Catering >Smokin Okie Bbq Joint
1941 Oak Park Blvd Ste 10, Pleasant Hill, CA | Directions 9452337.933496 -122.075442
Sauce pretty good, Chicken dinner is a rip off – My wife ordered the chicken dinner, and got one leg, and a thigh, and two sides for $14. Rip off!. I had the Po' Boy sandwich which was good. The pork was moist, but could have had a little more sauce. Others had the full rack of ribs, and received a good portion, but you definitely had to pay a premium. The cornbread was really good. The macaroni and cheese was definitely Velveeta or similar and was not very good at all. The greens were okay, salty with a lot of garlic. I have never had a lot of garlic in my greens before prefer more original greens without the garlic. The sauce was good, but my wife's is better. Service was great!
Lost It's Flavor – I have been coming here since it first opened years ago next door. I have always enjoyed service, the food and most importantly the amazing flavors of everything I ate... Now not only have the prices gone up, the food tastes less than par. I ordered a sour dough cheeseburger with onion rings. My onion rings were coated in oil with little breading if any on some. They tasted like oil and had little onion flavor. The cheeseburger was not cut in half (it was on sliced bread) it was flavorless and quite dry. I am SOOO disappointed in my food, I have always really enjoyed the food here. I am guessing there may be a new chef because this was a brand new taste for a meal I have been buying for many years. Also I was told that a new owner has come aboard and they are taking many of the menu items off the menu. SOOO SAD! I hope things turn around for them soon!
Smokin Oakies made 7 on my Lifelong List of Great Restaurants – The Memphis Mex list is the best. I am no food expert but my dinner which included a scrumptious enchilada casserole, was one of the best ever! Whenever I want Mexican food I will dine at Smokin Oakies.
Great service, great prices, great food!!! – I went there the first time a couple weeks ago for dinner and got the BBQ chicken sandwich and a salad: the sandwich was HUGE, i could definitely only finish half, and it was GREAT. Their BBQ sauce leans more toward sweet than smoky, and hardly resembles anything you'd buy at the store (it's not very thick, but it tastes great). The salad was okay, nothing to write home about. I'd go for the mac & cheese next time. I was so impressed with the BBQ though (and especially the prices for a BBQ place) that I brought back a party of 16 the next night. After all of us sampling from each other's plates, I've probably now tried most of what's on the menu. The bread pudding is AMAZING, their breakfast plates are great (and served all day long!) and the mashed potatoes are insane. Burgers are giant and hearty, and you should try the deep-fried pickles...soooo good. Needless to say, if you're on a diet, you should give it up for one day and check this place out. Between the great food, the live music and how comfortable this small restaurant is, it's a definite must!
Grocery Shortage – I have been here three times but I won't be going back. First time the salad had all kinds of goodies in it (cucumbers, croutons etc) last time it had two pickles on top and thats it!! What happened?? I had a piece of chicken that was only the back with all bones NO MEAT. Then the desert came and the waiter said "sorry we are out of whipped cream but here is your cheesecake". NO EXCUSE there is a Safeway not even a half a block away. Get off your butts and get over there and get some whipped cream, cucumbers, croutons and chicken! I guess if you visit this establishment you might want to ask them if they are STOCKED UP ON THEIR GROCERYS.
Bad Food and Even Worse Service – I had dinner in Smokin OAkies the other night and must say, I am glad Back 40 is just down the street. Between the horrible service from the owner, Angela Renghini and the tough dry ribs, I couldn't understand how they still remain in business. The owner was extremely rude when I tried to alert her to the fact that our dinners were quite tasteless and dry. She accused us of not knowing what we were speaking about, that she had been in the business since birth. Not only didn't she offer to replace the meal, she didn't even offer a refund. Everyone is entitled to having a bad day but with service and food such as this, she may be having many more to come.
Hunting For Good BBQ – I checked through city search and had heard from a friend that this BBQ place had recently expanded so I thought I would check it out last weekend. I have to say i really liked the place. Very comfortable and clean. TV and Live Blues music but yet the place was very mellow. The staff was very friendly and you could see that other customers felt at home. I can tell the place is run by family or like family. Their menu is so big. It took me a while to decide. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. I had these great fried calamari for aptzr. then ordered a 3 meat platter that came with cornbread and 2 sides. ( i knew i wouldnt finish it) the baby back ribs where very tender, all the meat came off the bone, the brisket good and the pulled pork was way good. the potato salad like grandmas and the coleslaw fresh. i had an excellent meal and experience. Im coming back for breakfast. i might try the chicken fried steak and gravy or eggs benedicts. thumbs up all the way. I recommend you give it try.
smokin oakies bbq – fabulous bbq, need better servers but worth the wait. The menu options are wonderful. Youre mouth will water from great taste.
OH BABY! BEST BABY BACK RIBS AND LIVE MUSIC – I HEARD THIS PLACE HAD AWESOME FOOD SO ON FRIDAY MY FRIEND AND I DECIDED TO CHECK THEM OUT. I WAS CRAVING RIBS SO I DECIDED TO TRY ALL 3! I GOT A 3 MEAT PLATTER WITH BEEF RIBS, SPARE RIBS AND BABY BACK RIBS. THE BABY BACKS WHERE MY FAVORITE. SUPER TENDER AND FALLING OFF THE BONE. THE SAUCE WAS AMAZING. LITTLE SWEET, LITTLE TANGY, LITTLE SPICY AND NOT TOO SMOKY. I HAD THEIR MAC AND CHEESE AND CRAB GUMBO AS MY SIDES. MY FRIEND HAD THE PULLED PORK PO BOY AND HE SAID THAT IT WAS AWESOME TOO. WOW. REALLY GOOD STUFF. OH AND THEY WERE PLAYING LIVE MUSIC THAT WAS VERY GOOD. THIS IS A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT. VERY COMFORTABLE AND GOOD SERVICE.
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