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Smokey's BBQ Shack

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10800 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560-8850
+1 919-469-1724
11:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat lunch here fairly regularly...Lucky me! Everything is good, but I mostly come for the sauce running down my arm to the elbow ribs...Fantastic stuff...Probably the best ribs I've ever eaten. The only downside is that Smokey's gets crowded quickly, any day of the week. I mean lines out the door, so come early or late. Dinner on Thursday... More 

Thank MadMorf
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best barbecue in the Triangle! You definitely to go and try anything. Want southern style...Eastern nc barbecue? This your place!

Thank José H
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Found Smokey's by chance, wish I had done it earlier. Wanted to go there every single day, but it was not possible.. Their BBQ is top notch and one of the best I've had in NC. The place is literally a shack, and a very nice one. DO NOT MISS IT, this is a must go if you love BBQ.... More 

Thank PersioPucci
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

You definitely should plan to go there, lunch or dinner, it really doesn´t matter... you´ll have the best pulled pork and brisket of your life. Just be aware of the working hours, since they´re not open like other regular places.

Thank Marcelo B
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The place is a Shack and the parking lot is small. We almost missed it on our drive but are glad we didn't, as the food was well worth stopping for! It was also reasonably priced. In addition to enjoying the flavors of the ribs and pulled pork, all the sides we tried were very good. We saved room for... More 

Thank MDValueSeekers
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a fine example of North Carolina's finest BBQ. I had the pulled pork which was a 10! Cole slaw is excellent too

Thank Patrick O
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I think I'm ruined for all other BBQ after eating at Smokey's. Was in Raleigh for business and stopped for lunch before flying home. It was amazing. The bark on the ribs was like a paste with chili powder and I fear I'll never be able to duplicate it. The brisket was also excellent.

Thank BoomerWells
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

On my 2nd visit to Cary, I made sure to stop at Smokey's. Not a disappointment, the BBQ was as delicious as the first time. Had the pulled pork, fried okra and greens, yummmmm! Also, tried the banana pudding, since I had the mistake of trying this for the first time at another bbq joint....you'll be sorry if you don't... More 

Thank jentsd
Smithfield, Utah
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I loved the pulled pork. I enjoyed the brisket. I loved the okra. I loved the cole slaw. I am from an area in the mountain west so I always enjoy some good BBQ when I travel to the south.

Thank Daniel H
Englewood, Florida
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I came to try their BBQ ribs. Nice southern style BBQ joint. Lots of character. I have the 1/2 rack of ribs. They were just ok. They didn't seemed to be smoked for a long time. I think they my have been wrapped in foil so the tasted almost steamed. Not much smoke flavor. The fried okra was to die... More 

Thank Scott S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 14
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10800 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560-8850
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Morrisville
  • Phone Number: +1 919-469-1724

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