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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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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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225 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank MJoMKE
Greenville, SC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stopped here just needing gas and discovered a great place for BBQ. Quality and seems to be consistent too.

Thank Jason G
Charlottesville, Virginia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stopped by Smiley's just off Interstate 81, after seeing their signs advertising "Best Dang BBQ In Virginia". This restaurant is located at a truck stop, so the atmosphere is nothing special and neither was the brisket sandwich, which had a nice smoke flavor but was a little dry. The sauces and the sides were okay, but not memorable. .

Thank onevagent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?