Smokehouse, Wakefield

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

An American BBQ Restaurant situated in the centre of Wakefield serving Man Vs Food type meals as well as a range of delicious small dishes in case you can’t choose! .


So I offered to take my not-so-little-anymore “Little Helper” Jacob, out for a meal for his 10th birthday, and he chose Smokehouse! As he’s a growing lad now, he can’t really help review the kids menu as he pretty much eats the same portions I do, but it’s great to get a different perspective on food/restaurants too 🙂

So on a quiet and rainy Wednesday night we were seated in a booth at Smokehouse, which has a friendly and cosy vibe about it, a little different to what we expected, but a really nice atmosphere with a small bar area as you walk in, booths to the side, and a more open seating area with a lot of greenery and fairy lights.


The menu here is quite vast so it was hard for us to choose quickly, but Jacob decided on one of the BBQ Combo meals – Belly Pork & Chicken Wings. The BBQ Combo option basically comes with a choice of two meats from the list, fries and pit beans or “slaw” priced at £16.95. Some of the meats on offer are; Brisket, Belly Pork, Pulled Pork, Ribs etc and you can add a third meat choice for a further £6. Jacob chose the Salt & Pepper boneless wings as he wasn’t sure he’d be able to handle the Hot & Spicy. These came out a little like chicken goujons with lots of crispy batter. The portion size was decent (lots of crackling too) and Jacob enjoyed his meal, especially the chicken, however he did say it was a little dry, and we both thought the slaw was more like shop bought coleslaw.


I went for one of the OMG burgers – the Holy Cow; double cheeseburger topped with slow cooked beef brisket, swimming in a sea of chips, cheese & gravy. Wow, when this arrived stacked high with a knife stuck through the middle of it to keep it up, I knew it was going to be good. The burger really was swimming in chips, cheese and gravy and it was beautiful. The patties were quite thick and a bit stodgy if I had to be picky. I managed to grab hold of my burger and munch through half of it before it fell apart and became a knife and fork job but it was delicious. I added hot sauce to the gravy too – you have to try it!! There are plenty of classic and OMG burgers to choose from all stacked high with some amazing toppings, all come with fries and priced between £9.95 – £15.95.

I was also told by a few people to try the Cheese Balls from the small plates menu; mature cheddar & mozzarella rolled in breadcrumbs, fried and served with a honey mustard dip. We were so glad we ordered these, they were gorgeous and Jacob definitely loved them.

Smokehouse has a lot more on their menu to offer, hence why it took so long for us to decide, so I am hoping to go back there to try more! Check out their menu here.

I hope I’ve inspired you to give this restaurant a try, please do share your comments and photos with me across my social media FacebookTwitter or Instagram or email me at

Happy munching 🙂




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