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Zeke's Smokehouse - 37 Reviews - 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (323) 850-9353

Zeke's Smokehouse

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7100 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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(323) 850-9353
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Zeke's Smokehouse - Los Angeles, CA
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Zeke's Smokehouse - Los Angeles, CA
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Best

Unfortunately, this particular location has closed. You can still get your BBQ fix at Zeke's Montrose location.

Worst

Another place that is conveniently located near my work. Unfortunately, like most of the other eateries around Highland-Santa Monica-La Brea intersections, the food is not so hot...

Closed. 9/19/2010

Unfortunately, this particular location has closed. You can still get your BBQ fix at Zeke's Montrose location. more

Zeke's is delicious! 7/18/2010

I just came here the other night and my experience was great! This place definitely has authentic barbecue. Let me start by saying that their sweet potato fries are mouth watering. They are so delicious. I ordered the Zeke's Burger with mashed potatoes and gravy. It was good but the burger wasn't cooked exactly how i wanted it :/, it could have been better. Other than that, the service was great! The waiter and busboys were very friendly. Oh and let me add, the Key-Lime Pie was yummy! Thanks Zeke's Smokehouse more

this was a nice experience 7/14/2010

There are particular food items that I use to measure the quality of restaurants. They are Ruebens, Pizza and cold salads. I have to say that so often I am disappointed by coleslaw and potato salad when eating out. NOT IN THIS CASE. It was super good. Not the kind overloaded with mayo. We got takeout and not only were the salads good but the brisquet was fantastic. Definitely will go back, but this time buy extra BBQ sauce. Pros: good even as takeout & inexpensive more

Luscious BBQ-Best in Los Angeles 7/14/2010

I am from Kansas and my husband is from Texas so BBQ is in our blood. When we visit family in the mid-west and south we always eat BBQ but pretty much gaveup on BBQ in Los Angeles unitl we happened into Zeke's Smokehouse on Santa Monica Blvd after a trip to Target. My husband ordered the brisket sandwich and I ordered the pulled pork and we traded halves. When the owner found out I was from Kansas she sent out some ribs for us to sample. All the meats were wonderful--moist and smokey. And they have hands down the best potato salad of any bbq restaurant in the country. Owner says everrything is made from scratch in their kitchen. We were too full for dessert but they looked good. Pros: Brisket, Pulled Pork, Ribs Cons: Tendency to eat to much. more

zekes sucks 6/9/2010

zekes sucks. rather go to a mom and pop joint instead of this overpriced crap. they dont even have a bbq Pros: Parking Available Cons: the food more

I just stick with the brisket and beef ribs 5/21/2010

I guess mustcop had a bad experience here or has some really high standards for bbq. Pros: Brisket and beef ribs more

have i reviewed this dump already? 2/16/2010

this is the worst excuse for ""BBQ"" i have ever eaten. their kitchen didnt even have a grill, much less anything to cook bbq with besides an oven and a stovetop. THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ THIS IS NOT BBQ Pros: nice location, clean, parking Cons: the food more

Good, not great but will take you out of a BBQ crave 3/27/2009

The food was good, not great but will get you out of a crave. The menu doesn't have enough BBQ items. The meatloaf was really good along with the mashed potatoes. The Carolina pulled pork sandwich was ok, the kids chicken littles are more like wings than littles. The lemonade taste really artificial and my kid wouldn't drink it. Pros: Clean, good parking situation, kids menu Cons: Pricey more

Good, but not great BBQ 1/21/2009

Not quite as good as Baby Blues BBQ, but one of the only decent BBQ joint in the Hollywood area. The mains are hit-and-miss... I liked their pulled pork (moist and juicy, but lacking the smoky flavor) and their pork spare ribs. But the sausage was mediocre, as were the beef ribs. Sides are decent. The fries are crisp and not greasy at all. The BBQ beans are smoky, tender, and flavorful. Corn bread is not the best, but adequate. I used to think this place was too expensive, but they have mellowed their prices a bit recently. Usually a BBQ combo special with 1 main and a side can be had for $9 to $11. Drinks are expensive. Ambience is nice enough, upscale casual. Place is hardly ever crowded, and a nice joint to drop into after a marathon shopping trip at the Target next door. Pros: pulled pork, french fries Cons: can be pricey. expensive drinks. more

great BBQ 9/20/2008

you must Go here, I have not had BBQ this good since I lived in Kansas city, A must for those of you in LA, who are craving really great BBQ Pros: Babby Back Ribs, mmmm! Cons: Bad delivery staff, they are slow more

dont eat the chicken 8/22/2008

i have to say i love me some bbq chicken, but this was truly sad. the chicken was very dry i would never go back there. also the ""southern"" greenbeans not so southern and they were clearly from a can. worst place ever. more

