COVID-19 Update: The well-being of our guests and team members is our top priority.  We are committed to following protocols established by Governor McMaster regarding safe social distancing and heightened awareness of public safety. Initial Q Smokehouse is open for indoor and outdoor dining with socially distanced seating and curbside takeout.

Happy Hour starts 4pm-7pm
(Only available at the bar: $5 well liquor drinks, draft beer, and house red or white wine)

Monday Closed
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday* 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm
Sunday* 11am - 3pm, 4pm - 9pm

    *Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 11am-3pm

Holiday Meal Catering

Initial Q can provide delicious catering for your holiday events.


Initial Q

Social Bar & Smokehouse

Initial Q is not the typical southern barbecue stuffed in a Styrofoam clam shell with slaw and beans, but a gastro-smokehouse experience. Wherever you come down on the great barbecue debate, expect something excitingly different at Initial Q.

Ok I usually do not give a five star rating, however this is an exception. We tried this restaurant out with another couple and we were not disappointed...

Kevin H., Yelp

The space feels elegant, and beautifully lit. And the menu, from one of my favorite under the radar Southern comfort food magicians, Daniel Dobbs, features his signature seasoning, presented subtitly on the pork rinds that opened my meal.

Nichole L., Yelp

The food was great and the bourbon lineup was even better. Choices ranged from Pappy to Colonel EH Taylor. We will be back soon.

Joe D., Yelp

EST. 2019