I will have to give Smokey Bones another try. They opened one in Nashua NH a while ago and my wife and I went on Labor Day. We were excited looking at the menu because there is just not a lot of good Q around here. There were long lines to get in. When the food came we were completely underwhelmed. We tried a bunch of things and it was all mediocre at best. I've seen enough people mention it favorably here and elsewhere, that I'll have to give it a second chance.
It seems to me the quality at Smokey Bones is dependent on the manager and kitchen staff. The one in Reading PA is pretty good, but I've had others that were just lackluster