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Smoky's Club

3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
(608) 233-2120
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Ranked #337 of 823 restaurants in Madison
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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5 restaurant reviews
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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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180 reviews 180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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