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Smokin Woods BBQ, Oakland, CA

Smokin Woods BBQ

4.3
4.3
19 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Since 2013 we've brought our family outback flavors and tastes, to tables and events in the Bay Area.

Whether dining for one or entertaining a group, allow the perfection of your next meal to be (the simplest part of your planning) in the Master Grillers hands. With matchless homemade sauces and dry spice rub recipes, we guarantee a taste that will surpass your expectations, and please you and your guests.

Using 100% all natural apple, cherry, mesquite, oak, and pecan smoked woods; we deliver unforgettable savory taste.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Soul food

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 423-8634

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Woodard

  • Catering

    Please visit Smokinwoodsbbq.com or call 510-414-9790

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    43rd & Telegraph ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CD

    ChanelD

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We showed up on time for our reservation on a double date and there were less than 10 customers seated and we waited over 15 mins for them to wipe off a table for us. The staff literally outnumbered the customers at this point. Once we were seated we were never waited on. Finally, my husband went to the bar to ask how to get service and we were informed that we must order at the front window with cash or use the QR code to order by phone. Sigh. The food eventually came and it was delicious. It got busy suddenly and a staff member named Alicia told us that we needed to move our table to accommodate the incoming party with a reservation. Lol. I was mortified and completely embarrassed that I chose this place to bring my husband and friends. I recommend this place for takeout only.
  2. DL

    DougL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really outstanding BBQ, probably the best brisket I’ve had in a long time.
  3. SK

    ShanaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love smokin woods! Food is always so delicious and the staff are very friendly.
  4. LK

    LizK

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside seating is in the street, between bike and car lanes. Busy window service at noon, we waited about 40 minutes for our food. Worth the wait.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great I loved it!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We all enjoyed the food & drinks. I just wished the server came to our table to check if we needed something more. I had to ask another employee where I can order for more.
  7. c

    constancec

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    My girl & I are still puzzled about there maltreatment of their customer they intentionally ignored we . We were their 1 & 1/2 hr before they took our order the Mac & Cheese was watery the Hot Link dry after waiting for the next he after having reservations I would never recommend or come back again in this life
  8. JR

    JamesR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The large outdoor patio was perfect for being outside - even in the rain.
  9. j

    johnno

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Causual bar with delicious cuts of meat, cocktails and beers on tap.
  10. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    294 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    294 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had 2 meats with Green Beans and Mac&Cheese. Brisket and Ribs were tasty, tender, and moist.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was outstanding!!! Not a big fan of standing outside to place an order through a window but with staffing shortages it is what it is!!! Drinks were a good pour!! Mac and cheese was outstanding. Meats had a great flavor, I just wish it was served hot not like warm!
  12. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    294 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    294 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Started with Lots of water and a double Clase Azul, the Mac & Cheese was NOT up to their normal standard and they were out of Green Beans. The Meats (Ribs, Brisket) were very good, ate at the bar as they seem to have the same problem as other places... short staffed.
  13. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    294 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    294 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit after Covid19, looks like I will NOT have to to Walnut Creek for decent BBQ. They pour my favorite, Clase Azul. I had the 3meat platter, Ribs, Chicken, and Brisket, sides were Green Beans and Mac & Cheese. Ribs were meaty, smoke tasty and tender. Chicken was boneless thighs, fork tender and moist. When you looked at the Brisket it fell apart, nuff said. Green Beans were NOT over cooked, Mac & Cheese was tasty. I had walked past this place many times when only takeout was available and there was always a line and I now know why. Only problem was the WAY TOO LOUD music track.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place !
  15. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribs were excellent. Among the sides we liked the beans, greens and sprouts.
  16. l

    luv2eat

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bbq. Love the sauce. Nice atmosphere but can be a bit noisey for conversation. Otherwise a nice find and good food.
  17. ES

    ErinS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They weren’t even open!!!
  18. NT

    NiqueT215

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A1 all around. The food was good, the place is clean, and the servers are hospitable.
  19. JJ

    JonJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pandemic review: Outside dining on the parklet with some limited seating indoors. You order from the streetside window and your food is walked out to your table - no real need for a reservation, as there is no table service at this time. You can grab alcoholic drinks indoors at the bar or nonalcoholic from the window. Food SOOOO GOOD. Still dreaming of that tritip sando and spicy bbq sauce!

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

Smokin Woods BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 423-8634.

Smokin Woods BBQ is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Smokin Woods BBQ

4307 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94609-2015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    43rd & Telegraph ave

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Soul food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Woodard

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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