Epic Smokehouse

4.3
675 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Epic Smokehouse is a modern upscale urban smokehouse, featuring smoke meats and fish with a large specialty cocktail and wine list.

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4.2
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place the vegi posta is amazing

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Classic smokehouse experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was served hot and well. I would recommend this location to a friend. Cocktails and wines were diverse. Limited restroom facility. (Men's restroom was out of order and Women's restroom door could not lock.)

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food is not amazing. Too greasy for meat that is supposed to stay hours in a smoker. Disappointing and quite expensive.

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AJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place the root veggie plate is amazing

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QM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Ordered the shrimp pasta and was told out of shrimp. So I got a dry tasteless burger and my son got tasteless fried chicken. The smoked sausage was under cooked and the beef brisket was try.

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S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, cocktails, ambiance and service. Epic never disappoints!

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m
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I don't like negative reviews, however, there were many issues with our dinner. We knew price points going in and our expectations were high. The burnt ends and caesar salad were delicious. The horseradish encrusted smoked prime rib was bland and mushy, I assumed it would have a crusty horseradish bark but it did not and I got no smoke. The leek and potato mash was dry and had no leek flavor at all. My husband had the brisket, which was good. He was told it came with mac/cheese and Cole slaw. He received mac/cheese only. Our iced tea and coke were $3.50 a piece, which is ridiculous! Finally, our server never came back to check on how our food was, whether I was happy with the cook on my prime rib, nothing. He did refill our drinks and offer dessert before presenting us with a check. As we left, no one inquired if we were happy with our meal either. For an $80 check for two, I would expect much more.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is so delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Epic is a place I go regularly—their happy hour has good value, their food is delicious. If I could criticize any point, I would say that they skimp on the lettuce in their salads, which seems very odd to me. But, I keep going back in spite of that!

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AJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Soggy and bland prime rib, worst I’ve ever had. Two-person tables leave you too far apart to talk. Also sun in my eyes for half of dinner through window shades. Do not recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. The appetizers (the calamari and the wings) were delicious, but as large a portion as we were expecting. All four the main dishes were great. I had the beef short ribs. The only disappointment was the Mac & Cheese. None of us thought it was very good.

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J
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every aspect of our dinner was exceptional. From the front door where we were met by a team of very friendly people to our server who was terrific. Our two steaks we’re delicious loved the experience

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MC
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Solid performance on all fronts - service, food, surroundings. I'd return based just on the burnt ends alone, and then the rest of the meal was pretty darn good, too. They delivered on a special request, food-wise (pulled pork on the chopped salad), which made dinner a winner. This goes on my list for any time I'm in the Pentagon/Crystal City zone.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was very good but be prepared for swift service. We were seated, ordered, had appetizers, dinner and paid the check in less than 45 minutes. Our entree arrived while we were still eating our appetizer. The appetizer arrived before our beverages. The hostess told us their goal is to turn tables quickly. Goal achieved!

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EB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was excellent.

Only issue was sun shining into the eyes of table mates. The blinds were not effective enough.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service with great tasting food.

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CD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice lunch! The service was fantastic and the food was delicious and looked wonderful, too. I would recommend Epic Smokehouse to anyone who is looking for a business casual type of place for good food, great service in a relaxing atmosphere.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reservation is highly recommended if you want yo have a dinner with your friends without a long wait. Foods were good, price is high, but overall experiences were outstanding

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JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

This the first restaurant where the waiter decided on how much of a tip I was going to give him. I paid in cash. The waiter took my payment and asked if I needed change. I said yes I do. He returned with my receipt and no change. I asked him if I read the bill wrong why do I not have any change? He said wait I will be back and returned with a partial amount keeping the remainder which amounted to 21% of my bill. If I let him keep the entire amount it would have been 29% of the bill. I was planning on tipping 20% to begin with. That was the most arrogant server I ever encountered. Very unprofessional. Food was 5 stars but the service was only 2 star. I will not go back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

They didn’t have the beer or the mint for the drink I ordered then I asked for a cucumber crush they didn’t have Hendricks. They barely had a full bar and didn’t seem to concerned about trying to make sure I had a drink, so I just drank water. I’ll never go back here the management didn’t care the waiter was like whatever. They legit are across from a Costco go buy mint or whatever you’re missing. I will never go back. The bbq isn’t even worth it. Texas jacks all the way!

