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Smokey Joe's Restaurant

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22380 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2003
+1 301-866-0995
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Philadelphia, PA
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882 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 945 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good barbeque joint. You can eat in or take out. Both are fine, but I'd probably prefer takeout given the utilitarian nature of their "dining room." Everything was tasty. Good baby back ribs and pulled pork, both of which are specialties. Prices are decent.

Thank Dave's_reviews
Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Wonderful "home" feel. Not there for the surroundings, its all about the food. Great place for a sit-down or grab and go lunch, but much more that just that - they also provide a wonderful cater service - so much so owner was basically the planner for my daughters wedding. Great service for a super price.

Thank Tom B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after a visit to Point Lookout. My daughter saw the sign and said it was Carolina barbeque so had to try it. Vinegar based, not mustard based as we expected, but very good and the pulled pork sandwiches we got were huge & delicious. We had potato salad, sweet potato chips, and greens as sides. All good but... More 

Thank brendast
Lexington Park, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Good place for lunch, but very busy due to close to base and reasonable prices. Order at counter, drink fountain (serve yourself), and find a seat. Place is small (seats appox. 20-25), is usually crowded during lunch. They do have a few picnic tables outside for nice weather. Typical barbeque choices, ribs (not spicy but tender and good for a... More 

Thank SPM53
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The staff was courteous and friendly, the food was good and had some flavor, but for someone who takes BBQ very seriously, it could have been better. The location was clean and my son seemed to have liked it as well.

Thank Anastasios G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews & decided to give it a try! I got the pit beef, fries BBQ beans. When does Van De Camps pork & beans qualify? I don't waste food, but 3 bites & it was trashed. Huge disappointment!

Thank Luanniebananie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Smokey Joe's is a must visit every time we come to St. Mary's County. NC barbecue was spicy, vinegary, and juicy even without sauce. Also love the fresh cooked potato chip fries.

Thank gannent
California, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have eaten here about 5 times in the past month. Different person at the counter every time with the same positive and helpful attitude. You can tell who ever is running this place cares about the customer. Food is excellent. Great BBQ and all the sides have been good too. Just properly executed BBQ classics with a a friendly... More 

Thank JeffreyLewis1983
Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Smokey Joe's meat are always cooked to perfection. A great combination of smokey flavor and perfectly cooked meat. They never overcook the meat and it is never dry. A tasty moist piece of perfection every time!

Thank 903Scott
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and courteous staff. It's our go to place for dinner. The pit beef is amazing. So is the pulled chicken sandwich. Always good. Always filling.

Thank Sandra H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22380 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Lexington Park
  • Phone Number: +1 301-866-0995

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