Pretty darn good BBQ 6/16/2008

I have never had a bad experiance at Zeke's. I am frankly rather surprised about the below bad services reviews. Maybe because I have only gone for lunch and it's not too busy? Either way, I usually get the rib combo plate. Beef, baby back, and spare ribs. The beef ribs are seldom greesy like most places and the spare ribs are great. With a choice of three different sauces (or none in my case) I see little to complain about. The sides are almost a meal in themselves. Good tap beer selection as well. Pros: Great rub, nice sides, good beer selection more

Best BBQ in LA 5/26/2008

I eat a lot of BBQ all over the country and Zeke's is on par with great BBQ that you'd find anywhere including the south. The portions were extremely generous and the pulled chicken and pork were just the right tenderness with extra sauce on the side for those who like to drown their food in sauce (my girlfriend). The sauces were also top notch in terms of the perfect ratio of spice, tang and sweetness. I also ordered the fried chicken meal which was ridiculous! The chicken had a great coating of thick breading and the boneless breasts were delicious and tender. For sides we ordered the mac n cheese, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, potato salad and chili... They were awesome. I read a number of reviews about customer service issues prior to ordering and was a bit nervous about the service I'd receive, but I guess the previous reviewers must have went into the place with a chip on their shoulder. Not only were they super cool on the phone, but my delivery location was outside of their delivery range and they were cool enough to deliver anyway. I would highly recommend Zeke's and the only comment I would make regarding improvements would be to add cornbread to the menu. Overall the place will definitely be on my top BBQ in LA list. Pros: Pulled Chicken, Pulled Pork, Fried Chicken, Mac n Cheese Cons: There really aren't any cons, but I would like them to add cornbread to the menu more

Now that's what I'm talkin about!!! 4/8/2008

Finally good BBQ. Portions are huge, my wife and I share a briskit meal. Two sides, Mashed Potatoes for sure and anything else. Pros: Music, Briskit, more

4 1/2 stars??? 4/4/2008

Dissapointed by all the hyped reviews on this site. Sweet potato fries were soft and squishy and their $20 beef ribs were bone and sauce, and like most LA joints service was lousy. Best part was eating outside by Santa Monica Blvd. Cons: Too busy to treat you like a customer more

Burnt Veggies Taste Like Charcoal 3/6/2008

Another place that is conveniently located near my work. Unfortunately, like most of the other eateries around Highland-Santa Monica-La Brea intersections, the food is not so hot. The one thing I can wholeheartedly recommend is the root beer. It's delicious. But then, Zeke's doesn't make it, they just sell it. The BBQ is so-so. I would go with a pulled pork, or brisket. I'm not a huge ribs guy. It's not bad. But never eat their ""grilled"" veggies. Those BBQ'ers in the back like to torch the life out of the food, until it all tastes like ash. Is this some kind of macho revenge against vegetables? Does it make the BBQ more ""authentic"" if you incinerate the food? I've complained about it before and gotten no response. I give up. If I am forced to go there these days, because of work, I just eat the brisket, down a root beer and get on with life. Functional, but not enjoyable. Pros: Great Root Beer in a big bottle Cons: Most menu items are cremated more

Best BBQ in LA 2/21/2008

Lookin' for good Southern BBQ? Find it here. I forgot that Carolina BBQ sandwiches comes with coleslaw which I normally don't like. Ate it anyways and it was fab! The food was fresh and good. The restaurant was clean and the service was good. The price was fine for the quality of food. Will return many times. Pros: Ambience, service, food, menu, quality Cons: portions could be a mite larger more

horrible horrible customer service 1/25/2008

When we walked in, we seated ourselves after standing there for about 10 minutes. Then as people who came in after us were waited upon, we complained, only to be brushed off and told, they'd be there in a minute. They continued to ignore us and wait on other people. I don't know what their deal is. We ended up just walking out. Pros: food is good but expensive Cons: They have terrible, terrible customer service. more

If this is Southern food, I love it! 12/18/2007

The pulled pork BBQ sandwich, with hush puppies, and mashed potatoes is about the tastiest combination I have ever had! They're prices were reasonable, and I was ridiculously stuffed. But somehow found room for the pecan pie a la mode:) Been back twice since, and love it more every time! Pros: BBQ! more

great mac and cheese ! 9/14/2007

Good Eats ! Nuff said . They even have delivery. Collard greens and mac and cheese were great.. Great customer service on the delivery. This place has the best BBQ in the hollywood area. Pros: Great food Cons: kinda pricey more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    This storefront's jagged brick, rustic wood and brushed-steel decor gives off a down-home-meets-bistro vibe. Diners grab seats on the patio or near the open kitchen barbecue pit....

  • 5/24/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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    West Hollywood, Central LA
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