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Smoken Joe's BBQ

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint and Bar$$$$
Brighton, Brighton
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  • Nick N.
    Nick NickAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Brisket is one of the best around
  • Adam D.
    Adam DJuly 26, 2014
    Chicken Fried Steak is pretty good for what you can find in Boston. A thicker cut of meat than you would find in Texas but it's not frozen. Gravy & Mac & Cheese are a little bland though.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 29, 2013
    With a dry pulled pork sandwich that begs for sauce, be sure to pick one you like. I liked the Memphis and the Carolina, although neither was anything more than ketchup or mustard (respectively).
  • DigBoston
    DigBostonSeptember 18, 2013
    Not only does this little place have all those little moorish foods you crave, it makes them better than most other places in town! Featured in the Dig's #StudentGuide to Boston's Food + Drink Read more
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McAsseySeptember 2, 2013
    Awesome smokehouse food, try the Andoullie Burger for a crazy explosion of smokey flavor. Slow service but great place to come if you just want to relax.
  • Angie B.
    Angie BoehlerAugust 12, 2013
    We got there early. Being from Chicago, I'm kind of "Blues-Ed out" but the 2 guys were good. Brisket was dry!!!
  • Tully D.
    Tully DangerAugust 8, 2013
    Best BBQ in Boston. Kick ass music scene.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CristJuly 18, 2013
    Love the white Alabama sauce!!!! And love the one rib option perfect for testing the sauces. Quaint community BBQ joint, two thumbs up!
  • DigBoston
    DigBostonJuly 16, 2013
    “It’s great. It’s like a little clubhouse. Everybody is very friendly and happy with each other and it’s a community." Read more
  • Nick M.
    Nick McKennaJune 3, 2013
    Mustard sauce is the way to go for some smooth North Carolina heat! Nothing northern about it!
  • Alison
    AlisonJanuary 16, 2013
    There's music every night, but check out the three week Mardi Gras music calendar in late Jan - early Feb.
  • Man M.
    Man MaraDecember 9, 2012
    The best southern fried chicken ever. I'll come back here again. The place is just hip. Check out the music scene too!
  • Devin E.
    Devin EtterahcAugust 26, 2012
    I've never been disappointed. At first, I thought it was a bit pricy compared to other BBQ joints in the area, but I always leave with leftovers unlike the competition. They also have liquor!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HolmesAugust 11, 2012
    This place is awesome. When I want to get away from the BA club scene of Boston and want to just hang out relax have a few beers and listen to some good music this is my place to go! Thumbs up!
  • Angie
    AngieMarch 25, 2012
    Food is good but service needs improvement.I should never see a waitress sitting down and texting while in the meantime I'm in need of water
  • Scott J.
    Scott JodkoFebruary 4, 2012
    Call for a table hour and a half wait the restaursnt has only 20 seats. Prolly good food too bad I couldnt eat
  • Restaurant.com
    Restaurant.comJanuary 12, 2012
    This place has amazing BBQ, and it caters to vegetarians so everyone can enjoy a meal!
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJanuary 12, 2012
    "The sauce has two sides, a smokey barbecue to start then a spicy kick. It's more barbecue than Buffalo, but it kicks you in the pants with spice." Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJanuary 9, 2012
    Joe's serve Memphis wings. The sauce has two sides, a smokey barbecue to start then a spicy kick. It's more barbecue than Buffalo, but it kicks you in the pants with spice. Read more
  • Neville W.
    Neville WAugust 6, 2011
    If you have any entrée issues CJ has your back! Great food and music.
  • Gretchen B.
    Gretchen BostromApril 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music 7 nights a week! Weeknights, no cover charge & weekends only $5. awesome bands! Blues!!!
  • Justin S.
    Justin StroudOctober 23, 2010
    Avoid the baked beans as a side dish. They use to have more homestyle beans with a nice brown sugar molasses sauce. Now, it seems they just use a generic flavorless canned variety.
  • Sam J.
    Sam JacksonOctober 15, 2010
    Some like it hot and some like to burn. Joe's offers the best of both worlds when it comes to authentic BBQ and Blues.
  • Jose G.
    Jose GorbeaAugust 28, 2010
    DonQ @ the Back Bar?
  • Louise C.
    Louise ConnollyAugust 24, 2010
    Kansas City Sticky is the best sauce!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SummeyJuly 16, 2010
    So, as typical for most BBQ joints up in Boston -- this joint totally gets BBQ wrong. They call the vinegar based sauce "Memphis" style, which is way off. That's eastern NC. Mustard based is SC. Ugh
  • Kim
    KimJuly 3, 2010
    be sure to ask for the honey butter!
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