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Smokey Joe's

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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 22
    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:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Victoria, Australia
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spent the weekend in Launceston and based on TripAdvisor reviews, and our love of American food, we decided to eat at Smokey Joe's even before we arrived. I think we may have got our hopes up too much as it did not live up to our expectations. We were seated at a table in a crowded room which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Have been to Smokey Joe's about 5 times now, hasn't let us down once, we were told by the waiter they were out of Cracklins this time but the waiter ducked out the back and found a small bowl of it for us at no charge, food was excellent as usual, always friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped by for a meal and found Smokey Joes to be as good as their reviews state. A warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly and attentive service, and tasty well priced food. Will dine here again soon.

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Launceston, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Launceston, Australia
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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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Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
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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 56 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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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?