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Smiley's Bar B Que

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2489 Raphine Rd, Raphine, VA 24472-2500
+1 540-377-2505
00:00 - 23:59
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bbq sandwiches here are terrific! My husband and I ordered a pork and a brisket sandwich and split them. They are both great, but if you have to choose, the brisket is really amazing. It was so juicy and meaty.

Thank Sarah L
High Point, North Carolina
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305 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped her for lunch and to go to the winery a mile away. Smiley's is part of the Fuel City Service Station. It's quick and the food is pretty good. We both had the N C style pulled pork BBQ sandwich with slaw. They were pretty tasty and piled high.

Thank Bruce J
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were staying at Steele's Tavern Manor and saw the Trip Advisor reviews about this joint. Crazy truck stop food, the chicken and sides where great. Also BB Que was very good. We took our food to go but the do have a couple tables. On morning went for fresh breakfast sandwiches and they were way better than fast food.... More 

Thank scottJ181
State College, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place is a really fun stop. A big gas station with a store that also has a kitchen serving good ol' food in the spirit of the South. Barbeque, fried chicken, baked beans--all the food groups! Sometimes, when you just want good, inexpensive food, cooked well and served in huge portions, you need a place like Smiley's. We had... More 

Thank FrankHutch
Clover, South Carolina
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235 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Combination gas station and restaurant. Filled the car up and stopped in for a bite to eat. Large and varied selection of BBQ items. Paid cash. Not sure they took cards. Not a lot of seating space and not overly clean. One table remained cluttered and uncleared the whole time I was there.

Thank RAFincher
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Remember this is a truck stop/gas station/convenience store right off I-81. Who would have thought they would have such amazing BBQ? The Carolina pulled pork was perfectly done. I can honestly say I have never had better. My partner had a burger & said it too was excellent. The sides were very well done with numerous choices. They even make... More 

Thank gridbut
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a trip down I-81. Tasty Carolina BBQ and fried chicken. Sides were "ok". In a fuel stop mini Mart setting.

Thank Robin A
Titusville, FL
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Got the brisket and it was sooo good and moist. Didn't need bbq sauce. Get your moneys worth too. A good place for truckers. Parking for trucks. Will go back.

Thank puff1n2
Middlebrook, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A convenience store/gas station that has the best BBQ. I will drive 30 minutes plus to pick up this BBQ. Absolutely Fantastic.

Thank hattersk
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This place should be on Diners and Dives. The brisket sandwich and blackberry cobbler were wonderful.

Thank MJoMKE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 Raphine Rd, Raphine, VA 24472-2500
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Raphine
  • Phone Number: +1 540-377-2505

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