Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill Mmmm…. BBQ is one of my favorite meals. Pork, beef, ribs, chicken, I love them all. A visit this weekend to Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill was a delightful experience.

Many local BBQ restaurants have lost their appeal. They either close down or the quality of their food goes down. A prime example is Sonny’s who used to have great food and man could I put it away on all you can eat nights. After my last trip, I do not think I will be going back again.

Now with a great place like Smokey Bones I have a place to go for good BBQ! Their menu offers special salads, chicken, seafood, steak and burgers, but what I went for was their BBQ.

I had a pulled pork and dark meat BBQ chicken (dark meat has more flavor!) combo platter with a baked potato side and cinnamon apples. Their BBQ is cooked on-site and you can taste it. They offer four different fire grilled flavors including their original glaze, jerk BBQ, Memphis dry rub and brown sugar. I can’t wait to try them all!

Smokey Bones Atmosphere

The environment is cozy with music and and a rustic feel. It is somewhat of a mix with a sports bar with numerous TV’s positioned around the restaurant and bar. You have a box at your table that you can select the TV you want to listen to by number. That sure beats watching closed captioned sports or trying to hear the TV you want to listen to over the ones you don’t.

The Smokey Bones Menu

They offer a variety of soups and salads and some great sounding appetizers. Wings come in five different flavors. The Smoke and Fire Sampler sounds like a good way to try all of their BBQ favorites.

Aside from the great pulled pork they offer ribs, steaks, seafood, burgers, chicken, smoked turkey and sandwiches. I like that you can make your own mix and match combo platter of their favorites.

Their sides all sound good. Fire roasted corn, baked potato, creamy Cole slaw, BBQ baked beans, french fries, fresh steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes with gravy and cinnamon apples. You can toss in a little extra for “fancier sides” like beer battered onion rings, and loaded mashed or baked potatoes.

They offer a wide range of signature mixed drinks, draft and bottled beer along with wine. The strawberry lemonade and peach iced tea sounded good too.

One thing I liked about the menu is they offer a smaller portions section for those times when a big plate is more than you want. I hate paying for more food than I feel like eating.

Smokey Bones Service and Price

The service was friendly and prompt, though if you are real hungry you may want to order an appetizer or salad as the food took a good 15-20 minutes.

The prices are what you would expect for a good BBQ restaurant. Our party of three came out right around $40. A decent price for the portions and the quality of the food. I’ll defiantly be back to try out the ribs. I saw a plate and they sure looked good.

It was Saturday evening so they were a bit crowded when we arrived, but we only waited about 5 minutes. When we got out around 7:30 there were at least 25 people waiting to be seated. Best advice is to come early. Good food for a decent price and a good atmosphere tends to attract crowds.

Join the Bones Club!

You can visit their web site and sign up for the Bones Club.

Being left out sucks. So join the Bones Club and we’ll keep you informed. By informed, we mean emailing you about special events, member exclusive offers, $1 beer nights, new menu items, other new stuff, more $1 beer nights, etc. We’ll also give you a free gift just for joining.

I wonder what the free gift will be?

Find Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

The only location currently listed on their web site in the Charlotte area is right here in the University City area just 2 miles from UNC Charlotte off of WT Harris Blvd.

8760 JM Keynes Drive  Charlotte, NC 28262 – MAP IT!

Phone: 704-549-8282

Fax: 704-549-8233

Visit the Smokey Bones web site for more information including a menu and printable coupons.

You can also find coupons at Retail Me Not.

Be sure and visit Smokey Bones Facebook page.