Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is a fun rib joint up in Tyngsboro, MA. I've been a few times here with my husband and his coworkers. On this visit about a month or so ago, we went with my father-in-law who currently has an obsession with ribs.
Smokey Bones ideal customer is a lustful heterosexual man with an eye for buxom ladies and a stomach growling for a big plate of meat.
That describes my husband to a T:
I love posting goofy pictures of Carlos! I hope he doesn't see this one.
Or this one. Here he is lusting after the model on the Smokey Bones menu.
I started off my dinner with a Blackberry Mojito. This was tasty but so weak. It barely had any alcohol in it. Next time I'll get the Sangria which is just potent enough, very delicious and it comes in it's own individual size pitcher!
The bar area and pretty much the whole restaurant is covered in flat screen TVs. Note that the screen on the right in the picture above is showing The Three Stooges. They have a loop of classic comedy shorts they show. I've also seen Charlie Chaplin screened too.
I got the Double-Trouble which comes with one half rack of Baby Back Ribs and one half rack of Smoked St. Louis Ribs. I got Memphis Dry Rub & Brown Sugar option. The meat was tender and delicious but the seasoning was way too sweet. I got a side of baked beans which just made the whole thing a sugar bomb. Good thing I had a glass of water (I had to repeat my request for a glass several times to the waiter) and some steamed broccoli to balance things out.
Carlos also got the Double-Trouble but he got the Original style and Memphis Dry Rub. His sides were fire-roasted corn and coleslaw.
If you are looking for a fun low-key rib joint, Smokey Bones is for you! It's a local chain so there are various locations. Just don't expect quick or stellar service or strong cocktails.