great bbq at a great price - im not sure what durg50 is saying, as lunch was 6 bucks flat out the door...
this place is located on rivers ave in a old wendys building. they have one type of sauce ..and its very good - everyone from work i was with liked the bbq - and liked the fact that you pay what is what is listed on the menu...cant go wrong with this place.
little high on prices but pretty good food been to ji location 50 times at least the girls always smiling try it you'll like it MIKEY
I go every Wed for lunch.The food is great and the place is warm and friendly.Our Stono River Fishing Club had our Christmas party catered and it was OUTSTANDING.Plenty of food and it was served nice and hot.I think they have the best Burgers in town.Big Joe sandwich is delicious.The Buffet at night is outstanding.
My wife and ate at Smoky Oak last night (Saturday) and were horribly disappointed. Although I finished my order, she couldn't finish hers due to so much fat in her sandwich. How hard is it to bring hot rice and hash as a side? Well, apparently the kitchen staff was out taking a smoke break when we were there, because I didn't see any of the good stuff others have raved about. We live on James Island, and have so for 20+ years, and I can tell you this place is no competition with Jim & Nick's, Melvin's, or Bessinger's. The difference is the sports bar, drinking atmosphere that you get at Smoky Oak. If that's what you like, then Smoky Oak is your place, but certainly not for good food. One last thing, they're mac-n-cheese taste like something out of a box, as well as the fried mushrooms. Let the buyer beware! Wait staff was excellent...very good service, too bad they didn't help cook the food.
Holy crap this place is good. I stopped here with some friends after a round of frisbee golf at Trophy Lakes. They were hungry, I had just eaten. I somehow got convinced to get the buffet and wound up eating 3 rounds of friend chicken, pork n beans, bbq, corn, you name it. And then pudding. I've never felt so good and so sick at the same time. Can't wait to go back.
Call me crazy, but I think you all are full of it (particularly the guy about the shots). I have had nothing but positive experiences at Smokey Oak, both with the food and the service. This place is a classic ... go there for a good time and good food.
I normally don't comment on anything like this but I feel like the Smoky Oak has been taking a lot of heat for there service. So I would like to share my experience at the Taproom as we now call it. My husband and I normally sit at the bar when we go out, but the first time we went the bar was full so we sat at a table. We were greeted by a great smile and really friendly server named Jen. She gave us suggestions on beer and food. Never once did our drinks run out, although our food took a second to get there it didn't become an issue because we were enjoying ourselves. The food was definitely worth the wait and the service was great! At this point we have been back several times. Each time it gets better and better. I will say when Jen is not our server it is not always the same experience. Now we just make sure we sit with her if the bar is full. We have noticed some new faces and hope they follow her lead. This is a new restaurant that has small issues just like anywhere new would but they are minor for the great food and staff. This place is just what JI needed! My hopes are that people keep in mind that this is a small family owned restaurant that is just getting started. So to all the staff and the taproom... keep working hard and doing what your doing there are some of us that notice the progression and are happy with your service.
Smokey Oak has brought something new and fresh to James Island. They have the best collard greens I have ever tried. I like that the barbecue isn't drenched in sauce but rather they serve it dry and give you the option of four BBQ sauces to add. Prices are very reasonable for both food and drinks. I went there last week and discovered they are now serving pizza. I recommend the spinach pizza, so good! Overall, I am very pleased and will be back.
Have been there a couple times, mainly to drink. Although, I did eat a couple times. I Thought the food was good, great happy hour prices for drinks. The only thing that wasn't so great was the serivice. I Hate to say it, but the girl that helped me at my table looked at me like WTF as i was ordering, and really made me feel like i should not be there. My boyfriend felt the same way. Hence, we ate our food and left. I don't go out for a good time for crappy vibes and bad service, but the drinks were awesome. I will go back again and just hope it gets better. It can't get worse right. Unfortunatley unless I drag my boyfriend he won't go back. Ohhh and I enjoyed my food.
Service was severly lacking~even sitting at the bar. A friend of mine sat at the bar to place a to go order and was never helped after getting her first drink. She ended up ordering a take out from another restaurant while waiting. Food is good as long as you have the patience.
Love this place! It was recently reviewed on What's Eating Chuck.
Upside: Pork and chicken were both delicious. Mac and cheese is very different with a vinegary tang - but very good. Super cold beer hit the spot.
Downside: Once I got my food and initial beer I was pretty much ignored by the staff. Had to go to the bar and get my own beer and then had to go up to get a take out box since everyone seemed to be focused on talking with their friends, not catering to the customers.
There were approx. 12 people at the restaurant at the time.
Great food, crappy service.
The Cracker Barrel of BBQ joints. Better suited for some lonely exit on I-95, probably near Lumberton, NC.
There a decent option. IMHO, no one in town has anything on Home Team BBQ...best there is, period.
CHEESE MUFFINS - yummmm! love the pork sandwich too! best bar-b-q in charleston!
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I've lived in Moncks Corner for 10 years. Finally a great place to eat! We work downtown and eat out a lot in Charleston. We've tried lots of BBQ places. Moose's beats all the others hands down. Not your typical BBQ joint. 5 and 1/2 stars!
get the ribs, expensive but falling off the bone and damn good ! been there about 20 times always the same . got to love the consistency.
Really good BBQ and cool bar. The down side was the service, it was slow, but the food def. makes up for it. I highly recommend this place if you like good BBQ.
Had a call in order to try the BBQ. I worked in the restaurant business for 18 years so I know my stuff. Said it would be 25 minutes. Left home and got there at the 25 minute time I was given. I stood there another 20 minutes after I told one of the bartenders I was there for a call in. No one said hello, get out of the way, nothing. Finally someone came, brought my food. The total was $7.53 and I handed her a $10, Which she replied do you really need change? 30% tip for cold food, heck no, where is my change. Not impressed with the food, can get the same anywhere. No front of the house manager to be seen anywhere. Bartenders should be taking the togo orders not the waitstaff. Improvements must be made or the place will not survive till June.
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