Valley Smoke Restaurant

4.7
903 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
We are proud to introduce a hometown original
that will make you rethink modern BBQ.
Come experience an upscale smokehouse
created by local legends Benjamin and Liza Groshell.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
Weekday Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm Weekend Lunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 285-3235
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Benjamin Groshell
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very awesome place. We had to wait a little because of Christmas parties going on but they provided complimentary appetizers. Highly recommend this place.

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BF
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, Outstanding food, great drink selection, Fantastic service by a very poised, knowledgeable server who charmed all at the table!

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PV
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The BBQ was good, but the Whiskey selection is incredible. Started with the pork belly and the fried green tomatoes (best ever), and moved on to ribs and brisket with sides of collar greens and Jalapeno rice grits. We capped it off with a lava cake with ice cream that was to die for. For drinks we started with the 15year Whistle pig and finish with a neat Boss number 4 that was by far the best I have ever had. We will definitively go back.

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BF
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always....food options & preparation, service and atmosphere. Always a full house no matter the night!

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RL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to eat here- the service is always friendly and prompt and the food is great! I love the pork, brisket, Mac and cheese and garlic toast the most and I really love the homemade barbecue sauces. After we eat we like to sit on the chairs in the back lawn and watch the wildlife on the intracoastal.

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G
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great bourbon menu. Waiter was very friendly and had good recall of our last visit.

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HM
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best BBQ I've had and Michelle, our server, did an outstanding job.

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S
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere great, good service. Deviled eggs didn’t disappoint but brisket did. You definitely needed sauce with this batch,

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JT
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The front staff was friendly and helpful. We were given a nice table immediately. The menu offers something for everyone. I ordered a beet salad and my husband ordered the brisket- both were delicious. We are already planning a return with friends :)

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the salmon, it was awesome! Great selection of wine and bourbon.

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JM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the venison! Rare!

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P
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. The waitress was rude and brought me my salad with no dressing. 20 minutes later when she came back I asked for ranch. She came back 10 minutes later with blue cheese which I poured all over my salad and when I tasted it I knew it was the wrong thing. I finally saw her and all she did was take my meal away. I ended up eating nothing. I told the manager on the way out and all he said was I wish I had known before. What a huge disappointment. Nobody offered to do anything for me when I had such a terrible experience.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael D is a real asset for the restaurant. He is s professional waiter with great personality.
Overall, every employee make you feel at home. We are fortunate to have a great restaurant in our area.

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b
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent everything....need some noise cancelling though.

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FG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with the best bourbon selection around. One of our favorites!

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great price, delicious sauces, and great service by sunny.

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OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The food is delicious. We ordered the burrata, deviled eggs, and pick 2 for each of us - Hot links and Brisket for one and Pulled pork and brisket for my fiancé. We love the sauces that they offer in the side! Wonderful food, atmosphere and service.

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P
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is beautiful. Service was excellent. Food was very good although a bit expensive.

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PA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

To busy to seat us, so we sat at the bar and had our dinner. You need a sign on the road side of
the property. we turned right and almost went into the ditch.

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BD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Loved the corn dish and ribs’

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S
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

It was the evening of the boat parade. My friends and I were aware of how busy they would be, and we did ask for our check, but they still rudely asked us to leave. Also, very expensive prices. Food is just OK, but worth the price. Won't go back.

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EP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new go to spot. Great food, great atphosphere, reasonably priced. Waterfront.

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AJ
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance, and drinks were exceptional! I definitely recommend the Ramen!! Can’t wait to come back!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent!

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a Corporate Pilot and fly all over the country and practically live in Texas. I have eaten in just about every major Texas BBQ place all over the state and in KC and Memphis etc. I will match Valley Smokes Ribs and Brisket to any Kansas City, Texas, Memphis BBQ any day......

This place does it right.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for the price. Excellent location on the intracoastal Happy that it’s open after 11 am except Mondays. Service was perfect at 4 pm dinner!

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f
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Much too loud inside for a normal table conversation. Also wait staff started clearing dinner plates while one of our party was still eating!!!!

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IB
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful facility and great architecture. Friendly staff and beautiful bar. Set on the Inter coastal waterway with a fabulous sunset view. Very creative menu and wonderful barbeque. The noise level was very loud on the porch. Would request another room in the future. For Bourbon lovers, this is the place to enjoy.

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t
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

love the restaurant, wait staff are amazing, food is excellent, just wish it were not so loud.

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DB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Overall it was a disappointing experience due mostly to the noise. It was our 2nd visit to this establishment. The first was shortly after they opened and they had clearly not worked out the serving process and it was extremely crowded and loud. We sat at a table in the bar area and it was actually impossible to talk at the table because of the noise.
This visit was early on a Sunday, the restaurant was not crowded and we were seated outside of the bar area. Despite the change it was again a shouting match to talk over the other patrons. The food was good and delivered in a prompt fashion. The server was pleasant and accommodating.
If we ever go back, we would have to try the outside patio in hope of having an enjoyable time.

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third visit..Thanksgiving wkend..truly
wonderful diningexperience. Delicious,
Beautifully cooked food. Fun, comfortable
dining at bar. My guest from NYC praised
your restaurant to the hilt--wants to return
at Xmas-time. Only location i dont particularly like is the narrow room adjacent to Outdoors--bright white neonish lighting and very noisy.
ALL else about Valley Smoke is 5star !

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our children were home for Thanksgiving and we wanted to treat them to a fun dinner out. Everything was excellent and they loved your restaurant!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night. Awesome food and whiskey selection.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New restaurant to us and the food and view is excellent! This will become a local favorite to us on repeat!

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GR
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had excellent food and service. Problem: putting a LARGE noisy party right next to us in front of restaurant. They were oblivious to others around them talking loudly, walking all around and not being seated for first hour we were there like it was a cocktail party. Add to that, couple of crying babies. It made it very difficult for us to have a dinner conversation with our guests, who were visiting for the first time. In future, you should let people know if you have them next to a large group, in advance. We would have waited for another table had we known about this rude party. .

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SC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious apps, BBQ and service! Definitely will be back!!!

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BC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything really nice, except the noise level. Too loud !

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering before Thanksgivings day. Food was outstanding, everyone had to try everyone else meal and not a single complaint among the 8 of us. We will be back again & again.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. No pressure to finish and get out

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