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Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ Articles

The West’s top 10 barbecue joints

Barbecue attitude might be brash, but the meat doesn’t have to be: The dry-rubbed, hickory- and cherry-smoked barbecue at Smokin’ Pete’s in Ballard is juicy with a subtle, almost haunting quality. Owners Eric and Julie Reinhardt are proud to share some of their wood-fired knowledge: In Julie’s book, She-Smoke (Seal Press; $17), coming out June 1, she encourages women to take up the BBQ tongs.

You gotta try The platters. You can’t err with the generous portions of 14-hour brisket or “singin’ man” pork spareribs — dab the meat with a little of the tangy original sauce.

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Peter Fish — Sunset, 2009

Smoked Meat Vatican

“Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ in Ballard...a smoked-meat Vatican.”

“the brisket..is so seductively tender you’ll blush.”

“Pete’s delivers quality meats, heavenly smoke, and tasty sauce — the holy trinity of barbecue.”

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Scott McGeath — the Stranger, 2004

Hankering for some good ’cue? Pete’s is your place.

“Smokin’ Pete’s is the kind of joint that has you at hello..”

“Inside it’s color-splashed and warm as a big fat wedge of sweet potato pie, which, surprise surprise, they also have. Indeed, Smokin’ Pete’s seems to have just about everything a person might crave...the menu includes such unlikely bedfellows as Peking-style BBQ duck with plum sauce and Asian slaw, beer-battered catfish po-boy with a side of dirty rice, and good ol’ BBQ Ribs with cole slaw, cornbread, and your choice of hot or original sauce.”

Kathy Robinson — Seattle Times, 2004

Catering for 10–10,000 folks

We offer full service, delivery and pick up options. For pick up or simple drop off orders, see our ala carte menu. For complete menus, full service, or delivery with set up, see our catering menu. While you are at it, read a few of our customer reviews.