This is a restaurant that started from a purchase of a commercial smoker as a hobby. The ‘retired’ owners of Smoker’s BBQ Pit purchased a smoker for making ribs at home and found that everyone said the ribs were so good they should sell them. So they bought a spot of ground, put up a small trailer with two windows (one for orders, and one for pickup), and thought they’d sell ribs on the weekends to the vacationer’s in Ocean City, MD. That was about 10 years ago, and the weekend hobby turned into a fulltime operation for the couple.
The original Smoker’s BBQ Pit trailer is long gone. It was a small trailer with a smoker in back. They served up some delicious BBQ Pork Baby Back ribs, pulled pork, and homemade side dishes. The new Smoker’s BBQ Pit restaurant is larger, but it’s still based on a trailer, and still has a smoker in back. The new double-wide trailer still has the two window set up for ordering and pickup but it’s expanded and has a dining room for folks to eat at.
The food that these folks make is simply fabulous. Everything they serve is homemade, like you can remember your grandma making, and is absolutely delicious. We always eat here at least two times when we vacation in the Ocean City Area. Their ribs are simply out of this world. They have awesome pulled pork sandwiches. Their smoked tuna is incredible. The coleslaw, potato salad, applesauce, garlic green beans are always fresh and homemade. The green beans are always cooked right and still have some crunch to them. Prices are fair and the serving time is around 10 minutes.
Smoker’s BBQ Pit is a seasonal restaurant that open from May until mid-September, when the owners fly south for the winter :). You’ll find them generally open from 6am until 11pm in the main part of the year, with shorter hours in May, and September. When you go, you’ll hear all of the customer’s raving about how good the food is and how they found the place.
They also serve breakfast! Delicious homemade breakfast, cooked to order.
You’ll find this restaurant located in West Ocean City on the way to Assateague Island. On the right and almost directly across the street from Ocean Petroleum. From Ocean City, Take US Route 50 West (Ocean Gateway) about 1 mile, Left on Stephan Decatur Highway, and about 1 mile on right.
Smoker’s BBQ Pit (Google Map of Smoker’s BBQ Pit Restaurant Location)
9711 Stephen Decatur Hwy (MD Route 611)
West Ocean City, MD 21842