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RedSmoke Barbeque in Detroit, MI

Walking around Downtown Detroit there are a ton of restaurants to try. The crowd inside RedSmoke Barbeque looked very inviting. Being kind of hungry, we decided to try it out. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited to try a new restaurant.

We were quickly seated at a high table near the bar. There were a good amount of people all around. I looked and noticed there was a second floor. It would have been nice to sit up there to people watch out of the window. Sadly there were no seats available on the 2nd floor. In case you didn’t think pigs flied, they do in RedSmoke, as I looked up and saw them hanging from the ceiling.

Interior ©2015 HollyDayz
Interior ©2015 HollyDayz

Looking at the menu I had no clue what to order. There were many different things to choose from and I was trying to fully gage how hungry I was and would end up being. After starring at the menu for awhile and going back and fourth I decided to order the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries.

RedSmoke barbeque Menu ©2015 HollyDayz
RedSmoke barbeque Menu ©2015 HollyDayz

The service wasn’t too quick, but after some time the food finally came. My pulled pork sandwich was pretty good. The pork kept falling out and pork was all over the plate. I was given some cornbread, but it didn’t taste like cornbread I was used to. It was OK, but I didn’t finish the cornbread.

Pulled pork sandwhich ©2015 HollyDayz
Pulled pork sandwhich ©2015 HollyDayz

The sweet potato fries were absolutely amazing. I absolutely loved them! If anything I would go back and order a couple of orders of them. Amongst the best I have tasted at different restaurants. There were also different BBQ sauces. I put a little of each on my plate and dipped my fallen pieces of pork into them. I didn’t care for any of them, but others couldn’t get enough of the sauces.

Sweet Potato Fries ©2015 HollyDayz
Sweet Potato Fries ©2015 HollyDayz

The atmosphere is nice and the food was pretty good. If anything I would go back for the fries. RedSmoke Barbecue is located in the Greektown section of Downtown Detroit. If you are ever in the area stop by and don’t forget to order the sweet potato fries!

Have you ever been to RedSmoke? What was your experience? Do you have an Detroit restaurants to recommend?

39 Comments

  • LaQuisha Hall

    OMG! Your reviews make me drool!! This looks hot!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Haha…that is a good thing!

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  • officialgaetano100

    Dope! Made me crave some good old fashioned barbecue!

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    • Holly Dayz

      You gotta get some then! Those fries were everything too.

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  • Tanay

    Ugh now I want barbecue! Looks soooo good! I’ve never been to Detroit though. #newbietraveler

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    • Holly Dayz

      Detroit is really nice. I hope you get some BBQ soon.

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  • Stacie

    BBQ is some good eatin’ ate it? That looks pretty tasty too.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty good.

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  • Kita Bryant

    I love a good barbecue we grilled out today as a matter of fact because we loved that smoked taste. I am picky about my bbq and its the sauce that I need to be on point.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Maybe you would have liked the sauces. I haven’t grilled in so long.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I am sure you had some great food.

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  • Patrice M Foster

    I am not into red meat anymore but love a good grilled BBQ Chicken. Sweet potato fries look to died for love these not to mention the warm and inviting atmosphere.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I loved the fries. They did something special to them.

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  • Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    The mister and I really want to visit Detroit. I’ve never been to this place but they food looks good. Those sweet potato fries are talking to me.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I hope you do. Detroit has a lot to offer and I would love to go back. I wish I had the fries right now.

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  • alexa

    Never been to Detroit, but know where my first meal will be when I visit!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Don’t forget to order the fries when you do go.

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  • Lauren Marinigh (@twirltheglobe)

    Mmmm.. pulled pork has to be one of my fav meals!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty good. I enjoyed it.

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  • mJ

    I’ve never been to Detroit. This restaurant is right up my alley so if I were ever to visit the I would stop by just because you said so 🙂 I love all things barbeque!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I hope you get the chance to visit. I think you would enjoy Red Smoke.

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  • koen

    Nice article – added this place to my list of things to visit the next time I make it to Detroit! 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks. Looking forward to hear what you ordered on your next visit to Detroit.

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  • jaylharris77

    Looks like a great place to visit. I love the flying pigs

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was nice. I liked the flying pigs too.

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  • Rattles and Heels (@RattlesandHeels)

    My husband is a huge fan of barbeque. I’m not so much. I do love fries though so maybe that would of held my attention. Sorry the cornbread sucked 🙁

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    • Holly Dayz

      A lot of men are. The fries were the best part to me.

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  • Ariana Queenan

    I have never been to Detroit, but when I visit I will make sure to visit this restaurant for their sweet potato fries.It seems like within the past five year potato fries have become a staple at almost every restaurant. I love dipping my food in sauces and would love to try their various bbq sauces.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, I have noticed that too. I’m glad though, I just try them at different places.

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  • Aisha Johnson Adams

    Looks great! I wonder if they have anything vegan.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was. You can always check their website and see if anything works for you.

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  • Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)

    This review is making my mouth water.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Hope you get some good BBQ soon.

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  • brmsimmons

    You had me at BBQ.

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    • Holly Dayz

      That is great. Hopefully if you are ever in Detroit, you will stop by Red Smoke.

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  • JoromeS

    This looks amazing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good.

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  • heyitskaysways

    Yum! Pork AND sweet potato fries? My kinda food, looks delicious and I’m digging the flying piggies lol

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    • Holly Dayz

      I liked the flying pigs too lol. I thought it was a cute touch to watch pigs fly.

      Reply

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