Smoak BBQ - Rochester
Hostess told me they didn't use Opentable! LOL. Even when I showed her my reservation on my phone.
We wanted to check out one of the newest restaurants in Rochester, MN. We shared one of the BBQ platters (half chicken, ribs, and brisket). All of the meats were extremely juicy. We got a cornbread loaf, and it was absolutely tasty (the honey butter didn’t hurt either)! I’d definitely recommend trying it out!!
It was okay. Smoked chicken was good, everything else was just okay.
Great food the brisket melts in your mouth. Dad said Smoak is better then Famous Dave's. We ate family style and tried almost everything and we didnt find one thing we didnt like.
We had hillbilly for waitress, not informative of food, didn't offer me a beverage, as my husband was there first, as he was getting served as I was being settled. He ordered full rack of ribs, received half, other half brought to the table in a plastic bag and placed in front of him while eating. No wet dry package served with meals, had to ask for them.
Food only average, very limited menu, nothing worth getting on the apps expect cornbread. It's came lukewarm only. Asked to speak with duty manager, offered apologize only. Also out of paper towels, waitress said there is 2 left, that should be enough! Not! I had the briskets sandwich, didn't like the bun, and didn't like if piled, not sheddred.
We were not impressed at all, staff needs work, menu needs improving with fun items, noisy with high ceilings and tin ceiling.
Watch out, the tap house will take the honors on circle drive!
The live music was WAY too loud. It was very hard to maintain a conversation. The brisket had a lot of fat. The pulled pork and 1/2 chicken had a bit of fish taste which was off putting. The pecan pie was mainly crust with very little filling (more like a tart). The cornbread was very tasty though!