Meat Monsters

Unit 21 Balmacassie Commercial Centre, Ellon AB418QR
$$$ Bar-B-Q

We've built a smokehouse INSIDE an old derelict workshop. Genuine wood smoked BBQ, we make Americans home sick! With Texas style Brisket and some of the best ribs in the UK.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Strongly recommend you pre-order food once you have reserved a table. To avoid a limited choice on the night.

Business Info

  • Address: Unit 21 Balmacassie Commercial Centre, Ellon AB418QR
  • Cross Street: Adjacent to Scotia Homes office behind Tescos
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | Cajun/Creole | International | New American |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 0.00 | We are unlicensed but allow BYOB for diners
  • Phone: +447366623557
  • Features: Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Cooking Classes, BYOB, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

Meat Monsters - Meat Monsters Smokehouse
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Main Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Main Restaurant
Wednesday
Evening - Main Restaurant 17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
Evening - Main Restaurant 17:00 - 20:00
Friday
Evening - Main Restaurant 17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
Evening - Main Restaurant 17:00 - 20:30
Sunday
Evening - Main Restaurant 17:00 - 20:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We sure do, lots of the menu is Gluten Free. we even use GF self-raising flour in our batter!
We have one of the best setups for those with disabilities in the area. Including dedicated male and female disabled toilets.
We strongly recommend you pre-order your food after securing a table. We are a smokehouse with finite amounts of our smoked menu available each day. Order in advance to avoid a more limited choice on the night.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.94 out of 5 stars based on 607 votes

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Jun 24, 2022
Kevin F.
Love it here!

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Jun 21, 2022
Matthew C.
Very relaxed atmosphere and staff could not be more welcoming and helpful, food was great and different from other local restaurants, will definitely visit again for food.

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Jun 17, 2022
Gareth D.
Excellent brisket and Excellent service. Pit boss truly has passion for what he does.

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Jun 10, 2022
Vikki J.
Love this place. First time been in the restaurant and they got everything right. Lovely couple who run it, chef took the time and came over to speak to us, thank goodness as the tips he gave me for my mac and cheese will take it to the next level. I love how you can pre order this will help greatly when I take my 4 children next time. The food delicious you can see they really care about everything they serve up. Can't wait to go back.

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Jun 09, 2022
McNab J.
The banquet for 4 was delicious and plentyful. Love our visits to Meat Monsters

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May 17, 2022
Sarah L.
Absolutely wonderful as always! And the added birthday surprise was yummy too. Thank you all.

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May 16, 2022
Sharon C.
We always love our visits to meat monsters both sitting in & take away. Staff are super friendly and you know you are guaranteed amazing food no matter what you choose off the menu.

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May 15, 2022
Jared H.
I always love coming here. Such a great customer service regime. Love the food. So good. - Mr Philly.

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May 10, 2022
Teresa M.
Food was superb as always & great service, chat & fun. Alistair is a top host.

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May 06, 2022
Ryan W.
As always spot on.

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May 04, 2022
Alex G.
Still the best Texas BBQ this side of the Atlantic!

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Apr 16, 2022
Stanley M.
First class food, service and value! We will be back!!

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Apr 09, 2022
Darrell B.
Passionately made food that feeds the soul! Would highly recommend.

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Apr 06, 2022
Stephen B.
Food and Service outstanding as per usual.

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Apr 02, 2022
Duncan I.
I’ve found my new favorite restaurant. It was brilliant. Amazing food, Friendly and Quick Service. Absolutely Lush!!
Business Response:
Thanks!!!

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Mar 29, 2022
Emma B.
Everything about this place and staff amazing food was unreal too, will definitely be back as a regular!

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Mar 28, 2022
William G.
Amazing food and good selection along with great service. A couple of comments would be that in my build your own box the brisket wasn’t hot and that the corn ribs this time were less spiced and less grilled.

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Mar 26, 2022
Jamie R.
Great meal great music great night

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Mar 13, 2022
Karen L.
Loved it, friendly staff, yummy food and well socially distanced restraunt, nice fire to keep you toast as well

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Mar 09, 2022
Alistair B.
A very happy returning customer! Great food - tried the chicken for the first time and is was ace - crunchy coating but so juicy and tender. Empty plates all around and now just looking for the next excuse to return!

