Smokey's on the Blvd BBQ is a barbeque restaurant which opened in Overland Park, Kansas in September 2012. It is the first restaurant for owners Rob & Mandy Harris and their son Jason. After several years of operation, they moved to this new, larger location in 2018.
The Smokey's on the Blvd menu is fairly simple: BBQ chicken, ribs, pork, beef, turkey, sausage & burnt ends, along with a couple of alternatives for children. The side dishes are mostly made in house: BBQ pit beans, potato salad, cole slaw, mac & cheese and salad, along with pre made fries, onion rings and breaded mushrooms.
We have tried four of the meats so far. The sausage and pork ribs are good, but the burnt ends are better and the pulled pork is a standout with great flavor & texture. The servings are a little smaller than many area BBQ restaurants. Overall, they are reasonable, but they have increased 40-60% from 2015-2018.
The beans are sweet and have been cooked for a long time. Their flavor is superior, but I think they would be better with a different meat then the beef which was in the serving we tried. The onion rings are above average and the French fries are very good. The BBQ egg rolls are an unusual item which is definitely worth trying!
There are three sauces at Smokey's on the Blvd, both of them are dark, sweet, typical Kansas City barbeque sauces. The "hot" version isn't terribly hot, but is my favorite by far. There is also a creamy BLVD sauce which they say is low in carbohydrates.
The first couple of years, I gave this restaurant a rating of good, but as of 2015 it has moved up to superior and it is worth a drive across town to eat at Smokey's.
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