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Smokecraft Modern Barbecue, Arlington, VA

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

4.6
4.6
227 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

Born from the idea that barbecue can be more than just traditional, smoke can be more than just smoky, and passion can be crafted, Smokecraft is a team of dedicated members always striving to provide the best culinary experience. Our award-winning techniques are tested and perfected on the competition circuit, and are continuously evolving to push the boundaries of barbecue. Experience the art of Smokecraft.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 312-8791

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Darneille

  • Private party facilities

    https://www.smokecraftbbq.com/events/

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    North Highland/11th St. North

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Clarendon Metro Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • All-American Nachos$13.95

    tortilla chips / smoked queso / cheddar / jack / pico de gallo / jalapenos / crema / avocado crema

    • Pork Belly Burnt Ends$13.95

      compart duroc / apple glaze

      • Smoked Avocado Deviled Eggs$11.95

        smoked avocado / pickled onion

        • Whole "V" Pit Wings*$13.95

          all-natural chicken / beer brined / old bay / ranch

          • Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip$12.95

            smoked pulled chicken / smoked blue cheese / tri-color tortillas

            • Apple Prosciutto Crostini$12.95

              caramelized apple butter / smoked blue cheese / smoked honey / prosciutto

              • Black Eyed Pea Hummus$11.95

                black eyed peas / smoked garlic / roasted red peppers / smoked feta / toasted naan / veggies

                Sandwiches

                • Our Iconic Pulled Pork*$14.95

                  dry rubbed / cole slaw

                  • Pulled Chicken$14.95

                    maple wood smoked chicken / cole slaw

                    • Chopped Brisket$16.95

                      Prime brisket / sweet bbq sauce / caramelized onions / cole slaw

                      • The Dip$16.95

                        thinly sliced hickory smoked top round / smoked dijon butter / whipped goat cheese / caramelized mushrooms & onions / au jous

                        • Black Crack Reuben$16.95

                          cherry wood smoked brisket pastrami / 1000 island dressing / sauerkraut / swiss

                          • Cue-Bano$15.95

                            smoked ham / pulled pork / swiss cheese / dill pickles / mustard bbq sauce

                            • Smoked Lamb Gyro$16.95

                              cherry wood smoked leg of lamb / tzatziki / smoked feta / cucumbers / tomatoes / pickled onions / mixed greens

                              Salads

                              • Grilled Caesar$12.95

                                charred romaine / parmesan / smoked caesar dressing / toasted bread

                                • Firebird Chicken Salad$15.95

                                  pulled smoked chicken / avocado / pico de gallo / southwest caviar / sunrise bell peppers / cheddar cheese / crispy onions / bbq ranch / tangy bbq sauce

                                  • Clarendon Cobb$15.95

                                    smoke-boiled eggs / applewood smoked bacon / pulled smoked chicken / blue cheese crumbles / avocado / smoked paprika & sherry vinaigrette

                                    • Smoked Beet Salad$12.95

                                      smoke roasted beets / smoked blue cheese / arugula / pickled onions / candied pecans / backyard balsamic

                                      Brunch

                                      Saturdays & Sundays 10am-3pm

                                      • Proper Chicken & Waffles$13.95

                                        jalapeno cornbread waffles / buttermilk fried chicken / peach butter / chipotle maple

                                        • Build Your Benedict$13.95

                                          pulled pork or chicken / poached eggs / buttermilk biscuits / grilled green tomatoes / chipotle hollandaise sauce

                                          • Smoked Monte Cristo*$15.95

                                            smoked ham / smoked turkey / swiss / mustard bbq sauce / texas toast / smoked berries / maple bourbon syrup

                                            • 'Craft Texas Toast$12.95

                                              creamy cinnamon texas toast / smoked berries / maple bourbon syrup

                                              • The Ranch Hand Breakfast$13.95

                                                3 eggs / grilled green tomato / potato hash / 2 slices texas toast / breakfast pork

                                                Brunch Cocktails

                                                • Bloody Mary$9.00

                                                  Vodka, Georges Bloody Mary Mix

                                                  • Classic Mimosa$10.00

                                                    Orange Juice, Sparkling Wine

                                                    Entrées

                                                      Traditional Entrées

                                                      • St. Louis Ribs*

                                                        dry rubbed / cherrywood smoked

                                                        • Half Rack$22.95
                                                        • Full Rack$36.95
                                                      • Prime Brisket Platter*$23.95

