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Smiley’s Craft Barbecue


Method: Oak in an offset smoker

Pitmaster: Brendan Lamb

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1100 N, FM156, Ponder, TX, 76259

Hours: W-Sun 11-7

Phone: (817) 437-8784

Website: https://smileys-craft-barbecue.business.site

Year Opened: 2019

Last updated: April 5, 2019


  • cornbreads dirty sheets

    For 25 bucks a plate you might to provide a warm meal for your customers occasionally….I’m not gonna bother driving to Ponder for meh food.

  • Gary Welborn

    Daniel Vaughn needs to pull that stick he’s carrying in his ass out!

  • Sean Humke

    Best beans I’ve ever had. Better than Coopers, which have been a longtime staple in my household. This is the best BBQ in town and is well worth the short trip to Ponder.

  • Trick

    If you are looking for true Craft BBQ that is different from the norm, head out to Smileys. Have eaten BBQ from all around the state from Salt Lick, Hard 8 and the infamous Blacks, I can honestly say the sliced Brisket Sandwich I had was in a word…phenomenal!. Left with 3 racks of pork ribs that were perfectly cooked and when we were looking up Smileys on the web we found this unfortunate review! IMO, Daniel is comparing to other pit masters and I must say this is next generation BBQ at its finest, Daniel you missed it brother! I am looking forward to many more visits to Smileys in the immediate future…..