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Briquettes Smokehouse

405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
+1 440-964-2273
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (25 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (15 reviews)
12:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner there last night...great pulled pork sandwich and fries. Prices are moderate, but food and ambiance is great. Very friendly atmosphere with a great view of Ashtabula Harbor's famous bascule lift bridge. Briquettes offers a varied menu for food and beverage with great,...More

Thank susiehuggins4
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Susie, it's great to hear that you loved your pulled pork sandwich and fries and that you were pleased with our service, too. That means a lot! Can't wait to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Nate

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exceptional and the experience even better. If you are in the area, this is a must stop!

Thank Chuck B
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Chuck, it's great to hear that you thought our food was exceptional and that you were pleased with your whole experience -- you rock! Can't wait 'til next time you make it in here. Best, Nate

Reviewed 1 December 2017

We went to Briquettes with another couple for lunch while in Ohio. When you walk in the place smells like meaty smoky heaven. The couple we were with had been once before. My wife and I had brisket and pork sandwich. I thought the pork...More

Thank Joseph B
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Joseph, I'm happy you liked the flavor of the pork, but it's a bummer that it didn't leave a better impression on you. I'm also sorry to hear that you weren't crazy about the brisket. We take pride in serving meats that're moist, well-flavored, and...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Meat cooked to perfection and great sauces! Nice drink selection also. The sides are delicious also. Love comming here for lunch or dinner.

Thank Thomas M
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thomas, I'm thrilled you love our meat and sauces as well as our drink selection and sides. You rock! See you next time. Till then, Nate

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Went to Briquettes for the first time since they moved from across the street. It has been a while. The menu was larger than I remembered. Ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs (dry) and it was really very good. Maybe the best I have had...More

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Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Jim, I'm honored that you thought our ribs were some of the best you've had in all of Ohio. Seriously, I can't express how much that means to me. Also, it's great that your GF loved the turkey Reuben. I'm glad you decided to stop...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Took wife out for an evening started with dinner and drinks. We enjoyed a Southwest Chicken salad and apps. It was ok service was good.More

Thank Ed A
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Ed, I'm glad you chose to come here for your date night, but I'm bummed you felt the food was just okay. We aim to cook food that's packed with flavor and that is rave-worthy. With that, I hope you'll give us another chance to...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Scenic harbor area of town right next to draw bridge. Great find, wonderful views of the lake etc. Pulled pork sandwich absolutely delicious, wide variety of sauces available. Service excellent, prices reasonable. Recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Douglas A. T
Nathan R, Owner at Briquettes Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Douglas, I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery surrounding our place -- I'm a fan, too! Also, it's wonderful you loved your pulled pork sandwich so much. I appreciate the recommendation, and I'm excited to welcome you back. See you next time, Nate

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This place is way over rated not worth it. Chain BBQ in Columbus is way better. We thought this would be great based on reviews. Not saying we are food experts but have traveled all over the country and have had better BBQ. Food was...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Briquettes Smokehouse offers really good southern style barbecue with good choices for craft beers. We were on our way from Toledo to Rochester NY, so we headed the few miles off of Rte 90 for a local stop along the Lake. Historic Ashtabula Harbor has...More

Thank JodiFP
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Jodi, thank you so much. It's great to hear that you love what we do around here. We're proud to be a part of our community here, and we hope you'll come back and see us again next time you're in the area. All the...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Experienced this yummy restaurant with my parents in their 70's and a teenager and we all found it wonderful!! Lots of options to chose from - my son did the 3 meat platter that came with 2 sides and cornbread cost of 16.99 and it...More

Thank 257Becca
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

It's always great when we get to serve up a meal for the whole family -- glad it was a hit! We're so proud to be a "must-try" for you, and we can't wait to have you back again the next time you're in the...More

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I saw a boats tied up there in the little Canal. The Coast Guard is also right there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004-3264
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashtabula
  • Phone Number: +1 440-964-2273
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We combine a retro style operation with a contemporary atmosphere to provide you with the most authentic southern style BBQ and a fun-filled experience.
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