Smoak BBQ - Rochester

4.4
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$30 and under
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Barbecue

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SMOAK mixes a modern and casual ambiance with traditional Texas-style BBQ. We want our BBQ to be the ultimate comfort food – flavorful and memorable. Our open dining room features spacious farm tables for large parties, a beautiful bar with smoked handcrafted cocktails, and vast windows and garage doors. SMOAK also features a beautiful patio with a large pergola, string lights, and outdoor bar seating – the perfect spot to relax during those warm summer months.
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o
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Hostess told me they didn't use Opentable! LOL. Even when I showed her my reservation on my phone.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was okay. Smoked chicken was good, everything else was just okay.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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!

Sorry.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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!