Name: Smoke BBQ
Address: 713 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Order: The Tommy B. Monster Sampler Platter (pork, pastrami brisket, “Charleston brisket”, chicken) plus “perfect rib” and a beer (link to menu)
Monk: I hadn’t planned to visit a fifth barbecue spot during our vacation week but when I saw how close Smoke BBQ was to our Airbnb in Mount Pleasant I couldn’t resist sneaking away one afternoon to check it out. Unfortunately it turns out I shouldn’t have wasted my time or money.
Since I was there I went for it and got the Tommy B. Monster Sampler platter which comes with 4 meats. I then added a “perfect rib” to round it all out. When my platter of meats was delivered each meat was sitting in a pool of grease and appeared to have been reheated. Fresh off the smoker these definitely were not. I won’t bother to go through each meat individually – but I will say that after a bite or two of each one I decided to move on, finding each to be as equally bad as the previous.
The “smoke style slaw” is their take on coleslaw and comes with green apples and candied pecans topped on red cabbage and carrots. I didn’t find it to be a successful barbecue side. The baked macaroni and cheese was the best food part of the meal and was the only real edible item for me.
There was very little that was redeeming about my meal from Smoke BBQ and I ended up tossing most of the takeout container in the trash once I got home. At least I got to enjoy a beer on their nice covered patio. So there’s that.
Atmosphere – 3 hogs
Pork – 1 hog
Brisket – 1 hog
Pastrami – 1 hog
Rib – 1 hog
Chicken – 1 hog
Sides – 1.5 hogs
Overall – 1 hog
4 thoughts on “Smoke BBQ – Mount Pleasant, SC”
Hope you’re able to get to one of the Melvin’s locations sometime soon.
Maybe next time in Charleston!
Wow so sorry for the crappy meal!!! We have changed everything about how things are done, new chef, changed the menu etc. As a partner in the restaurant I can only apologize for your bad experience as we were in a transitional phase (manager, chef, staff). Yes, this is NOT A GOOD EXCUSE! If you are ever in the area, we’d love for you to give us another try. Another great spot to try is Swig and Swine:-)
Sure thing – will definitely consider trying again next time I’m in the area.
I actually checked out the Summerville Swig and Swine the day after you guys and liked it quite a bit: https://barbecuebros.co/2017/07/03/swig-swine-summerville-sc/