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Smokin Bones - Temple Bar

4.4
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38 reviews
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€30 and under
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Barbecue
Smokin Bones grew from a stall at Herbert Park Barbecue festival in 2014, we now serve you the very same authentic ribs, pulled pork and brisket as you had at The Big Grill.

At Smokin Bones we source the best possible local ingredients and don’t fuss with them too much.

Simply cooking with wood and time, “Low n’ Slow“.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 38 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AoifeM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice food could do with some heat lamps for covid times.

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MatthewO
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, would go back no problem. Very friendly and good staff

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Cmgrr
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely and staff were really nice! I would eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Staff were just amazing, only thing that let it down was people coming up to us while we ate because it was outside and my food was a little cold, but over all great night and just lovely staff, 5 stars for the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service and ambience was good however the ribs were a disappointment...

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AllanK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall excellent service and food. Thanks to the staff for making my sons 15th birthday a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The food wasn’t great

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ChristopherF
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot nice staff nice food good service good music will defo return .

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but felt staff could have been more attentive. Didn’t check in with us til we were ready to leave. We would have ordered more if they had have came - was very quiet when we came in. Music was great

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Hayes
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food along with great staff! Would highly recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual and the staff where brilliant. Social distancing was spot on.

KB
KatieB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service.
Friendly accommodating staff with a two year old at the table.
Would highly recommend, great food & will visit again.
Good value for an overall great service.

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NiamhG
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service we were early for our booking and we were seated immediately will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, such a lovely experience and has the best BBQ food in Dublin hands down!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty food!

Staff are engaging and provided good descriptions of the menu and recommendations.

Lacks substantial drinks menu (ie. no spirits / cocktails) but overall a great spot. Everyone from our party left happy.

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sc11
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service was great. Not much of an atmosphere as the decor stands for itself. Would return for the food and friendly staff.

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MeganK
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and accomodating. Food was amazing as usual. Would highly reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

Guys we ate here today and food was absolutely awful. We were so disappointed. The chicken was not edible. I’m
afraid we won’t be back.

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KarenO
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were running late and phoned to let them know. Stuart was very helpful and kind. He amended the booking to facilitate us. Staff were so nice and helpful. Food was amazing and lovely buzz in the place. Highly recommend this place.

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CieranK
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Great Staff Great Service. Highly Recommend

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Lolita
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was almost lukewarm but edible I’d give it a second try maybe on a less busy evening. Great music selection and very friendly servers.

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NikkiF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was average but we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.

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EoinD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seated straight away per booking, food delicious and staff were very friendly, food arrived on time and was good value for money, absolutely stuffed!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great, ribs just melted in my mouth. Brownie was fantastic too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went on Christmas Day. Fun atmosphere and seemed the whole family was working and made for a nice experience. The food was good. Thanks fir opening up and providing us a great Christmas meal.

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vipmcgr1226
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few places open on Christmas, it was a great lunch! The BBQ was top notch and everyone working was so kind and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal and service was excellent

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Luasgar06
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Quality food with amazing portions. Extremely friendly , attentive staff which are on the ball.
Music was perfect as we went at Christmas and decorating was brilliant.

Seriously can't get over the food. Can't wait to go back.

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EithneC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot in the middle of temple bar. Great service. Prompt food. Very tasty.

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food ,,first time to visit ,will definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great environment.

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I booked to eat here just over an hour before our table, but took the staff by surprise when I arrived. Although they did not know about my booking, I was seated ahead of other customers who arrived at the same time who had not booked - a bonus considering how bust town was that day! Incredibly busy day which greatly affected both the food and the service. I ordered the pork ribs, which I expected to be "fall off the bone" good, but instead were dry and tough. I had been to Smokin' Bones before they moved premises, and didn't enjoy their fries then - they were no better this time around, soggy and flavourless. The sauce on the ribs was overly sweet and tasted nothing like a barbeque sauce. My partner has the southern fried chicken burger which he described as the worst chicken burger he's ever had. He also agreed the fries were not good. He ordered mac 'n cheese as one of his sides, which tasted like it had come straight out of a packet! We ordered drinks with food but had to ask for them once again as they didn't arrive by the time our food came. The chefs obviously aren't given much free reign which is reflected in the food. The staff did their best but the restaurant isn't set up well for busy services, which reflects in the overall experience. I won't be coming here again.

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MaggieO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, quick and friendly service, would definitely return and recommend

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McGruff
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Hamburgers were very good. Barbecue was well made and seasoned correctly.

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Excellent
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had the Skyscraper burger which incredible. Great place if you want a massive dirty burger. Nice beers, good service and a nice selection of food. Came here on national burger day so got two for one which was a great deal.

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Sarah
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The bin lid was just amazing, they were amazing with the baby too, really made it stand out compared to other places

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AgnieszkaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Brilliant food! Interresting plates, nice view over Temple Bar Street

FAQs

Smokin Bones - Temple Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Smokin Bones - Temple Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 882 8565.

Smokin Bones - Temple Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.