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“Best ribs in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smokey Joe's Saloon & Grill

Smokey Joe's Saloon & Grill
25 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
+1 518-668-2660
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Ranked #16 of 147 Restaurants in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Cairo, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best ribs in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

had dinner in this restaurant, best ribs I have ever had and the wait staff was terrific. Kareoke at night great entertainment all around.

Visited August 2012
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Big time management problem”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I can't review the food because we could not get passed the nonsense of the management. We came here on Sunday night of labor day weekend. Outside deck was half empty, it was chilly so we wanted to go inside. We are told by host that he just seated 8 and there are no availabilities. As we waver on if we should leave they suddenly have availability on the condition that they cannot place our order for at least 25 min. Never ever heard of this but we went with it and figured we sit with drinks. As we go upstairs place has at least 3 empty tables (I'm thinking they just wanted us outside so the place looks full). Host says he'll be our waiter, waitress comes up with menus and says she'll take our order (guess she didn't get the memo) we tell her what mgmt. s aid and then she changes her tune and says she has to listen to the boss. She said the order tickets were completely backed up and they could not take anymore. Party next to us cant believe what is going on. One of our party asks her If there is only 1 chef, a legitimate question, she snidely says, no it IS labor day weekend. Then mgr. or whomever he was comes barking up to us that he told us it would be a wait and blah,blah,blah, you said you were ok with it.(hmm, not if other people weren't told the same thing) then as he walks away he says sarcastically, "and we have 5 chefs" What a rude man, knows NOTHING about business. Customer is always right, isn't that business 101? Especially in this economy. We would be silly to sit there and give this joker our $150, so we got up and walked. We went right to their competition Adirondack pub & brewery...where they know how to treat the customer, great ribs, great atmosphere, great staff...thank you Adirondack!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Staten Island, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

They serve popcorn on table, kept my kids in their seats. Pulled pork and sweet potato fries were very good. The staff was very friendly.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Howell, New Jersey, United States
1 review
“Amazing ribs. Best I've ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We walked in and knew it'd be a good BBQ joint. We were so right. The ribs came out in 5 minutes and were sooo good. Definitely coming back to ny just for this place.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food at a very good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We have been to Smokey Joe's three times in the past three years and it has been great each time. The rib deal for two at $29.99 with four sides ( 2 for each person even though the menu looks like two total ) is an oustanding value especially for Lake George. The ribs fall off the bone and are the best in the region. The servers are excellent. We highly recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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