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Smokey River BBQ - CLOSED

101 Rivers Edge Dr, Lanesboro, MN 55949-2500
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  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
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American, Barbecue
101 Rivers Edge Dr, Lanesboro, MN 55949-2500
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The barbecue is very good, but I would suggest grabbing some brisket or a rack of ribs for the road. Not much for sides and no atmosphere. ...And yet we still stop there most years when we get down there just for the ribs.

Thank jPribs
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Just as all little local place tucked behind main traveled roads but don't let fool ya, this place has awesome ribs and homemade smoked pastrami that was delicious plus he had fish and shrimp on the menu too. We bought extra pastrami to take home...More

Thank lelly56164
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is not the best BBQ I have ever had, but it is good BBQ for MN. The BBQ joint is right on the root river, with charming outdoor seating- there are even yard games.

Thank AdventureEMMIEG
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This place is overpriced, completely without atmosphere and food is not very good either. The BBQ sauce is COLD!!! and bland - not smokey. The sides sit out in a warming tray. They don't take credit cards. Go somewhere else

Thank Nelllie
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Reading the other reviews, they must've changed the service, at least on the weekend we were there. She was plenty nice and charming. The barbecue and sides were excellent. We ate on one of the only picnic tables by the river. I think they should...More

Thank Carleton_Alumna
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We visited Smokeys BBQ while in Lanesboro. The physical place is marginal and not enticing but everything we tried was homemade delicious!

Thank snare52
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Place looks like it could fall down at any minute, off the beaten track, wait staff crabby but supposedly best barbecue in the area. I guess if you can ignore the rest it's okay

1  Thank Jan B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place has no decor, is dark, filled with left over 1980 booths creating no ambiance. Most importantly the restaurant was not clean with dirty floors, dirty counters and serving areas. The food did not make up for any of the other shortcomings. Save your...More

Thank Jadigirl
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Well, just had dinner here tonight. Not impressed at all. The guy behind the counter had the personality of a drowned cat, and pretty much behaved as if we were an inconvenience to him. When I asked him what "briscut" was, the response was a...More

1  Thank photogal22
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We were the only ones in the place a on a Sunday afternoon. Not sure they wanted to serve us. Definitely not the friendly service we received in the rest of Lanesboro. Food was good, but we only had pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. My...More

Thank Randy W
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  • Address: 101 Rivers Edge Dr, Lanesboro, MN 55949-2500
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lanesboro
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