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Red Smoke Grill

American, Barbecue, Southwestern
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4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2740
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Love their meats!

Nice salads and platters. Sit down or take out. Good side dish selections. Decent portions. My guys love their ribs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Kathleen W
Pleasanton, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Fremont, California
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Average strip mall restaurant. Staff not very knowledgable about what they were serving. Order and pickup from counter. Burger meat not listed or priced as grass fed but staff after asking around finally claimed it was. When asked if they had a smoker, several of the staff had no idea or didn't know what one was. Finally claimed they did... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice salads and platters. Sit down or take out. Good side dish selections. Decent portions. My guys love their ribs.

Thank Kathleen W
Pleasanton, California
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have read many reviews of this small Ptown deli/restuarant, and was disappointed. The BBQ tritip sandwich was more well done then medium rare, MR is what I prefer. My business associate suggested I say something, so I went back to the counter. I will admit that I had taken 3-4 bites on the sandwich. The person behind the counter... More 

Thank kemrich1
Cleveland, Ohio
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

5 of us went in one evening for dinner because the restaurant next door (Sweet Tomatoes) that we planned to go in was so packed we could not wait that long. This place had many empty tables and just a few customers. This was a concern for us right off that bat. You order at the counter and then sit... More 

Thank Roger K
San Francisco, California
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place makes fabulous tri tip. I usually get their tri tip platter and a side of rolls, make a sandwich of them. Their bbq is very good too. It's a nice place to go to for a quick grub.

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
East Bay, California
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306 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food is good here but we ran into one problem. We wanted to buy the family meal (we were a family of 5) and although there was plenty of seating they said we couldn't eat it in their restaurant unless we bought everything individually. It cost about $10 more that way. Made no sense at all! Make sure you... More 

Thank theheatonfamily
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117 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had some food delivered, choosing the tri tip sandwich as they were out of ribs. The meat was kind of tasteless for BBQ...I think it needs more of something to spice it up. We will try the ribs next time (if they have them). I do like the idea that they have a delivery service here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Food east alright but I wouldn't go back again. I had a dinner salad that was alright but the dressing was very bland. My son's sandwich was just average. Price was reasonable but I think we got less than what we paid for.

Thank hutchlm
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Ok, I stopped in and read reviews cause I love good BBQ. Now great BBQ IS Franklins I'm Austin and really good ribs (almost great) is R V in Memphis. Based on that scale I have to call this Avg. at best. The Ribs are tender but a bit dry and absent flavor with No smokey tones, and the brisket... More 

Thank Travelsavi
Williamsburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting more from this restaurant based on its lofty reviews on Tripadvisor. In fact, this place appears to be more of a carry out than a sit down eatery. It is surprisingly small with a few wobbly outside tables and inside seating. My guest had the tri-tip sandwich and raved about it. I had the same and found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: 925-734-0307

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget


Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?