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Red Smoke Grill

4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2740
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Ranked #15 of 206 restaurants in Pleasanton
Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Dining on a budget
Most recent review
- Feb 23, 2014
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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23 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Flavorful tri-tip and decent salads. The price is great and the service is good. Serving sizes are large and the place is great for kids. Ticks a lot of boxes for a quick dinner.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

First timer to Tri-Tip but I was thouroughly impressed. The meat was amazing. I got the platter with the chipotle dressing and salsa. A little hard to find because Its inside a small strip mall bur well worth the u-turn b Truly has a hometown diner atmosphere and feel. I will definitely hit this place again before I leave.

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Munich, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Nice fat burger with fries, and a drink, 10 bucks. A single was plenty; get the double if you dare. Friendly family run place.

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West Point, Ca.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Actually fast servce for a slow cooked smoked tri tip. This place is worth finding again. The everythng chocolate chip cookie was a great end of meal treat. I was looking for a bite before.driving for a couple of hours, I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. I FOUND the resturant on my Samsung S3 phone, google mapped it... More

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