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Red Smoke Grill

4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2740
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Ranked #35 of 212 restaurants in Pleasanton
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Dining on a budget
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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69% Recommend
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English first
East Bay, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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

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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

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109 reviews 109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Pleasanton, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is how small family restaurant is supposed to be. There is a lot of attention to all details. The food is great, the recopies are fine tuned and not sacrificed to make it easier for a large chain to replicate, you get all personal attention you can ask for. I don't eat red meat, but their tortilla soup is... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had the brisket and tri-tip combo with cole slaw and topped it all off with an incredibly moist, chewy CCC! The brisket was very tender and not dry at all. It had a great smoky flavor. The tri-tip was a little on the dry side. I like my tri-tip medium rare and this was more like well done. It... More

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Oakland, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The friendly family behind this has a great menu down that they are stickin to. I have not made it past the tri tip & blue b/c it is always perfect and always filling. The garlic mash potatoes are perfect everytime and I always leave happy, full, and ready to come back the next day!

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Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Creative, consistent and always good! We love this place. The tortilla soup is especially good, always a nice side dish.

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49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We checked the website before selecting this place. Surprise ... It does not say there is no service. You have to get your own menu, get your own drinks, place your order at the desk & get your own forks. Don't forget to bring 'wipes' because the tables are sticky. Then when you finish eating, no one takes the plates.... More

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