Smokey’s All American BBQ is a Southern BBQ House located at Port Melbourne, just a block away from Port Melbourne Beach. Parking was tight but we were lucky enough to find a parking spot just in front of the restaurant.
Walking into the restaurant is just like entering a little slice of America. The walls and even ceiling are plastered with artefacts of Americana.
The wood panelling, vintage lighting and American relics make the bar area feel like a frontier saloon.
While the wall of number plates from various states remind us of the many highways that span the American landscape. There must be a plate from every state on that wall!
My friend recommended we both order their speciality; Bar-B-Cue Pork Ribs. When our waiter came over, he suggested that we group our fries together and offered to top them with chilli con carne, cheese and a side of sour cream. Way better than your regular french fries!
While we were getting stuck into the fries, the main event came out. True to their name, the ribs were smokey and the thickly layer of BBQ sauce was charred to perfection. The meat fell apart in my hands and the fatty cut was bursting with flavour. One of the best ribs I’ve ever had!
This American diner served great food with very polite service. The restaurant reminded me of a Southern BBQ diner in North Carolina with huge servings and great ribs to match. The location also meant we could stroll along the Port Phillip Bay foreshore to aid in our digestion. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop by to try out this slice of Americana. You won’t regret it!
Payment: Cash or Card (they do split bills)