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Mike's BBQ

Escondido , CA
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LOCATION

1356 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029 US (map)

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800-737-3619

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ABOUT US

SmokeHouse is Elegant BBQ Catering,

So What's your theme? Rustic / French Country / Americana / Elegant Ranch / Anthropology Theme / Beach BBQ / Modern Country / Urban Chic... Read more
SmokeHouse is Elegant BBQ Catering,

So What's your theme? Rustic / French Country / Americana / Elegant Ranch / Anthropology Theme / Beach BBQ / Modern Country / Urban Chic and more...

The largest and premier wedding caterers in San Diego. Elegant Presentation, Affordable Pricing and Amazing Food.

We can handle any size wedding from 30 to 3000.

Call or Click today for a FREE tasting (800) 737-3619 or smokehousecatering.com Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional)
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Organic, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
3000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
We hired Smokehouse Catering for our wedding after meeting with Lauren. She was so nice, the presentation was awesome and the food was great. Lauren answered all of our questions along the way (and we had lots of questions) in a timely fashion. The set up looked great on the day of. The food was great. The only problem we had was Lauren gave us this whole sales pitch about leftovers. We would be getting all of the leftovers (most importantly, the sliders). She practically guaranteed us there would be leftovers and none were left. Lauren was so nice about it! She offered to make it right, because as she said that was "what they were known for" and she couldn't figure out why it didn't happen. Well we ended up talking with the owner Jackie. She was awful. So incredibly rude. Basically told us Lauren was not supposed to tell us that and the money back she offered us would come out of her pay check and there were no left overs (even though we had 5 people that didn't come that we paid for in our head count). There were other small issues, like our drinks not being put on ice (warm beer and wine was served at our cocktail hour, ew) and they kept 250 or so cups we bought with our own money. The food was great and Lauren was awesome (for this reason I'm putting "yes" to whether or not I'd recommend them) but because of our experience with the owner, we will never use them for catering again.
We hired Smokehouse Catering for our wedding after meeting with Lauren. She was so nice, the presentation was awesome and Read more...
We hired Smokehouse Catering for our wedding after meeting with Lauren. She was so nice, the presentation was awesome and the food was great. Lauren answered all of our questions along the way (and we had lots of questions) in a timely fashion. The set up looked great on the day of. The food was great. The only problem we had was Lauren gave us this whole sales pitch about leftovers. We would be getting all of the leftovers (most importantly, the sliders). She practically guaranteed us there would be leftovers and none were left. Lauren was so nice about it! She offered to make it right, because as she said that was "what they were known for" and she couldn't figure out why it didn't happen. Well we ended up talking with the owner Jackie. She was awful. So incredibly rude. Basically told us Lauren was not supposed to tell us that and the money back she offered us would come out of her pay check and there were no left overs (even though we had 5 people that didn't come that we paid for in our head count). There were other small issues, like our drinks not being put on ice (warm beer and wine was served at our cocktail hour, ew) and they kept 250 or so cups we bought with our own money. The food was great and Lauren was awesome (for this reason I'm putting "yes" to whether or not I'd recommend them) but because of our experience with the owner, we will never use them for catering again. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/1/2012
4.8/5.0
Smokehouse Catering catered my wedding a few weeks ago and everything was exactly what I wanted. I would book them again in a heartbeat. Their prices are great, We paid only $24 a person for tri-tip, chicken, sides, and salad. Their tri-tip is delicious and the mac and cheese a must. I worked with Lauren to set everything up and she was great in answering all my questions, no matter how many times I asked her to modify the menu. She even called me two weeks prior to walk through my menu and a timeline of the event. Besides the great pricing, I also loved that they offer a complimentary tasting of their basic menu (a main dish and a side). One thing I noticed is there is no one available to answer their phone when you call. Every-time I called I had to leave a message. Their call back time was quick, so it was not a big deal, and Lauren was always very nice when we spoke. I would guess that they do not have office hours and the number is directed to a cell phone, but I never asked because I always got a call back with no problems.
Everything went smooth the day of the wedding as well. The caterers showed up on time and were very professional. My day of coordinator had nothing but good things to say about the two guys that were there setting up, cooking, and serving. I paid extra to have the caterers help clean up after the wedding and they went above and beyond to help. They kept asking how else they could help rather than just bailing as soon as the bulk of the work was done.
I also hired a bartender through Smokehouse. The bartender was very nice as well. I think that the tip jar on the bar should have been discussed prior to the wedding though. That was a surprise but in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal. I am so happy I went with Smokehouse catering and would recommend them to any bride to be or event planner. Their food is delicious, prices are good, and they get the job done.
Smokehouse Catering catered my wedding a few weeks ago and everything was exactly what I wanted. I would book them again Read more...
Smokehouse Catering catered my wedding a few weeks ago and everything was exactly what I wanted. I would book them again in a heartbeat. Their prices are great, We paid only $24 a person for tri-tip, chicken, sides, and salad. Their tri-tip is delicious and the mac and cheese a must. I worked with Lauren to set everything up and she was great in answering all my questions, no matter how many times I asked her to modify the menu. She even called me two weeks prior to walk through my menu and a timeline of the event. Besides the great pricing, I also loved that they offer a complimentary tasting of their basic menu (a main dish and a side). One thing I noticed is there is no one available to answer their phone when you call. Every-time I called I had to leave a message. Their call back time was quick, so it was not a big deal, and Lauren was always very nice when we spoke. I would guess that they do not have office hours and the number is directed to a cell phone, but I never asked because I always got a call back with no problems.
