The Intoxicating Scent of BBQ Comes to Route 1

When The Varsity student housing complex opened in the fall of 2011, we were all excited to grab a gourmet burger from Bobby’s Burger Palace or drink a pint down at Looney’s Pub. Next to delight your senses, The Maryland Smokehouse¬†opened last week with a variety of southern dishes.

The Maryland Smokehouse is an upscale casual restaurant that reaches decidedly south to offer delicious Memphis-style barbeque. Savor mouthwatering dishes from succulent ribs to tender beef brisket, slow cooked in an authentic hickory pit smoker complemented by unique cocktails, southern sides and delectable desserts. The owner, Chris George, is a Memphis native that will oversee the in-house smoking. Chris aims to serve his signature dishes with warm hospitality in a vibrant, bluesy atmosphere, with the focus always on the customer.

Prices range from $6 for a pulled pork sandwich to $24 for a full slab of ribs plus two sides and hushpuppies. For a limited time, students will receive 15% off their meals with valid identification.

The Maryland Smokehouse is located at 8150 Baltimore Avenue next to Bobby’s Burger Palace. Paid parking is available in the garage behind the retail level.