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Smokecraft Modern Barbecue, Arlington, VA

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

4.4
4.4
392 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Born from the idea that barbecue can be more than just traditional, smoke can be more than just smoky, and passion can be crafted, Smokecraft is a team of dedicated members always striving to provide the best culinary experience. Our award-winning techniques are tested and perfected on the competition circuit, and are continuously evolving to push the boundaries of barbecue. Experience the art of Smokecraft.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Contemporary American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (571) 312-8791
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Darneille
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.smokecraftbbq.com/events/
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    North Highland/11th St. North
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Clarendon Metro Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 392 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

392 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    To be honest, coming from the south, we should’ve have came into this restaurant with lower expectations. However, we were excited to try it. But the brisket was tough, dry, and bland. The ribs were similarly tough and flavorless. The Mac and cheese was average. The seasoned fries had no seasoning. However, we enjoyed the cornbread. But overall, we have gotten ten times better bbq for a fraction of a price out of a shack in Texas

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a terrible experience. The restaurant was tired and empty. The manhattans we ordered took 20 minutes, and weren’t made properly. The nachos were ok but the deviled eggs were not. We didn’t stay for dinner.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best I have ever tasted definitely my go to spot for some good juicy brisket food amazing service is exceptional must try people they will not disappoint
    Smokecraft Modern BarbecueResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for the awesome review and kind words. We recommend trying our brisket in our nachos and also the Brisket Benedict during brunch is awesome!

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  4. Mjc1

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    BBQ was excellent. We had a 20 min with a res. Otherwise, highly recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This place has been reviewed highly and we weee so excited to try. The brisket & ribs are melt in your mouth and the Mac and cheese was southern, baked goodness. The baked beans were horrendous, ketchup tasting and their BBQ sauces tasted like ketchup which made me unable to eat the meat because I poured it on there. This is a firm 5/10.

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  6. jojo

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great 1st time experience! Food was great! Service was good! Ambiance was nice as well! Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend!
    Smokecraft Modern BarbecueResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much Jojo! We look forward to your next visit!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite part of eating at Smokecraft is the mashed sweet potatoes. They were sweet, delicious, and amazing, especially with the s’more marshmallow on top of them. I like the St. Louis ribs with the sweet BBQ sauce as well. They had an interesting Smokey flavor, which tastes like cherry wood. I would come back there for the ribs and the mashed sweet potatoes.

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  8. CharlesS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best brisket and other barbecues I've had in the greater DC area! The service was attentive, excellent...

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Thought rating would be indicative of Food, but food was mediocre, nachos were adequate, tried deviled eggs on servers suggestion - lacked taste, salmon dishes came out 15-20mins after all other meals and sides felt superheated ie microwaved.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, pork belly bites, cornbread, & cocktails. We both had 3 meat combo. Mine was all cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, we both had brisket, & his was dry, & inedible.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Smokecraft Modern Barbecue using the Order Online button. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 312-8791.

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue is rated 4.4 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201-2167

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Highland/11th St. North
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Contemporary American, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Clarendon Metro Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Darneille
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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