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f
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for lunch and dinner. Joe at the front desk is very accommodating and Sam at the bar is super. The French Onion soup is the best I’ve ever had and the Epic burger special on Wednesday is a super buy. Stop in - you won’t regret it.

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w
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoy the pork BBQ. The beer on draft is great, too, but the margaritas were just OK. Overall, a nice place to spend happy hour or to meet for a meal.

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Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the place smelled fantastic from the moment you walked in. The hostess was super energetic and happy to greet us. we were early so we stood at the bar for a drink and the bartender was very upbeat and happy to be there. we got to our table and everything we ordered was great, we had the chicken wings, caesar salad, brisket platter and crab cakes. everything was super yummy. will definitely be back!

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RW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Food...Awesome People
Awesome Night! I’m Hooked 😊

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OW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Chef/Owner Wayne is an absolute delight. Not only was the food was great (especially his mom's bread pudding) he greeted and talked to each of his customers. The atmosphere was terrific. My wife and I will definitely be going back.

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N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Sausage is to die for!! Fried chicken did not have me going home and calling my mama about it

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wasn’t too crowded food was great

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TR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Valentines Day was very busy already by 6pm. The tables are very close to other customers, so you here everything from the tables beside you. The food was good as usual but they only had one special and it was seafood. The prime rib is a good choice, but the vegetable and side choices are very limited. Bottles of wine are reasonably priced and the corn bread is great. They don’t have enough waiters for a busy night like this. Our server was working hard but just too many tables with many customers making constant requests.

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B
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It's a good casual steakhouse.
Staffs never disturb us but give enough service at the best timing.
I like that styl every much.
Cost performance is also good.

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I
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Overall good place for a quick bite, gave a low Service star - We had gotten our salad and soup there was no table bread served to us. We asked another waiter for some bread and was told that it was still baking and will be out soon. We then got served our main entry. Two in our party ordered chili and was waiting for the bread to eat with the Chili. No crackers was served with Chili. We asked twice before bread came at that time our chili was a bit cold. It would have been appreciated if our waiter would have informed us instead of us asking another waiter.

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NK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Restaurant menu was fantastic. Great value for good food. Unfortunately, the hostess refused to seat us at a table despite the restaurant being largely empty owing to “other reservations.” We and several other couples were forced to sit at the bar while the majority of the dining tables remained empty for the entire duration of our meal. It was quite odd. She also also sat us at the “food bar” and said she’d have to double check to see if drinking was allowed at that bar. Very strange experience owing to the absolutely bizarre and awkward hostess. Don’t think we’ll be going back accordingly.

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BV
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice! As many times that I've driven by, I had never stopped in. So glad we did.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant week meal was rushed. Beef over cooked. Wilted salad. Poor quality crab cake.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely fabulous. The food and service was outstanding. Willie was our server and he made sure that we had everything that we needed. This was our first visit but it won’t be our last.

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W
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Arlington!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The atmosphere was nice. Service was good. The food left something to be desired. Crabcakes tasted like they were in the freezer too long. Changed to grill chicken salad which was edible but the chicken had no taste. Only 1 of 4 were satisfied with their meal. Considering the restaurant was sparsely occupied they should’ve done a much better job with the food.

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TB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place to eat, comfortable seats, and beautiful setting. Not a lot of choices on the menu. The burnt ends are very delicious. The chili needed better seasoning, rather bland, would have been better with some heat. The pulled perfect and sauce were delicious. Cole slaw was a bit too heavy on the vinegar for me. Overall, very satisfied and would def try it again.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I like it for my Sunday brunches, elegant but not pretentious with modern decor. Unfortunately I m afraid other people will figure it out..and it will be harder to get into to..most business is during the week.

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