Smokey Bones is a combination sports bar & restaurant. If you want a nice quiet dinner definitely don’t eat at the high-tops in the bar area.
I’m not a big lover of the high-top, my legs are too short and it starts to hurt after a while.
When I walked in I immediately smelled the BBQ wood. Just to be contrary I ordered the tenderloin steak with broccoli and cinnamon apples, to my surprise the steak was cooked perfectly (medium of course), the broccoli was fresh and steamed nicely, it tasted extra yummy dipped in the butter/pepper sauce that came with the steak. I saved the apples for last, they were crisp, tart and cinna-delious!
My husband ordered the baby back ribs, I was lucky enough to get a few of those ribs, purely for scientific reasons. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone done, meaty and nicely spiced. My hubby sure seemed happy with his ribby choice.
The place was packed and we had to sit in the bar area. The bar area seems a lot louder than the other parts of the restaurant, there are lots of tvs and sports enthusiasts. The service was a little slow which could be expected on such a busy day. By the time we left the line was out the door for seating.
Atmosphere – Well unfortunately it was getting busy and we didn’t get to sit in the dining area, not loving the bar loudness.
Service – Service was alright, it there was a Rays game and it was pretty busy.
Food - The food was pretty yummy! I was surprised at how good it was for a chain restaurant.
Summary – I think I would have given this better marks if we had been able to sit in a quieter area, I’m willing to try it again.