My friends and I saw this place on our way to Berkshire East and thought it would be a good idea to eat there when we were done. After a long day of zip-lining, we showed up at the front of Smoky Bro's, hungry and exhausted. I saw the smoker outside by the picnic table and immediately knew this was going to be great.
I ordered the rib meal with mac n cheese and coleslaw. My friends ordered ribs with mac n cheese and potato salad, the chicken with baked beans, and the pulled pork sandwich.
The service was quick and friendly. The meat was literally falling off of the bones! The mac n cheese was so creamy and delicious (I ended up ordering a large side to go!), the coleslaw was perfect! I tried my friend's potato salad and loved that it was mustard-based! My friends also thought their food was delicious! Most of our eating was done in complete silence, except for our grunts of approval!
If I ever make it back to Western Mass (probably to zip line again), I'm definitely hitting this place up again!
This is by far the best BBQ joint I've had in Massachusetts. The only bad thing is their limited season. We only found out about this place a few weeks ago and in a couple of more weeks, they'll be closing until next year. Their ribs are succulent and fall of the bone with that beautiful pink smoke ring. We haven't tried their other meats yet because we're still so addicted to their ribs. I'm not a big fan of sides in general so nothing they have sidedish wise excites me. The couple that runs the joint are really friendly and you can tell the dude is really proud of his BBQ. Atmosphere wise, it is a roadside stand with a couple of picnic benches on the grass. The times we've gone the weather has been pleasant but it would be nice if they could move indoors and open year round. We've stopped going to Bub's and have made this our BBQ home. We make trips from Amherst to Shelburne solely for their ribs.
Came upon this place after kayaking on the Deerfield River. Had the pork ribs with spicy beans and coleslaw. It was all delicious. Ribs were perfectly cooked. Owner was very friendly. I will make this a regular stop.
This place has, hands down, the best BBQ I have ever had. The portions are generous, the people are friendly, and the food's amazing. What more could you want!? When I went I had the rib plate; just 10 bucks. The smoker, where they cooked the meat, was right outside and those ribs must have been slow cooking for most of the day because it was so tender. I had eaten BBQ all of the country, but mostly Texas, and I was just amazed at how well prepared this food was. I went back the next day and got 3 racks for our mother's day dinner. If you are thinking about going, GO! You will not be disappointed.
I've tried a lot of BBQ in the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires and there's something really perfect about everything I have had at Smoky Bro's. Great Entrees? Check. I've had the Pork Spare ribs, Chopped Chicken, Pulled Pork. Unlike a lot of BBQ, each of these are completely unique and carry their own flavor. Killer sides: Slaw, Potato Salad. Check. The spicy baked beans are awesome. The sides are a eally good compliment to the smokey flavor. Sauce: Smoky Bro's HOT SAUCE IS AMAZING. Its a big deal. The sweet is delicious too, but when you appreciate hot sauce, that's pretty much where you live. Roadside: definitely, the smoker is rocking the trading post. Easy access, great food on Rte. 2. Go by there on the weekend all the time on route from Greenfield to Shellburne Falls. Catering: check - just had a small family reunion, asked Smoky Bro to bring some chopped chicken and pulled pork. We were about 5 hours out from serving, so he gave us the vinegar to heat up the pork. It was perfect. Every guest went out of their way to tell us how much they loved the food! I know a bit about what goes into to making quality BBQ. It's all about the tools, quality ingredients and cooking time. This place takes care of all of this and makes it completely unique, delicious and worth the effort of finding. Do yourself a huge favor and get to this gem.
"Best potato salad I've ever had."" I want beans and potato salad""Can I have another pulled pork please?" This place is the best! I think everyone should check it out..unless you are vegan. The couple who run Smoky Bro's are really nice and cute! And it's fun to shop at the Indian Trading Post after you eat!