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Smokey Canyon B BQ

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5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92507-6301
+1 951-782-8808
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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San Bernardino, California
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really great BBQ and the setting is fun. BBQ turkey is phenomenal. The fried green tomatoes are fabulous. Good sides too. Wonderful Maui onion rings. So worth the time.

1 Thank Joyce S
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Th u s place is better then eating at home. The meat is tender down to the bone. And very friendly service

Thank pick55
Houston, TX
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Just an average bbq place. Decent food and prices. Great service. Had a bbq stuffed baked potato which was ok. Bean side was good.

1 Thank Slfhous
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We eat here because it is close by but not anywhere near as tasty as Dickies or Daves BBQ. I would recommend Smokey Canyon for a soup or sandwhich but if you want mouth watering BBQ go somewhere else.

1 Thank Jaime V
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

So, I was looking forward to mouth-watering BBQ. I googled local restaurants and decided to give Smokey Canyon a try. It was not bad ... but it was not memorable either. Went in for lunch recently - there were diners but there were many empty tables as well. It was still a little early in the day. The menu had... More 

Riverside, California
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1,068 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I dined here for lunch. I ordered a Hot Link Sandwich and soda. The sandwich was made from a large roll with half a hot link and a small cup of potato salad. The dish tasted fine but cost $9.95. The Soda was an extra $2.95. Way too expensive for what was offered.

Thank Chuck8700
Twin Oaks, Missouri, United States
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

OK I live in St. Louis Missouri and am blessed with great BBQ especially with two of the top places in the country (Bogarts and Pappys). Southern California is not a noted Q destination but Smokey Canyon does a great job of producing good stuff that could hold its own in the Midwest or South. Ask for your meat without... More 

Thank Tom G
Brisbane, Australia
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I ate here a couple of months ago and loved it, so there was no real decision to make to return. This time I forwent the sampler - it was massive last time - and just went for a mixed appetiser (entree). Wings, chicken tenders and smokey canyon fries. It was still a huge meal and was delicious. I also... More 

Thank malomax
Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

This place was so GOOD! I had the pulled chicken sandwich and the bread pudding, and both were very delicious. The sandwich was stuffed full of moist chicken, and the bread pudding was just delicious goodness with each bite. We also brought my dog, and she had a great time sitting on the patio with us! The service was very... More 

Thank AllieCat08
Brisbane, Australia
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I was visiting Riverside from Australia and wanted to try a bbq place and everyone who we asked suggested Smokey Canyon. There were 3 of us and we all ordered the sampler plate - a choice of 3 meats, and 2 sides, with a corn muffin as well. I went for the St Louis ribs, the tri tip and the... More 

Thank malomax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92507-6301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-782-8808

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?