Smokehouse Grille & Wingery (Boca Raton)
***** Smokehouse Grille & Wingery, 2257 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 391-9110.
Smokehouse Grille & Wingery is a “wings-bbq” joint that opened in Boca Raton about 6 weeks. Don’t have the time to hash out all of the details, but the location for something like 20 years, was the home of Boca Wings & Ribs- which served decent enough wings and ribs, but nothing that anyone would go nuts over. The new owners, remodled the joint and “revamped” the menu. More importantly, Smokehouse turns out some heavy duty delicious grilled-smoked-fried wings, bbq chicken, bbq ribs, burgers.
Check menu/prices at www.smokehouseboca.com.
Now, Smokehouse isn’t exactly a “hole in the wall”- it has about 65 seats…then again, it isn’t a big joint ala Tony Roma’s or Bobby Rubino’s. Very reasonable prices. Huge portions. Pleasant and competent service. AND…some really good food. A recent outing had me doing, 10 teryaki wings ($8.25), bbq chicken & rib combo (1/2 chicken, 1/2 rack. 2 sides–$15.95), hamburger ($7.95)…trust me on this one—the stuff was right on the money. If you are a Jeff Eats’ regular, you know that SMOKED bbq ribs aren’t exactly one of my favorite eating-items. Just so you know, Smokehouse, smokes its ribs…but, the rack that I had, “weren’t too hot and weren’t too cold, but were just right” (courtesy- The Three Little Pigs). Based on the bbq that I had, the guys running Smokehouse appear to have this “smoking” thing correctly figured-out.
I am telling you, this one is a winner.
From what I can tell, Smokehouse is still “flying” under the radar. The joint is in a nondescript strip-center. If I wasn’t on the “prowl” for new restaurants to try, I probably would have passed this one by, because you don’t even notice it from the road. The bet here, is that the crowd that frequents “goldmine” next-door strip center- bbq joint- Mississippi Sweets, will soon be beating Smokehouse’s doors down…and then you’ll have to wait on line to stuff your face.
Smokehouse is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm.