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Red Smoke Grill

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4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2740
925-734-0307
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fair price for average food. Was OK, no knocks against it

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Roger K
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Cleveland, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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San Francisco, California
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121 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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.

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East Bay, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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 

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DUBLIN, CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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373 reviews 373 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
404 helpful votes 404 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?