For years, my friends and I went to "Mr. B's" for ice cream, and perhaps ate there once or twice. For whatever reason, (locality?) we just didnt think to eat there more frequently.
A few months ago, the sign changed to "Smokey Mountain BBQ", and I thought "that's an odd choice for Springfield..." but after having just eaten at BUB'S BBQ in Amherst, I thought I'd give it a try. Turns out its the same owners.
Wow, it was great! I had the sampler: 2 ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and brisket, with cole slaw, and a side, for $8.99. It was a lot of food, but more importantly, it was delicious.
I spoke with the owner and she said they make everything there. The soups, the sauces, the fried chicken (which was also excellent).
They do not have a website, but there are so few BBQ restaurants in this area, please do try this little place. It's very clean and there is sufficient parking and outdoor tables, too.
Smokey Mountain BBQ
1375 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104
(i-91 to 291 west. Take St.James Ave. Exit (exit 4). Go thru the light and make right onto st.james ave.
Go about 1 mile, you'll pass a HESS station on right, and then see a Subway sandwich shop. Smokey Mountain is just after Subway, on the right.)
Enjoy! Tell them you heard about them on ChowHound!