                                                        dry rubbed / hickory & cherrywood smoked

                                                        • BBQ Chicken Platter*$17.95

                                                          brined / dry rubbed / maplewood smoked / pineapple-bourbon sauce

                                                          • Pulled Pork Platter*$17.95

                                                            dry rubbed / hickory & cherrywood smoked

                                                            • Smokecraft Combo

                                                              pulled pork / 1/4 chicken / jalapeno cheddar sausage / pulled chicken thighs / duroc pork belly / st. louis ribs / turkey / sliced prime brisket

                                                              • Choose 2$20.95
                                                              • Choose 3$25.95
                                                            • Whole Lotta' Cue$74.95

                                                              a sample of our meats / 4 sides

                                                              Modern Barbecue Entrées

                                                              • Chesapeake Smoked Crab Cakes*$34.95

                                                                applewood smoked crab / grilled lemon / chipotle aioli

                                                                • Cedar Plank Chipotle Maple Bourbon Salmon$23.95

                                                                  chipotle rubbed / maple-bourbon glaze / candied pecans

                                                                  • Smoked Spaghetti Squash$16.95

                                                                    applewood smoked squash / roasted peppers / onions / spinach / goat cheese / maple syrup

                                                                    Sides

                                                                    • Collard Greens*$5.95

                                                                      • Bourbon Sweet Mashed Potatoes$5.95

                                                                        • Seasoned Fries$5.95

                                                                          • Campfire Baked Beans$5.95

                                                                            • Mashed Potatoes$5.95

                                                                              • Mac & Cheese$6.95

                                                                                • Potato Salad$5.95

                                                                                  • Cole Slaw$5.95

                                                                                    • Brussels Sprouts$5.95

                                                                                      Beverages

                                                                                      • Pepsi$2.75

                                                                                        • Diet Pepsi$2.75

                                                                                          • Sierra Mist$2.75

                                                                                            • Dr. Pepper$2.75

                                                                                              • Mountain Dew$2.75

                                                                                                • Orange Crush$2.75

                                                                                                  • Mug Root Beer$2.75

                                                                                                    • Tropicana Lemonade$2.75

                                                                                                      • Schweppes Ginger Ale$2.75

                                                                                                        • Iced Tea$2.75

                                                                                                          • Sweet Tea$2.75

                                                                                                            • Orange Juice$3.50

                                                                                                              • Apple Juice$3.50

                                                                                                                • Cranberry Juice$3.50

                                                                                                                  • Pineapple Juice$3.50

                                                                                                                    • Grapefruit Juice$3.50

                                                                                                                      • Mountain Valley Sparkling Water

                                                                                                                        • 0.5l$5.00
                                                                                                                      • Mountain Valley Still Water

                                                                                                                        • 0.5l$5.00
                                                                                                                      • Regular Coffee$3.50

                                                                                                                        • Decaf Coffee$3.50

                                                                                                                          Desserts

                                                                                                                          • Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding*$7.95

                                                                                                                            cherrywood smoked / semi-sweet chocolate / port-soaked dried cherries / vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                                                                            • Colada Key Lime Pie*$7.95

                                                                                                                              applewood smoked / key limes / pineapple / dark rum / sweet whipped cream

                                                                                                                              • Cedar Plank Chocolate Brownie S'mores$7.95

                                                                                                                                cedar plank smoked brownies / chocolate / marshmallows / graham cracker / chocolate orange ganache / vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                                                                                • Banana Pudding$7.95

                                                                                                                                  flambéed bananas / nilla wafers / whipped cream / bourbon caramel

                                                                                                                                  Handcrafted Cocktails

                                                                                                                                  • Maple Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                                                                                    Rye, Maple Syrup, Chocolate Bitters

                                                                                                                                    • Smoke on the Water$14.00

                                                                                                                                      Bulleit Bourbon, Spiced Honey, Angostura Bitters

                                                                                                                                      • Caramel Apple$12.00

                                                                                                                                        Spiced Rum, Apple Cider, Ginger Beer, Bourbon Caramel

                                                                                                                                        • Don't Speak$14.00

                                                                                                                                          Mezcal, Citrus, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino

                                                                                                                                          • The Rebel$14.00

                                                                                                                                            Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Marnier, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters

