NEW Location in Bothell, WA

Carolina Smoke BBQ

It's not just BBQ, it's an experience!


The Best BBQ in Town


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Carolina Smoke is owned and operated by David Hayward, who originated from Charleston, South Carolina.

He moved to the Northwest in 1971 bringing his home-style southern cooking with him. He has been sharing his delicious BBQs with family and friends in Western Washington for 20 years and after rave reviews he decided to start his own business.

David, the Chef and Owner
David, the Chef and Owner


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Carolina Smoke has some really wonderful customers and we are so thankful they love our food and keep coming back!  Here are just a few of the glowing reviews we've received.

"I used to visit Carolina Smoke about once per month. We moved away and have not been back for awhile. I forgot what I was missing -- some of the BEST brisket I have ever eaten (and I eat a lot of BBQ brisket whenever available). Well seasoned and juicy -- add to that an excellent selection of sides and Carolina Smoke is a must-visit eatery in the Bothell area."

~ Reviewer on Trip Advisor

"We love this place! It's just good old bbq! Classic choices of pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and wings, along with the staple of sides such as baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw. They have so much more than just that to offer too with Dave always trying something new! Keep your eye out for his specials too! We are so excited for his new location and all the new things it brings! New soda machine, more space, and even new menu items!"

~ Callie M on Yelp

"The BBQ here is authentic. I grew up in Eastern NC and to my astonishment/delight found this business nestled away in the Bothell Village. Everything is done right and I've never had an unpleasant experience. One downside to knowing this place exists is that I can never see myself trying anything else - it's just that good!"

~ Ellie W on Google

"Lucked out finding this place on a recommendation from a guy in a pet supplies shop. Carolina Smoke makes some of the best brisket I've ever tasted! The ribs and pulled pork are near the top, too. The North Carolina Red sauce mixed with a little of the Apple Butter sauce is my idea of perfection: sweet, tangy and spicy. The beans are outstanding as a side, and the broccoli cole slaw is pretty good. i've read in a few different places that you can't get good barbecue in Seattle and if that's true, the solution to the problem is to head to Bothell and try Carolina Smoke."

~ Rebecca P on Facebook

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Carolina Smoke will be closed this Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2nd and Sept 3rd in order to give the employees of Carolina Smoke time off for all the hard work they do during the year. Thank you all for your business. We will be open again on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!