Located in Jamaica
Address: 129-21 Merrick Boulevard
Looking for something a little more nightlife friendly? Somewhere that is great for sitting down and enjoying a nice meal with friends and loved ones? Look no further than Smoke BBQ Pitt in Jamaica.
The family friendly sit down restaurant offers a number of BBQ classics inspired by southern cuisine. Featuring classics like smoked pulled pork, and catfish sandwiches, Smoke BBQ Pitt offers a number of signature dishes that would make Granny proud.
The restaurant serves from day until night, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Early bird patrons can expect delicious takes on dishes such as the unorthodox yet strangely fitting Chicken and Waffles. And the plate doesn’t stop there. BBQ Pitt offers catfish and Waffles, Shrimp and Waffles, and for the less adventurous, bacon and waffles.
For those looking to pig out for dinner, there’s a large variety of combinations and dishes that is both affordable and tasty. BBQ Pitt offers barbecue platters for $15.99. This deal comes with one of eight signature BBQ specialties, including pulled pork, smoked beef briskets, rib tips and a half chicken, just to name a few. These orders come with two of 11 sides. Customers can choose from creamy coleslaw, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, baked macaroni and cheese, southern style collard greens. All platters are also served with corn bread.
“You gotta try the BBQ chicken man,” one happy customer by the name of Maurice told this reporter on a busy night, offering one of his many fried wings. “This isn’t my first time here and that’s for a reason. The servers are friendly and you know you’re going to get something that’ll fill the gut.”
The main attraction of the restaurant of course, is there ribs. Rubbed with a special blend of spices and herbs, the meat is slowly smoked over hickory wood for four hours before it hits the customer’s table. It is brushed with the specially made BBQ sauce one can only find at the “Pitt.” Those not looking for a huge meal will be relived to know that the restaurant also serves the traditional burgers and fries.
The bartender mentioned that the restaurant gets pretty crowded on Thursday through Saturday nights, especially during happy hour.
Another customer by the name of Eric, said that he was a big fan of their variety of beers.
“They are reasonable,” Eric said of the prices. “The buffalo wings are great and the draft is superb.”
The décor of the restaurant carries a bit of that outdoorsy character one would likely visualize and associate with outdoor cooking. With hardwood tables and a fully stocked bar, there’s a real connection to the coziness of the restaurant.
One older patron and local resident of Southeast Queens who goes by the name of “Uncle Wise” said he was recommended to the restaurant by a friend not too long ago. He said that he finds himself stopping by more often than not these days.
“It a cool little spot,” Uncle Wise said. “Great beer, affordable and great tasting food. You just can’t go wrong.”