There may not be sawdust on the floor, but this north side restaurant is a decent barbecue joint.. The Scene Smokey Bones is a rib place, but it's also a sports bar, so there are several pool tables. From most seats in the house--and especially at the central bar--you have a good view of multiple TVs, all tuned to different games. There's a small radio-like device at many tables that lets you tune into the audio from a specific TV. The restaurant's website (it's a chain with locations in four states) refers to its decor as (ahem) "rustic mountain lodge casual." Translation: lots of dark wood and a glassed-in fireplace that's more about atmosphere than warmth.
The Food This is a barbecue place; the emphasis is on meat, and lots of it. The smoked beef brisket is tender and tasty, especially with extra BBQ sauce. Even people who usually eschew ribs will finish every last bit of the half-rack baby backs. There also are the usual burgers, chicken sandwiches, pulled pork and fried catfish dishes. Desserts include chocolate peanut butter pie and root beer floats and the beer selection is fair.