About Us

Who We Are


Smohk was brought to life by two old friends, Roby and Elizabeth, who thought it would be fun to take their cooking skills to the masses.  Roby is the Pitmaster and Elizabeth is the boss!  They're having a smohkin' good time and really appreciate the way RVA has embraced Smohk!

We won USA Today's 2019 Readers' Choice award for Best Brunswick Stew in Virginia!!

We were humbled to be honored as one of Richmond's top 3 Best Local Barbecue Restaurants in the 2018 Style Weekly Readers' Choice poll.

Special Events and Catering


We are available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, receptions, and more. We can customize our menu to suit your occasion, including specialties like shrimp and grits or our killer breakfast quiche.

We'd be happy to host your event in our space or at your preferred venue. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.  Please call us at 804-278-6326 to learn more.

Named in Virginia Living Magazine in the Best BBQ Category 2019!

Real Southern Food


We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from the best providers we can find.

Located at 3112 W. Leigh Street in historic Scott's Addition.