Everything went smooth the day of the wedding as well. The caterers showed up on time and were very professional. My day of coordinator had nothing but good things to say about the two guys that were there setting up, cooking, and serving. I paid extra to have the caterers help clean up after the wedding and they went above and beyond to help. They kept asking how else they could help rather than just bailing as soon as the bulk of the work was done.
I also hired a bartender through Smokehouse. The bartender was very nice as well. I think that the tip jar on the bar should have been discussed prior to the wedding though. That was a surprise but in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal. I am so happy I went with Smokehouse catering and would recommend them to any bride to be or event planner. Their food is delicious, prices are good, and they get the job done. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.3/5.0
Smokehouse catered our wedding and the food was delicious!!!! We were so happy with how everything turned out and we were so glad that we actually had time to eat their delicious food on our wedding day! They were knowledgeable and nice to work with, however, there were some small things that probably could have gone better. At the tasting they said that it would take around 30 minutes for 135 guests to get through the buffet line, but in reality, it took much longer and I felt kind of bad for the last few tables since it was so long before they could eat. Also, they said that they would bring ice, but on the day of there was no ice so my wedding coordinators had to run out and get some for the bar. Lastly, when we first started to work with them, the rentals were through them, but half way through, they called me and told me that I would now need to contact the rental company myself and pay the invoice separately. None of these things were a big deal or deal breakers and I would still recommend them because their food is so good! Lauren was great to work with and she was fast to respond and help with any request or question that we had. Overall, my experience with Smokehouse was great and anybody who wants BBQ food for their wedding should use them!
Smokehouse catered our wedding and the food was delicious!!!! We were so happy with how everything turned out and we were Read more...
Smokehouse catered our wedding and the food was delicious!!!! We were so happy with how everything turned out and we were so glad that we actually had time to eat their delicious food on our wedding day! They were knowledgeable and nice to work with, however, there were some small things that probably could have gone better. At the tasting they said that it would take around 30 minutes for 135 guests to get through the buffet line, but in reality, it took much longer and I felt kind of bad for the last few tables since it was so long before they could eat. Also, they said that they would bring ice, but on the day of there was no ice so my wedding coordinators had to run out and get some for the bar. Lastly, when we first started to work with them, the rentals were through them, but half way through, they called me and told me that I would now need to contact the rental company myself and pay the invoice separately. None of these things were a big deal or deal breakers and I would still recommend them because their food is so good! Lauren was great to work with and she was fast to respond and help with any request or question that we had. Overall, my experience with Smokehouse was great and anybody who wants BBQ food for their wedding should use them! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
When I compared prices between Smokehouse to other vendors I was wandering why they had cheaper prices. We scheduled a testing and was extremely surprised by how wonderful the food was. We did the tri-tip, salmon and chicken all was very amazing. We paid extra to have a bartender and have them help set up before the wedding. The provided amazing services with a very friendly saff. If you want a great catering for a great price you know you picked the right company.
When I compared prices between Smokehouse to other vendors I was wandering why they had cheaper prices. We scheduled a Read more...
When I compared prices between Smokehouse to other vendors I was wandering why they had cheaper prices. We scheduled a testing and was extremely surprised by how wonderful the food was. We did the tri-tip, salmon and chicken all was very amazing. We paid extra to have a bartender and have them help set up before the wedding. The provided amazing services with a very friendly saff. If you want a great catering for a great price you know you picked the right company. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I love this place and weeks later people are still raving about the food.
Patrick was my go to guy the day of and he worked very hard to make sure everything was set up just the way we wanted. We also had hired them for the rehersal dinner as well and Patrick was there as well. SO I got to do a walk through with him the night before and he was able to set up and take the stress off of me. I did not catch the other staffs names but they were all great.
Great food at a great price.
I love this place and weeks later people are still raving about the food.
Patrick was my go to guy the day of and he Read more...
I love this place and weeks later people are still raving about the food.
Patrick was my go to guy the day of and he worked very hard to make sure everything was set up just the way we wanted. We also had hired them for the rehersal dinner as well and Patrick was there as well. SO I got to do a walk through with him the night before and he was able to set up and take the stress off of me. I did not catch the other staffs names but they were all great.
Great food at a great price. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We were sold from the start. Ron offered to make us a complete dinner while we discussed our wedding needs, and it was soooo good!! Unlike many caterers we talked to, he wasn't put off by the fact that we were having a smaller wedding (30-40 people). Our wedding was a destination wedding, and he gladly included a "welcome dinner" the night before our wedding for all our guests! The food, price, caterers all were excellent! The servers were fun and friendly as well. I couldn't have asked for anything more!!!
We were sold from the start. Ron offered to make us a complete dinner while we discussed our wedding needs, and it was Read more...
We were sold from the start. Ron offered to make us a complete dinner while we discussed our wedding needs, and it was soooo good!! Unlike many caterers we talked to, he wasn't put off by the fact that we were having a smaller wedding (30-40 people). Our wedding was a destination wedding, and he gladly included a "welcome dinner" the night before our wedding for all our guests! The food, price, caterers all were excellent! The servers were fun and friendly as well. I couldn't have asked for anything more!!! Read less
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Mike's BBQ responded with the following comments:

