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In the heart of Singapore’s Joo Chiat heritage conservation district is a restaurant that is distinctly un-Singaporean. Smokey’s BBQ is an American smokehouse and grill, one of two in the city. This branch, along Joo Chiat Place, has a sister in Sunset Way, but both are equally committed to the cause of American cuisine: home-smoked meats, big portions, and US-style table-service. Read on for more on what makes Smokey’s BBQ special.
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Awesome service, quick and attentive, and the meats were delicious!
Food was pretty good but I didn’t get into the full BBQ menu in part because its quite expensive. A couple other reviewers note that getting seated is an issue. Even though I had a reservation and there were available seats, the wait staff walked right past and wasn’t helpful. Took almost 5 mins to be seated. Also the house red wine was ice cold and not good until it cooled off. Other than these issues, the food was good.
Nice food, great atmosphere, recommended for chilling out or quiet meal during the afternoon.
Singapore’s Smokey’s BBQ imports a special blend of mesquite and hickory wood chips to use in their custom-built smoker units, in which tender cuts of chicken, beef, pork, and seafood are slowly roasted for up to 20 hours in the traditional American way. From there it’s a quick trip to your table – diners at Smokey’s BBQ Joo Chiat can enjoy gingham-tablecloth outdoor seating along Joo Chiat Place – where the freshness of your food is shot through with that unique smoked flavour. Top it all with a Smokey’s BBQ sauce – try their homemade barbecue sauce or the piquant blue cheese dressing – and you have an unbeatable flavour sensation.
Smokey’s BBQ have been perfecting their brand for years now, and they’ve certainly hit their stride, with an executive chef homegrown in the US laying out a feast fit for Independence Day, every day. After warming up with Tex-Mex starters and slider, St Louis spare ribs, chicken legs, prime beef brisket, baby back pork ribs, Angus beef, southern fried smoked fish, and Dutch veal ribs duke it out down Joo Chiat Place with insanely ambitious burgers and smoked sandwiches, grilled steaks cooked to perfection, as you like it. Put it this way, Smokey’s BBQ’s menu demonstrates the doctrine of manifest destiny in ways other American restaurants in Singapore do not.