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Smoky's Club

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3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
(608) 233-2120
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Supper Club Atmosphere at Fine Dining Prices!

Classic Supper Club feel with an extensive martini menu. Our drinks were very good. Steak was okay but for the same dollars you can get a better steak and a much finer dining experience elsewhere.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rich D
Portage, Wisconsin
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Freeport, Illinois
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanting to check-off another location on the Wisconsin Supper Club tour, we recently stopped at Smoky's Club and were quite pleased with our experience. Growing up in Wisconsin, I have been a fan of supper clubs for most of my life, thanks to my parents who frequented them often. They often talked of Smoky's, but never took me there to... More 

Thank Steve T
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here last night with family from out of town. Very good food and great service!! Prime Rib was amazing! We will be back again for sure!!

Thank Nikki L
Portage, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Supper Club feel with an extensive martini menu. Our drinks were very good. Steak was okay but for the same dollars you can get a better steak and a much finer dining experience elsewhere.

Thank Rich D
El Cajon, United States
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recommendation from a colleague we visited here for dinner. Actually her recommendation didn't say anything about the quality of the food, but she did mention that Smoky's Club was, "a venerable old establishment in Madison". With that in mind my wife and I decided to give it try. Unfortunately we were not the least bit impressed. My wife's... More 

Thank William C
Madison, Wisconsin
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186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been years since we've been to Smoky's. At one time they could claim the best steak in Madison, but there is more competition now. The restaurant is still owned by the same family. We found ample parking behind the restaurant. We had a reservation, but it wasn't too crowded. Previously the decor was distinctive for its eclectic look--Christmas... More 

Thank aquadroplet
Madison, WI
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80 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was reluctant to go back to Smoky's after nearly a decade, and it was worse than I expected. You're greeted at the door by a broken, backless bench and that pretty well sets the stage for what's to come. We were led through the dark dingy interior to the far back table of a distant back room decorated like... More 

Thank PrairiePaddler
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. Had the ribeye, salad, hash browns and ice cream sundae. Very interesting decor. Good service. Steak was tender although seemed to be a bit under flavored but that's better than being over seasoned. That said it was a good experience.

Thank Jeff M
Rutland, Vermont
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My son and I both ordered the strip steak - it was delicious, huge and cooked perfectly. The salads and bread basket were both tastey as well. Nice assortment of breads in the basket. Broccoli that came with my dinner was cooked well, firm, not raw. My son's hasbrowns were great. The building could use a little updating but the... More 

Thank ALL489
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I do not know where to start: Our waiter was totally awesome and dedicated to every detail. We started out with a couple of splits of Champagne, a Beefeater Dirty Martini, a craft beer and a white wine. We were not rushed and enjoyed the veggies that were on the table. We were then served an assortment of warm bread... More 

Thank Charlie G
somers. wisconsin
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four are here while moving our daughter into her new apartment. Starving, we were lucky to get a 7:30 reservation. Waiter was very nice and efficient and the Old Fashioneds perfect. Steaks are simple and unadorned letting the flavor if the meat shine. We had a T Bone, large Filets and Top Sirloin among us and all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 233-2120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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