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Reviewed May 11, 2024 via mobile

I’ve eaten a lot of smoked meats (used to live in Texas) so was looking for good local spots especially for Carolina pork. Unfortunately, each of the meats we ate was dry and most did not have very good flavor. We had brisket, chicken and...and pork. The sides were not good either; mac and cheese and sweet potato crunch. Sweet tea was about the only good thing here. Service was slow and the employees were pretty disengaged.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed January 25, 2023 via mobile

I have grown up with a love for food. For people. For travel. I also try to save money everywhere. I mean, who doesn’t right now? The only complaint I have is I waited too long to try Smoky Dreams. WHOA! The people are so...kind and helpful, the food you can just tell is quality (doesn’t make me bloated and gross like most bbq I’ve had), and for the price I’m telling you, folks, you get SO MUCH FOOD! They even invest in groups that help community. If you want to be full on the best bbq around for the best price and support a local and family business. It’s SMOKY DREAMS all the way. I’ll be back asap. Woodruff Road won’t even keep me from coming back. Try it out. I promise. Soooooooo good. Now I need a nap. Maybe after that I’ll stand outside with a sign for them.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

I honestly hate giving this a bad review. The q is great and the staff are always so nice. So why give it a bad review??? The first time we gave them a try was late last fall after hiking. We were starving and hit...the drive thru. They close at 7 and we were there at 630. When we got home and opened up our containers we were shocked at the portions especially given the fact we spent over $30. But I chalked it up to how late we arrived. Second time was a few months ago and I chalked it up to shortages. So today after working half a day, running errands, and taking my dog to Joanne's fabric to flirt with the girls, I was starving. I decided I would give them one more try. I ordered half a pork plate for me with beans. For my hubby a full pork plate with beans and slaw. I also ordered 2 slices of peanut butter pie. It was again well over $30. They fo not have any fried sides such as fries, hushpuppies, or onion rings. This was hours before closing. We got home and I unpack the boxes and decided this would be the last time I stopped by. My portion of pork was maybe the size of an ice cream scoop and hubby didn't have much more. We had buns here and it didn't cover the buns without it being a thin layer. There were maybe 2 spoon fulls of beans and slaw. And you don't get bread. And the pie was tiny. I have a medical condition that causes me get full very quickly. I normally can't eat but half a meal. I always bring home leftovers. I not only ate the whole thing and my pie. But had to go to the grocery store and get a pizza because we were so hungry. As great as the food is and they have a wonderful staff. It doesn't justify the portion you get given how much they charge. There are several other BBQ restaurants nearby charging less with bigger portions including an awesome BBQ buffet. They need to either increase their portions or lower their prices. Until then there will not be a visit #4.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

The bbq here is amazing! Love bbq but to me what makes it much better is if the sides are good too. And let me tell you they are my friends. The family that owns this restaurant are very good people too and the service...is good. Great family Great restaurant. Highly recommend 👌More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Went at closing and ordered brisket and ribs. Out of ribs. Brisket was cooked perfect. Excellent smoke, very juicy. Sides were very good, but it's hard mess up baked beans and slaw. Large portions, hope it's not because they were closing. 45 minutes from my...house, but will go earlier and try rest of menu.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

We chose Smoky Dreams Barbecue to cater our son’s rehearsal dinner, and they were an excellent choice. The barbecue and all the sides were delicious. We had brisket, pulled pork, chopped chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, sweet vinegar slaw, green beans, loaded potato salad...and rolls. The chopped chicken was the moistest, most flavorful barbecue chicken I’ve ever had. And there was no sauce on it, so you could actually taste the smoky chicken. All of the guests raved about the delicious food, and many asked who did the catering. I was arranging this dinner remotely from Georgia, and Nancy the catering manager was truly a dream to work with. She was so helpful with all of the arrangements, and she is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Nancy and her husband delivered the food exactly at the time arranged at our venue, in containers that kept it hot, and they set it up for us. This is a family owned and operated business. You can really tell they care about the food they serve and their customers. This was a great experience from beginning until end. I would definitely choose them again in a heartbeat. I only wish I lived in town, so I could enjoy their delicious food on a regular basis.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

