LOCATED at : 1701 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
Phone: 941-242-5340. Currently accepting call ahead orders.
Getting there is easy. Jump a short walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217.
We were so excited when we saw this new restaurant had opened on Gulf Drive a short walk from our condo. We love good barbecue and Smoqehouse didn’t disappoint!
Andrew Kubes, co-owner of Smoqehouse and his wife, Heidi, opened the restaurant on July 31, 2017. The couple own two other somewhat similar restaurants in Minnesota.
This Bradenton Beach restaurant has a rustic modern setting. It is casual which suits the laid back atmosphere on Anna Maria Island. Love the decor – painted black walls, suspended Edison bulbs and picnic tables. The exterior of Smoqehouse is is also painted black, accented by a metal roof. Overall a great look inside and out!
Their name suggests a traditional barbecue restaurant but their tag line which says “barbecue fusion” is actually more accurate. All menu items at Smoqehouse including sauces and dressings are made from scratch. Their cheeses are smoked in-house and their fruits for their vinaigrettes are smoked. Salads are fresh and interesting and the special of the day is always tempting. It has only been open a few months, but we have made our way there many times and have never been disappointed! Make sure you order the fries…hand cut and crispy! And, save room for their creative signature dessert consisting of vanilla soft-serve ice cream with Chilean olive oil and black lava sea salt – Fabulous!
You order at the counter and they call your name when it is ready. Our food has always been delivered in a very few minutes. The only problem we encountered was when ordering choosing between the Cubano sandwich, brisket burger, the tempting special, smoked chicken or, my favourite – the amazing vegetarian sandwich! A difficult decision for sure!
I was pleased to see that there was a caffeine-free diet soda fountain option (light lemonade). A beer and wine license is pending.
They do accept credit cards (I used AMEX)..
There is limited parking but that goes for pretty much any place on Anna Maria Island. The trolley stops within 100 yards of their front door – please, do not be tempted to park in places other than obvious restaurant parking spots, as it is very likely you will be towed. Take this tip from your friends at Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – walk, ride the free trolley or call Island Beach Monkeys.
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