Smoak BBQ - Rochester

4.6
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good as always, only complaint was it was very loud and the chairs are very uncomfortable

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RonJon
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good flavor to the brisket that I had. Excellent cheese curds!

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service! Portions are generous.

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vipJulieS
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time at Smoak and I thought it was a casual but fun atmosphere with some pretty decent food. I'd go again so I could try some of the other delicious-looking concoctions on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great!! Jeremy gave great recommendations for food and drinks. Katie the bar tender made us amazing drinks all night. The food was delicious. Love this place!

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CatH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried ribs, chicken and brisket. All were great, as was the Mac n cheese. Fries were super good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service is always just ok. The food is delicious, drinks are fantastic, and laid back atmosphere is perfect.

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Eric
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and great food. We always have great service. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good vibe.

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BBQSnob
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our fourth time eating at Smoak. The food is typically very good and fresh. This time was no exception. Great food, great value. Service could have been a little better. We had to wait on drink refills several times.

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AYJY
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Anniversary

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Kari
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food. very very good The ribs were perfect and turkey was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything is usually great. The service is ok, though. Servers often forget things. Drinks are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Hard to go anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best nachos in town with a great selection of craft beer.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast

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JoshF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally my favorite restaurant in Rochester!

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LindaU
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waitress was very knowledgeable concerning the menu. She was very attentive. The ambiance was great. Will certainly go back.

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LookingForHappyHours
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We went to get drinks at the bar for our anniversary. There was trivia night which was fun and a great way to be entertained.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, and the patio was delightful.

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MaynaS
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No skimping on portion size, good flavor, nice spicing. Foods that should have been hot weren't.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great casual atmosphere

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RCHeater
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated right away.
Ambience was great and we got our food very quickly.
Payment was easy...right at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- it was great and he

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SH18
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son chose Smoak for his birthday dinner. The first time we were here was in January and we were impressed. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint! Yummy food (those nachos were delicious!) We will be back!

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GaryM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, drinks and ambiance. The entire serving and management staff were attentive, friendly, and welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was slightly busy, but our server wasn’t overly attentive and additional staff should have been working or helping. It took at least 10 minutes before we were asked for our drink orders. It will be a while before we go back, as there are many other options in the area. The food was good, but the service definitely soured our experience.

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KristiD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Need to go back multiple times to find menu favorites.

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DaveT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Fabulous Server! Samuel made the experience enjoyable! Very courteous, prompt and knew his stuff. Can't wait to visit again!

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Miggy
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had lunch on the patio on a Wednesday with a friend. Pulled pork sandwich was very good. Mac and cheese side was mediocre. Very attentive and quick service. Nice patio.
Will go back again.

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DennisD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was excellent and the Brussels sprouts are unbelievable.
My kids would eat them prepared this way.
Side portions are very large.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food at an even better price.
Highly recommend the 3 meat trey.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brisket was da bomb- melted in your mouth! Son enjoyed the huge portion of pork nachos.

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BarbaraS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First visit to Smoak. It was Fathers Day, early reservation. We were seated right away but waited 45 minutes for our food. The food was tasty and ample, and I felt a good value for the price. Employees were wearing masks, except for one staff member who was working at the serving bar. I counted 3 staff members who’s masks were only covering their mouths and not noses. In these days of Covid, I felt uneasy with this. We are the Med City and can do better, especially since we have so many out of town guests. Please review your procedures and make sure everyone wears masks and wears them correctly.

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SamJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor bar! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dundalk
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere @ SMOAK is welcoming & relaxing!! Amazing indoor outdoor bar! Really good food, drinks & service!! Always look forward to my next time back for either Lunch, HH or dinner!!! Best barbecue & whiskey drinks in Rochester!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Service, atmosphere, and food all worth repeat visits! Clean.

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vipAruba99
Minneapolis
127 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Smoak since they've opened and I'd have to say, they've got their game on! The rib are meaty and flavorful as is the 1/2 chicken. Love the smoked turkey salad of the day as a side and the mac& cheese is super. Dined outside and what a nice patio just outside the main entrance. Like the bar that opens up to the patio for seating on either side. Definitely will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Only issue was seeing employees in the kitchen and packing to go orders with masks down under noses and even down under mouths. And they were seating in booths directly next to each other and not 6 feet apart.

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You can order delivery directly from Smoak BBQ - Rochester using the Order Online button. Smoak BBQ - Rochester also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 361-7247.

Smoak BBQ - Rochester is rated 4.6 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.