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Smokey Joe's

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Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0530
Today
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 102
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic food

Once I finally went to Smokey Joe's I kicked myself for not having been earlier. The venue, the food and the friendly staff are all first rate. Everything was tasty. We tried some of the food that was recommended on Trip Advisor and were very happy with it all. The wine was tasty and a decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
BrodwynB
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Launceston, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Once I finally went to Smokey Joe's I kicked myself for not having been earlier. The venue, the food and the friendly staff are all first rate. Everything was tasty. We tried some of the food that was recommended on Trip Advisor and were very happy with it all. The wine was tasty and a decent price. I took a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

WOW we live here in Launceston and just go past this little gem. We went as a group of friends and had some of the best food we have tried in ages. The choices are designed around the taste of Cajun and they meet every expeditions we had. Spicy and saucy food that just had you wanting more. Tucked away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Thanks for another fantastic evening, you guys rock. Killer food, brilliant service and super friendly staff. Best restaurant in Launceston without doubt. Loved the the chilli cheese fries, Chimichanga and the Ribs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Sadly I was a bit disappointed. I was really looking forward to this visit, called and booked an early sitting - all good so far. The menu looked pretty good, and of course I came to this cafe for ribs. Service was pretty fast, which is great, however I was disappointed when my plate arrived. The presentation wasn't so great... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our meal at Smokey Joe's was the highlight of our visit to Launceston. Only had one available evening to try this restaurant (having found it on Tripadvisor and been intrigued) and walked across town in the rain, after long day travelling from Queensland, wondering where on earth we were going! We were well rewarded - the food was excellent, atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I went for dinner with my mum and my two sisters to smokey joes in May 2015. I am allergic to nuts and the entire entree and mains menu is but free!! It was amazing to have freedom of choice! For entree we had crocodile and onion rings for starter! The crocodile was amazing! The batter was the perfect mix... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The first impressions are not overwhelming but the food is superb. A refreshingly different cuisine that nails it. Was back for my fourth (and best to date) visit recently, and the place was the busiest yet. A simple but delicious menu and can strongly recommend the beef or the ribs. Basic sides of beans and potato or coleslaw. Small and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was very cosy, interesting and unusual. The food was presented beautifully and the flavours were sensational, esp chilli sauces. However, chicken was a little it dry, but the prawns were absolutely great! Very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a big family dinner here and we're looked after really well. Everyone loved their meals and there was enough on the menu to cater for my children as well. The only negative was that I had really talked up the Bananas Foster to my son - we shared it but it was no good as I remember it to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Really wanted this place to be great. The waiter was so friendly and very attentive. We had quesadilla for starter which was really tasty, just no where near enough side sauces. Please don't reply that we could have ordered more, it was very limited and that's that. We don't smother our food in sauce at all. My main was poor... More 

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Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad that you found your server friendly and attentive, and that he was able to correct the issue you had with your meal. All brisket, when properly done, is smoked with the fat untrimmed. Though we attempt to remove excess fat before serving, some slices contain more than others and while many people enjoy the... More 

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Additional Information about Smokey Joe's

Address: Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6331 0530
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $9 to $26
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 03 6331 0530

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $9 to $26
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?