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Smokey J's Q House - BBQ in Berkeley

Hit the joint again on Friday. FIRST - they are open till 9 on the weekend which is BIG UP in that part of town. SECOND - their prices are great. Basically, you want to know if this place is good or not? Drop in, cuz you can try anything on the menu without much investment. I think you'll love it, if you love real dry rub style BBQ.

When I was in on Friday, a group of three couples popped in. They seemed to be regulars, hooking up some food for maybe a dinner party. Just on their enthusiasm alone one could tell this place is the bomb.

And it is. I wish them all the best, and I wish that they were in San Francisco. Please visit Smokey J's, BBQ fans need them to stay in business!!!

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Smokey J's BBQ
3015 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Smokey J's Q House - BBQ in Berkeley

I happened upon Smoky J's yesterday and got their pulled pork sandwich. AMAZING! I was on the way to play a gig at the Starry Plough and wanted a cheap snack. Walked away with a sandwich I can't stop thinking about. The pork was pulled straight from the pork shoulder (as opposed to the typical pre pulled and thus dry and stringy pulled pork I find at most places). A nice bed of cole slaw, a little sprinkling of dry rub and a side of their bbq sauce (which I kept, it's in my fridge).

I took it back to the club and all the boys in the band buzzed around me like flies. They tried to hit the spot after the show but it was closed.

Yeah, Smoky J's kicks ass.....

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Smokey J's BBQ
3015 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Sneaky's and Smokey J's: Any Good?

I happened upon Smoky J's yesterday and got their pulled pork sandwich. AMAZING! I was on the way to play a gig at the Starry Plough and wanted a cheap snack. Walked away with a sandwich I can't stop thinking about. The pork was pulled straight from the pork shoulder (as opposed to the typical pre pulled and thus dry and stringy pulled pork I find at most places). A nice bed of cole slaw, a little sprinkling of dry rub and a side of their bbq sauce (which I kept, it's in my fridge).

I took it back to the club and all the boys in the band buzzed around me like flies. They tried to hit the spot after the show but it was closed.

Yeah, Smoky J's kicks ass.....

Jun 27, 2011
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