                                                                                                                                            • Fall$12.00

                                                                                                                                              House Infused Bourbon, Apple Cider, Honey Spiced Syrup, Citrus, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

                                                                                                                                              • My Cherry Amour$14.00

                                                                                                                                                Gin, Simple Syrup, Luxardo Maraschino, Citrus, Muddled Cherries

                                                                                                                                                16oz Tall Boy Canned Beers

                                                                                                                                                • Budweiser, St. Louis, Missouri (ABV 5.0%)$5.50

                                                                                                                                                  • Bud Light, St. Louis, Missouri (ABV 4.3%)$5.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Miller Lite, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ABV 4.2%)$5.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Coors Light, Golden, Colorado (ABV 4.2%)$5.50

                                                                                                                                                        • Yuengling Lager, Pottsville, Pennsylvania (ABV 4.5%)$5.50

                                                                                                                                                          • Pabst Blue Ribbon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ABV 4.7%)$5.50

                                                                                                                                                            • Blue Moon Belgium White, Denver, Colorado (ABV 5.4%)$8.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Bold Rock India Pressed Apple Cider, Nellysford, Virginia (ABV 4.7%)$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                • White Claw Mango, Chicago, Illinois (ABV 5.0%)$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                  • White Claw Black Cherry, Chicago, Illinois (ABV 5.0%)$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                    • Corona Extra, Mexico (ABV 4.5%)$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Heineken, Netherlands (ABV 5.0%)$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Stella Artois, Belgium (ABV 5.2%)$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Guinness Draught, Ireland (ABV 4.3%)$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Wines

                                                                                                                                                                              Reds

                                                                                                                                                                              • Sand Point Merlot, Clarksburg, California

                                                                                                                                                                                Ripe, juicy, kiss of oak

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                              • Lange Twins Old Vine Estate Zinfandel, Amador County, California

                                                                                                                                                                                Ripe Blackberry, sage, toasty oak

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                              • Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California

                                                                                                                                                                                Black cherry, vanilla, subtle oak

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                              • Toschi Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, Madera, California

                                                                                                                                                                                Bright cherry nose, hints of soft oak, easy finish

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Sparkling

                                                                                                                                                                              • Vueve Parisot Blanc de Blancs, Vin Mousseaux, France

                                                                                                                                                                                Toasty, green apple, lychee

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Whites

                                                                                                                                                                              • Ilauri Tavo Pinot Grigio, Venezie, Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                Soft white fruits, melon, refreshing

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                              • La Sorbonne Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d'Oc/ Languedoc - Rousillon, France

                                                                                                                                                                                Exotic citrus, pear, delicate finish

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                              • Backstory Chardonnay, North Coast, California

                                                                                                                                                                                Apple, baking spices, balanced butter and oak

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Rosé

                                                                                                                                                                              • L'Escarelle "Palm" Rose', Pays d'Oc, France

                                                                                                                                                                                Bright Strawberry, cherry, lush and easy

                                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$36.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Craft Beers

                                                                                                                                                                              • Hardywood Pils, Richmond, VA$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Atlas Blood Orange Gose, Washington, DC$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Kailua Kona, HI$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Union Duckpin Pale Ale, Baltimore, MD$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Lexington, VA$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Solace Partly Cloudy, Dulles, VA$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Port City Monumental IPA, Alexandria, VA$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • DC Brau The Corruption, Washington, DC$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                              What 227 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                              4.6
                                                                                                                                                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                MarcusB

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                The food was awesome. Pulled pork, ribs and 1/4 chicken were smoked to perfection and well seasoned.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. ML

                                                                                                                                                                                                MikeL

                                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                The food and wait staff were outstanding. If there was a complaint, it would be that with the industrial decor conversation can be hard - the conversation gets drowned out.

                                                                                                                                                                                              3. m

                                                                                                                                                                                                melody

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                56 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                56 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                Pulled pork is awesome! Absolutely delicious. Sauce not required

                                                                                                                                                                                              4. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                Kiia

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Wonderful service, excellent food, great time was had by all.

