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Looney's Smokehouse BBQ

2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1422
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

One of the best beef ribs I've ever had. It reminded me of that Flintstone shot of the rib tipping the car over. I ordcred it with their Texas spicy, which was really good, but then i spruced it up with their south carolina spicy mustard... wow... I had it with the collard greens and sweet potatos....both yummy. The greens... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

Looney;s has been my BBQ spot for the last year. Their new one in North Oakland is more to my liking. Their meat selection is one of the largest I've seen. I don't know where to start. All their meats are smoked (baby back ribs and the NC pork are my favorite) with apple wood, and they make over 6... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

Went to the North Oakland and really enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Plenty of food. The sides were small and the corn on the cob watery and mushy. The ribs were moist and tasty. We have already been back for a second round. The site on Bancroft looks a little too crazy. Live music on Sunday was good but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

I had the worst service I've ever received in my life at Looney's Smokehouse in North Oakland. The worst was when the waiter put the wrong order down in front of me and said "I thought I told the kitchen the right thing, but this is what you get". There were items on my bill which I never ordered nor... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

I imagine Looney's is a great place if your scene is sloppy pitchers of beer with clueless, ditzy party girls and drunken, loudmouthed frat boys watching sports on the LOUD TVs, but a truly abysmal place for good BBQ, atmosphere, or service. NOT a good place for couples. For great upscale BBQ, head to T Rex in Berkeley, for downhome,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

I love the food here. The meat is so tender and the beer is great. Nice big screen T.V. to watch my favorite sports. Fresh cut fries homade style. Right across from U.C. berkeley nice place to walk through what a beautiful school.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

i went by the same review in the oakland tribune was excitied to go there. Today on 10/05/08 I went there. The prices was too high and that should have been a clue for a bbq p lace $22.00 for a half of slab $28.00 for a full plus two sides. I chose the mac and cheese which was the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

ok - it is more Kansas City BBQ as oppsed to southern.

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Oakland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

disappointed with Looney's: after seeing the Eye on the Bay spot recommending this place, I was anxious to give them a try. Finally made it over, but was deeply disappointed with the offerings. First off, the pulled pork was dry, stringy and tough, seemed like it had been sitting around under a heat lamp before it was served--where was the... More 

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Additional Information about Looney's Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1422
Phone Number: 510-649-0628
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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