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Meet Smokey

PIT MASTER
JAMES “SMOKEY” JONES

Pit Master James Jones takes his passion for barbecue seriously and it’s because of that he opened a restaurant inside the renovated Historic South Cle Elum Depot on April 20, 2013. “It’s a unique place and for that reason matched my vision,” Jones said.

Jones’ a former Boeing engineer and electronics consultant first got into barbecuing as a backyard hobbyist which evolved into a winning national and international competition circuit pit master. James says that his recipe for success comes from everything he’s learned from his immersion in those high-end competitions. “I’ve had a lot of mentors and it comes down to good beef and a good smoker. After that it’s taste, tenderness and appearance, the same criteria judges on the circuit use.

Smokey’s Bar-B-Que is a family owned and operated endeavor, with his wife and two daughters actively involved in the operation of the business.

RECIPES FORGED IN THE FIRES OF COMPETITION

AWARD-WINNING RUBS,
SAUCES & TECHNIQUES

We are honored and humbled by all the nice things people who enjoy the fruits of our labors have to say about us. We are a family run business, and it is a passion for us to produce good BBQ for our customers. We love talking to people in the restaurant and hearing that they like our food and enjoyed their visit to Smokey’s Bar-B-Que.

Grand Champion 1st overall – Kla Ha Ya Days BBQ Championships in Snohomish, Wa. In addition to the Overall Champion, we also won 1st place ribs, 1st place pork butt, a 2nd place in chicken, and 7th place brisket. July 2013.

In the news – our winning “Barn Burner” recipe featured on the Passion for Pork Blog. Link to the March 2015 Article & Recipe:

Barn Burner BBQ Black Box Competition Winner’s Recipe for Duck a’ Pomegranate by Smokey’s Bar-B-Que (Cle Elum, Washington)

BBQ Flavor This Good
Takes Time … Lots of It

Take a bottle or two home with you!

We start with only the very best hand cut beef (like our USDA Black Angus Choice Brisket for instance), pork, chicken, catfish, oysters and shrimp coated in our award-winning signature rubs and sauces. After up to 10 hours in our on-site smokers over expertly selected blends of Hickory/Cherry/Maple or Apple smoking woods, we round out your meal with authentic southern style sides like barbecue beans, coleslaw and cornbread.

We also make all our own sauces!

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Beef & Pork

Brisket, Pulled Pork, Baby Back Ribs, St. Louis Style Ribs, Beef Short Ribs, Smoked Sausage Links

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Seafood

Southern Fried Catfish, Oysters & Shrimp

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Smoked BBQ Chicken

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Location

801 Milwaukee Ave
South Cle Elum, WA
98943

Hours

Thur, Fri, Sat
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM