It all started in 1999...
when we began serving bbq sandwiches on the roadside out of a little red trailer. That same trailer would later become affectionately known as the "Red Wagon". Just trying to make a living, little did we know we were on the cutting edge of the now popular food truckin' industry.
Fast forward a few years of long hours and hard work- in 2007, Okie Dokies Smokehouse opened its doors in Swannanoa. Then word really started to get around. Before long, we were winning barbeque competitions, in the news and on TV! Then came the honor of being featured in Southern Living's Off the Eaten Path and Bob Garner's Book of Barbeque.
Before long, a drive thru location was up and running in Candler.
In a time where many modern bbq places use bbq ovens that are assisted by gas or electric, we have chosen to stay committed to using 100% wood fired smokers. Though it's not the easiest way to go, it is the only way for us.
In an average week, we cook over a ton (literally) of meat and during busy seasons that amount can easily double. Feel free to take a peek in our smokehouse, where you will find "Big Buella" cooking her heart out 24 hours a day, six days a week!
Come on out to our place for some
Swannanoa Swine Dining!
Where to find us:
2375 US HWY 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
801 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715
How to get us:
When we're around:
How to get to us:
Take I-40 to exit 59
Head North off the ramp
Take a Right (East) onto Hwy 70
and look for the smoke about
200 yards on the right
Take I-40 to exit 44
Head South on Smoky Park Hwy
(That's a right from either exit ramp!)
About a mile up the road,
look for the smoke on the right