We just love BBQ!
In 2005, Walter Hughes came to Lynchburg, Virginia to start the very first food truck in the area. Specializing in Authentic Texas Style BBQ and sauces, Walter toured the Quick-e marts serving up some of the best BBQ in the area. In 2007, Walter opened our current location in the Boonsboro Shopping Plaza.
In 2011, Bill Dawson of Bunks BBQ out of Nelson County purchased the restaurant. "Bunk" would go on to add many of the menu favorites you see today. He renovated the food truck to accommodate working receptions, weddings, corporate events, parties, etc.
In September 2019, current owner and Barbecue enthusiast, Cory Welch, purchased the restaurant. Born in the heart of Barbecue country Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Vinton, Virginia, he had a vision of a "Tour of America" style Barbecue utilizing Texas Brisket, Carolina-inspired Pork, and Memphis Ribs flavoring methods. Smoking was a passion that turned into an obsession and after catering numerous events for friends and family he opened CMKS BBQ in 2018. This led him to where he is today. We hope you enjoy your experience with us and come back for more!
We let them speak for themselves!
Pok-E-Joe's has won "Best of BBQ" in Lynchburg in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2022. In 2020 we won Top 100 in the State of Virginia. We competed in the Uncle Billys Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ competition in 2021 against teams from local area restaraunts, and as far as North Carolina. We came out with 1st place finshes in Brisket, Pork, Ribs, and 3rd in Chicken. Winning overall Grand Champion.