetizer and again with dinner. the spicey/sweet raspberry sauce was a great combination.

v
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and food. We’ll be back

BL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. We were very impressed. I ordered a martini and halfway they he replaced my glass with a new frosty one. I got the beef ribs and they put too much sauce on them. Would have been fine if they just kept it on the side. My husbands green Chile burger was perfectly cooked and he loved it.

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Highly recommended!

GN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have had an excellent experience at all of the Kenny's restaurants. The service always exceeds out expectations. I appreciate that the servers are knowledgeable about gluten free options. Our server was kind enough to bring out a toasted gluten free bun as an alternative to the cornbread. The food was amazing the the brisket is absolutely the best we have ever had!

WF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here many times, especially on Sunday for the prime rib. The meat was very tender and cooked to the level we kind it. Had their bread pudding after and it was delicious. Highly recommend this place and all of Ken’s restaurants.

LS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is great but the service is the worst of the Kenny's franchise. Always has been and looks like always will be as my last visit was 6 years ago. Same service. So disappointed but at least the food was good.

Kenny's Smoke House
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Lauren, We are so sorry to hear about your service experience and really hope you give us another shot very soon. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful week!

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BB
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here on Sunday. The chicken friend brisket is a must and the $1 mimosas are a nice added touch!

TB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good. I like Kenny's restaurants, all have great food.

M
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great. Wonderful waiter. Food super. Nice quaint size

E
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always! Tried the brisket stuffed jalapeños and they were great — not too hot! Everyone asks me why do you go to a bbq place and order coconut shrimp and I say it’s the best coconut shrimp in town!

DQ
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge was very proactive in starting us out with drinks while our server Bryce finished up with other customers. Love that kind of customer service & team work. Definitely makes for a great start to our dinner. Food was delicious as well.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. One of the best BBQ places in the area. Always worth the trip.

TG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good but I have had better BBQ. I was impressed that they were prepared for my question about my gluten allergy. Super grateful that I did not get any cross contamination. Waiter was kind and did his job well. It just didn't hit it out of the park for me. It is a very small restaurant and super packed and loud on a Saturday night. I was here celebrating a friends birthday and it just wasn't what we wanted.

Kenny's Smoke House
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Tiana, We are so sorry to hear about your experience and hope to see you back again very soon to give us another shot! Thank you so much for your feedback! Have a great week!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

For some reason our reservation was 9 pm but we were not seated till after 9:30 pm. After seating the food and experience was great. We enjoyed it.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & wife valentine dinner with great service & food!

JO
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great place for BBQ considering how many great BBQ places there are in the DFW area! I really enjoyed the brisket and the pork ribs, and my girlfriend had the smoked turkey, and there was a lot of it. The service was good as well as the ambiance. I’ll definitely be going back!

R
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, I will go again.

DW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! From the time I walked through the front door to getting my ticket, customer service was excellent!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Valentine’s Day so it was a little crowded but that was expected

NB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Crowded and noisy. Food and service was good. Parsley flakes were sprinkled on everything. I don’t like parsley.

TJ
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All Kenny's locations are quite good. Kenny's Smoke House did not disappoint. Food was great. We enjoyed several items. The service was quite good and friendly. Like many places, it tends to be a little noisy. I think the prices are OK, but a tad high.

TT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kenny's Smoke House has excellent food and service. This is not a typical BBQ joint like Dickey's, Rudy's, etc. It is pretty causal, but it's also upscale compared to the aforementioned restaurants. It's table service with very knowledgeable and professional servers, and it is priced accordingly. I'll put their brisket up against any of the locals. (to be fair, I have not tried Pecan Lodge)

They have a full bar with great cocktails. I recommend the smoke-infused Old Fashioned.

The place can get a bit noisy as the bar and dining areas are both in the same room. It's not a big deal, but I mention that in case you are looking for an intimate quiet dinner.

The Shops at Legacy has pretty terrible parking on weekends. This is not a knock on Kenny's, but just something to keep in mind. They do offer valet parking, but I am funny about handing my car keys to a complete stranger.

We've been going to Kenny's for quite a few years now, and it's always a great experience.

G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Great barbecue. The collard greens were the best I’ve ever had.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brisket was excellent
Pulled pork was good
Pork ribs were average - they seemed like were steamed
Brussel sprouts were amazing
Nacho plate was average

ZW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Service was good and attentive. Ambience ok, not the nicest restaurant in the world and smaller than you would think but overall would recommend for smaller groups and casual nights out.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really amazing bbq

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food.

MG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a small casual bar/restaurant. We went for the weekend brunch. $1 mimosas, smoked prime rib, chicken fried brisket with jalapeño gravy, jalapeño corn bread, etc - everything was delicious. Our new favorite place! It’s fine for kids too.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, fast and attentive service. Within easy walking distance of the Marriott. Worth stopping in for small groups.

S
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome as well as the atmosphere

C
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

kenny's smoke house is our go-to for out of town friends. consistently great food, great service and we love the small restaurant but lively vibe. drinks are can't-miss. most importantly, the brisket and burnt ends were on point.

F
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is the lowest that I have ever rated a restaurant.

We made reservations for 615p and arrived on time. We were told they were cleaning off the table and we would be seated. It was only three of us, so that couldn't take long....

Meanwhile, a group of seven or eight came in, saying they were late because they went to the wrong address. They were seated immediately. Then, some people sitting at the bar were seated, followed by another large group.

15 minutes later, we are seated. We are then told that they have run out of pork ribs. I don't know how a restaurant that specializes in ribs can run out, but it was disappointment...

The food itself was really not the best, but is was OK. But, the reason for the low scores was because of what happened when we were leaving.

As I was leaving, I nearly bumped into one of the ladies working the door. I said, "Excuse me..." and her response was "Excuse you."

Not a good night.

DP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Kenny’s. Food and service were excellent!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Our server was the best and recommended an incredible cocktail that we all enjoyed very much. And those brussels! OMG!

AC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Can’t beat the food!

RR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fun, casual environment with great food.

M
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Place was packed for lunch, glad we had a reservation