Thanks you were great to work with
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Ryan
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.9/5.0
My wife and I were very please to have Ron and his team at Smokehouse Catering as our Caterer. Ron and his wonderful staff were very responsive by either phone, email as well as in person. Their website was very helpful and any question that needed attention was quickly answered. Ron was quick to answer any questions we had and worked with us within our budget. In interviewing potential other caterers, Smokehouse stood out from others by being attentive to our requests as well as showing passion for culinary quality and professional product. While there were several caterers which provide excellent service, Smokehouse has combined it with great BBQ and can keep it classy. Ron and his staff were very professional through the entire process and made our wedding fun from our great tasting to the actual day. I think I received more complements on the food than I did on the wedding and venue together! I didn’t give 5’s all around only because of their current party supply company used to outsource linens and glassware etc were not super professional. While they don’t have anything to do with Smokehouse, ultimately it did reflect on the entire experience. However, I would highly recommend Smokehouse Catering services for any venue wedding and parties alike and will look forward to utilizing his company in my future catering needs through the years to come! PS, Order the mashed potato martini bar! Huge hit! Thanks Ron!
~Ryan and Katie
My wife and I were very please to have Ron and his team at Smokehouse Catering as our Caterer. Ron and his wonderful staff Read more...
My wife and I were very please to have Ron and his team at Smokehouse Catering as our Caterer. Ron and his wonderful staff were very responsive by either phone, email as well as in person. Their website was very helpful and any question that needed attention was quickly answered. Ron was quick to answer any questions we had and worked with us within our budget. In interviewing potential other caterers, Smokehouse stood out from others by being attentive to our requests as well as showing passion for culinary quality and professional product. While there were several caterers which provide excellent service, Smokehouse has combined it with great BBQ and can keep it classy. Ron and his staff were very professional through the entire process and made our wedding fun from our great tasting to the actual day. I think I received more complements on the food than I did on the wedding and venue together! I didn’t give 5’s all around only because of their current party supply company used to outsource linens and glassware etc were not super professional. While they don’t have anything to do with Smokehouse, ultimately it did reflect on the entire experience. However, I would highly recommend Smokehouse Catering services for any venue wedding and parties alike and will look forward to utilizing his company in my future catering needs through the years to come! PS, Order the mashed potato martini bar! Huge hit! Thanks Ron!
~Ryan and Katie Read less
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Mike's BBQ responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the kind words, we love what we do and we love our customers.
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jennyann1039
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
This caterer is amazing! We had the tri-tip and chicken with a pasta side dish, 2 salads, and mixed vegetable. The meat was cooked to perfection, the pasta was delicious (even impressed the groom and family from New York!), the salads were amazing.. and the service was fantastic. They were very professional and on top of everything. They cooked the meat on site and had carving stations so it was so fresh and delicious! They provided all of the tables, chairs, and linens so we didn't have to find another vendor, cut and served the cake, served the champagne for the toast.. everything went so smoothly. They really helped make our day extra special! Recommend times 10!!
This caterer is amazing! We had the tri-tip and chicken with a pasta side dish, 2 salads, and mixed vegetable. The meat Read more...
This caterer is amazing! We had the tri-tip and chicken with a pasta side dish, 2 salads, and mixed vegetable. The meat was cooked to perfection, the pasta was delicious (even impressed the groom and family from New York!), the salads were amazing.. and the service was fantastic. They were very professional and on top of everything. They cooked the meat on site and had carving stations so it was so fresh and delicious! They provided all of the tables, chairs, and linens so we didn't have to find another vendor, cut and served the cake, served the champagne for the toast.. everything went so smoothly. They really helped make our day extra special! Recommend times 10!! Read less
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Mike's BBQ responded with the following comments:

