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The Smoke Joint

#272 of 4,557 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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87 S Elliott Pl, Ste A, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4803
718-797-1011
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Ribs

A friend brought me here, small place, always packed, but good ribs, drinks were awesome too, I want to go back the next time I'm going to the barclays center and I don't have an all you can eat ticket.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Thomas T
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A friend brought me here, small place, always packed, but good ribs, drinks were awesome too, I want to go back the next time I'm going to the barclays center and I don't have an all you can eat ticket.....

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New York City, New York
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Right proper good brisket here, y'all. I like. You could use some work on your sides dishes, though. But overall, when I want a brisket sandwich, this place is pretty dang good. Decent sauce, too.

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Brooklyn, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everyone raves about Dinosaur BBQ, but The Smoke Joint definitely one (or two) ups it! Order the pulled pork sandwich and mac and cheese, especially on a cold day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Cannot praise enough . Ribs ( fantastic ) chicken ( amazing ) also the beans , seasoned fries hit the mark . The Beef Rib was simply the best I have had anywhere !!! Small friendly venue with helpful happy staff . Get in early to get a seat and enjoy !!

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Belmont, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is small and quaint, but has exceptional flavor in its meat. I had the pulled pork which was excellent without any BBQ sauce added. My son had the brisket and it was wonderfully tender and flavorful as well. The seasoned French fries were very tasty. Loved the seasoning on them! The wait staff was prompt and pleasant. I... More 

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We came here before going to the Barclays center to watch the Brooklyn Nets. Well the place is superb overlooking the triangle square. Staff are very friendly. The most important thing is the food and WOW it is outstanding especially the barbecue beans. Price is very reasonable will def be back before going back to the UK. Thanks to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Smoke Joint is a small, neighborhood restaurant that has a nice atmosphere. We entered and were warmly greeted by the cooks at the counter. The dining area is small and intimate. We had the beef ribs were which outstanding. Very tender and flavorful. 5 Stars. We also had the pulled pork which was generally tender but lacked the flavor... More 

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East Moriches, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went to Brooklyn for a foodie trip with a couple of friends. We stopped at the Smoke Joint because of the Diners, Drive-In's and Dives show and went specifically for the beef rib. Whenever I go to a BBQ place, I always go for pork. The beef rib was smokey, tender and flavorful. They also had a decent selection of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate here after a basketball game at Barclays. I had the brisket and my husband had the spare ribs, both dish of meat were very nice. Good sides also, the mac and cheese was delicious. Good selection of beers also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We drove from PA to Brooklyn just to try this place after seeing it on the food network. I don't think it was worth the trip. The smoking technique was good and the beef short rib was very tender but lacked any sort of seasoning...I don't think there was even salt or pepper. The wings were not bad. Baked beans...eh.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 S Elliott Pl, Ste A, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-797-1011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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