                                                                                                                                                                                              5. r

                                                                                                                                                                                                richardc

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Great brunch, best French toast I’ve ever had, monte cristo is also fantastic

                                                                                                                                                                                              6. AR

                                                                                                                                                                                                AmyR

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                We previously went to Smokecarft and really enjoyed the food. This time the quality of the food was poor and the service was worse.

                                                                                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                We had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day early. I had been there many times before and the food has always been good. My family was very pleased and the bill was manageable. Erica our server was lovely and made our six year old feel like a “big” kid.

                                                                                                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly!

                                                                                                                                                                                              9. CO

                                                                                                                                                                                                COZES

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Service staff food quality taste ALL EXCELLENT!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Anne

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                It was rather expensive (everything is these days). But delicious! The pulled pork was tender and juicy, and the ribs were seasoned well and fall-off-the-bone tender. Nice variety of sauces, but the meat was so good hardly needed them. Good selection of beers on tap.

                                                                                                                                                                                              11. CJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                CarolynJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                What a wonderful food experience! Great bbq in a fun space...clean, modern and hip. We had excellent service and will return again soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                              12. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                Guest

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Phenomenal, quick, and delicious experience! Sliced brisket Benedict and mac and cheese were really good. I can't wait to come back to try more of this menu! 10/10 for my first experience at Smokecraft.

                                                                                                                                                                                              13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Decent food, horrible service— will never go again

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                                                                                                                                                                                                WarrenO

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Great time and great food will definitely be going back

                                                                                                                                                                                              15. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                Brunchie

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                We loved our dinner at Smokecraft! Our waitress gave some great recommendations and was so helpful, polite and friendly. Will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                              16. f

                                                                                                                                                                                                food13

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                Very respectable q and sides. Pricey for BBQ, and the service was neglectful. Staff standing around talking to each other, but forgot to bring corn muffins or sauces that accompany the platters. Had to track someone down twice for utensils

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Mike

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                Anniversary

                                                                                                                                                                                              18. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                Kelly

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                Service was not great. People who sat down after us got their drinks before us. Food came out burnt and wasn’t taking off the bill until we double checked. The food was only decent. Dont know that I would go back not recommend it to anyone else

                                                                                                                                                                                              19. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                Breezeebey

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Amazing food and and our server was amazing. I want to say his name was Chris. Amazing time. I will be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                              20. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                                AshleyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Josh our server was amazing! Greatly appreciated him suggesting some great menu options as first time visitors. Food was good, wasn't blown away, but we were still really happy with this choice for a good Saturday brunch

                                                                                                                                                                                              21. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                Marco

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                This place was over priced and mediocre food. One pulled pork sandwich and fries...one brisket "platter"...came with fries total $51 and change....tipped the guy 20% because he was the only server and did his best to get us fed. Will not return. From NC...so, I know great pulled pork....been to Texas and absolutely know good brisket. Maybe the rest of the menu is better...we won't be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                              22. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                Manos

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                Great selection of smoked food. The smoked cauliflower is excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                              23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                270 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                270 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Perfect place for a casual business lunch. The Reuben is worth the trip!

                                                                                                                                                                                              24. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                Kaiy

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                I’ve been to Smokecraft a few times now and always get the pulled pork sandwich. It’s so good and the service is really fast. I usually get the French fries with it which I enjoy. My partner likes the Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. The s’mores brownie sundae was decent. I will definitely go back!

                                                                                                                                                                                              25. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mclean

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Really good barbecue! Service was super efficient and pleasant! We will be back

                                                                                                                                                                                              26. RM

                                                                                                                                                                                                RyanM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                I enjoyed smokecraft. I liked the taste of pretty much everything I ate. The only thing is I thought the ribs, which were tasty, were a smaller serving than my 2 favorite places for ribs in NoVa and they weren't cheaper. But I liked how different some of the dishes were and I do plan to return.

                                                                                                                                                                                              27. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mike

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                The food and service were outstanding. The pulled pork, brisket, and Black Crack Reuben were excellent! The banana pudding was also very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                              28. RG

                                                                                                                                                                                                RachelG

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Delicious and our waiter gave us great recommendations. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                                                                              29. RE

                                                                                                                                                                                                RobertE

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent experience! Outstanding barbecue and drink selection. Vibrant atmosphere without being overly noisy.