:-) when I read what you said xoxo thanks
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gunnbr
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We used SmokeHouse Catering for my wedding on Oct. 22, 2011. Everything was PERFECT! I had some "trouble guests" that I was worried would be upset with a grilled dinner like this, but I ended up having LOTS of compliments from my guests. Everyone loved the food (the horseradish is AMAZING, even if you don't normally like horseradish!) The tri tip was cooked perfectly and the pork sliders were delicious!! The servers and bartenders were very friendly and took great care of our guests.

I can't wait to have another big party just so I have a reason to get SmokeHouse out to cater for me again!
We used SmokeHouse Catering for my wedding on Oct. 22, 2011. Everything was PERFECT! I had some "trouble guests" that I Read more...
We used SmokeHouse Catering for my wedding on Oct. 22, 2011. Everything was PERFECT! I had some "trouble guests" that I was worried would be upset with a grilled dinner like this, but I ended up having LOTS of compliments from my guests. Everyone loved the food (the horseradish is AMAZING, even if you don't normally like horseradish!) The tri tip was cooked perfectly and the pork sliders were delicious!! The servers and bartenders were very friendly and took great care of our guests.

I can't wait to have another big party just so I have a reason to get SmokeHouse out to cater for me again! Read less
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Mike's BBQ responded with the following comments:

Hurry up and have a big party we can handle 3000 guest, lol. Thanks again
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Karen
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Smokehouse catered my September 30th wedding. They promoted an elegant BBQ and boy did they deliver. They put a bride at ease through the whole process. The entire staff was wonderful to work with. I made the best choice for having them cater my wedding. Every guest commented on how well the food was. Bride and groom went back for seconds. I highly recommend Smokehouse for any event! They'll make it special and yummy!!!!
Smokehouse catered my September 30th wedding. They promoted an elegant BBQ and boy did they deliver. They put a bride at Read more...
Smokehouse catered my September 30th wedding. They promoted an elegant BBQ and boy did they deliver. They put a bride at ease through the whole process. The entire staff was wonderful to work with. I made the best choice for having them cater my wedding. Every guest commented on how well the food was. Bride and groom went back for seconds. I highly recommend Smokehouse for any event! They'll make it special and yummy!!!! Read less
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