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Cedar River Smokehouse

304 Wells Ave S. Renton, WA 98057

(425) 255-4820


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About Us

Cedar River Smokehouse is located in the heart of downtown Renton. Since the opening of our restaurant in 2000, we have gained considerable notoriety as a terrific lunch & dinner spot for individuals working in Renton and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing traditional as well as non-traditional Texas Style Barbecue.

Voted “Best lunch spot” in Renton in 2010 and again in 2021!

Voted “Best BBQ” in Renton for 2021!


Only the Best

“The Best BBQ In Renton”

Cedar River Smokehouse has been the number one Texas-style BBQ spot in Renton for over two decades. We pride ourselves on providing the best experience, service, and food possible. We want to make sure you leave our restaurant feeling happy, with your stomachs full, and cravings satisfied.


What People are Saying

“Quality, service, cleanliness”

Their BBQ sauce is unparalleled. Quality, service, cleanliness if restaurant is exceptional. Once they messed up my order and they bent over backwards to make it right by 200%. Do yourself a favor, your tummy will thank you for the best BBQ in town.

Tim & Grace O.


It had been awhile since we last visited Cedar River Smokehouse. For the past year we were feeling like the quality of food just kept going down until finally early last fall, after an exceptionally dried out over cooked meal, we just stopped going.
I’m happy we gave it another try… (continue)

Dawn A.

“Moist, Flavorful”

“…the smoked chicken was the best I have eaten at a BBQ joint. The smoked turkey was moist and flavorful. The Texas chili was on point. Wow, packed full of beef and beans, great chili flavor, by then I was… (continue)

Lloyd W.

“Amazing! Hands down Fantastic!”

…We are both big BBQ fans so we walked inside to look at the menu and Carol was so friendly and helpful, she walked us through the menu, how they make their food and even went as far as offering a sample of their brisket to try, which was phenomenal!…(continue)

Kevin W.

Catering Services

We provide full service catering for 100 or more. We’ll handle all of the serving during your event and we can come to any location in Western Washington. We have provided catering for the Seahawks Training Facility, Platt Electric, PCL Construction, Baily Construction, and many other businesses. We also cater for weddings, birthday parties, and any other special event you need!
Our entire menu is available for your event.

Please call us for pricing and additional information regarding your catering needs.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
11:00am – 8:00pm

Friday – Saturday
11:00 am – 9:00pm

12:00 pm – 8:00pm

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