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The Smoke Joint

87 S. Elliot Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.686902 -73.975496
nr. Fulton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-797-1011 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: BBQ, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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    7 out of 10


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Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Fulton St.; C at Lafayette Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


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“Is it authentic?” That’s the perennial question asked when a new barbecue joint opens. Yet the Smoke Joint sidesteps any divisive answers by offering “real New York barbecue.” This means chef-owners Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman aren’t out to mimic America’s pit traditions so much as they’re looking to feed on them. Freed from reproducing regional replicas, the Brooklyn-born duo, which collaborated at Picholine, Cub Room, and City Hall, riffs within a tiny dining area dominated by an open kitchen with a Cookshack smoker — fueled by maple, hickory, and mesquite — in full view of the casual clientele. Hacked pork (an homage to South Carolina) is moist and flavorful; Texas-inspired short ribs are tender and smoky; and the snappy Black Angus dog may be among one of the best in town.

Recommended Dishes

The Joint dog, $3.50; pulled pork, $11; beef short ribs, MP

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