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Kenny's Smoke House

4.6
764 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 764 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was good. The value for the food quality was not really good. Very difficult to talk when other people are talking loud in the place. When the food came out it was lukewarm .

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service are consistently good

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants - this time on a Sunday afternoon when smoked 1/2 chickens are still available. Outstanding service, a good variety on the menu and staff that will mix and match to the patron's liking. Another one of Kenny's excellent choices.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service are always excellent

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We absolutely love Kenny’s. We eat there whenever we are in town!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service by our server, (I unfortunately don't remember his name). Food came out fast and was delicious. Music was great (old school soul) and we had a great evening as first timers to Kenny's. Will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We go to Kennys at least twice a month. It is one of our favorite Restaurants. We always entertain out of town guests here! You can’t go wrong at Kennys. Food is always amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As always, great food and great drinks. Love the cheddar jalapeno sausage, the stuffed jalapenos, and especially the marbled brisket. Best corn bread in town, too!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Another great night at Kenny's Smokehouse!!! Always a great place to catch dinner!!!

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fine option for simple BBQ; especially those that are in Texas for the first time.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I have been to Kenny’s several time and food has always been excellent, but this time with was not. We went on national prime rib day and paid $35 for the prime rib and it was tough and not good. I don’t know if there is a new chef but the food was subpar.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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 on April 21, 2018

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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