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Excellent food and service ... read more
Steven Smith via google.com - Jul 26, 2020
Food is great. Only issue I had is their menu shows their Ocala address and they spell Ocala as "Ocalla". Food is awesome.
marc cramer via google.com - Jul 24, 2020
So glad to see they are back! Food is good. Couldn't decide so I got the sampler! And alot to take home too.
rob k via google.com - Jul 24, 2020
Everything we ordered here was ...
Everything we ordered here was delicious.  We got there and almost didn't go in because no one was there.  Honestly, I dont know why. The meat was just melt in your mouth. Our waitress was very friendly and just sweet.  I recommend burnt tips, red neck taco, or the ribs.  This is a hidden gem. Wish we had this at home.
Jennifer N. via yelp.com - Jul 19, 2020
Friendly staff and delicious BBQ !!
david badore via google.com - Jul 13, 2020
Absolutely delicious and great ...
Absolutely delicious and great customer service!

My top favorite items were corn puppies and pulled pork.
Anastasia H. via yelp.com - Jul 1, 2020
I think the Best part of all, is that one of the employees would give me 1 dollar for eating a little piece of cucumber and it tastes like a watermelon without any juice ... read more
Everett Thompson via google.com - Jun 30, 2020
Wow what a treat. Highly recommend. Everything was delicious. The ribs was meaty, tender, and very flavorful. The beans were off the charts blew Sonny's out the water and the baked potato salad was full of bacon and super yummy.
Kimm Helton via google.com - Jun 30, 2020
I live a few blocks from the BBQ place downtown. This place is 100 percent better. Well priced. Little confusing it being in a mall. I really enjoyed it. Loved the mustard sauce.
Jessie Lebel via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
The food is amazing and the staff very friendly👍👍👍 ... read more
Debbie Grant via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
Great lunch
Excellent BBQ chicken n pulled pork Railyn was an excellent server and portions were huge I didn’t like the spicy salt on my fries so u may want them plain but a whole plateful The restaurant is hidden in the Citrus mall off the main...More ... read more
Bet51 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2020
The food and service were both ...
The food and service were both excellent.  The BBQ was different (as you would expect) from what I am used to as I was raised in VA (NC Style Pork BBQ). And have spent the last 20 years in GA with their unique style of BBQ.  I like them all especially when the meat is flavorful and tender like I found at Hardwood Smokehouse.  The por ... read more
Ed F. via yelp.com - Jun 23, 2020
I was in the mood for bbq for dinner after a long day on the water. My server Janelle was incredibly nice. I sat at the bar, her and I had some good conversation. She also recommend the appetizer and what the sauces were good on. I had the sampler plate which was pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs and i subbed out the smoked chicke ... read more
danny bonessi via google.com - Jun 21, 2020
Lunch was very good.
Lunch was very good. Our waitress was the owner’s daughter. She had a great personality. She explained that some dishes and BBQ sauces were named after relatives. Her name (Railyn)was on a sauce. The BBQ is smoked and was very good! Portion size were big!...More ... read more
Beachyums via tripadvisor.com - Jun 20, 2020
I was in the mood for bbq for dinner ...
I was in the mood for bbq for dinner after a long day on the water. My server Janelle was incredibly nice. I sat at the bar and her and I had some good conversation. She also recommend the appetizer and what the sauces were good on. I had the sampler plate which was pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs and i subbed out the smoked chi ... read more
Danny B. via yelp.com - Jun 20, 2020
Very good food, but the atmosphere in the mall is a bit sad...
kristin stotts via google.com - Jun 19, 2020
So amazing. We had the brisket and the turkey. Delicious. We'll be back when we come through town again.
Julie Schroeder via google.com - Jun 17, 2020
Great staff. Excellent food! Great place to try out ... read more
ernest anderson via google.com - Jun 14, 2020
Best BBQ in town. I've had their ...
Best BBQ in town. I've had their baby back ribs & chicken. I was impressed with both. Also, the bbq beans are very tasty. They are my go to when I am in the mood for BBQ.
Marina A. via yelp.com - Jun 9, 2020
We got here not too long before ...
We got here not too long before closing and got amazing service. The people working were amazing (didn't get their names but were lovely). My sister and I shared the Q for 2 and got brisket and pulled pork. They were both amazing. We got a side salad (which our waitress gave us two due to sharing it) and Mac n cheese. They were great ... read more
Lilly P. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2020
Top Restaurant.
Noelia Luciano via google.com - Jun 7, 2020
What a great American family business, and the BBQ was phenomenal.... This is what small business and hospitality is all about. When in the area, Hardwood Smokehouse is a non-negotiable must.
James Myers via google.com - Jun 1, 2020
Jolene (?) Was amazing. This was our firdt visit and found it by accident. We will be back ... read more
Rockin' the Dots via google.com - May 29, 2020
If you ever go through Crystal River, you have to stop here. The best BBQ we have ever had. The sta
If you ever go through Crystal River, you have to stop here. The best BBQ we have ever had. The staff is just as amazing!
Sharayah Blackowske via facebook.com - May 28, 2020
Loved the food!!!!! The staff was amazing! Can't wait to take the kids.
Maureen Beccia via google.com - May 25, 2020
everything was good , the people , the food ,even though me and my dad order take out, I still like
everything was good , the people , the food ,even though me and my dad order take out, I still like everything ... read more
April Zoettlein via facebook.com - May 23, 2020
Big Improvement Since last time we were here
I was really disappointed the last 2 times we were here. Portion sizes significantly smaller since they moved into the mall and the quality had been off. HOWEVER, we tried it out sine they re-opened the dining room after the Covid-19 fiasco, and the portion...More ... read more
LadyGaaGaa via tripadvisor.com - May 20, 2020
Excellent BBQ in Crystal River ...
