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Harvey's Smokehouse in Jerusalem: Savoring Southern Kosher BBQ in Israel

Kosher Meat Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel ✈


Harvey's Smokehouse Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel
Harvey's Smokehouse Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel

I've had the pleasure of dining at Harvey's Smokehouse in Jerusalem, Israel, both at its original location on Shim'on Ben Shatakh Street and its current home on Jaffa Street. Here's a detailed account of my experiences and what you can expect from this popular eatery.

 

Originally, Harvey's Smokehouse made its mark in Jerusalem on Shim'on Ben Shatakh Street. Known for its unique menu of American BBQ in the heart of Jerusalem, it quickly became a go-to spot for both locals and tourists. Eventually, the restaurant moved to a new location on Jaffa Street. This move brought a change in ambience, but the quality of food and service remained consistently high.


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“Harvey's Smokehouse in Jerusalem is the go-to place for anyone who enjoys high-quality, American-style BBQ. With its cozy ambience, menu variety, and excellent service, it stands out as a popular spot in the city.”

The restaurant at Jaffa Street is both elegant and chic, with eclectic artwork adorning the walls. The place has a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for both casual dining and special occasions.


Harvey's Smokehouse Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel
Harvey's Smokehouse Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel

At Harvey's, the menu is a carnivore's delight. They offer a delightful range of Southern American BBQ dishes. It begins with appetizers like Texas BBQ Nachos, Burnt Ends, and Rib Eye Riblets, along with a selection of salads including Harvey's Smokehouse Salad and Caesar Salad. The main attraction is their smoked meats, including options like 14 Hour Smoked Beef Brisket, 12 Hour Smoked New York Style Pastrami, and 18 Hour Smoked Pulled Beef Shoulder.


Guests can build their personal BBQ platters or choose from smokehouse mains and handcrafted sandwiches like Harvey's Texas Beef Dip and American Choripan. Side dishes include house fries, yam fries, and onion rings, among others. The menu also offers a variety of drinks, including craft beers, cocktails, wines, and soft drinks.

 

At Harvey's Smokehouse, guests have the option to dine either inside or outside the restaurant. I’ve enjoyed both options. The indoor space offers a cozy and chic atmosphere, ideal for smaller groups or intimate dining. For those who prefer dining al fresco, the restaurant features a picturesque outdoor terrace. This outdoor area is especially popular in the summer months, providing a pleasant setting for enjoying their Southern American BBQ dishes in a more open environment.


Harvey's Smokehouse Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel
Harvey's Smokehouse Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel

Harvey's Smokehouse caters to various events throughout the day. The indoor space of the restaurant accommodates celebrations for groups of up to 30 guests. For larger gatherings, it's possible to reserve the entire restaurant, offering space for up to 60 guests.


Harvey's Smokehouse in Jerusalem is the go-to place for anyone who enjoys high-quality, American-style BBQ. With its cozy ambience, menu variety, and excellent service, it stands out as a popular spot in the city. Whether you're a meat lover or looking for tasty vegetarian options, Harvey's has something to offer. The experience at both locations, old and new, has been consistently enjoyable, making it a top recommendation for anyone visiting Jerusalem.


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