JJ’s Meat Shak serves delicious barbeque and American cuisine in Downtown Moneta. The restaurant started out as a food truck serving pork barbeque, burgers, and hand cut fries. The quickly gained popularity so they decided to open a brick and mortar restaurant in Buena Vista. They opened up their second location in Moneta at the end of 2016.
On the Menu
The restaurant’s menu features smoked meats, pulled pork, fit beef and turkey, brisket, and smoked sausage. They are also known for their char-grilled ribeye steaks, barbecue sliders, specialty burgers, and wood-fired pizzas. All of their entrees are served alongside traditional southern sides including collard greens, slaw, mac and cheese, baked beans, cornbread, French fries, and potato salad.
On Friday and Saturday nights they will often serve seafood which they get from a supplier on the coast. Their seafood dishes include soft shell crab, oysters, and shrimp.
All of their meats are available to order by the pound and you can order a variety of sides to go to bring to your next family picnic or back home to your family.
History & Hours
JJ’s Meat Shak took over the old Smokehouse Restaurant at 1123 Celebration Ave. They updated the inside of the building which is now furnished with country-style wall art, stone, and wood. The restaurant is open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Planning Your Stay
If you are looking for accommodation near Smith Mountain Lake, consider booking one of our vacation homes. Our lakeside vacation homes range from two bedroom condos to large five bedroom homes. Each rental has stunning views of the lake and surrounding nature and many of the homes have private lake access.
The natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake is its main draw, so all of our homes have outdoor seating areas. While the amenities in the outdoor areas vary depending on which home you choose, you can sit out on your patio to look out over the lake, swim and fish off your private dock, or build a fire in your backyard to roast marshmallows under the stars. Some of the rentals also have private outdoor hot tubs.
The insides of our homes are furnished with high-quality furniture and large windows so you can enjoy your views. Each rental also has a full-sized kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook a meal or reheat leftovers.
If you would like to learn more about our vacation homes or to book a rental, please contact one of our rental specialists.