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Papa's Smokehouse - CLOSED

56098 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2535
+1 760-369-2227
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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (6 reviews)
“potato salad” (4 reviews)
“great bbq” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
56098 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2535
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food is great, but nobody is ever there. Give it a try..make yourself and the owner happy. Looks to be ma and pa, who like to chat.

Thank John P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The is a basic, hometown kind of place, which suits the area. The food? Not so great. We tried a sampler plate and found the taste lacking all around - pulled pork and beans were nice. They were short-staffed and even though the place is...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Not worth the price! The mac and cheese taste like it came from the box. The barbecue sauce was gross!!!! Rather go to Rib Co.

Thank Norbert V
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was camping with my family nearby and we were looking for some good takeout food to bring back to our rented trailer after a day of hiking. The pork ribs were tasty, as was the sweet and slightly spicy sauce.The brisket was dry, almost...More

Thank keltytrekker
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Finally we had some time to enjoy the delicious & falling off the bones BBQ! This lil place knows how to make homemade food right. It reminds me of the BBQ places in the south. You order your food at the counter, and the friendly...More

Thank usabrand
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This friendly family owned place does barbecue right! Tender, not too smokey but just right. Not drowning in sauce because you add your own, and theirs is excellent!

Thank sh92284
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I love BBQ and after a long day hiking around Joshua Tree this seemed like the perfect place to grab some food. It was a Friday night around dinner time and the place was empty. The waitress was really friendly, and funny. You order at...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The baby back, brisket and pulled pork have always been great and ready for your amount of sauce. I'm not a fan of drowning, burnt barbecue. They supply food for a monthly workshop at Mimi's Quilt Shop for the past few years so it has...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 June 2016

These folks do it right, fast friendly and amazing food. melt in your mouth barbecue, great place to cool off anf relax.

Thank smith1200
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The food is always good and filling. Nice smokey flavor and the sauces were good. The website link has a typo in it, there is supposed to only have one "s" between papa and smokehouse.

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56098 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Yucca Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 760-369-2227
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