Restaurant Reviews: South Street Smoke House (Lafayette, IN
The “word” on this place was they had legendary BBQ and had been open for longer than anyone can remember. Well, the part about how long they have been open may very well be true, the BBQ told a different tale. Staff was unfriendly to say the least, When i asked about their food they would not recommend anything just said ” its all pretty good” in an almost rude tone.
If you go to restaurants for ambiance this is not the place for you. More of a dive feel than a full blown restaurant.
First hey have a wide array of sauces to choose from, and for the life of me I could not find a single one that I actually liked. They were either to vinegary to to sweet to thick or to thin etc.. none of them tasted like what I call a true BBQ sauce.
As for the BBQ itself: I had beef and chicken plate and both seemed tough and dry. (Maybe it was warmed up BBQ left over from the day before?) As mentioned before the sauces also had a weird taste. The biggest disappointment were the sides. the chili was literally nothing but huge chunks of tomato. Once I took them all out there was only 2 bites of actual chili. Potato salad was nothing but super sour pickles.
And well as far as my ribs, you can tell from the pic they are dry and overcooked. Nuff said. Also notice the tiny portion of side dish.
Needless to say we recommend you look elsewhere for your BBQ when you are in this area.