REVIEWS

REVIEWS

We are honored to be a 2021 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Winner.

  • star rating  I have been regularly going to Redd’s for takeout orders for more than several months. The beef brisket and pulled pork are outstanding. The meats are tender, flavorful, and portions... read more

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    July 29, 2022

    star rating  The BBQ was good and the prices reasonable. Service was very good. The cornbread was moist and tasty.

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    May 4, 2022

    star rating  Lives here a few years ago and always noticed how good it smelled. Finally got to come back and can say with a certainty the food is amazing. Cheryl was... read more

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    April 30, 2022
  • star rating  Pork was great no fat clumps in it! Sauce was great fries were fresh and awesome!! Didn’t care for the corn bread but I like it sweet and skillet made.... read more

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    March 12, 2022

    star rating  Redd's is a basic gem. Nothing to look at, but a lot to enjoy! A blustery lunch time visit gave respite to the weather. Seasoned servers efficiently took orders. Food... read more

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    November 14, 2021

    star rating  Had BBQ twice today while riding the bike around south central PA. Amazing roads and amazing BBQ! Bacon on a stick is Devine! Brisket had nice flavor on its own... read more

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    September 12, 2021
  • star rating  Love this restaurant. My husband and i were traveling through Carlisle and stopped here for lunch. The pulled pork was lean and flavorful all on its own - I only... read more

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    August 24, 2021

    star rating  Being a HUGE wing and burger foodie and that TripAdvisor has this place listed as the #2 spot, I had to test this place!

    Let me start out by... read more

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    June 8, 2021

    star rating  Freaking awesome BBQ! Everything was delicious (had the three meat sampler with pulled pork, brisket and wings.) All the sauces were tasty and the service was top notch - waitresses... read more

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    June 4, 2021
  • star rating  Even if the chicken looks burnt it is not!!!! It is fantastic!!!!!!! Moist, tender and absolutely the best barbecued chicken we have had anywhere. I adore their bacon on a... read more

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    January 30, 2021

    star rating  Gena was so sweet! Will absolutely be back in our travels! We sat by the window and watched foot traffic.

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    January 17, 2021

    star rating  Ordered take out for a family gathering. Brent suggested amount of food we would need based on our family size. Smoked chicken, brisket and pulled pork plus various sides and... read more

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    December 18, 2020
  • star rating  I would recommend a sampler so you can try a variety of items. The 3 meat sampler was $18.99 and came with 2 sides and a piece of cornbread. I... read more

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    June 21, 2019

    star rating  I've walked by this place many times and somehow missed it. Not again! The pulled pork was amazing. We also had the brisket. It was good, but not as great... read more

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    June 17, 2019

    star rating  They were out of brisket and chicken. Still tasty tasty and I would certainly recommend to vets and newbies

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    June 13, 2019
  • star rating  we are full time travelers. We have been all over and always look forward to getting food from this place!! Food is cooked just just right. Food is do good... read more

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    June 8, 2019

    star rating  I have eaten at Redd’s Smokehouse ok multiple occasions and two things are always guaranteed:
    1) I am always impressed with the great flavor of all of the BBQ... read more

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    June 4, 2019

Our restaurant is in the top 10% of all restaurants worldwide!

Christopher Eichelberger
Christopher Eichelberger
2022-07-28
Verified
Food was excellent here & the service!!
David B
David B
2022-07-21
Verified
Try the bacon in a stick! Nuff said.
Margaret Strock
Margaret Strock
2022-07-09
Verified
Just went there today, 7/8/22. Food was still good, but homemade desserts were way over priced at 7.99 a piece. Good but not worth that much.
Steve Javorka
Steve Javorka
2022-06-29
Verified
Great food grade service
Christopher Eby (Chris)
Christopher Eby (Chris)
2022-06-20
Verified
The bacon on a stick was amazing. Definitely try that. One star off because they didn't have enough wait staff and service was slow. Hopefully that's a temporary issue as the food is great.
Benjamin Mctoy
Benjamin Mctoy
2022-06-15
Verified
Nice owner the best bbq in Carlisle and good seasoning and rub real bbq closes to southern style your Pepsi service guy !!

Read more reviews by our happy customers:

Fantastic catering!

Fantastic catering! Redd’s catered my wedding back in October and I’m finally getting around to a much-deserved review. They were probably the easiest part of the planning process. I only needed to speak with Brent a couple times to get everything narrowed down, and the price was very reasonable. The wedding day comes, and everything went seamlessly. My wife and I didn’t even have to think. They brought 2 enormous plates of food over to our table as we sat down! Our guests got the same portion sizes and were served promptly. We received several comments on how great the food was. Thanks to the whole Redd’s team for your help with a fantastic wedding!

