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Smoky's Club

3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
(608) 233-2120
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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202 reviews 202 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I ate here about 20 years ago, place looks basically the same but more worn. Waiter had the personality of a rock. My steak came medium well which is #1 mistake when asking for MR. They said their hash browns were the best but I gave them a 2 out of 10. I feel bad giving a place a poor... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

For Chicago steakhouse prices, we expected more than just average food and an average overall experience. My husband and I dined here for our anniversary; a chain restaurant would have been better. We started with the New England Claim Chowder which was the thinnest NECC on the planet...was like chicken broth with milk, clams, potatoes and carrots in it. My... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've heard this place is an old favorite that once served delicious food consistently. If so, it's gone very far downhill. It was definitely busy, which we took as a positive sign, but none of our party of four enjoyed the meal. The steak was awful. Not properly cooked, it also tasted old. The hash browns were not bad, but... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Smoky's survives on age-old reviews and memories past. The ambiance is still great, but it's a better bar now than a restaurant. Maybe I lived in NYC too long (before moving back here to my hometown), because the steaks in Madison are mediocre at best. Worst of all, here at Smoky's Club the "OK" food is way, way over-priced. Finally,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in Madison, make sure that you check out Smoky's Club. This iconic restaurant offers great steaks. Also enjoy your favorite drink as some of the best bar keeps in Madison are there to make your drinks. The service is great, the food even better.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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