On my way home from work the other day I had a sudden urge for some smoked ribs so I quickly pulled over and pulled up the Urbanspoon app on my phone and checked what was in my area. The closest BBQ place to me that was open was the Smokehouse BBQ so off I went in that direction to satisfy my craving.
The Smokehouse BBQ is located on 124 St & 108 Ave. 124 has really become a hotspot for some good eats. When I pulled up and took at look at the place it was a cute little place, they have big red windows that were open right up to give the patrons near the front a patio vibe. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by a friendly waitress and I let her know I was there for some takeout. She ushered me to sit at the bar with the menu and asked if I wanted something to drink while I decided what I wanted. I took a glass of water since it was a scorcher of a day and proceeded to gander at the menu. It’s not a huge menu (which I think is a good thing) but it does have a good enough selection of items. I quickly choose the Big Daddy Combo since I already knew I wanted ribs. This meal comes with 2 meats and 2 extras. For meats you can choose between pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, andouille sausage, ribs or a bacon bomb. The extras to choose from were french fries, Cajun potato salad, coleslaw, sweet potato smash, baked mac n’ cheese, baked beans, spicy hand-cut potato chips and corn bread. I choose the ribs (duh) and the brisket for my meats and the baked beans and mac n’ cheese for my extras. I gave my order to the waitress and pulled out my phone to scroll Facebook while I waited. The food didn’t take long, maybe 5 mins to come out. While I was paying the waitress let me know that through Dial and Dine they offer delivery so depending on what area of Edmonton you live in you may be able to get delicious smoked meats right to your door!
So off I went carting my bag of tasty smells home to enjoy. And tasty smells indeed they were! All the way home I could smell the yummyness coming from the bag sitting on the passenger seat. When I got home and opened up my treasure chest of treats I was satisfied with what I saw. There were 4 ribs and 4 decent sized pieces of brisket, a side of BBQ sauce, the sides came in little containers and there were 2 little cornbread muffins as well. Personally I think the sides were a little on the small side considering the meal was $18.95, perhaps when you dine in they give you more. Also I am pretty sure they have more than 1 choice of BBQ sauce but with takeout it would be difficult to give you them all so they must just give the original sauce, which was pretty decent, nice and flavorful. I dug right into the ribs and they were very tasty, nice and smokey. The brisket was also delicious. I feel like the mac n’ cheese left a little to be desired. The baked beans were good as well, smokey and had just a touch of heat.
Overall I would say that the Smokehouse BBQ is a winner! Tasty food and great service. I will be going back again for sure.
Thanks and until next time, enjoy your adventures!