A few months ago I wrote about a new Winter Park BBQ restaurant that was going to open up in our cute little resort town on our other blog Destinations West Blog At the time I did not know the name of the place so just made a mention of this new dining spot. Today, during our big blizzard this morning See Posting on our wall, I had the opportunity to check out the Smoke House BBQ located in downtown Winter Park. The new restaurant looks so different with the new interior, the updated exterior. I have to say that the new Winter Park business looked really great! The wonderful smell of the smokehouse was wonderful and that is coming from a vegetarian! I hope one day they make BBQ tofu! Yum! See photos from our Destinations West Blog: Destinations West Blog – Photos on the Smoke House BBQ
I began outside taking photos for my blog of the sign and the building then walked to the door to see if I could take a peek inside, but the doors were locked. I walked away a bit disappointed when the owner of the business came to the entrance, opened the door and let me in. I then had the pleasure of meeting Michael Hardman, one of the owners, of the Smoke House BBQ restaurant. He let me take photos of the interior, see below! He also let me take a photo of the smoker in the back – wow this is a large smoker and look at that meat! Here is Michael right next to the smoker! See photos here: Smoke House BBQ Photos
The menu has all you could want with meats ranging from: brisket, pork shoulder, Red Bird – All Natural Chicken and All Natural Hot links. The Smoke House BBQ even has Pork Ribs lightly seasoned with their own special rub and smoked with apple wood yum! If you want wings they have them, they are of course slow smoked so you know they have to be good! In fact Michael told me that they slow smoke all their meats for great flavor and tenderness, the regular smoke time is between 12 – 15 hours. One thing I learned is that the Smoke House BBQ takes their time to smoke their meat, so you know it is done right! Wonderful sides to complete your meal include Chow or coleslaw, baked beans, mashed potatoes, kettle chips, mac & cheese. Sauces range from Hardman’s Gold Sauce, Sweet and Tangy, Hickory Thick and Colorado Kicker Hot.
Sandwiches and lunchtime treats with fun names include:
Lighter fare includes salads like House or Caesar Salad. To make it extra special add pork or brisket, chicken or hot links. I have to say this type of fare is the food pyramid to perfection – veggies plus your proteins! Kids even have options from the Little Sammie (Choice of brisket/pork or chicken plus side) but in a smaller size, the Good Dog (All natural hot dot with one side) or Mac N Cheese (what kid doesn’t like the ideal comfort food!).
The Smoke House BBQ also serves “Ready to Go Party Packs” – from the Triple Chair (Feeds 2 to 3), the Six Pack (Feeds 7 to 8), the High Speed Quad (Feeds 4 to 6) and the Gondola (Feeds 9 – 12). Party packs include your choice of meat, sides, buns,sauces, sodas, plates, to-go cups and utensils. No dish washing tonight!
Finally the Smoke House BBQ also caters! For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-722-0227. Now you can have a party, dinner, family reunion or meeting with the meal prepared for you! No working, just eating!
I think you will really like this place, the owners are great, the decor is comfortable and they even have a bar with tv to watch games etc…this really is a nice addition to the Winter Park dining scene. Families, individuals, groups, couples will all love this place so take some time next time you visit us in Winter Park.
We also have a lodging deal for the rest of Feb and I bet we will have one in March – of course! For more information on our FREE night special, visit: Beaver Village Condos Lodging Deals.