I like BBQ so it is difficult to write a review on it without being overly critical. But, here goes. When you walk in the smell of a wood fire flavors the air just enough to make your mouth water. The atmosphere is casual with a small bar at one end of the dining room. The staff has alway been very friendly and Kourtney was no exception to that today and in fact, she was awesome! She was very attentive and checked often to see if I needed anything. The place is also very clean. Today the dinner was ribs but I could have chosen pulled port or brisket to go with two of the multitude of side items offered. Now there are several keys to good ribs and one of them has to be the sauce. Theirs has a smokey sweetness to it that adds that "must have" flavor to them. There is a choice of hot, mild or sweet sauces- all are good. The ribs were meaty and also had a good smoke flavor as they almost fell off the bones. Other places may get more visitors but that's because their patrons don't know about this place---they should!
We finally decided to try this place out. I had hopes for some good food. I had heard good things about Sweeney's from coworkers and they always seemed busy. First things first, we ordered the sampler starter. The starter came after our main entrees. Let me describe the food so you can be forewarned. The fried chicken tenders, fried potato skins, fried cheese balls were all over-fried and hardened on the outside. Chicken tenders over-seasoned and spicy. The chicken wings were ok. The pulled pork, white beans, baked potato, mac&cheese were bland and obviously reheated. My fries and grilled chicken were also bland no seasoning to speak of. You could use their store bought barbeque sauce in the squirt bottles for the meat... The fries were sadly undercooked. And coincidentally my grilled chicken (and fries too I guess) was the only thing cooked fresh to order. Most of the patrons there at the time were in the bar and lounge area. The server was nice. But the food was terrible. I was really disappointed for such expensive food about $9-10 for each entree and $12 for the sampler =( we could've eaten better at mcdonalds for less. Sad.
This was my boyfriend's recent grandmother's favorite place for barbecue. We stopped in on our trip to Chattanooga and boy do we agree!!! I never knew you could get a baked potato stuffed with meat. OMG. Get it with their pulled pork! Drizzle some of their sweet & thick BBQ sauce and you're set for the evening. I recommend wearing loose-fitting pants!
We love smoked BBQ and recently found this place. The beef brisket was moist, lean and tender. We were there for lunch and the sides were good. Service was fast and staff was very friendly. They have much more to offer and we will be going back soon to try more things on the menu. Looks like good country cooking. I liked the log cabin feel and want to eat out on the deck soon. Yum
9/10 would visit again. Great fried okra (freshly fried) and awesome potato salad (served at room temp). The chicken tenders were good, nothing really notable about them, though. The pulled pork sandwich was moist and had a good smoked flavor and the sweet tea was above average. No room for dessert sadly! Neat place..great service, nice people, cool interior, family and wallet friendly....we really enjoyed our meal there.
Our family loves this place! It's nice to eat out on the porch. My crew loves their cheeseburgers and "All you can eat" catfish. The staff is always so friendly!!! When I ask the crew where they want to go eat, my one son always says "JC's"!!