My girlfriend and I went here last Friday for the first time. This is not a hole-in-the-wall place where there's no where to sit. A mom & pop place may have really good food but personally, I always feel a little uncomfortable with the smaller setting for some reason. I tend to like a big place where I can just blend in with the people around me. Since this is just my opinion, I will start by saying I am rating this on a 1 to 10 scale and so far in my experience, a 10 in my opinion would be a place called Famous Dave's BBQ. Please remember, I am strictly referring to the BBQ ribs. That's what I like most. So, having said that, if Famous Dave's is a 10 to me then, Smokey Bones BBQ was a 7.9. I'll elaborate why only an 7.9: First, the ribs are smoked for only 4 hours or so, I've read which gave a only a hint of smoke flavor. Usually, BBQ is smoked for at least 6-8 hours for a decent smoke flavor. Second, Famous Dave's BBQ has about 6 different BBQ sauces at the table for your choosing. Third, Dave's has a nice fat roll of paper towels at each table all for you. Everybody knows you need more than 2 or 3 napkins when you're eatin' que. Also, our service was not that great. We had to look for the waitress for silverware after our food was served to us and she forgot to put in our appetizer order. Finally, the sides (corn in particular) and others were very blah. Famous Dave's is that kind of place where you can't stop eating even when you're full because the flavor is so crazy good. Even when your stomach starts to really hurt, you just keep eating because it's that good. Verdict: Smokey Bones has an atmosphere similar to Texas Roadhouse. It's Comfortable and has good parking right next to the mall and the BBQ is acceptable. I'd go there again in a pinch only because I'm 300 miles from Famous Dave's.
1470 S Main St Ste 120Blacksburg, VA 24060
From Business: Bull & Bones is a brewpub with both an upscale dining room and a separate sports bar with a casual dining area. We have a wood-fired grill, on-site smoker, an ice r…
When we walked in around 2 that day, the tables (there are few, maybe 12?) were packed, save for one up by the front windows. We grabbed it, and settled in for some local grub. We ordered a basket of Mac & Puppies as an appetizer (and our son Seven’s meal). Mac & Puppies are my new favorite fat food. Hushpuppies fried perfectly brown, and served with Peach Honey Butter. I could make a meal on those, and almost did, except for the fact that there were triangles of deep fried macaroni and cheese in the basket as well. I think it’s Kraft, the Blue Box variety, but when deep fried? Oh. My. Lord. I intend to give it a try myself soon, but that may be a very dangerous thing to accomplish here, as I can’t afford all new jeans. (again.) For our meals, Jon ordered The Blues Traveler, a burger that claims it will change the way you feel about burgers. I don’t know about all that, but I did note that his burger was perfectly cooked, only a tinge pink, and gigantic. In fact, The Man couldn’t even finish it all, thanks to the pile of crispy onion rings he shoveled down. For me, I ordered the Half Chicken this time, and was thrilled. It came perfectly seasoned, in a nice mustardy sauce, and although mustard isn’t my favorite thing, it suited this chicken really well. I also got the fries – to share with Seven, and I managed to eat 2 of them before getting too full – and the onion rings. Crispy, flavorful, very well made. Impressive! Maybe even more impressive was that Seven ate everything!Lots of mac & cheese, fries, half of my chicken. He may have eaten more than I did.
Great lunch buffet and salad bar Monday -Friday. The BBq combo is still a great choice and speaking of BBQ Friday and Saturday all you can eat BBQ buffet with different BBQ styles. All you eat Ribs for a few more dollars on Friday and Saturday night. Great menu with lots of grilled items like different style Chicken sandwiches, Chef Salads and Burgers. Try the Fries they are homemade and served regular or Cajun. Not in the mood for meat try the grilled Portobello sub. It is a meal in itself. There are also a few great desserts like the homemade over 21 brownie, several more desserts on the menu.