Reviews of Smokin' Good BBQ (Restaurant)

212 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217, United States

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REVIEWS OF Smokin' Good BBQ IN Maine

Barry Chase

Best pulled chicken, ribs, and beano ai'be ever had!

Jerry Fountain

Great food, great price.

Andrick Deppmeyer

I love everything about this place. Northern New England is generally a BBQ blackhole, but this place is an oasis in the middle of the desert. If you're driving rt. 2 with your windows down, you should see and smell the smoke. If you don't stop, you're really just cheating yourself.

Jennifer Mann

Good place to eat

One Spirit

Jeffrey Wood

Quick service and incredible food. My go to is the brisket sandwich with wild sauce, absolutely incredible

Kyle Williams

Ribs are as good as they come. not a great side selection though

Jeff Roberts

Noah Goldberg-Bohr

James Davidson

Terrific local BBQ in Bethel, Maine. We drove by several times and the smoker was always going early in the morning and late into the evening. For our first time there, we ordered the 6-Pack to Go, which is billed as two pounds of pork, 6 rolls, large coleslaw, pickles and sauce. For our family of four, we added four orders of cornbread and asked if they could split the order into one pound each of pulled pork and pulled chicken so that we could taste both. They were happy to hear that we wanted to try both and did not miss a beat. We also tried their hot smoked cashews. Everything was delicious and our take-out was ready within minutes after placing our order. This place is definitely worth a stop or even a drive out of your way.

E Hazen

Great BBQ! Flew in, biked over and had the pulled pork plate. Best BBQ since my last trip to South Carolina. Just the right mix of fat and lean. Very tasty. Sides were good too.

Melanie Tremblay

Scot Hilaire

I may have been spoiled by the best bbq food in the south. Red Hot Mama's from the tv show on food network. Anyway this food if directly compared would fall way below the star rating i am giving it. It claims to be carolina or southern bbq but its not. Its there own flavor. Thus, to some it maybe good over all. Out of the chicken and the brisket meal i had. The chicken was not good at all in my opinion. The brisket was ok. Never in my life have i had corn bread that tasted bad. I looked at it and would not try it from family reviews. The slaw was good. Beans not so much. If you go here i recommend brisket only. Just saying.

Bill Reed

Good Food. Nice servers. I would come back and eat here again.

Ismael Frechette

Gregory Terrien

Awesome brisket and ribs

Mark Elliott

Paul M

stopped here while on the road working,it came highly recommended by a local who I work with.Ordered and had our pulled pork sandwiches in probably lest than 1.5 minutes and they're not skimpy on the meats!I had the wild.Unbelievably good.I also got 1/2 pound of pulled chicken to take home,but wished I didn't......I should've got a pound!Make your life better,stop in and try this place

scott bruns

A must try when in Bethel. I highly recommended the bbq pulled pork"wild" topped with slaw sandwich. Or the the brisket sandwich. Great portions with flavors that wont disappoint! Nice job!!

Michael Spardello

Best barbecue in Maine. By far.

Étienne Dugal

Ron Kierstead

I ordered the meat platter with smoked brisket and pulled pork. The cornbread is wonderful, the beans and homemade slaw was fabulous. The brisket is my favourite, and I simply can't get enough of it. I travel by motorcycle from Toronto Ontario Canada, and have this waypointed in my gps. I've been twice and look forward to a third stop this coming fall. :D My dog loves it too! 2012 - I stopped for supper again tonight on the way from PEI back to Ontario, and the Texas Brisket was better than I remembered. They changed the recipe for the cornbread and it tastes even better! 2016 Spring - I stopped by enroute to Toronto Ontario Canada, and they weren't open for the season. Heartbroken! :'(

jay gee

Nothing but gristle and fat. Wife and I read the reviews, ordered the 3 meat meals and got slabs of gristle. Wife was pissed but dug the meat out and we made sandwiches. Other reviews are good, maybe the dude just hated us personally. You should go here but, check your meal before you leave.

Jade Wildes

paul meredith

Best BBQ my wife and I have had since moving from texas. Try the vinegar based coleslaw the best I have ever had. As good as it gets BBQ, fast friendly service, shady picnic area, well behaved dog friendly, open all year, and paper food containers not styrofoam. Authentic down-home feel, my new favorite BBQ pit.

Susan Sambito

I drive 1,25 hrs to eat here

Matthew Loudermilk

Karen Noel

Just standing in line was enjoyable...great crowd and super tasty! The staff was so polite and accommodating.

Kelly88 angels

David Soucy

(Translated by Google) But what a great discovery by going to Bettel. The break is amazing, the succulent pork and the chicken on the boat. If you go to OOB a stop is required. Miammmmmm (Original) Mais quel belle découverte en allant mettre de l'essence à Bettel. La briser est incroyable, le porc succulent et le poulet sur la coche. Si vous allez à OOB un arrêt s'impose. Miammmmmm

Steven Fortin

Good if you like spicy chili

Bailey McHugh

Kevin Colby

Pretty good barbecue. Smoked daily

Vincent Visconti

Josh Norton

Matt Stevens

Awesome hole in the wall BBQ. Hot links, brisket, pulled pork were all to die for. Try the hot smoked cashews - believe them; they're spicy! BBQ sauce, slaw, cornbread all great.


Good food

Jim Dion

Doug Zacker

The spicy BBQ sauce is one of the best I have ever had. I wish I had brought some back to NJ with me. I had the sauce on a pulled pork sandwich which was so incredibly tasty and huge and a great value. Thank you Smokin' Good. See you again next summer.