Samuel Myers

Thank you so much for the delicious food

Thank you so much for the delicious food and the delivery of your time to our Church campus.
I am hearing great reviews about all of your food so far, even the collard greens.

I hope we can work together again in the future.

Blessings,

Deb
Property Manager/Program Support, Second Presbyterian Church

We had so many compliments on the food

Thank you so much for catering Mackenzie and Derrick’s wedding.  We had so many compliments on the food. Even the winery commented on how good the food was.  But most especially the bride and groom loved it. There was so much food left over that we were able to invite family over again last night for dinner. I heard many people saying that they will definitely be coming over to enjoy dinner again at Redd’s. 

It was nice to meet you Sunday.  And you were so easy to work with.  It was nice planning the wedding and not having to worry about the caterer because your professional manner was so reassuring.  I’m so thankful Tasha referred us!

Elaine

Everyone LOVED the food!!!!!

Thanks for checking in regarding my son’s 3rd Birthday Party catering. Everything went well. Everyone LOVED the food!!!!! You are going to end up with a bunch of new customers.

We ordered WAY too much food but that’s okay because we had to-go boxes so everyone could take some food home to enjoy the next day…. would have hated to see the delicious food go to waste.

You have been wonderful to communicate with through this whole process. Your customer service (via email) has been exemplary. Also, many of your staff helped me carry everything to the car at pick-up & they were just as polite & helpful as you.

You have a wonderful business with fantastic food and customer service. Thank you for everything. We will definitely be ordering again soon.

Allison

In short, it was absolutely amazing!

We used Redd’s Smokehouse to cater our wedding on labor day. In short, it was absolutely amazing!

Brent did a fantastic job in making sure that everything was on time, to our specifications, and provided food with incredible flavor. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who needs a party catered and is looking for someone reliable to do it. Thanks for everything Brent!

The longer version: My wife and I are vegetarians. However, this is one place where we throw that out the window on special occasions. We absolutely love this restaurant! I have tried many other barbecue and smoke houses in the area, but no one has compared to Redd’s. So, if this restaurant can make a vegetarian into a meat loving carnivore, don’t you think it’s worth a try?
Brent was so easy to deal with throughout the whole process. We had to change the date and time because of covid. He rolled with it like it was an everyday thing. My wife and I were actually so surprised at the lack of stress with the caterer, that we thought something might be wrong. Needless to say, he just made it a stress-free process somehow. We really didn’t have anything to worry about, and it was so weird for us. With everything else we had to make sure we told people exactly what we wanted. Not having to do that for the cater was so freeing. For anybody that’s actually planned a wedding, that’s a huge plus.

For catering purposes, I will never go anywhere else. I did not hear one complaint from any guests at our wedding. People were calling and asking me afterwards what the name of the place was. Rarely, have I ever been to a wedding where people are raving about the food. It’s always some type of chicken with green beans almondine. We wanted something that was not traditional. This Smokehouse fit the bill perfectly. There was plenty of food, everything was cooked to perfection, and Brent took care of everything that we needed. I could not have asked for better service.

So, if you’re looking for a summertime party, a family get-together, graduation party, or you just want to have some outstanding food, go to Redd’s Smokehouse. You won’t be disappointed.

Sean

The baked beans were an absolute hit

Thank you again for assisting us with the catered meal.

The team’s feedback is saying overall “everyone thought it was amazing”.
The baked beans were an absolute hit!

Thanks so much once again!

Amber Martin, Coordinator Office/Americas

Best Mac n Cheese and Ribs

Great family owned business!

Best Mac n Cheese and Ribs you will ever eat!

The sauces are awesome.

Doug Anderson, Owner

Always a HUGE hit with our clients

Our agency hosts lunches and trainings from time to time and Redds Smokehouse BBQ is always a HUGE hit with our clients.

They seriously are the best BBQ around.

Redds is a delicious and affordable option that is not the typical cold cuts you often see at catered events.

People remember that event that Redds catered not the turkey and cheese sandwich.

Jesse C Biretz, President

Customer service was top notch

We had several meals for our associates catered by Redd’s Smokehouse BBQ.
The food was delicious!

We ordered several varieties of sandwiches and sides.
They provided plenty of their BBQ sauces too.

The customer service was top notch as well.
They delivered the food to our store and everything was piping hot.

I highly recommend using their catering service for your next gathering.

