Love love love me some smokin' Yankees. We are fortunate to have them come out to my job during the week and they set up rain or shine with a different menu daily. That being said, I have tried the pork, the brisket, the tri tip, the cole slaw, and the chili with brisket. (Don't judge me! I said they come out DAILY) They have not let me down yet! Everything is tender and the sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. I honestly couldn't tell you which meat is my favorite but I can tell you that though the menu is switched daily, I never worry about it being something I don't like. The reason for that 5th star??? They take credit card! How many times have you peeked out the window and saw the lunch truck, felt your stomach rumble and salivary glands kick in, and then realize you have no cash?? Nothing but fabulous things to say about this place and the owners. They are a very pleasant family and they know what they are doing behind that grill!
Smokin' Yankee's BBQ is just the best overall! They've catered our office lunches, baby showers, super bowl parties, and more. The service is always great and everything from the Brisket, Pulled Pork, MOINK Balls, Beans, and Slaw are always top notch. I like it when they hold events in conjunction with other businesses and sell their $10 box lunches which is always a healthy portion of BBQ with Beans, Slaw and Bread!
Smokin Yankees BBQ have catered several large family events like college grad parties over the last several years. They have catered our National Night Out in our neighborhood and we have had their food at some nonprofit fundraisers.There's a reason their BBQ is award winning. It's truly is the best. Plus they are very nice people and service is great. Getting hungry for BBQ as I write this.
They have the absolute best BBQ in California. Having eaten their delicious creations on several occasions I have to say they smoke the competition. The chicken is so juicy, moist and full of smokey goodness it just runs down your arms. Ribs are to die for, chicken,brisket and even the sides are amazing. Had their smoked turkey for the first time last year and sorry mom....your not cooking thanksgiving anymore. Great service, great owners who do it for the love and amazing food. Go ahead and try the chain restaurant or other places in town. That way when you try good BBQ you will know what good is!
Smokin' Yankees was the food vendor at an event in Stockton at Lincoln center a few months ago and I saw them once again at Eagle's Nest Harley Davidson. I looked to yelp them and noticed they weren't on here so I grabbed a couple of cards and this is what I think:
The two events were total opposites. LC was so many people I was lucky to get my plate. I had the chicken served with beans, slaw and bread for $10. The chicken was moist as could be, great smoke flavor and the portions were big. My son had the pulled pork sandwich. It was tender, light on the smoke with that touch of bark we all like to really set it off. Now, I know bbq and this is some of the best I have had. They should have their own restaurant.
Now at the ENHD event to my surprise there were no crowds so we had Smokin' Yankees to ourselves. They served the same great food and with bbq it's the little things that matter. They had wipes for when you were done eating now that's looking out for your clients. They do events like this, bbq competitions and cater to your get together or office.
We have used Smokin Yankees for the past 3 years for a fundraiser on Oakdale. Every year all the people that attend the event love the food. There a great group to work with and always put out a superb product. We are lucky to have them as part of our fundraiser and will continue to use them in the coming years productions. You won't be disappointed with the food or service with Smokin Yankees!
5 star food from 5 star people..I met the Smokin Yankees 4 years ago on the competition BBQ circuit..I have eaten their food quite a few times and everytime it has been really good..if your planning a party big or small give them a try you won't be disappointed!
Not all barbeque is created equal, especially when it comes to catering. Smokin' Yankees provides freshly cooked, out-of-this-world BBQ for their events - they have the awards to back it up too! I have hired them for several work events and I never have to worry about anything. Their BBQ is always fresh, high quality, extremely delicious, on time (for setup and service), and the price is fair - catering is not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for with SY! Favorites are pulled pork and chicken, and their scalloped potatoes with bacon are amazing as well. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who wants to experience great BBQ for their next event.
Smokin' Yankee's BBQ catered our wedding this past summer and they made our life so much easier - and our bellies so much fuller with GREAT food. We were planning the wedding (for 200 guests) ourselves and, as I'm sure you can imagine, it gets stressful! After our tasting with them, we knew immediately that we wanted them to be a part of our special day, and we are so thrilled that they were. Bekah is amazing, and she really became like family to us. After dealing with a variety of people trying to plan the wedding - we always felt super happy and excited after talking to Bekah.
Oh and did I mention that they make some of the BBQ I've ever had the pleasure of eating? Between the tasting and final menu of the wedding I think we tried almost everything on their menu and we loved every single bite of it. Looking for a BBQ caterer? Look no further; when you hire Smokin' Yankee's you are in great catering hands and your taste buds are in for a great treat.
Smokin' Yankees catered my wedding Sept. 22nd this year and they were BEYOND amazing from the initial meet and tasting - all the way to the end of the wedding! They stayed in close contact with us making sure everything was just what we wanted and their food was over the top delicious! We had guests asking if we had any leftovers they could have the next day. They made the entire experience fun and worry free. I wish Smokin' Yankkes had a restaurant in Antioch I would go there all the time ... best BBQ I've ever had!
Jenna & Kule
Bekah & Smokin' Yankee's crew - Thank you so much for being such a huge part of our wedding and doing such a wonderful job on our food. It could not have been any better. It was exactly what we wanted. Evryone has been complementing us on the food non-stop. We will never forget you and all the hard work you did for us ...