Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Zeke's Smokehouse

2209 Honolulu Ave. (Verdugo Rd.) Send to Phone
818-957-7045 | Menu
Top-drawer barbecue in sleepy downtown Montrose. Ribs, Texas brisket and Carolina pulled pork are excellent.

Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Zeke's Smokehouse, Montrose, CA

Zeke's Smokehouse Restaurant Review

: Charming as it is, downtown Montrose has never been home to a hot dining scene, but Zeke’s (named after a dog) draws barbecue aficionados from all over the region. It's a homespun, casual eatery, and its ribs --- Kansas City baby-backs and Kansas City spare --- rank among the best in town. Every table is equipped with three barbecue sauces, including a mustard-based sauce well-suited to the slow-cooked Carolina pulled pork that is pure Southern comfort food. Sandwiches range from Southern fried catfish with rémoulade and Texas brisket to a veggie burger (for those who wandered into the wrong restaurant). The “Smokehouse chili” is worth sampling, too. Desserts include strawberry shortcake, fruit cobbler à la mode and bread pudding with bourbon sauce. There’s a small selection of California wines and a nice craft beer menu.
Discover LA's best new restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in LA

Check out these new and trendy LA restaurants, from DTLA to Santa Monica and beyond.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.