As a native of NC, I found Smoky Oak very enjoyable. As a fan of BBQ and having live near Lexington, the capital of BBQ, I have found a place that its BBQ is just like what I am familiar with! The service was great and I will return eagerly! RevT
Since I haven't had the chance to attend I'll give the pub/BarBQ the benefit of the doubt. Through my observation of most of all of the above, it may me true that the neightborhood does not want the establishment located there.
They are so serious about getting a great smokey flavor, they lit the whole restaurant on fire to get it!
Excellent service and true southern 'cue! i travel all over the South and always enjoy coming to jim 'n nicks for their pulled pork sandwich & cheese biscuits - yummmmm! oh - and the homemade cream pie. really friendly staff!
The VERY VERY Best brisket in town is at the Barbeque Joint in North Charleston in the old village on Montague.
The place is clean, the service is friendly, you cannot leave there without being stuffed to the gills and the brisket is the best this side of Dallas.
Brisket day is Thursday, I suggest you call ahead and reserve a pound or 2.
Better by far and much MUCH cheaper than Jim'n Nicks.
Overrated BBQ joint, feeds on naive tourists who have no clue they are about to be ripped off. The food isn't bad, but if you are expecting a good southern BBQ at an affordable price you will be rudely awoken. Best bet for BBQ: leave the peninsula.
I hate traveling on Rivers Ave as we ride scooters,from West Ashley.This place is an Oasis on that tarmac of heated road,and a place to relax from the congestive highway.We loved the place and the food.Quick service ,friendly atmosphere ,and southern cooking which would put this place as a must go to when visiting near this area.
The BBQ is good there. I tried the ribs the second time I went back there and they were very good as well but way too small for the cost. The sides that I have tried were not good. The bbq slaw they have is probably one of the worst things I've ever eaten in my life. The collard greens are straight from the can. Only other side item I've had there is the fries. The fries are good. Overall, I like the place due to the fact it is close to my work and they don't have that God forsaken mustard sauce. That stuff is why SC is not as well known for BBQ as NC
Excellent barbeque. It's the best I've had in Charleston, and I'm a bbq snob. It is definitely short on atmosphere, but the food is excellent. It's a good sign when you see smoke coming out of the back of the building (unlike Momma Brown's, which probably cooks their "bbq" in an oven). No buffet here, and the food is all the much better for it.
Great chicken wings.. The beer is cold... The ribs are delicious..
Dj Miketech is what makes the saloon the place to be on the weekends. The bar staff is nice, but they keep killing all the good songs with their so called mic skills.
After 1130. They shouldn't do anything but serve drinks. The Dj can handle the crowd.... Love the saloon. The only place I want to be on the weekends.
We tried the food and was thourghly unimpressed. The so called BBQ was grey and old. The taste was along the lines of eating something they serve in the Pig deli...horrible. On top of that we caught a male server eating off of his customer/girlfriends plate, just slack and very dangerous. DHEC should look into this palce. When management was alerted to the issue they were non-shaulant about the situation and basically blew us off!
I was there a couple of weeks ago and after reading several of the reviews it seems that I am not the only one whose brisket came out extremely soggy with a lot of fat on it. I got the sandwich and my bread was so wet I couldn't even eat it and the brisket I had to use a knife and fork to trim off all of the fat. Definitely do not get the brisket. Also, the side of hash is not good at all, I wouldn't even classify that as hash.
Go here for the beers on tap, not the BBQ. It looks like a dive, and they sell dive-y food. Some times this is fine, but they charge standard BBQ prices, and serve you something that looks like they did anything but smoke it for a half day (maybe a little boiling, maybe a little gas grill). I don't know, it wasn't very BBQ to me. And worse, they didn't trim the gelatinous fat (and there was a lot of it) from their brisket before serving. The presentation was a sloppy looking pile of thinly sliced meat, 1/3 of it being fat, completely dripping in some sort of broth and it's own grease. It was wet and sloppy. I could have made the same dish with my crock pot. I wish this was an exaggeration.
I had my first dining experience at Smoky Oak Taproom last night. The best part of the meal was the beer. They had quite an interesting and unique selection, even though they didn't have the first couple I attemped to order.
The food was another story. My three dining companions and I all tried the BBQ. Between the four of us, we had the pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. We were all greatly disappointed in our food. The brisket and pork came out full of fat, watery, and seemed like it had been boiled. There was no hint of a smoky flavor. The macaroni and cheese looked delicious but lacked any flavor at all. The collards were way too sweet, as was the cornbread. The rice and hash was bland. The best part of the meal was the ribs my friend ordered, and they were just acceptable. I'm not one to leave food, but I left at least half of it there last night. I may go back for the beer but will definitely not eat there again.
It seems like many others had issues with the service, but we had no problems there. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive.
Had a catered event-everything went extremely smoothly and the service was exceptional. Our caterer, I believe his name was Richard, was great. He was very friendly, efficient, and intelligent. Couldn't have asked for a better server for our family event. Will definitely use Sticky Fingers again and request our new friend Richard. The Memphis style pork bbq and sauces were delicious!
I went the other night and ordered a barbecue plate with Black-eyed Peas as a side.
The peas were nasty - could not finish them. Super smokey, super-salty mush with too much lousy fatback. A little lean fatback is fine, but this was a lot of junk.
The barbecue itself was disappointing. Pulled pork is a good first step - but it was much too smokey and sopping wet. The barbecue was not flavorful in any way other than the overdone smoke.
Cornbread was hard, dry and foul.
Beer selection was nice but that is not enough.
Will not be going back - I am a barbecue snob but I also am just fine with JB's Smokeshack, Mama Brown's and other options 'round here.
The jv team of coyote ugly girls. Most of the girls can't dance and they make up for their lack of looks (that's what this bar is supposed to be about right?) by showing more skin. If you are hot, you are hot and lack of clothes is not going to change it. Should consider hiring some A-team hotties, if they are not qualified, train them. Anything would be better than what they got (for the majority of them working there). Trying to get drinks there is a feat in itself.
The Barbeque Joint is THE place for lunch in North Charleston. Pulled pork, Brisket, Mac 'N Cheese, and Slaw. Awesome sauces too - don't forget the sauces!
Great atmosphere for a neighborhood joint. Long way to go to attract off-islanders. My most recent visit uncovered the fact that Country Crock is often substituted for butter by the front staff. Boo! Terrific onion rings. I have given up trying to get a cooked to order hamburger. If I liked Q maybe I would stand a better chance of having a decent meal.
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