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Mar 06, 2022
Sandy W.
All the food thanks for asking.

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Feb 21, 2022
Alexander B.
Amazing

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Jan 31, 2022
Dawn B.
This was our first visit to Meat Monsters but certainly wont be the last. The food was amazing!!

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Jan 28, 2022
Stephen H.
Excellent food, Excellent Service, will definetly be back.

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Jan 25, 2022
Jamie G.
We had a great meal and the owner and staff were brilliant. Comfortable atmosphere and great food. We will definitely go back. New favourite place to eat.

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Jan 17, 2022
Kevin M.
First class from arrival to departure and the food was exceptional. Full of flavour and cooked to perfection. Relaxed, Friendly and helpful staff. If it wasn’t for a 70 miles round trip, I’d be eating here a lot more! Lol…

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Jan 13, 2022
McNab J.
We are regular visitors to Meat Monsters and each time the experience is 100% perfect

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Dec 14, 2021
Lucy B.
The food was fantastic as always. If you are looking for good food served in a relaxed atmosphere it would be hard to find a better place. Keep supporting your local hospitality sector- they need it.

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Dec 11, 2021
barry s.
What to say other than amazing as always . Great family run business with amazing food at great value and amazing proper meat down the proper way and cooked to perfection each and every time . Can’t fault them . Keep it up guys your doing a amazing job . Thanks

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Nov 20, 2021
Jessica B.
Lovely place, nice and quaint. Good to see planet friendly containers etc. Overall a great experience.

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Nov 14, 2021
Mike E.
10/10. The food was legit, the atmosphere was comfortable and the service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back.

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Nov 12, 2021
Gary C.
Excellent food as always, consistently top quality.

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Nov 03, 2021
Chloe J.
Amazing food and amazing atmosphere. We were sat by one of the wood burners it was so cosy and was just a lovely touch. The food took no time at all to arrive and tasted perfect. We have decided to book Meat Monsters for our catering for our wedding after we visited as the food was 10/10. :)
Business Response:
Thank you!

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Oct 31, 2021
Peter L.
Top class as per, service and food outstanding.

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Oct 25, 2021
Teresa M.
Everything about Meat Monsters is brilliant. The Dinky Dexters event was informative & interesting as well as the food being“off the chart”. Alistair is a top host and all the staff are great. Superb evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2021
Edna May P.
An excellent meal, very good service and great value for money.

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Oct 05, 2021
Fraser M.
Amazing food, cool place with a great vibe and service to match.

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Oct 03, 2021
Lisa I.
Was our first time, loved the food , and the service was excellent and the gentle man was ever so lovely and help with the order, would definetly recommend to people and would most definitely go back x

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Oct 02, 2021
Alan M.
Properly bbqd meat, couldn't have been better.

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Sep 06, 2021
Joe R.
Amazing food

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Sep 05, 2021
Jane M.
We all love everything about Meat Monsters!

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Aug 29, 2021
Alex G.
Still the best around if you hanker for some Texas BBQ

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Aug 18, 2021
Sarah L.
As always, a wonderful place with great food. Can’t wait to go back again and again and again…

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Aug 13, 2021
Louis d.
I couldn't fault Meat Monsters... their service was some of the best I've had + the ambience extremely friendly + homely! Prices very reasonable for some excellent food, both meat options and vegan ones!

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Aug 11, 2021
Graham B.
Aboustley amazing food , the taste was amazing also the smell of the food cooking when we went in was mouthwatering. Definitely will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Jon S.
Great food! Great service

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Aug 02, 2021
Barry S.
Food was brilliant and staff were great too. Everyone had a great time - only downside was that we all ate too much!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2021
George R.
Basic no frills food.

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Jul 19, 2021
Nicole C.
The staff were lovely and the food was amazing! We deffinately ordered way too much but we wanted to try so many stuff on the menu! Our 11month old boy also loved everything to eat too. Would deffinately recommend for others to go which we already have and will deffinately be back again soon! Thank you meat monsters! :)

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Jul 12, 2021
Piero P.
Our first visit to Meat Monsters, won’t be our last. The food, service and overall ambiance was excellent. If you haven’t paid a visit to Meat Monsters don’t delay, the food really is amazing as are all the sauces etc all of which are made in house from the best quality ingredients. Look forward to our next visit.