Holy Smoke BBQ is tucked away in an area, I like to call restaurant row – in Layton. It is, a little difficult to find if your not using a GPS for the first time. However, this is a good basic BBQ joint.
HS is a simple BBQ joint. It’s not into hyped up fan-fare, in fact I haven’t heard a radio spot, television or internet campaign. I think they do almost zero advertising. I think they do most of this by word of mouth advertising. They also have sidewalk sign (not pictured) illustrating some snarky and humorous note vs. Famous Dave’s.
The Q here is pretty good. It’s straight forward. It has good smoke flavor. You can get a real deal for the ‘average’ eater with their ‘Holy Smoke Platters’ for $9.99 or less:
- St. Louis Pork Ribs* (they list them Pork – but if you say St. Louis people should know they are a pork rib)
- Beef Brisket*
- Pulled Pork*
- Quarter Chicken
- Pulled Chicken
- Catfish Fillet
- Chicken Wings
You can increase your meat in-take by adding an extra meat selection with the same basic 2 side dishes. I find that the 2 meat is plenty for a healthy eater. The 3 meat is a good selection if you are wanting to split a meal. However, if you note the * in the above list – these are the only three that I think are worth ordering.
The sides here are pretty good. They have given them folksy names like ‘Connies Coleslaw’, I don’t know if they are meant for someone real, or they are just that ‘folksy’. Here are the ones that are stand out:
This place also does Meat by the Pound. It is best that you call ahead, and they will have it ready for you. Note that they have it at $12.99 a LB. You might think that it’s pricey. However, if you think about it – after you buy the meat, season it, buy the smoking rig, the wood and your time – it’s a pretty good deal if your not going go ‘whole hog’ into the hole BBQ subculture.
We recommend Holy Smoke BBQ – give it a try the next time you are hungry for Famous Dave’s, I am sure that the ‘Not-so-famous Jeff’ would appreciate it. (He is the Owner)
Holy Smoke BBQ & Grill
855 Heritage Park Blvd
Layton, UT 84041