The 1911 SmokeHouse Bar-B-Que Story

Historic Trenton

The idea of 1911 SmokeHouse Bar-B-Que came from the combination of my lifelong dream of owning my own bar coupled with my passion for terrific barbeque. I am a firm believer that you should be able to have the option of great food while enjoying friends at a great local bar.

“The community meeting spot where you can bring most of your friends – please leave your violent drunk friends at home.”☺

We plan on being the community meeting place for catching up with friends. No longer will you have to drives miles for great food and good atmosphere. We will support the community that supports us.

  • Need a meeting spot for your club? We have a private meeting area!
  • Want to host a birthday party after work? We have the space!
  • Need a starting point for your group run or bike ride? We have you covered!
  • Have a private event idea? Just ask. We plan on supporting the community that supports us!
  • Need a great patio to hang out and smoke cigars with friends? Our bar is open!

(no need for drink tickets ☺)


At 1911 SmokeHouse Bar-B-Que – Fresh and Homemade is our standard. Our commitment to food quality and hospitality is at the core of why we exist. We pride ourselves with providing our guests (all guests are friends) a great environment to enjoy the company of their family and friends while enjoying some of the best BBQ in the country. We plan on creating an entirely new meaning to “Trenton Makes” by adding to our city’s roster, “Trenton Makes the World’s best BBQ.”

Principles we live by :

  1. Use only the highest quality meats and ingredients
  2. Smoke over Hickory and other fine woods
  3. Do it right. EVERYTIME.
  4. Have serious fun, everyday.


When you bite into our meats you will taste the natural smoke flavor while visually seeing the smoke rings on your meat.

The people that claim smoke rings on BBQ are not important do not have smoke rings on their meat”

Our signature sides will melt into your mouth. The locally sourced ingredients, the love and care used to assemble them, will ensure that your taste buds will surely be rewarded with every bite.

Our first location is small, however do not let a lack of seating prevent you from enjoying wonderful barbeque. We also offer takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up. You will be able to place and pay for your order directly from our website.

At 1911 Smoke House we celebrate every day. We have a daily toast at 19:11 – free shot for everyone of legal drinking age in the building.