Let me start off by saying my husband and I have been there at least 15 times over the last 10 years, even bringing big groups of people a few times. We always raved about the food, the Mac and cheese especially. They always had the best Mac and cheese in our eyes... until the ones we were served last night. Last night we decided we will never be back.
We arrived and the first thing we noticed was they changed the menu... again. We have seen many menu changes over the years but the restaurant always kept around our favorite items, fried chicken, biscuits and Mac and cheese.
We noticed they changed the fried chicken dinner plate from giving 2-3 pieces to now giving a whole fried chicken. We tried to order the fried chicken but we were told they sold the last chicken as our waitress was putting in the order. It was Saturday night but still we were not too happy. This had never happened before.
We settled for an order of the pork rinds for appetizer, a half pound order of the 5 pepper brisket, and 4 bones of the Beef Ribs, with 2 sides of Mac and cheese.
Pork Rinds were hard, stale and not edible, we left the entire order. The quantity of the meat was fine for 2 people. We left full. The brisket was tender and tasty but was a bit dry and fatty. If it wasn't for the bbq sauce I wouldn't have been able to finish it. The beef ribs were big, meaty, tender, tasty and juicy. The Mac and cheese that landed was nothing like what Blue Smoke used to serve. It was not creamy, the noodles changed and the top wasn't broiled and crispy. It tasted and looked like boxed Mac and cheese. We were so disappointed.
Service, as always, was nothing special. Prices are expensive. Yesterday's dinner was pricey and the food was not worth the hefty price tag. In the past, it was always a little expensive but we always felt the quality was worth the splurge.
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