Henry's Smokehouse: Simpsonville, SC
at 7:00 PM
Recently the local Groupon was for Henry's Smokehouse, $6 for two pulled pork meals. Being that Henry's is just down the road and I haven't had any good BBQ since being in the South, I figured why not. Once the Groupon arrived in my inbox, we wasted no time on using it. We headed to Henry's for an afternoon lunch and upon our arrival shortly after the noon hour, the place was packed full and almost out the door.
Since we had the Groupon and had to order the pulled pork plate or a pulled pork sandwich plate, we knew what we were having, one of each. Henry's is sort of like a fast food place, but more of a small town diner. Very fast service and wonderful staff walking around making sure everything tasted fine and we were enjoying our meals. You order at the front counter and the only beverage served here with refils is Sweet Tea. They write up your order the old fashioned way and place it in the window for service. About 5 minutes later, they bring you out your feast to enjoy.
For the food, the pork was your typical dry BBQ (well, the meat was supper moist and had wonderful flavor of hickory and apple) and you add your own sauce to your liking. I thought that the food was good, and the beans were my favorite part. The fries and slaw left a little to be desired, but the banana pudding, although just vanilla wafers and bananas, was the hit of the meal according to the kids. The wife however, could not stop talking (after she put away the pulled pork sandwich in a record breaking 2.2 minutes) about how wonderful the pulled pork was and that she doesn't ever want to eat another pulled pork sandwich unless Henry's is being served. I'll admit, the pork was great, but my biggest problem was the BBQ sauce options. I like to see more than just a basic and a mustard sauce. I like the hot ones and the extra sweet options to drench all over my meal. It is also fun to taste test all the sauces with the kids while we wait for our meal to arrive. The kids get a kick out of playing this game and trying the same sauces over and over again until they determine which one is the best.
Bottom-line, we will be back and back often. This place has very decent food and BBQ at an unbelievably low price. Almost everything is $6, that includes meat plus two sides plus bread. You can also get a full rack of ribs with two sides for $13.50. Did I mention that kids eat free all day during the week and you can get up to two free kids meals with just one paying adult. Also a kids meal portion size is enough food for a grown adult.
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