America’s rough-and-tumble Old West became the adopted homeland of righteous cowboys, ruthless outlaws, and relentless barons seeking untapped wellsprings of barbecue sauce. Uncover bubbly fountainheads of flavor with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get $28 worth of barbecue fare at Smokey’s BBQ in Wellsville.
The meaty aromas of slow-smoked ribs and tender beef waft from Smokey’s kitchens, where piles of barbecued proteins simmer over seasoned hickory and sweet cherry. With no gas lines needed to fuel the wood-fire grills, the restaurant’s pipes are reserved for pumping spicy sauces onto full slabs of spare ribs ($17.50) and signature barbecue sandwiches topped with slaw and carolina mustard ($3.49–$6.19) along with other menu dishes. Reel in a savory slice of The Big Muddy with the catfish dinner ($7.99), a generous portion served with Texas toast, a salad, and a choice of two sides such as baked beans and honey-apple cornbread. A host of hearty breakfast options awaits early morning patrons, headlined by the Legendary Stack ($6.49), a savory skyscraper of hash browns, meat, and eggs on an architecturally dubious foundation of biscuit or toast.
Even though the restaurant’s exterior resembles that of an Old West saloon, a down-home atmosphere plays host to the comforting cuisine and persuades patrons to set down their six-shooters for a relaxing meal.
510 Main St.
Wellsville, Kansas 66092