At Smokey Bones, we specialize in three things: good food, good drinks and good times. We are a bar and fire grill, but not necessarily in that order. ... More
Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill - Lakeland
At Smokey Bones, we specialize in three things: good food, good drinks and good times. We are a bar and fire grill, but not necessarily in that order. We are grill masters who respect the power of the open flame. We like simple, yet flavorful recipes and believe marinating is not to be taken lightly. We know medium-rare isnac2t the only way to cook a steak, but believe it should be. We believe pork should be slow smoked and pulled often. Slow, as in 11 hours over hickory logs every night, and often, as in every day at every restaurant. We know itac2s our bartenders that make our drinks great, not the liquor. Although the liquor doesnac2t hurt. We think beer should be ice cold and consumed regularly. We know our servers bring much more than food to the table. We are big fans of sports, loud music and surprises. And we believe in laughing often, especially at ourselves.
Easy to locate, lots of parking. Great staff, friendly, very helpful, never pushy. And the food....SUPER GOOD! It was the first time for all seven of us and choose this restruant based on the reviews written. We all had the ribs and none of us were dissappointed! Definately will go back!
The ribs at smokey bones - specifically at the one in lakeland florida - are the only dish at any restaurant that i go back over and over for. There is no other restaurant and no other dish that ever pops into my head - only those ribs and that pulled pork at smokey bones in lakeland florida - and i live in Utah so its quite a way for my imagination to travel.
Every time i get out there i take my girlfriend and we get our favorites. The service has always been leagues above what i would expect from this style of restaurant.
I dont know if he is still there, but there was a waiter last summer - or maybe it was summer of 05 i cant remember - who was stalky with shaggy curly hair - and something about his style of serving was just utterly perfect for our evening. I chalk it up to him being able to read his customers and treat them how they want to be treated. I wish i could post his name but i dont remember it.
of course, since its lakeland, you have to order bottled water instead of fountain drinks, because all lakeland florida water is shockingly sulfer-tasting. so a coke will yield a sulferic-coke. Bottled water. Pulled Pork. Mashed potatoes. and oh- dear lord i almost forgot- the artichoke spinach dip for staters - with the best tortilla chips ive ever had.
I had the pulled pork and the sausage, it was very good and the server Nicole was excellent. The overall experience was great, very friendly people and place. The manager even stopped by to say hello and thanked us for coming in.