Excellent BBQ in Crystal River. Unusual location in the dying mall, but great option for pickup and enjoying at home.
Nathan S. via yelp.com - May 17, 2020
Today I had visited the location ...
Today I had visited the location for an business assignment with the restaurant. Never been to this location. Had met Rich for the first time and we started to do the assignment. After the assignment was completed, he offered me a dish from the menu. I went for the St. Louis Ribs.
I enjoy ribs. This restaurant in the middle of Nor
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Kabroncito R. via yelp.com - May 5, 2020
Here for a 3 week class, was disappointed by the seafood when I got to Crystal River (I live in a coastal town) so I figured I’d give the old tried and true BBQ a shot. Needless to say this place didn’t disappoint. The staff was awesome, great food selection. I don’t eat out much, so when I do it is a treat. The owner came out and ch ... read more
Grady Mixon via google.com - Apr 5, 2020
Good BBQ, good value.
Peter Jaxon via google.com - Apr 5, 2020
The food was good and Donna, our waitress, was excellent!
Robert Smith via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Great food and great service.. We Had an awesome waitress who took the time out to tell us a little about the history of the restaurant and there amazing sauces. She is from Jersey and God bless her & her family ... read more
Jazmine Rodriguez via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
The Best Pulled Pork & Brisket Love the hoecakes ❤❤❤❤ ... read more
Shannon Clark via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
The nachos are the best I ever had. Wait staff was very nice.
Jim Cate via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Great food can't wait to go back ... read more
Jimmy Patterson via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
They are always busy so it does take a while to get food. The drinks are always great and the food is good. They do occasionally miss something in our order. 5 stars because Janelle (sorry if it's misspelled) works hard and maintains a great personality. She is fantastic and so I don't mind the wait.
Cheale Fagan via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
First time guests place looks a little ragged, but crowded- good sign Food was fantastic Happy hour beer 2 bucks Perfect ... read more
Alan Higgins via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Great ribs!
David Howe via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Very good food and friendly service.
Ed Flowers via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
BBQ very flavorful. Service a little slow.large portions.
Veronica Barrass via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Good food and fun they do trivia on mondays and have corn hole tournament on tuesdays ... read more
Dusty Oglesby via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Hoe cakes are interesting and great
Great BBQ. Great Value. The hoe cakes are a bread substitute similar to a potato pancake. The story is that back in the day that they poured the batter on the face of it f hoe and in the field let it cook in the...More ... read more
John S via tripadvisor.com - Mar 5, 2020
The Nachos are the best ever
The smokehouse nachos are the best. The St Louis ribs are really good as well. Price is about as expected.
patricksC371WI via tripadvisor.com - Mar 5, 2020
Great food. Reasonable prices and ...
Great food. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Excellent service. I will be back. Had the burger. Cooked perfectly and flavor was spot on. Coleslaw was fresh and excellent as well.
Doby W. via yelp.com - Feb 29, 2020
A Fabulous Find in a Mall
Very good food -- loved the pulled pork and my husband raved about the ribs. There are choice of 4 sauces to put on your food and each one is better than the other. We were stuffed and totally satisfied.
SUZANNE T via tripadvisor.com - Feb 27, 2020
Food was excellent! Our first time in! Was not disappointed. Got the BBQ nachos and oh my are they
Food was excellent! Our first time in! Was not disappointed. Got the BBQ nachos and oh my are they good! And plus side is they can feed a whole table! Great service and the place is very cute! Will be coming around more often.
Erica Baker via facebook.com - Feb 24, 2020
Great local BBQ in a mall
Great local BBQ in a mall restaurant. Easy and relatively quick for a decent family bbq meal at a fair price.
No1Pittsburgh via tripadvisor.com - Feb 9, 2020
I have a lot of food allergies the waitress, Sierra, was very helpful service was good everything was delicious little too much pepper in the Green beans But the coleslaw was extremely delicious and the meat was absolutely to die for ... read more
RJ Harvest via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Hidden little gem in the crystal river mall, definitely worth the trip if your on the fence on what's for dinner. Very tasty 'Q. Only minor complaint I have is their Brisket is chopped, really would prefer sliced. Very good size portions, I'm a pretty big guy and I almost always get a Togo box.
Brian Kelley via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Loved it ... read more
Donnie Hallaman via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Love the place,the food and the staff ... read more
Lori k via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Redneck taco was great and very filling.
Paver Restoration Of Florida via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
More room in new location in mall. Good food. Book for parties ... read more
Eric Eldred via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
I loved this place when they were on Citrus Ave they have moved to the mall with Rural King. It is still amazing just had the St. Luis Ribs and wow they are amazing fall off the bone and so filling! Great barbeque it is now our favorite BBQ place! I had the sampler the first time I went and I couldn't eat more than half of it I saved ... read more
Phillip & Glenda Shemphillard via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Food was really good. Staff was nice. Bathrooms were kind of dirty.
Ronda Driskell via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
The meat sampler was fantastic. BBQ 1/4 chicken, pulled pork, pulled brisket, 3 ribs, fried corn o
The meat sampler was fantastic. BBQ 1/4 chicken, pulled pork, pulled brisket, 3 ribs, fried corn on the cob, pancakes/w jalapeño pepper. 1/2 price appetizers from 2-7pm. We got 2 appetizers & 2 beverages & the total was $34. Great service. Ask for RYAN.
GaleSusan Semenic- O'connor-Mockus via facebook.com - Jan 13, 2020
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