Tues thru Thurs: 11am – 7:30pm

Friday and Sat: 11am – 8pm

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Honky Tonk Smokehouse

If you’re looking for non-traditional barbecue in North Carolina BBQ country, yet still served with southern hospitality, you’ve found the right place!

Not to be mistaken for its neighbors, either Eastern or Lexington style, Honky Tonk Smokehouse is a small, locally-owned restaurant with more of a Texas- or Memphis-style flavor.

We warmly welcome our customers and treat them like guests in our home.

We want to earn your business by providing a consistent product made fresh each day by people who care about your satisfaction.

The greatest compliment we can receive is when new customers tell us that someone urged them to come in.

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Our Meats

We smoke all our meats fresh each day on site.

Our Sides

All of our sides and desserts are freshly prepared in the restaurant and taste just like your mama’s home cooking (or maybe better).

Our Food


Just wow! It’s ranked as my favorite BBQ place in WS. Each meat is tender, smoky and fall-apart moist with amazing flavor. The sides are AMAZING as well. I’m definitely going back here again and again and again and again. - Stephanie K.

I could have just eaten the side dishes and would still have given this place 5 stars. – C.C.S.

The way BBQ was meant to taste! – Jeff B.

Juiciest brisket ever! – Affiron P.

Fantastic everything, from brisket and pork to collards and cobbler! – Julie H.

Hands down the best BBQ in the Triad. I’m always excited when I know I’m coming to Honky Tonk. – C. Clayton

I come here every week. It’s great. – Ryan S.

Whenever I’m on this side of town, I have to stop by and “get me some”. – anonymous

The best brisket in town, smoked to perfection. Great BBQ, great service, great combination! – M. Stadler