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Smiley Guys Smokehouse

131 Joerschke Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5249
+1 530-274-2933
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
13 Aug 2017
“5 star food 3 star service”
10 Jan 2017
“Decent eats, nice small selection of beers including local.”
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131 Joerschke Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5249
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The ribs were fantastic my wife had a chicken salad fantastic and the garlic fries was simply the best that's where the five star food in there is were fantastic my wife had a chicken salad fantastic and the garlic fries was simply the best...More

Thank Johnny V
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went here twice during a three week visit to Oregon House, CA. They make a fresh serving of coleslaw for each order. The same for mac and cheese. I ordered a whole rack of ribs each time (smoked on site) so I would have...More

Thank Richard M And C... H
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Their meat is decent and I love the choice of sauces. Oh and their fries and sweet potato fries are good. When I've gone in there it is always too chilly for me, I wish they would turn the heat up a bit. You have...More

Thank SatinBow
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Always enjoy going to Smiley Guys. The pulled pork just keeps getting better. And despite the silly name, "Kookie Fries" are one of those soul satisfying, guilty pleasures that get you through a tough day, week, month, etc. Great beer selection. Awesome pickles and unusual...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food was good and good portions. The prices are right, the staff hustles. Order and pay at the entrance. Your name is called when food is ready. Barbecue sauces and condiments are self serve and it gets a little sloppy around that area. Decor...More

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Tried the place for lunch. I had the homemade Sausage, it's a pork bratwurst, not heavily spiced, but brightens up with one of the sauces. Had the beans for a side as well as the coleslaw. Beans benefited from a bit of BBQ sauce in...More

Thank EffStop
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We have been dining here regularly now and are pretty familiar with their strengths and weaknesses. The meat is excellent here. Good BBQ is all about the meat, not any seasonings. And Smiley Guys delivers in this area. I do agree with others that the...More

Thank Rudolph_Wurlitzer
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Before you go to Smiley Guys, make sure you pick up your favorite sides and barbecue sauce at your local supermarket, cause although they have unique barbecue sauces, they're not very good. The meat is also poorly seasoned. The tri-tip had a lot of fat...More

Thank Marine Y
Reviewed 24 April 2015

My sister likes to hang out here and play pool with friends and enjoy a beer. I finally went in with her and a large group of family one night. Loved the relaxed vibe and large open space. Pool, darts, BEER and a barbecue sauce...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I love this place. I go there whenever I get a hankering for BBQ, which is about once a month. I enjoy the somewhat funky atmosphere, sticky floor and openness of it. It is a good place to go to have a conversation. I like...More

Thank Seth K
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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Joerschke Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-2933
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