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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
What an unexpected surprise!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
SubwooferStevens
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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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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
101 reviews 101 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 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
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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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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The food is fantastic and is well prepared. The service is friendly and quick. The atmosphere is really good.

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Taree
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Thanks to the staff for your assistance in choosing what to try - the food was exquisite. The service and atmosphere superior to most - what a fabulous place.

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tasmania
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Have to be honest have dined here before many years back and didn't like it but after a friend give it a second shot we did and glad we took their advice. Smokey Joes has a lovely quaint décor spotless toilets and a little bit of cooking smell atmosphere but you aren't there for that it's all about the food... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Everyone should experience the fabulous food at Smokey Joe's. Loved the smokey BBQ chicken, beef brisket(melt in the mouth), gumbo, and fantastic café Orleans with scrumptious beignet..mouth watering and so different to any other restaurant in Launceston. Try it, you wont be disappointed. Cant wait to go there again...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

How long have we been coming to Joe's? I first visited on Charles Street with friends well over 10 years ago. Then brought my future husband to try it. Since then I would estimate that we've eaten there more than 30 times. Maybe more. Why do we keep coming back? AMAZING food, friendly service and we love catching up with... More 

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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?