A huge shout out to Hurricane Mama and her entire team. Visiting from out of town for a baseball tournament. Brought the entire team for lunch and we were not disappointed. Brisket, ribs, porks, chicken were so moist. The Mac cheese was delicious. The peanut...butter pie and the Elvis pie were incredible. Great NC barbecue and southern hospitality.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

This is our favorite BBQ in South Carolina! We love the ribs, pulled pork, brisket & all the sides! It’s so hard to choose just one! The potato salad is amazing- it has bacon in it! The sweet potato crunch is comfort food at its...finest. I highly recommend this restaurant. The owners are committed to top notch food!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

Please recognize that BBQ is a matter of personal preference so if mildly smoked meat is your preference then you may love Smoky Dreams. However, my wife like the pork to be VERY well smoked and juicy - sufficiently such that sauce is unnecessary. That...said, as a Georgia native that recently moved to Greenville after ~20 years in Western NC, I have not found any BBQ house in The greater Greenville that is what I prefer, so Smoky Dreams seems to be serving what the Greenville natives like as it is very popular.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Chris B, Owner at Smoky Dreams Barbecue and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

Celem, You are very correct that BBQ is a mater of personal preference. The level of smoke can differ day to day depending on how one adds wood to the fire. If a lot of new wood is added at once a more intense smoke...More

Reviewed August 3, 2021

I've passed this restaurant dozens of times and I have never stopped. Being from Memphis, the BBQ capital of the world, I set a high standard and I was afraid I'd be disappointed, like with every other so called BBQ place in the Carolinas. Now,...I'm sad I didn't stop sooner, because they met my standards and then some. People who complain about this polled pork either have never tried real barbecue or have eaten nothing but the sloppy mess other restaurants serve. Real pulled pork doesn't have a lot of sauce added to it during smoking and it definitely shouldn't have sauce added by the restaurant before serving. The pork is cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of smoke flavor. The sauces are flavorful and there are enough choices to fulfill any taste. The beans have a nice barbecue flavor and the serving is plentiful. Having done my share of brisket over the years I know a good smoke ring when I see one and their brisket has the perfect ring and is melt in your mouth barbecue heaven. Smoky Dreams will now be a regular stop for me.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

Showed up at 3:30 and the only food left was wings, hot dogs, and enough pork for (1) sandwich. How is that possible when the place closes at 7? Out of BBQ 3 and a half hours before close?

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely the best brisket and loaded potato salad I have ever had!! The brisket was so tender it was falling apart!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

I could eat BBQ everyday. I mean I really really love the stuff and I can tell you that Smoky Dreams is tied for the top BBQ joint I’ve ever eaten at. Smoky Dreams in Greenville SC and Fox Bros. In Atlanta GA are amazing!...Smoky Dreams has consistent quality, value, and service. The ribs, pulled pork, and brisket will knock your socks off. And that mac and cheese...Good Lord!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021 via mobile

This was my first visit and it was FANTASTIC! I very rarely eat for lunch but seeing how my office is right down the street I thought I would give these guys a try. I had the brisket sandwich and it was very tender with...not much fat. I used a little bit of BBQ sauce but overall felt the sandwich was great “as-is.” My order was to go and 100% correct, service was very friendly and excellent. I will absolutely go back again and can’t wait!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2021

We stopped here on a day trip to Greenville after reading all of the great reviews, and really enjoyed our meal! The staff were so kind and helpful, and when we told them we were from out of town, they let us try their brisket...and offered a tour of all of the sauces! We were very pleased.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Very much so! You can order at the window and there are tables both inside and out. The team will bring your food out to you. As well if you have any troubles with the menu or getting around the treat at Smoky Dreams will... More
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Smoky Dreams Barbecue and Catering is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
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