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Becky Schneider

23 August 2019

I hired Pete's for a company event and they were absolutely fantastic... from. personable service to food to prompt service regarding a forgotten dish. Our staff were very pleased and would recommend and use again! More...

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M B.

26 June 2019

They catered my party over the weekend- 40 adults and 40 kids and everyone LOVED it! Beyond the delicious food, the service leading up to the event was outstanding. Julie contacted me multiple times to get the menu on point and worked with my ever-changing number of RSVP's. She even re-tooled amounts at the last minute to perfectly accommodate the number of picky-eater kids who would be attending (lots more mac n cheese and hot dogs!) Their severs were polite and fun, and they set-up and cleaned-up with minimal direction, allowing me to actually have some fun at the party! Highly recommend!!! More...

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Arthur A.

17 May 2019

Double decker barbeque slug trickling down the hatch for a gravity bomb. Smoking Petes's double decker contains sleeper agents that transforms into bricks and travels to vulnerable areas of the body disabling your mobility. It's behemoth status is doused in your choice chaser whether youre a Sweet Carolina or a spicy and mild type. Regardless of selections, after test conditions post twelve hour work shift, it has been proven with strong statistical significance that this meal will put you down until the next morning with clear recollection that a piece of meat rendered you unconsciously with your consent to consume it's delicious flavors. A perfect medicinal substitution to robitussin, theraflu, tylenol, and a host of other over the counter remedies. This massive overload is an ultrabeast. It's like a boss fight, but for eating. More...

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T T.

21 January 2019

Smokin' Petes catered my dad's memorial "celebration of life" party in Edmonds last night, attended by 100+ people.  They did a fantastic job - I can't say enough about how happy they made me and our guests.  The food was top notch - numerous guests said it was the "best ribs they had ever had" - and everyone loved the sweet potato corn muffins and coleslaw.  For me, the sweet potato pie was the best.  But the real magic came with the positive attitude and personalities of the two servers and the chef. From the moment they set foot in the venue, they seemed enthusiastic and happy to be there, genuinely friendly, and offering the kindest smiles to our guests. They really worked hard and took pride in what they did - even how the food was presented was gorgeous (my mother in law mentioned it several times).  It was the feeling they left us with that they enjoyed their job and the kindness of their approach that made it worth every penny. Highly recommend. More...

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Judy C.

24 June 2018

Ordered from  Smokin' Pete's for the first time for a graduation celebration and it was amazing!  The folks were extremely helpful and kind.  The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations!   The Sassy hot pickles were fantastic. Will definitely use again!  Super excited they are now in Shoreline! More...

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brett b.

13 December 2016

I had smokin pete's BBQ cater a large get together we had for a Seahawks party. Like the Red Robin tag line says... YUUUUUUM! These guys really know there meats! Ribs are out of this world and chicken was insanity! I wish I could afford to have them at every party. If you're like me and love good food made with tons of flavor. You have to give them a try! Pricing was more than fair also!! More...

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Sandra D.

9 November 2016

Smokin' Pete's BBQ catered our daughter's wedding last month.  From the very beginning they stood out from all the other BBQ caterers we researched.  Their proposal was complete, providing everything we asked for including things like bartenders, real dishes and glasses, tablecloths if needed, even ice cream and whipped cream for our homemade pies.  They never whined about changes we made along the way, and addressing tweaks to the proposal as a matter of course.  We worked with Julie and Jeannie--both are very nice, easy to work with and super agreeable people.  The advance tasting they provided for four of us was fun, personal, and informative--and free, since we went ahead and booked with them.  And, the food was fabulous!!!!  I was concerned about serving BBQ in Seattle, with guests coming from Texas, Louisiana, and New York, but we were assured that the owners are also from the south so not to worry, their BBQ is the real thing!  One reason we liked their food options was that they offer a lot more interesting side dishes than many places.  We went with the Classic Barbecue:  3 meats (we chose smoked brisket, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken), 4 sides (we chose cowboy beans, potato salad, fire-roasted corn salad, wild green salad with candies pecans, feta, grapes and balsamic vinegar dressing--wow!).  In addition, we added coleslaw.  The classic barbecue includes sweet potato cornbread, buns, hot pickles and their BBQ sauce.  ALL YUMMY!We received a lot of compliments on the food from our guests, but equally important to us, our guests told us how NICE all the staff were.  This was a grand celebration--and you want any staff moving through the room to be cheery and polite, which they were.  I heard that one of our guests actually signed up with Smokin' Pete's during the reception to have them cater their upcoming wedding!We provided our own beer and wine, but they brought everything else (ice, glasses, etc), and also iced tea, iced lemon water, coffee etc.All in all--a great experience and we highly recommend them. More...

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Daina C.

3 October 2016

Smokin' Pete's catered our wedding and I cannot say enough good things about them!! Very professional, full-service catering and the food was delicious! I had many guests come up to me afterwards to say it was the best bbq they'd ever had. I am surprised we had any leftovers, but we did, because Jeannie and team provided plenty of food!In addition to the food, the catering service was fantastic. They came in, set everything up, provided all the dishes (real plates, glasses and utensils) and cleaned up afterwards. I really didn't have to worry about a thing!We looked around a lot, but it was really tough to find a caterer willing to use real dishes and also serve/clean-up. Most wanted to just drop off food, use paper plates, or charge an arm and a leg for anything extra since they don't normally do weddings.I highly recommend Smokin' Pete's for a wedding, or really any catered event. They are very experienced and prices are reasonable. More...

