Epic Smokehouse

4.3
850 reviews
$30 and under
American
Epic Smokehouse is a modern upscale urban smokehouse, featuring smoke meats and fish with a large specialty cocktail and wine list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
What 850 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RichardM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great neighborhood find
very friendly staff with great service
read menu first, not a very friendly diet friendly spot, but great comfort food

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112021js
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Overpriced for lunch items compared to what you get. The sandwich and burger didn't really stand out.

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GB66
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great. Food arrived hot and was tasty. Prices appear comparable to similar venues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! I asked the server for a recommendation and the Half Rack of ribs, pulled pork and sausage with mashed potatoes was to die for. I also had a side of Mac and cheese which was wonderful. The service was impeccable and the staff was incredible. I will spread the word about EPIC throughout the DMV. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who is a fondly.

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vipAdamJ
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and great service.

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vipDerricaH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience4

Service was extremely slow. The food was mediocre but I did enjoy the lemon drops

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vip2disappointed2dine
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Side items grossly overpriced!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience. Me and two co-worker’s went first time there. We definitely would go back

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JimR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Prices were very good. They had Silver Oak wine (2015) for $95. A great price for Silver Oak.

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vipSpryisle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Try the wings and Ceasar salad.

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vipSFfromDC
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the smoked prime rib. It is OMG delicious.
Their specialty cocktails are tasty and go down easy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Mediocre food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb. Service was unmatched—- by pre-COVID standards. In this staffing crisis, simply unbelievably great. Mgmt came out to check on things. Good COVID measures- not oppressive, but safe. Great experience. 10/10 recommend!

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vipJefferyG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Stopped here for lunch today while visiting the mall. It wasn't very busy, so we were seated right away in the outdoor dining area. We had a very friendly waitress who explained the drinks and took our order right away. I had the Burnt Ends Mac & Cheese and it was really really good. The meat was very tender and the BBQ sauce with the m&c was excellent. I also had a Blueberry lemonade, it was very tart and not much alcohol, so it was only ok. The prices were within reason and a great atmosphere. Definitely worth another visit.

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MoKak
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Really enjoyed the entrees. Reasonably priced drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Definitely going back.

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e22201
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to Epic and loved it! Had the Smoked Brisket Poutine - decadent and delicious.

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vipStarPicucci
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Smoked prime rib. Friends had never had so
Had to take them

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This place has delicious food, the best bread pudding Iv ever tasted in my life. The staff have always been friendly, attentive, and efficient. My only qualm with this place is the length and narrow feeling of the restaurant. I prefer larger dining rooms, and this is just one long row of dining spots.

At the same time, the length and narrow shape of the restaurant contributes to the not super loud ambiance, and gives it a slightly more private feeling.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was really friendly and not pushy to order, food was delicious, and it wasn't crowded at all.

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vipCjanineb
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was mostly delicious. We selected from the Restaurant Week menu. The pig rolls and ribs were excellent, and brisket was yummy but Mac and cheese was ok. And the huge slice of bread pudding was oh so yummy. The first round of drinks were good but was a bit disappointing. The service started off great. Our waitress was very friendly but as the meal progressed, she took longer and longer to bring things. And when she got another table across from ours, she’d bring us things she held in her hands while she talked to them.

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McLean1971
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The kitchen was completely backlogged and we had to wait much more than usual to have our main g ce ourse and deserts. For a first time, that was not very conducive to come back….

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ItsADiningExperience
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food and table service was great for brunch in Restaurant Week. However, the kitchen was very slow. Main course took an hour to be served.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Celebrate Restaurant Week! And Epic Smokehouse was an Epic Decision and Experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Mark, our server, was friendly and checked in on us continually to make we didn’t need anything. The only item that was just okay, was the chocolate molten cake. It was just a bit bland. The texture was great, it just was missing a depth of flavor. It is not an inexpensive place but the portions are a nice size and worth it.

We will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed this place

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CharisM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. My waiter, Mark, provided excellent service. I will certainly be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

There were cobwebs in the corner, and a bug crawling on the wall near our table. We didn’t detect the bug and cobweb until after our food was served. When we informed the staff, they were very lackadaisical about it. They laughed and made jokes … ‘oh, it’s just a bug’!!!! I was quite annoyed!!! Management gave us, a party of three, one free appetizer for a future visit for our discomfort at having a bug crawling on the wall next to where we were eating!!!! 🤨

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Packersgirl
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and our sever was fantastic! She was very nice and helpful. We got together for Restaurant Week and we just enjoyed ourselves with lots of laughs and stories. Definitely going back again soon.

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vipDonnaM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Solid BBQ. Restaurant week is always nice here. Brisket is my favorite but the Chicken sandwich is very good (spicy but not too spicy). Cocktails are nice. Price matches quality. Excellent choice for casual or special night.

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vipCaltag
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Service was only given one star, however Epic is suffering the same inability to hire as are all other restaurants. They were short-staffed in the front and really understaffed in the kitchen. But they did their best and we appreciated and tipped well. Food is very good and has been consistent across multiple visits. I felt sorry for the staff, but two and a half hours for a three course restaurant week meal is just too much. Please do go, and please be patient, they are doing the best they can in the situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The atmosphere was great, however the food was bland in my opinion.

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Ginny
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always interested in trying BBQ when we visit towns. Epic Smokehouse had great pulled pork and burnt ends (brisket). Servers in the bar and the restaurant were friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Epic is one of my favorite places to go to when I am in the DC area. Never have had a bad experience.

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vipBillL
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Waitress was excellent.

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DeepSea
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Solid service. Larger portions when dining in versus carry-out. Pricey.

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KMack
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Denise was a great server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

The food was so salty it was painful to eat and the waitresses were rude!

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Kelly
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was good but not as good as it had been previously.

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thisIsBen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food came out super fast and was decent. Service mostly left me alone.

FAQs

Epic Smokehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 319-4001.

Epic Smokehouse is rated 4.3 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.