Kenny's Smoke House

4.7
915 reviews
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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 signature creations such as Smoked Salmon, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Pork Chops and Filet Mignon.
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PS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Kenny’s for the first time and we were very impressed with the service and the quality of the food. We ordered the sampler and the beef and pork ribs were tasty and tender as well as the brisket. The sides were appetizing and the mac-n-cheese was one of the best we’ve had around Plano! The server was very attentive! Couldn’t believe he made sure our water glasses and beverages were full. We’ll definitely be back.

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GV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I booked a table in advance for my wife's 30th birthday (on Mothers day) and made them aware that it was a special occasion, disappointed to find us having to queue and wait for a table, having to go and find our own highchair out the back (as we had asked 3 times for it to be brought but the lady was more interested in serving others) and no silverware on table. The guy serving us was great though and the food was good as always.

Shame, as I have visited previously and enjoyed the experience but will probably not be returning after the last visit.

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DB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We waited awhile on a server and they continually forgot our high chair and kids menus. The brisket was very fatty and tough even though we ordered the lean brisket. Terrible experience.

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l
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for Mother's Day. Service was wonderful!

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JO
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my mom and dad there for Mother’s Day looking for some good Texas BBQ. We definitely were not disappointed any of the food! The brisket was great, and the stuffed BBQ jalapeños were very good! It was a little noisy, but the great food and service made up for that. I will definitely go back!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ribs were fantastic and the macaroni was great too! We had the brisket for an app, which were delicious but they made us crave more brisket. Unfortunately it seems that right after those nachos, they were completely out for the night. Overall really good dinner! Can’t wait to come back.

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f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Large table next to us was extremely loud. Service was friendly and helpful. My salmon was a bit dry

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C
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The celebration was Mothers Day dinner with my sons. We arrived on time but was seated 15min later. Which was surprising because plenty of tables were available. We ordered two BBQ Sampler and three sides. The only dish that arrived hot was the jalapeño cornbread. and the brisket tostadas ..everything else was cold! The ribs, brisket, sausage was cold! The macaroni and cheese was watery and cold. Terrible! Who serves bbq cold! It was so disappointing!

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J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd dated with a new friend and this was just the right place. Thanks for the great service

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Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We disliked the food. I ordered pulled pork and it was dry and bland. I also had Texas toast however the toast was bland no butter or anything. My husband ordered brisket, it was just ok. We sent back the macaroni. It was not nasty. Probably the truffle oil and ham and cheese. I typically like truffle oil at other fine establishments. We won’t be coming back due to the food taste but the place was very nice and so was the staff.

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k
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Super disappointing. Have eaten here many times and was returning for beef ribs. They were very average at best. Fatty and minimum meat.

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Marbled brisket delicious! Pork ribs hood, not superb waffle fries not very crispy. BBQ sauce a bit too sweet for my taste. House margarita pretty tasty. The pecan porter is delicious! Loaded mashed potatoes are yummy. Coleslaw great! Portions nicely sized

Service was very good.

We will be back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very polite and always made sure we had what we needed. The food was not only good, but the portions were well worth the money!

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TJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Kenny's BBQ is good, no question. However, it's also pricey for what you get in terms of food. There is better BBQ for less cost if your primary interest is good BBQ.

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TL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic! Jess is great at her job. Kudos!! Will be back!

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DC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service at Kenny’s Smoke House. I recommend this restaurant for any dining occasion.

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was excellent. You get a lot of food for the amount that you pay. I had to give the rating a low score due to the service that we received from our waiter. He came and took our order and brought our check. That was all that we seen of him at our table the whole night. There were other members of the wait staff that came and refilled our glasses. He never asked our suggested that we have appetizers or dessert. I would consider coming back for the food. I just wouldn't have that server again

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good....as usual! Kenny’s knows how to do BBQ. BBQ Shrimp were fantastic too.

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D
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We got to Kenny's Smoke House regularly and it's always amazing. On Sunday's they have $1.00 tacos, which we usually get and they are some of the best tacos we've had. They are small, but the sauce they use is amazing. Their food is consistently good and the staff are always welcoming!

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SL
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brisket, coleslaw and brisket salad were excellent, as was my Old-Fashioned made with smoke-infused bourbon! Service was excellent if not a bit too much (I don't often say that) - our food was served so fast we barely had time to take a sip of our cocktails, and we were asked too many times if we needed anything. I would describe the ambience as "classy bourbon and barbeque." We will be back.

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

We have enjoyed Kenny's Smoke for years. The service is always exceptional and the food is wonderful. We enjoy the addition of brussel sprouts to the menu. The brisket is always tender, and the pork ribs are perfectly done. We appreciate the consistent service and food quality. The Grey Goose on tap is an added bonus. That being said, the music and noise level can be a little too much. So, it is not always the best place for a romantic evening on a busy night.

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CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible service! Celebrated a client birthday and server didn’t offer dessert! We stayed a little bit to chat at our table but our server didn’t stop by to fill drinks or anything! Never again!

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Tasty lean barbeque in a warm, friendly environment. The brussel sprouts were outstanding!

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M
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and over the top with flavor! We are moving to the Plano area and the manager came over to welcome us and offered us coupons to the other restaurants in the group. Our server was and staff made great suggestions on what to order and were very attentive. We will return once we are settled in the area. Already recommended this restaurant to friends who visit Plano often.

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GR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food (great flavor; attractively plated)!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food temperate was too cool which made the meat less enjoyable. Also the macaroni was not a warm to hot temperature.

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a
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny’s restraunts are always special, and this one is my favorite. I always enjoy the BBQ. Try the Kinahora. It has all their best meats including the jalapeno sausage. The portions are large and the taste amazing!

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b
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You waitress was fantastic. Our first time and she guided us well

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

The food was very good & service was outstanding. I had the signature smoked bourbon drink which was very good. The only reason I didn’t rate the food 5 stars was because I wanted to try the salmon and they ran out just before the waiter put my order in.

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried Kenny's while in Dallas for a conference. Everything was excellent. Would recommend to anyone looking for Texas barbecue.

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V
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. They now have banana pudding as a desert choice 👍

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c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and food was great. Definitely will be coming back

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AM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great! They never disappoint.

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GS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons have taken me to Kenny’s for the past 5-6 years for my birthday! It’s always a great experience.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Service staff is attentive and communicated well.

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CW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were out amazing. You should try the Chicken Fried Brisket. The Tostada chips were a little stale but the pork was tasty.
They not only brought the Birthday girl a free order of Stuffed Peppers they also presented her with a gift card for a future visit.
I have been to the Woodfire Grill, Italian and now Smoke house and can't wait to visit the pizza and burger places.
Kenny's knows how to do it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my son’s 18th Birthday. He loves Kenny’s and wanted to have his dinner there. Shane, our server, was great and made the evening fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostesses were a bit cold but wait staff and management were so friendly. Food was amazing and reasonably priced!

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LG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! Best BBQ I’ve ever had. This wings were outstanding!

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great BBQ restaurant. Definitely one of the top choices in Plano.

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