My first experience with Smokey Bones was when my husband wanted to go there to celebrate a special occasion. I am a HUGE barbecued ribs fan so we thought that it would be a perfect choice for us. The atmosphere in the restaurant was fine but the service was lack luster to say the least. They were not very busy when we went in but it took quite awhile to even have our drink order brought to our table. When our food finally arrived at our table, I was not impressed with the flavor or texture of the ribs. We have been there a couple of times since then and have had pretty much the same results each time.