Kim Cox, Assistant Store Manager - Customer Experience

Quality and quantity that you get is amazing

At Redd’s the quality and quantity that you get is amazing.

They treat everyone like family and have great customer service!

Lorie

Food was amazing!

The food was amazing!

Definitely would visit them again!!

Yolanda

Wonderful homemade Southern food

Great food and great prices.

You will love the food and the great customer service.
Wonderful homemade Southern food.

Thank you for your hard work to bring your delicious food to Carlisle.

Jamie & Bryan

Great food, great prices.

A fantastic experience!!!
Great food, great prices, great customer service.

The only down side is that I now have to drive to Carlisle at least once a week!

Phil & Sandy

Something good to eat in PA

It’s about time there was something good to eat in PA!

Keep up the good work guys.

Bill

Excellent food

Found it by accident. Excellent food.
I hope they can make it cause the prices are far to low.

I made two meals out of the sampler that as 10 bucks! Cool!

Julie

Ribs were delicious

The ribs were delicious.
I am going to have to go and get a full rack in the upcoming week.

Wish we had more GOOD southern food up here.

Ryan

Great food at wonderful prices

Great food at wonderful prices!
Would recommend this to all.

Very kind and friendly!
We will be back!

Ream's

only REAL southern BBQ around

The best and only REAL southern BBQ around and the prices are unbeatable!

Jay Gross

Best ribs ever ate!

Best ribs ever ate! Check them out, you won’t be sorry.

Can you put one in Steelton? Thanks!

George

I NEED A RACK OF RIBS!

Don’t know if I can wait another two weeks until you get caught up on your sleep.

I NEED A RACK OF RIBS!

Lemmon

Best ribs I’ve ever had

Best ribs I’ve ever had!!

Great prices and they really make you feel like family!

Love this place!

Karen

Ya’ll are the bomb!

I’m glad you are open again, I’m hungry!

Ya’ll are the bomb!

Pete

This IS what bbq should taste like

This IS what bbq should taste like!

The amount you get for the price is insane!

If you have not stopped by yet, do yourself a favor!

Chris & Beckie Moyer

Best pulled pork I have ever had

The best pulled pork I have ever had by far.

I will be back to try the ribs soon!

Tom

Always hot and pork is not fatty

I live very close to Redd’s and have eaten there many times.

I enjoy the pulled pork BBQ sandwich and BBQ baked beans.
The food is always hot and the pork is not fatty like other places I have ordered from.

They always have the food ready to pick up within 5-10 minutes from when I call!

Amber

Friendly and helpful

Pulled pork is great!

My folks enjoy the food too, they are in their 90’s.

The guys are friendly and helpful.

Wish you much success.

Rebecca

Simply awesome!

Simply awesome!

Food is fantastic and at an even better price!

You guys are awesome!

Best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had!!

Kerri & Jose

The absolute best

The absolute best!

Need a dinner? Got a party? Go straight to Redd’s.

Mike

Absolutely delicious food

Found by accident – absolutely delicious food, friendly service and fair price.

The collard greens are fresh and to die for!

So glad to have this in Carlisle and not another pizza or sub joint.

Hope they cater!

Gets 10 stars from our family!

Lisa

Excellent BBQ

Great to have the taste of home right here in Carlisle Pa.
And only a few blocks from where I live!

Excellent BBQ in the true tradition of the south.

Mike

Couldn’t get enough

Just couldn’t get enough.

Food, people, prices are all amazing.

Redd’s, it’s the place to go if your hankering for some great smokehouse barbeque.

Mark

Very good and affordable

This has become one of our favorite lunch spots at the office..

Very good and affordable!

Kerrah

My girl and I love your food

WOW! I am a New Yorker but, was stationed down south and have had real southern bar-b-que!

I have to be honest, my girl and I love your food.
We have been stopping by since you had your little smokehouse trailer and we are happy to see you have opened an actual restaurant set up in Carlisle!

It is great and your staff is friendly and courteous.
We are heading over tonight.

Carl

Southern food to die for

Real, homemade, Southern food to die for!!

Excellent flavor with excellent prices!

I crave their food, yum!

Valerie

I love this BBQ

I love this BBQ!

I can’t tell you how happy I am that you guys set down some roots and opened up a store.

Lori

Hands down the best BBQ

Redd’s is hands down the best BBQ joint in the area.

Great food and great service, even though we wandered in 20 minutes before closing.

Not only will we be back, we’ll make sure our friends know about Redd’s.

Drew & Cheri

If you want a taste of real Southern BBQ, stop by Redd’s and they will show you how it is done.