Our founders, Neil Glass & Blaine Santos, had an idea to create a restaurant that was more than a place that served great food.
Neil & Blaine wanted to give locals a place where they'd always feel at home. A place where they could get no-nonsense food at down-to-earth prices, and where they'd be treated right by people who had a passion to serve.
The culture at the Smokey Oaks Tavern was instilled by Neil & Blaine's long before a mission statement was ever written down on paper and is still evident today. At the Smokey Oaks Tavern, guests, team members and community are all treated with respect.
Both Neil and Blaine are Cicerone® Certified Beer Servers, tested for their knowledge of the characteristics, flavor attributes, and history of various beer styles, beer tasting and evaluation, and the proper storage and serving of beer.