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3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
(608) 233-2120
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We decided to visit Smoky's on Monday, December 29 for a holiday dinner treat. We checked Smoky's website, which indicated that it was open, planned our day around the dinner, and drove over 30 minutes to get to Smoky's from our home. We did not call for reservations as we were planning to arrive early and didn't think it would... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Holding on to their old ways might be starting to hurt Smoky's. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but the atmosphere... it could use a little revamping, I feel like even turning the lights up a bit would do wonders. A good place to try for sure, but not the ideal first date restaurant.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Smokies has continued to keep up the quality of the food and fun factor of the bar area. On this Friday it was comfortably crowded and unlike most places now you could actually sit at bar without being annoyed with people eating full course meals right next to you. Martini Bob is still there doing his thing and a few... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My daughter was given a gift certificate to Smokys, and I thought; oh yuck. This is an old restaurant who's better days are behind them. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! It was terrific. The French blue dressing was outstanding, and the steak was flavorful, perfectly cooked and delicious. The hash browns are served family style, and we fought over who... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Smoky's has been a fixture on the Madison restaurant scene for decades. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in all those years. It is still your basic supper club built around a bar that serves good steaks. Most of the tables are in the room with the bar. It is dark inside with quirky decorations on the walls/ceiling. If you want fancy,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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201 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Address: 3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
Phone Number: (608) 233-2120
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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