Jim Armstrong

Good food and massive portions. The chili was flavorful and had a nice spice to it.

garrett G

Brad Sander

I went here a few times back when I was still in the Navy... stationed in Brunswick. This place is legit. And I'm from Texas, where excellent BBQ is always less than a couple miles away. Just seeing ANY BBQ place that far up north was great, but after I ate it, I was like... damn, this ain't bad. By Maine standards it's an A+. By Texas or Tennessee standards, it's a B+. Again, very good food. I haven't been to Maine in years, but if I ever have a reason to venture that far north again, I'll stop by this place and grab some BBQ. To the owner/BBQ chef: great job on the meat. Keep up the good work

Dave Curtis


Vincent Fortier

Un simple avertissement : Emmenez des napkin à votre table! Énorme portion, c'est incroyablement satisfaisant!

Bonnie Jansen

This place is fabulous! Don’t miss out!

Mark Nenadov

Solid roadside BBQ. I enjoyed their Pork Sundae.

Wojciech Citko

Zajebiste miejsce na zeberka szkoda ze tak daleko bo bym czesciej jezdzil

Mark Foster

Really good BBQ. Really good! To be honest, the sides were nothing to brag about, but the meat is totally worth the stop. Next time we will probably just get meat and bring it home to eat. Their chili is spicy! Corn bread was just okay. Don't be deceived but he little red trailer. This is awesome BBQ.


I head over to this every time I am home. I live in Washington state now and this is one of the great highlights of going back home to Maine. Best BBQ HANDS DOWN I’ve ever tried and the portions are very very reasonable. Just go! You’ll love this place!

Angela Hauser

The Bbq was outstanding! Pulled pork and chicken

John Yates

Grabbed 1/2 chicken, brisket, chili, beans, and coleslaw. Everything was delicious. Truly was "Smokin' Good", and my wife agreed. Texas BBQ in Maine!


With a BBQ pit master that has so much passion for what he does it's no wonder this place pumps out such high quality food. The food is crafted with layers of flavor designed artfully to make the meat taste perfectly balanced. Textually tender and juicy with a wonderful bark of smokey goodness this is the real deal when it comes to BBQ. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS DELIGHT!!! 10 out of 10!

Josh Caron™

Cari Peterson

Great customer service - very friendly owner and staff! The smoked meats were very tender and moist. Really enjoyed the sides too!

Joe Loughlin

The bowl was the best!

Ginger Therrien

Pork sundae - omg, good! Whoever thought to put spicy cashews in with that mixture was genius, adds great texture and a little heat. Hubby had pulled chicken sammie with beans, coleslaw, and cornbread. He liked the flavor of the chicken although he could have used a bit more sauce. We agreed coleslaw was awesome, beans were good (we're used to mine, which are usually a bit sweeter with maple syrup), and cornbread was good (again, same as with beans). But literally all piled together in the sundae?? Yes! Eat all together like a layer cake, as cornbread will get a bit soggy with time.

Tom Grimmett

Curtis Libby

Amazing BBQ. Favorite in Maine

Marion Canon

We stop at the Smokin’ Good BBQ on our way to Portland, and it was a pleasant surprise! The service is super friendly, the prices very good and the food, smoking Good!!!! We had the brisket and it was tender, juicy and full of flavours! Everything is handmade from scratch and even the slaw (a bit zesty) and the cornbread (light and warm) were amazing. The plates were huge so we took the rest home. Don’t hesitate for a second to stop there! It was delicious and totally worth it!

Nathan Nichols

We stop here often. The food is awesome!!! Service is mediocre.... Which is strange, because service in the adjacent store (same owner) is great!

Rick Audy

Don't let looks or northern location fool you...good babecue at reasonable prices.

Linda Bailie

Great place with yummy bbq

Morgan Hamilton

Lil shack of heaven on highway 2. This place is tiny but the helpings aren't! I got the brisket and pork combo, the sides are just as good. Brisket wouldn't stay together and it was THICK cut. Very rare. Awesome Wild sauce.

Bill Diesinger

Authentic BBQ, worth the trip

Jessica Ciola

Tom Donaghue

David Alspaugh

Amazing. Just go here. No, seriously stop thinking about it and do it. You're welcome.

Zach Sloneker

Tony Alfonzo

We stopped in while attending the IAR rally. This is a must stop and try it for yourself. Awesome Ribs, Chicken and pulled pork.

Shannon Bushey

Food was amazing!

Charlotte Wilson

Frank Hodson Jr.

The food gets a definite 5 stars! It's authenticity is beyond reproach. Great flavors done well. Smelling the actual smokers being used on site adds to the meals. Great meats, home made beans and bbq sauces. The service ambiance is where the extra star is lost. The parking is very tight, requiring street side parking. Although there are several quality picnic tables, none of them are covered and you may be eating in your car if the weather turns. The servers don't appear to have time or facilities to wash their hands between customers. None of these shortcomings would steer me away from coming here again, often!

Peter L

Legit BBQ. Considering its in Maine, its fantastic. Being from Eastern NC, I have high standards for pulled pork. While Smokin' isn't eastern NC style, its done very well. Great smoke, quality meat, and good sauce (more of a Western/Lexington style). Also, the brisket melts in your mouth. This place has lots of character too. What a great find!

John Normand

Donna Shaw

Best bbq I've had north of the Mason dixon line!

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