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Patty Barkalow

24 September 2016

Awesome!!! We loved it! We had the loaded tater tot plater at The Grape Festival and it was amazing!

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Melissa C.

7 September 2016

These guys are great... easy to work with, deliver a great product & provide excellent customer service.  The food was fantastic (meat aside, the Southern Greens and Garlic Mashed Taters are bomb!). Our server was Ronny and our entire party loved him.  He set up the food, tables, etc and served our guests.  (Ronny even helped set up our canopy.)  We will use them again without hesitation. More...

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Michele T.

29 March 2016

I just have to say, this has been an outstanding catering experience. We had an office party for a gentleman who was retiring, and he is a huge fan of BBQ. After doing some research, we settled on Smokin' Pete's. Let me say first off, the menu is amazing-so much to chose from. And you cannot go wrong on anything. We had a large crowd, and it was a feast for sure. The meats were cooked to perfection and the sides were mouthwatering. The Cowboy Beans and Mac & Cheesy were the standouts. For our starter, we chose the sweet potato corn bread rolls that were so good, people were forgetting to put honey and butter on them! The mini pies and assorted cookie platter were the perfect desserts, and were enjoyed by all. Ordering with Jeannie was a breeze-she is a consummate professional and made all of our catering wishes come true. She and Ron were right on time, despite the traffic in downtown Seattle on a Friday afternoon, and they set up a beautiful spread. I would recommend Smokin' Pete's to anyone who is looking to have catered BBQ for any occasion. More...

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Kat C.

11 February 2016

Long overdue, I need to rave about our experience with the catering from Smokin Petes. I really cannot say enough good things about our catering experience with these folks. We wanted BBQ for our wedding, and pies. This want kind of inspired our vision. We looked around. A lot. We ate. A lot. We went to try Smokin Pete's and they'd JUST CLOSED their restaurant. No problem, Julie brought us an entire delectable feast to our home. Personally. No pressure. On that alone we would have chosen them for our team, we're in customer service ourselves. We recognize it when it's EXCEPTIONAL. And it was. But the dinner was so yummy. And then not only was all of the staff just awesome day of, so friendly, but just total professionals. I wore an apron so I wouldn't spill on my dress. Julie brought and helped me tie my apron personally, without even being asked, and fixed plates for my husband and me, personally. She made incredible take out boxes for us personally (that lasted us for days) so we'd make sure to have a full dinner. And for our groomsmen's house as well. I seriously get teary eyed just writing this over our incredible experience. We had pulled pork and pulled chicken with a sandwich bar, a glorious field green salad with blue cheese and grapes (yum), hot mac and cheese (what bride doesn't want that after working out hard for the dress?) and such adorable miniature pies. Our guests raved about our food. I'm raving about our food. I'd use them again and again. I cannot say enough about our awesome experience. Best. Ever. Thank you thank you thank you!!! More...

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Susan Inman

14 December 2015

Just posted in the comments section above - We ordered the smoked turkey and sides for our Thanksgiving dinner and everything was DELICIOUS. Best turkey we have ever had. The staff was great to work with and the food was fantastic. Easy to follow reheating instructions too. If you are looking for an easy and delicious holiday dinner, this is the place. Thanks PETE'S! More...

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Helen Landalf

10 January 2012

Looking for some great BBQ in Seattle? Smokin' Pete's is the place to go!

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floundersnapple

9 December 2007

These guys get bbq...their brisket is the best i have ever had. The mac & cheese is unbelievable too. The place has a cool casual and relaxed atmosphere...super friendly staff. They have music on thursday nights and the place comes alive. I especially love their home made desserts (on my latest trip my mind was blown by this amazing rich gingerbread cake with lemon curd glaze). Their sauces rock and the beer selection is wide and varied...i try to make it there at least a couple of times a week. More...

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seattlefanatic

15 December 2006

I will start out with a hearty and sincere recommendation for Smokin Pete's. Now, I am not one of those BBQ snobs who looks for particular things. But I am still cracking up at the reviewer that slammed Pete's for ""pre-cooking"". What I am is a guy who loves great brisket and ribs. And man can these guys make the brisket. This is the best in town, hands down. And I am including Jones BBQ in that comparison. I also love a great sauce, and these guys make several. I usally stick with the ""hot"" but they are all very good. The pulled pork is consistently always good. The service is fast and always friendly. Pete's is based in an old storefront that years ago was Kastner's Market, then Rudy's (back in the 60-70s) and finally ""The Buther Shoppe) for many many years. Ballard folks should know that they are earting in a place with some history! The only criticism I would level is that the chickien is inconsistent- sometimes dry. That is the only problem I have ever had and I have been here many many times! Try the lunch specials! Enjoy. More...

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lonniemanderson

20 November 2005

I'm a huge BBQ fan, and I've tried a lot of places around town. But I must say smokin Pete's is one of my favorites. I recommend the pork ribs, with collard greens. I truly respect that Pete's serve their meats dry, meaning you can add sauce if you want too. But being a fan of dry and wet BBQ. I'll usually mix it up a bit. The BBQ has a perfect amount of smoke, and it's not overly seasoned. I took three friends their, the other day and all my buddies were blown away. More...

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christine gaffney

21 November 2004

This place is awesome and still somewhat undiscovered - except to Ballardites. Their slow joe pork sandwich is to die for, and their brisket is as good or better than I've had in Texas. Smoked chicken is really good too, but you can only get it after 4:30pm, for some reason. They dry rub all their meats and serve up sauce on the side, so if you are of the saucy persuasion, this will be a different experience. C. Gaffney More...

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