as we remember?
The Blue Ridge Mountains were the second stop on our (almost) four-year traveling adventure, and we stayed in the area for almost seven weeks. Given the limited variety of local restaurants, when we found one we liked we returned again—and again. And this was the case with the Galax Smokehouse in Galax, VA. But that was before Memphis, before Phil’s in San Diego, before 2Pauls in Lafayette, LA. Would the Smokehouse be as good as remembered, and how would it fare in comparison to others?
A quick Google search proved that this is still a favorite with locals and tourists alike. For example, Adam Bobbitt at roadfood.com wrote: “I have eaten many BBQ restaurants throughout the South,
‘Southern’ BBQ anywhere. I have to say the Galax Smoke-house is by far the best I have ever eaten. I was a truck driver for 10 years and have eaten BBQ from almost every state. None comes close to the unique flavor the Galax Smoke house has perfected!...Though the meats are so delicious they don't need sauces to ‘make them better’, the made from scratch BBQ sauce recipes compliment the meats… With four BBQ sauce flavors to choose from you will surely find one that will make your taste buds happy!”
The Smokehouse offers the standard barbeque house list of sandwiches, combo plates, and “just meat” plates. But the special
The side items were all equally good. The BBQ beans were made with small pea beans and were sweet from either brown sugar or
The meat plate was an enormous serving of food. Thank heaven it was for two eaters. Starting top right (below the bread and almost
So, was Galax Smokehouse as good as we remembered? Yes, it was. While 2Pauls and Phil’s remain our favorites, the Smokehouse is certainly as good as any barbeque we have eaten in Kansas City or Texas and earns a 4.0 Addie rating.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.