Ryan Bruce

Master-of-the-Smoker, Ryan opened The Smokehouse Grille after a lifetime of loving food, and sampling everything from big-city fine dining to truck food all over the country. He grew up in a family of foodies who always kept a garden, a compost pile, and an awesome wine collection.  It's no wonder The Smokehouse Grille menu is renewed each season, with lots of love, and respect for the dedication and care our local farmers put into their farms. 





Jaime Morris

The friendly face you see when you step inside?  Most likely, it's Jaime! A Charlottesville native, with a passion for life...and a college degree we find amazing.  Ask her about it.





Jon Hill...bartender extraordinaire.

Cynthia Bruce...Ryan's sister, innkeeper at High Meadows Vineyard Inn, and baker of our delicious desserts.





Fried Green Tomatoes  •  $6.00 Green tomatoes with a stoneground cornmeal crust and house made sauce


Fried Pickles  •  $6.00 Dill pickles battered and flash fried, served with house remoulade


Smokey Pork Rinds  •  $6.00 Homemade smoked pork rinds, served with house bbq sauce


Smoked Oysters •  $11.00  House-smoked Rappahannock River Oysters, tossed in cornmeal and flour and flash fried


Scrumptious Carolina Crabcake •  $11.00 Two panko crusted cakes on organic greens with house made remoulade


Bruschetta •  $6.00  Albemarle Baking Company baguette points with local Caromont cheese and chefs toppings


Smoked Rib Appetizer  •  $6.00  Served with house barbeque sauce


    Fresh Salads

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad •  $7.00  Bed of mixed greens, with sea salt vinaigrette and house made croutons

Roasted Beet Salad  •  $8.00 With Caromont Chevre, organic mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette, house made croutons

Classic Caesar •  $7.00          With house made croutons and fresh parmesan cheese







Slow smoked with pecan and cherry hardwoods

served with bbq sauce and coleslaw on the side

Pork, chopped

1/4 lb. sandwich with one side                            $9.00

1/3 lb. platter with two sides                             $15.00

Beef Brisket, sliced

1/4 lb. sandwich with one side                            $9.00

1/3 lb. platter with two sides                             $15.00

Ribs, Baby Back platter

1/2 rack, served with one side                          $12.00

full rack, served with two sides                         $22.00

Sides • $2.50

hand-cut garlic sweet potato fries

hand-cut white potato fries

roasted garlic smashed potatoes

house made baked beans

collard greens with bacon

house made coleslaw

          local roasted butternut squash & sweet potatoes

Sauce Choices: House Red, Spiced Vinegar, Mustard Molasses




Fried Catfish •  $14.00 wild caught sustainable blue catfish fried in local cornmeal and served with

house made tartar sauce and choice of two sides

Featured Smokey Sausage •  $14.00 two local organic sausage links, smoked then char grilled,

 served with house roasted garlic smashed potatoes and sautéed local cabbage and apples

Grilled Chicken Piccatta •  $12.00 organic chicken char grilled and topped with a lemon butter caper sauce, choice of two sides

Smokey Grilled Pork Chop •  $15.00 served with caramelized apples, sautéed local cabbage, and a choice of side

Smoked Trout •  $20.00 Stuffed with organic spinach, Caromont Chevre, bacon, croutons, served with a choice of side

Local Grass-feed Beef, featured cut • $24.00  flame grilled to temperature, served with choice of two sides

Daily Vegetarian Special •  $10.00 Ask your server for daily selections

Vegan diets are cheerfully accommodated! Your server can provide you with the daily selections



     Ask your Server about our

    daily dessert specials!!


      Pepsi products, Iced Tea $2.00

     Assorted Juices $2.00

        cranberry, pineapple, orange


      See our wine list for local Virginia

     Wine and Craft Beer selections!!

      Consuming raw or undercooked meats, eggs, and

      seafood can increase your risk of foodborne illness