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Welcome to our third installment of our Dine Around series featuring Kenny’s Restaurant Group. (See the posts on Kenny’s Burgers Joint and Kenny’s Italian Kitchen, too!)

Located in Plano, Kenny’s Smokehouse offers a Southern fare and is known for its top-notch barbecue and craft cocktails. The rustic family-friendly restaurant has an incredibly personable staff that presents quality Southern hospitality. From generous appetizers to quality BBQ, you’ll find some of the best food in North Dallas.

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Craft cocktails

All of Kenny’s restaurants offer a number of hand-crafted cocktails, a selection of martinis and lots of options for wine and beer. Here are some of my favorite drinks at the Smokehouse:

Kentucky Mule: Makers Mark bourbon, mint, lime juice, ginger beer

Homage to “Sam”: Kenny’s personal selected Knob Creek nine-year bourbon, lemon, honey and ginger beer

Strawberry Wine: Grey Goose Vodka, St. Germaine, strawberries and bubbles

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Mule Cocktails
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House Smoked Bourbon



Whether you’re a first timer at the Smokehouse (like me) or a repeat customer, the appetizers are not to miss. These starters are sharable and packed with lots of tasty meat. Some of the options to try out include:

Smoked Brisket Stuffed Jalapenos: Vermont cheddar, chipotle bbq ranch

Coconut Shrimp: Sweet Thai chili, wasabi aioli, raspberry chipotle sauce

Pulled Pork Tostadas: Buds white queso, cheddar, pico, smokey bbq ranch

Ahi Tuna Nachos: Rare, crispy wonton, wasabi aioli, sweet soy

A sample of appetizers
A sample of appetizers



You’ll find the traditional sides to add to your entrees, as well as the restaurant’s other popular options. I definitely recommend the Smoked Gouda Mac n Cheese with ham and white truffle oil. The Loaded Mashed Potatoes with smoked bacon is another great option as well, if you have room for it!

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Guests can enjoy a variety of traditional and unique Southern dishes including beef ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket, hearty burgers, salmon and fish entrees, large sandwiches and salads. The barbecue, non-barbecue and sandwiches come with one side of your choice. Don’t hesitate to modify an entrée either. Kenny’s will get you taken care of!


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Brisket Sandwich


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Beef Ribs


Been to Kenny’s Smokehouse? Tell us how you liked it!


(Disclaimer: I was provided with complimentary grub, and all opinions are my own.)