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3306 Roland St. (Rigsby St.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Mon.
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • No Credit Cards

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bob's Smokehouse Restaurant Review

: A recent visit to Bob’s Smokehouse reconfirms the contention that it’s the city’s premiere palace of slow-smoked meats. Physically unassuming (a must for real barbecue joints), you don’t go to Bob’s for a business meeting, a romantic tryst, or a formal experience. Go instead to get Bob’s spicy sauce all over your hands and face, to indulge in the frankly fatty (but utterly fabulous) lamb ribs, the succulent brisket, the primeval beef or crusty pork ribs. Even a simple sandwich of sliced pork loin slathered with sauce and strewn with sliced onion can evoke sighs or shouts, depending on your proclivities. Moist, sauce-mopped chicken, flesh falling from the bone, is another favorite, and we are also fond of the picnic-on-the-grass style potato salad. Only the pinto beans seem to need something---maybe a jolt of the above-cited sauce. Thick and fluffy slices of white bread are the traditional accompaniment---good only for sopping up excess sauce; soft drinks or pre-sweetened iced tea are it in the beverage department. You can get beer anywhere; good Q is another matter.


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