Thursday, December 24, 2009

Smoke Shack

OKLAHOMA: Smoke Shack
3901 N. Lincoln

Oklahoma City, OK 73105


Open M-F 10:45-3

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2009: Ordering here is done normally enough at a counter, but the full color menu reads like a McDonald's menu. There are multiple combo meals, and I think I even saw a 2 for 1 apple pie. I ordered up a two meat plate with ribs and brisket and sides of cole slaw and greens.

Both the creamy slaw and the slow cooked greens with a good pork flavor were satisfying, but the meats weren't so stellar. Brisket had nearly all of the crust trimmed away along with all of the fat. The slices were gray with no smokering, and any smokiness was missing. Ribs had a decent flavor, but they had a mushy texture like they'd been stored for a while. This mediocre barbeque needed a kick from the sweet sauce served on the table.

Smoke Shack Barbecue on Urbanspoon

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Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.