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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“You’ll smell Josh White before you see him...the outgoing pitmaster is the meat man behind Smoke, which has grown into the city from its original outpost due north, in Cockeysville...permanent menu items, like the Notorious P.I.G. (a Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich), won’t steer you wrong.”
— The Food Network's Drew Lazor


Executive Chef Josh White.

Executive Chef Josh White.

"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

Click here  to see  The Food Networks  list of  Best Places to Eat in Baltimore , including Smoke!

Click here to see The Food Networks list of Best Places to Eat in Baltimore, including Smoke!


574 Cranbrook Rd Cockeysville, MD 21030


(410) 891-8515



Tues-Sat. 11-9

Sun. 12-3


punk rock bbq

The guys from 98 Rock rely on Chef Josh White to answer all of their burning culinary questions. Check this out...

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The Buffalo wing cake

The guys from Justin Scott & Spiegel asked Josh if he would be available to call in on Tuesday August 14, 2018 to weigh in on his thoughts about a Buffalo Wing Cake. If you're envisioning a yellow cake with chicken wings coming out of it you are not alone - listen below to find out what magic these guys are messing with.

rad john, man.

Baltimore Magazine reviews rad bathrooms in the baltimore area.

holy smoke

Baltimore Magazine reviews Smoke in February 2017.

chocolate croissants

Matt Halpern of Periphery & Crew interview Chef Josh about rock bottom to Baltimore’s Best BBQ.

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Follow us on Instagram at @hickorysmokedgoodness!