Welcome to the Hardwood Smokehouse!

Competition Style BBQ

Locally Owned and Operated

Phone:  352.732.3677

Our low and slow hardwood smoking produces very tasty, tender and juicy meat that falls off the bone.  We believe that the sauce and meat are joined at the table.  BBQ sauce is a highly individualized complement to our smoked meats so we leave the choice of sauce to the customer.  We offer a variety of made-in-house sauces and know you'll find one that is just right for you.  We believe in having fun with family and friends while enjoying great BBQ served in an informal, family-friendly atmosphere.  Our mission is to serve the best BBQ in town.  Our reward is having our guests tell their story of having a great time at our restaurant that ends with, "That was great BBQ!"


How We Serve

  - Step 1: Check out our menu

  - Step 2: Place Your Order

  - Step 3: Find a Seat

  We'll Bring Your Order to Your Table

Hours of Operation

  Sun - Thurs  11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

  Fri - Sat     11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Hardwood Smokehouse is a local family owned restaurant, founded by our pitmaster, Rich Lucy.

Rich loves the comaraderie of competition BBQ.  He competes in and judges BBQ events around the country, making friends, hearing their "great BBQ" stories and sharing BBQ ideas.

Among those friends, Rich is quick to acknowledge the mentoring of good friend Mike Mills, a nationally recognized expert in all things BBQ.

Our Pitmaster

5400 SW College Road

Ocala, FL 34474

Phone:  352.732.3677

Let us cater your next get together!


5400 SW College Road

Ocala, FL

Heath Brook Station on SR 200

(Publix Shopping Center)

'Q to GO!

Try our convenient Take-Out service!   Our customers love picking up an order of "The Best BBQ in Town" on their way home.

We deliver any order over $125

Best BBQ in Ocala