Restaurant Report Card: Between Smokes


WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A seafood and barbecue is already busy with customers after opening just a couple months ago.

Different Smokes on Elberta Rd has been a work in progress for Felton King.

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“I’ve kind of put my heart in this place,” King said. “I tore down the one existing wall that was here and started from scratch.”

And now, a year after dreaming of owning a restaurant, King has a restaurant.

“This is what I came up with and the people love the cooking,” King said. “The food is great and absolutely I do a lot of studying on my craft so hopefully people will get the chance to come out and enjoy my taste.”


First, let’s take a look at your scores this week:

Chen’s Wok on Northside Dr – 85

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on North Ave – 88


J and F Caribbean Delight on North Atwood Dr – 99

Subway on Emery Hwy – 83

Taco Bell on Zebulon Rd – 96

American Deli on Sam Nunn Blvd – 100

Charlies’ Bar & Grill on S Houston Lake – 100


Golden Corral on Watson Blvd – 96

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant on Watson Blvd – 84


It’s safe to say King has a nose for great tasting food.

“I go by the scent of the food, aromas…and from the likeness,” King said. “Some recipes did come…from family origin but right now its all me, all goodness.”


King’s style is working – even after lunchtime there was a line at Different Smokes.

“It makes me feel great, it also reminds me how much the people really appreciate good food,” King said.

Different Smokes serves up shrimp, salmon, crab legs, crawfish, ribs, chicken, and more (including some delicious side items). And the place, of course, has a perfect health inspection score.

“I guarantee you’ll like my flavor and I’m also cooking a lot of great healthy food for you guys to try to give you a better life,” King said.

Different Smoke on Elberta Road in Warner Robins is making the grade this week.