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Smoky's Club

3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
(608) 233-2120
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Ranked #368 of 821 restaurants in Madison
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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52% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to Smoky's on a Monday night while heading back to Illinois from visiting Spring Green, WI. We came late, and although it was not busy, our service was excellent and we knew that this place had been around since 1953, so we weren't expecting pristine new decor. In fact, we wanted the authentic "time warp" experience, and we... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I remember my parents saying this restaurant was the place to go back in the day. All I can say is what a dump! Windowless world of overpriced poor food. It looks like they have made no improvements since the place opened, it just looks depressing. There are certainly much better steak houses in Madison (Delaney's or Prime Quarter)

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

As supper clubs go, there is better food and atmosphere. But this is the place to go for martinis. Martini Bob is an icon and the drinks are amazing! Stop by for cocktails and then go downtown.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Smoky's Club was a favorite restaurant of ours for years. We stopped going there as it slowly seemed to decline. We decided to give it another try. It saddens me to say that this place is just "old" in looks and outlook. With little work it could be returned to the festive place it was in the past. Instead, you're... More

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Menasha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We heard that Smoky's was the place to go in Madison, but they really haven't kept up with food trends and the way people eat today. If you're looking for a traditional steak and baked potato place, you may like it. We started with a choice of tomato soup or tomato juice. The iceberg lettuce salad came with one cucumber... More

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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We are avid "supper clubbers" and attempt to visit as many as possible when we can find them. We took our daughter who is attending the UW Madison and were extremely disappointed. We all had filet mignon and they arrived at the table with a greyish appearance and maybe 5oz. They had absolutely NO flavor nor any texture that would... More

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El Paso, Illinois
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176 reviews 176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My brother recently picked up a book about Wisconsin Supper Clubs that highlighted Smokey's so off to Smokey's we went. We'd heard they had terrific steaks, and we were not disappointed. Two New York Strip steaks and one filet all were cooked to perfection. The filet was accompanied by butterflied shrimp that were proclaimed a HUGE hit as were the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This supper club has an extensive martini list and food menu. The fish was excellent. The servers were superb!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We heard that Smoky's was an institution in Madison so we gave it a try. It was adequate but did not excel in any area. The steak was not too flavorful. The rest even more ordinary. I came expecting old fashioned charm but it looked more like my mother's card table room in the basement than an old supper club.... More

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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202 reviews 202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I have gone to Smokys for 50 years. It still has the supper club vibe. Great drinks, friendly service and superior steaks. The menu has expanded a little, but still true to its roots. I do miss the picture of "Snowball."

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