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Blue Mabel Smokehouse and Provisions

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Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions: Must-Visit Smokehouse and Bar
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions serves finely smoked meats and much more. The seafood, salads, drinks, and eggs (on brunch days) ensure everyone can find something they like here, and the desserts are at least as good as everything else. For a fine meal in a chic atmosphere, come to Mabel’s place.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions is a classy smokehouse that knows how to do meat, drinks and much more well. With a selection of meats, seafood, salads and other dishes, this place has something that everyone will like.

The entree options at Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions include both meat and seafood options. Choices like Shrimp and Grits, and Grilled Gulf Fish showcase some of the Gulf’s finest catches and flavors. If you prefer something that comes from the land, the Roasted Cast Iron Chicken Half Bird Plate turns the basic chicken into a dining marvel. Steak & Frites is also always a tempting selection.

These entrees are accompanied by a healthy dose of lighter fare, including snacks, sandwiches, salads, sides and (of course) sweets. Snacks like Cheddar Chive Cornbread and Crabmeat Beignets show how just about everything on the menu is upscaled slightly.

For brunch, a sampling of the standard menu is filled out with a large selection of egg-based dishes. And, things they waffles and pancakes are included under the Eggs and Such section. They do usually have eggs in the batter, after all. 

A full bar ensures you can get your favorite adult beverage regardless of whether you come for brunch or an afternoon meal. The House Cocktails aren’t to be missed, but there also are high-quality beer and wine selections for those who prefer something not mixed. For younger patrons, Strawberry Basil Punch, Blueberry Ginger Mule and Paloma Fizz ensure people under 21 don’t feel left out.

The specialty here is made-from-scratch, so you can expect almost everything to be made right in the kitchen. From the house-fried tortilla chips to the non-alcoholic punches, the kitchen is hard at work creating these delectable items.

All of this is served in an environment that’s classy and chic. The restaurant’s interior may not be as old-fashioned as you’d expect, given its Signature Cocktails like the Ode to Atlanta and the Summer of 1776. The interior’s decor is chic instead, but it’s still just as classy as you want.

For a sophisticated meal in a classy environment, take your date or your group to Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions. You’ll impress anyone you need to, and you’ll be quite pleased with the food and atmosphere too.

A few of our favorite menu items from Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions include:

Kale Panzanella Salad
A vegetarian option that’s rich enough to entice anyone, the Kale Panzanella Salad features pumpkin seeds, biscuit croutons, sweet potatoes, cotija cheese, blackeyed peas, cranberries and a Creole mustard vinaigrette. Of course, there’s kale also. If you were to fit any more, the bowl would likely overflow.

24-Hour Smoked Brisket Sandwich
Brisket is almost always good. When it’s smoked for a full 24 hours, it’s bound to be especially tasty. Don’t be surprised if you see pink in the middle — that’s a sign of just how slow-roasted this meat is. 

Steak & Frites
Hand-cut steak, house-cut friends, house-cut Brussel sprouts and house-crumbled cotija. Just about the only thing that’s not hand-cut is the chimichurri sauce. Don’t hold it against the kitchen that they can’t cut a liquid yet.

Mabel Grand Slam Breakfast
The Mabel Grand Slam Breakfast truly hits it out of the park. The sage biscuit, house bacon, perfectly cooked over-easy eggs, and pancakes with blueberry agave syrup take this classic and make it even more delicious.

Insider Tip:
– While the atmosphere is nice, the restaurant is somewhat small. Reservations are required because of this, so call or reserve online before coming for a meal.