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Smokey Joe's

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Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0530
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    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
BURNT TIPS

Our experience of Smokey Joes has been excellent. Came here with an open mind and left looking forward to our next visit. We have been here three times now and yes we did bring friends with us on the 2nd and 3rd visits. We have tried quite a few of the dishes on offer and are yet to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
SLACKESTBLADDER
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AUSTRALIA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
AUSTRALIA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our experience of Smokey Joes has been excellent. Came here with an open mind and left looking forward to our next visit. We have been here three times now and yes we did bring friends with us on the 2nd and 3rd visits. We have tried quite a few of the dishes on offer and are yet to be disappointed.... More 

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Launceston, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The dishes were bland! I had the chimichanga and the beef inside had no flavor and was dry as a bone - except for the big chunk of gristle, served with some dry rice, that was after my dry popcorn chicken entrée. The banana desert was the saving grace. My husband had some equally ordinary food. To top it off... More 

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

I can only write this off as a nasty April fool's post since our food can neither be described as "bland" or "dry". The restaurant is cleaned daily top to bottom, and front to back, and though humble, this is NOT a "dirty restaurant". Period. More 

Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Loved our meal, had 3 courses, could hardly move by the time we left, tried to taste a bit of everything and it was all delicious. Super friendly service. Have eaten at lots of restaurants in New Orleans and this place is the real deal - in Launceston!

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Dubbo, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best find in launceston !we had a fantastic meal. I had the BBQ half chicken with potato salad yum. The smoky smell hits you the second you walk in the door! Fantastic! Staff very helpful. Recommend the blackberry cobbler for dessert. I would go back again and again.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
408 reviews 408 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I booked a table at the above on Saturday14th March. We walked from our hotel across the park and after some difficulty found the restaurant in Lawrence Street almost opposite a pub but in what appeared almost a residential area. Upon entering it was very busy and we were shown to a table away from the bar.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Being a traveller, the last thing I expected was authentic Cajun cuisine in the heart of Launceston! Fantastic food and great service. The chef took time to talk to customers and the music was just the best.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

recommended by a friend and defiantly the flavours of the night were a hit. Hidden in a side street of Launceston. I ordered the Gumbo - this was infused with some interesting flavours We had a fest and of course i ate all the leftovers ........ Forget Tex-Mex , Smokey Joe's Creole Cafe is the real stuff, and one of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Absolutely amazing little restaurant in Launceston! The restaurant is situated in a residential street, blink and you'll miss it! We hadn't made a booking here but were given a table with no fuss. I ordered the half BBQ chicken while my partner ordered the corned beef Po Boy. Un-believable!!! This place would do so well in Melbourne, not to say... More 

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

In my opinion there are not enough restaurants around that are willing to provide consumers a different taste and flavour from around the world, sure lots of take a way cafe are coming aloing but sit back and relax at Smokin Joes and get a taste of smoked/spiced full flavour meats. Located just on the outside of Launceston within 1... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

From the food to the service this was a great experience. We had the chilli cheese fries, lobster tails, chimichanga, the boston butt and some lovely desserts. We aren't locals but will definitely be back when we are in town next! Very satisfied!

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?