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Red Smoke Grill

Southwestern, Barbecue
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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Tri Tip!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
ToniLuvsScuba
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Pleasanton, California
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 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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225 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 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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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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57 reviews
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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.

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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 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Red Smoke Grill

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

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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, Barbecue

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?