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A Dillsboro Landmark
Our building was constructed by the Jarretts in 1930 and used as a warehouse for their business. Through the years it had many purposes including a Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a DeSoto dealership and garage. Later, Perry Sutton had the Jackson Tire Company and retread shop. The building was later remodeled by Marion and Wanda Jones and became the home of Jones’ Country Store and Antiques.
We were next! With a lot of hard work and determination, this Dillsboro landmark was converted into the Dillsboro Smokehouse in 1992 and we’re still smokin’! We strive to provide you with the best quality food and service. We hope you’ll feel at home and enjoy your dining experience.
— CB and Janet Hart
In April 2012,
People come from all over to enjoy our North Carolina barbeque. And if you don’t believe it, take a look at our walls, which read like a guest register — business cards and antique license plates from all over the US and school pennants donated by our well-educated, barbeque-loving customers.
You'll also find some famous photos and autographs – from Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford, to Mickey Rooney.
Some restaurants hire expensive design firms to decorate their walls. Our customers did ours for free!
In their column "Road Tested", Gail and John Waldrop, of the South Carolina Barbeque Association, wrote " Gail was most impressed with the variety of BBQ items offered, from BBQ salad to a hickory smoked ham with pineapple raisin glaze."
When National Geographic Traveler rated us the “third best in the US.” here's what they said —
"Step inside the Dillsboro Smokehouse and step into barbeque heaven. The smell of hickory-smoked meats hangs in the air of this friendly, down-home establishment, making your mouth water. Whether you try the house specialty — baby back ribs dripping in a peach-flavored sauce — or opt for barbequed beef, chicken, or pork, your dinner comes with four generous side dishes. Leave room for one of their scrumptious homemade deserts."
Frommers Travel Guides says "One of your best bets in town is hickory-flavored mountain barbecue at this Smokehouse, 2 [doors] down the street from the post office. It's known mainly for its fall-off-the-bones baby back ribs in a peach-flavored sauce. The pork barbecue, served chopped or sliced, has the best flavor, and the smoked brisket of beef is excellent ... The restaurant also sells barbecue by the pound to go, in case you've rented a cabin nearby."