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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
The pineapple upside down cake ...
The pineapple upside down cake is sublime. Monday Beach Bum trivia rocks. We didn't eat here, so I don't know about the food. But the manager, Gary, came out to personally welcome us, and Donna the bartender is superb!
Whisker P. via yelp.com - Jan 13, 2020
HEY YELP!  Changes the WARNING ...
HEY YELP!  Changes the WARNING notice on the front page!  They are NOT closed, the just moved to CR Mall!  They are as good a ever!  Don't pass 'em up!
Layne C. via yelp.com - Jan 10, 2020
Get the corn nuggets!
We ate at the Crystal River mall location. One of us got the nachos for a dinner - and the other a combo plate. We both ended up eating the nachos as it was way too much for one person and about 90% of the...More ... read more
Y1733QMjudyr via tripadvisor.com - Jan 7, 2020
Good food and nice staff.
Brenda C via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
Amazing barbecue. Here on Christmas Vacation and this place hit the spot. Friendly staff and good food.
Eric Templeton via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
There food was awesome.
nancy tubolino via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
Food was excellent. The bar tender was great. Had a great time.
Carlton McDaniels via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
This is a very Great place family place to eat it is located in the crystal river mall the food is AWESOME!! And not too expensive. However I do not like spicy food and. Unfortunately there is not much to choose from that is not spicy, I really love that place! You can even smell that food from outside.YUM!!
Christina Pearman via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
Wow ribs were delicious.
Rose Martin via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
Amazing food and excellent service!
Tiffany Gardenhire via google.com - Jan 5, 2020
great customer service, we had 2 smoked turkeys they were both great
great customer service, we had 2 smoked turkeys they were both great ... read more
George Ostrom via facebook.com - Jan 3, 2020
awesome food and excellent service!hidden gem!
awesome food and excellent service! hidden gem!
Shary Monroe via facebook.com - Dec 22, 2019
Christmas party
Their baby back ribs were out of this world melt in your mouth amazing. The staff were hospitable. The sauce was tangy sweet goodness.
533nikkij via tripadvisor.com - Dec 21, 2019
Lunch with Friends
Met some friends there for lunch. Staff was courteous and attentive, even refilled drinks without having to be asked. I had the brisket, very tasty and moist. Several different sauces, I chose the spicy very good. Everyone said their food was very good. Prices were...More ... read more
Louis B via tripadvisor.com - Dec 20, 2019
Excellent Food
Fun atmosphere, attentive waitresses, super clean, excellent food! Don't miss the ho cakes! Staple southern bbq! Yum!
Slg51ocean via tripadvisor.com - Dec 16, 2019
burgers
LOOOOOOOVE their steak burger i cant get enough!!!!!!! A must try you wont be sorry! I really want to be able to go sit and enjoy one,so far ive been in just to pick up a take out order,and the burgers are amazing and i...More ... read more
aliciab31978 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 9, 2019
Such great food and service very nice owner and very accommodating to the guest, with a smile and the prices 😊 is very good as well. I had the ribs very well seasoned, and I would recommend this place to everyone that wants to have a good BBQ 😁. They even have call in and pick up orders. And family style on the menu. so come on and d ... read more
Jason Emmons via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
Very good bbq at very good prices ...
Very good bbq at very good prices. Had the Q for 2 and we loved it. Plenty of food. I am picky about my bbq and this fit the bill! Odd location, great service too.
Greg H. via yelp.com - Dec 5, 2019
Always good eats! Friendly staff and the best BBQ around! Hands down!
jeremy B via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
Great brisket. Flavorful, tender, and yummy. Recommend highly.
Eileen Ronk via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
Service was very good had the BBQ nachos they were very tasty. Would definitely recommend this place.
William Smith via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
Great service, great food. The fried corn really hits, and the chicken is great. Shoutout to Ryan for the good service and laughs.
Ed Serocki via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
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