About us.

Smoke is a modern american bbq restaurant with two locations in Baltimore, Maryland. Winner of "Best BBQ 2016" by Baltimore Magazine, Chef Josh White's signature brand of hickory smoked goodness is being recognized by all. From the custom industrial feel (designed by Josh himself) to the one of a kind menu, Smoke is taking bbq to the next level. Always BYOB and custom catering available. Follow us on our social media platforms for daily content and awesomeness.



You read that right. Smoke Caters.

"Did you hear she had Smoke cater her husbands birthday party?"

That's right - we bring the party to you! Birthdays, Baby Showers, Office Parties, Family Reunions, Graduation, Holiday's...there's no party too big for the Smoke Dawgs!

Give us a shout at 410-891-8515 or fill out the inquiry form below to get your party started!

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Federal Hill


Located inside of Baltimore's Historic Cross Street Market, Smoke has launched a year-long pop-up stall aimed to breathe new life (and a lot of smoke) into Federal Hill. Renovations of the market are slated to be finished in Summer 2019, with Smoke as one of it's anchors. In Cross Street you will find old Smoke favorites like The Boss Dawg and Baltimore's Best Wings, along with new comers like The Chronic Chicken Salad and Josh's Korean Sticky Ribs. 

"City dwellers no longer need to make the trip to Cockeysville to get their hands on a pulled pork sandwich from this barbecue joint. Chef Josh White has brought his fingerlickin’ fare to Federal Hill with a new location inside Cross Street Market."

-Baltimore Magazine - Lauren Cohen 2017

"Smoke’s second location came together after Arsh Mirmiran of Caves Valley Partners, the redevelopment team at Cross Street Market, “randomly came in to eat” at Smoke and later asked if they would be interested in opening a location at the Cross Street Market." kevin lynch


1065 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230


(410) 991-5920


Monday - Saturday 11-6

Sunday 11-4

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"Smoke's galvanized-tin-paneled dining room looks like it could be in New York or LA...,but smells like a backwoods barbecue stand up in there."

- Michelle Gienow @ The City Paper

"Among the best things I've eaten in recent memory."

- Mike Unger @ Baltimore Magazine

"From the moment you pull into the parking lot, you smell the fragrance of slow-smoked meat that fills the air...chef Josh White's peerless pulled pork..."

-Baltimore Magazine (Best of Baltimore 2016)

"White's vision is to marry New American culinary techniques to traditional barbecue methods. It's an approach that has tastemakers taking notice, recognizing barbecue as an artisan, epicurean craft."

- Stephanie Citron @ The Baltimore Sun


574 Cranbrook Rd Cockeysville, MD 21030


(410) 891-8515



Tues-Sat. 11-8

Sun. 12-3

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This month we are debuting our brand new loyalty cards! Stop into Federal Hill or Cockeysville to pick up yours! 

Catering season is big for us, and it is in full swing for #hickorysmokedgoodness, fill out our "give us a shout" form to get your party started! 

Orioles Opening Day is on March 29th this year, so stop by and see the #smokedawgs at Cross Street Market! 

and FINALLY, we're gonna be throwing down some ridiculous bbq at diamondback brewery for greener fest 2018. mark your calendars for april 21.