                                                                                                                                                                                              30. l

                                                                                                                                                                                                lookingforgoodfood

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                Very salty food, slow service, ordered a full slab of ribs, they gave me a half slab, charged me for full slab.

                                                                                                                                                                                              31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent barbecue! It is hard to find a tender and delicious brisket with a good bark and this is hands down my new favorite in the dmv (and I’m from Austin 😉)…it’s also hard to go d a place that delivers not only exceptional taste in one category but in all 4 that we sampled: ribs, pulled pork and the jalapeño cheddar sausage. No sauce needed- enough said! Spoke with the pitmaster about his techniques and style and that was a fun bonus to the evening and ambiance of the experience. We also ordered the barbacoa nachos- what a delight to find real south Texas barbacoa done right balanced with cream and spice! Also don’t miss the smoked cauliflower- an unusual sweet undertone that makes it irresistible. Only complaint was timing of appetizer vers main course: they came out at the same time 🤷🏻‍♀️ I will definitely be back in person and ordering carry out to help get over homesick cravings for good bbq!

                                                                                                                                                                                              32. f

                                                                                                                                                                                                foodisgreat

                                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                The food was very good and the service was very good but is extremely loud and it possible to hear

                                                                                                                                                                                              33. CS

                                                                                                                                                                                                CharlesS

                                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                61 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                61 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Smokecraft is more than a smokehouse - it is a sit-down restaurant with some very innovative dishes (e.g., smoked avocado deviled eggs, barbacoa tacos, smoked brisket eggrolls) as well as excellent house-prepared meats. We have ordered the "Whole Lotta 'Cue" platter three times, and it feeds four. Best barbeque joint in Arlington ... and a terrific addition to the Clarendon dining scene!

                                                                                                                                                                                              34. BK

                                                                                                                                                                                                BryanK

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                Of the meats we had brisket, pulled pork and ribs. They were all delish. You did not need sauce on them which is a good quality in grilling. The veggies we had were the collard greens, smoked cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts. They were all excellant too. Had the cherry bread pudding for dessert. My husband got it and I don't usually like it......but I did love it too. So I would give this restaurant high marks.

                                                                                                                                                                                              35. KD

                                                                                                                                                                                                KaylaD

                                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                The pulled pork eggs Benedict was delicious! They also served complimentary cornbread, yum! The food was also reasonably priced. I will definitely be visiting smoke craft again.

                                                                                                                                                                                              36. r

                                                                                                                                                                                                runner899

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                We went for brunch and got the Brisket Benedict, which was incredible! My friend had just been to a place that specialized in benedicts and he said this one blew it out of the water! It was so good that when we finally got hungry again we decided to go back for dinner. We got the Whole Lotta Que so we could sample everything. It was a ton of food, and we were not disappointed! It was all great, but the brisket, ribs, sausage, mac and cheese, and baked beans were incredible! Really glad we did the sampler because we would not have ordered the sausage and it was the best sausage either of us had ever had! Will definitely be back, really glad to have a place like this local to Arlington!

                                                                                                                                                                                              37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Good food. Good service.

                                                                                                                                                                                              38. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                Kaiy

                                                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                Went on a Friday evening and the place wasn't too busy nor noisy. Enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich with mashed potatoes. Also tried the french fries and cornbread which were yummy! Ended the night with the brownies s'mores dessert which was a treat!

                                                                                                                                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                Lunch was delicious although I wish the burnt ends were plated as bite-sized. We struggled to cut them into manageable pieces. Brisket sandwich with mac n’cheese was the perfect comfort food on a rainy day.

                                                                                                                                                                                              40. CT

                                                                                                                                                                                                CristineT

                                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                The place had good vibes and the menu was exciting. Unfortunately when we went, they’re were out of a few items we wanted. They were doing their best, so we weren’t upset. We’ll give it another chance and hopefully next time the full menu is available.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Diner temperature check required
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Staff temperature check required
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                              You can order delivery directly from Smokecraft Modern Barbecue using the Order Online button. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 312-8791.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Smokecraft Modern Barbecue is rated 4.6 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Smokecraft Modern Barbecue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

                                                                                                                                                                                              1051 N Highland St Arlington, VA 22201-2167

                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                North Highland/11th St. North

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                Arlington

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                Barbecue, Contemporary American, Southern

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                Clarendon Metro Stop

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                Andrew Darneille

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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