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Old School BBQ

22715 State Route 2 Apt B, Monroe, WA 98272-3000
+1 425-367-1045
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (8 reviews)
“school bus” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
22715 State Route 2 Apt B, Monroe, WA 98272-3000
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

With loss of sweet Leanne, Henry was unable to continue running the business on his own. The bus closed down permanently. Truly a loss for all in the area who were pulled in by that intoxicating mesquite smoke that was always heavy in the air.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank takn123
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Leanne Smiciklas, the co-owner of this fabulous bbq place has passed away and her husband Henry will be selling the business. This was the best place in Washington State for bbq! We loved it so much, we had them do our wedding last September even...More

Date of visit: September 2017
4  Thank Innkeeper07
Reviewed 3 May 2017

As you drive along Highway 2, and see the old school buses sitting near the reptile zoo, take the time to stop and visit Old School BBQ. (open Thursday through Sunday) I've eaten BBQ all over the US, and having lived in Texas, I learned...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank takn123
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The best brisket outside of Texas-hands down! For those who know Austin BBQ, tt rivals Franklin's. Their pinto beans are delicious; my husband drove from Shoreline to bring me back a crock pot of beans for my birthday! Call ahead if arriving after 3 pm...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, Hubby had the ribs and I had a pulled pork sandwich, both were very good, nice smoky flavour. The owners were very friendly. It was definitely worth the detour.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank rsisvixen
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Never been to their school bus on Hiway 2 but we've had their bar-b-q all over town at catered events & chamber meetings in Sultan. Great bar-b-q & potato salad. Consistent.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank feastmode
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Smoky and tender. The very best. Check their hours befor you go. They are limited in open hours but worth the drive.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank avventuriara
Reviewed 18 December 2015

As you drive by on HWY 2, don't hesitate to stop. Excellent brisket (that is the only meat I have had, so good), terrific sides.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank 639diannef
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for a bite to eat on my way up the pass.Was quick and easy.If you like BBQ it's about average for this part of the country.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Jason W
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Moving from TX earlier this year left us with some cuisine gaps, both Mexican and BBQ. I am happy to say, that within a few months we were able to find more than satisfactory replacements for both. Old School BBQ completely fits the bill in...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Charles J
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22715 State Route 2 Apt B, Monroe, WA 98272-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 425-367-1045
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