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Kenny's Smoke House

4.6
4.6
1067 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (972) 473-7478

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kenny Bowers

  • Neighborhood

    Texas

  • Cross street

    Bishop

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,067 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. G

    Greenman

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Brisket and turkey were outstanding. Mac and cheese was excellent.
  2. KP

    KarenPlano

    Dallas

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 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.
  3. v

    vincer

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and food. We’ll be back
  4. BL

    Boom2Longhorns

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Highly recommended!
  6. GN

    GeorgeN

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 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!
  7. WF

    WilliamF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 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.
  8. LS

    LaurenS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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 HouseResponded on March 2, 2020Hi 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!

  9. BB

    BeautyB

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 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!
  10. TB

    TonyB

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was good. I like Kenny's restaurants, all have great food.
  11. M

    Mern

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything great. Wonderful waiter. Food super. Nice quaint size
  12. EP

    ErikaP

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 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!
  13. DQ

    DQFQ1

    Tallahassee

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  15. TG

    TianaG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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 HouseResponded on March 2, 2020Hi 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!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me & wife valentine dinner with great service & food!
  18. JO

    JimO

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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!
  19. R

    Robert

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, I will go again.
  20. DW

    DeannaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!! From the time I walked through the front door to getting my ticket, customer service was excellent!
  21. SM

    ShannonM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Valentine’s Day so it was a little crowded but that was expected
  22. NB

    NancyB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Crowded and noisy. Food and service was good. Parsley flakes were sprinkled on everything. I don’t like parsley.
  23. TJ

    TJCED

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  24. TT

    TroyThib

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 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.
  25. G

    Goboilers

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Great barbecue. The collard greens were the best I’ve ever had.
  26. NN

    NathanN

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 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
  27. ZW

    ZachW

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really amazing bbq
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and so was the food.
  30. MG

    MarkG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, fast and attentive service. Within easy walking distance of the Marriott. Worth stopping in for small groups.
  32. S

    Sabine

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is awesome as well as the atmosphere
  33. CC

    CC85

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 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.
  34. F

    Feedme

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 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.
  35. DP

    DeniseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Kenny’s. Food and service were excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 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!
  37. AC

    ACup

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Can’t beat the food!
  38. RR

    RR1206

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  39. DM

    DonisheaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for fun, casual environment with great food.
  40. M

    Micabyo

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Place was packed for lunch, glad we had a reservation

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Kenny's Smoke House is rated 4.6 stars by 1067 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bishop

  • Neighborhood

    Texas

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kenny Bowers

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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