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Smokey Joe's

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Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0530
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Launceston, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome meal and fantastic service. Love the food and Joe is exceptional when it comes to looking after regulars. Didnt have anyone at the table disappointed or at a loss for choice. Great meal and superb experience. Thank you

Thank Jenni L
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to smokey joes after one of friends raved about the place and I wasn't disappointed. From the service to the great chilly sauce it was a wonderful experience. Definitely recommend the wings and gumbo!! You feel well looked after!! Will definitely come back.

Thank Daham S
Yeppoon, Australia
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a long time between Cajun restaurants for us, so we were looking forward to dinner given the reviews. We started off with chicken popcorn and Boudin balls - both very moreish, followed by the BBQ beef brisket and Boston butt (pork), both very tender and flavoursome; and finished off with spicy peach cobbler (just out of the... More 

Thank Tashmon
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 6 including one vegetarian and we were delighted. Had read some good and not so good reviews and were unsure how the night would turn out. Honestly we didn't need to worry. After finding it (its a sweet little house behind garden) we were greeted and looked after very well. Our waitress Jess was very helpful and attentive.... More 

Thank Jode01
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

we have been here 5x and always bring friends and family for special occasion, with 12 people coming we got to order almost every dishes and tried and pinch a bit from everyone plates, we start with buffalo wings which really hot and super spicy, and ring onion fried which very crunchy and mouth watering. then comes the bbq chicken,... More 

Thank tassieyasmin
sri lanka
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went in without a booking on a weekday. However, the staff were so accomodative to arrange a table on the spot. Excellent food. Menus were unique to Smokey Joe. Friendly staff.

Thank darrelj
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

A family meal with my wife, children, mother and step father out for my daughters birthday. I had not been to Smokey Joe's for a long time so thought we would give it a go. A great decision! Our very friendly waitress was helpful and attentive, drinks and menus came quickly and we felt very welcome. We ordered a variety... More 

Thank TimotC
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Had a delightful meal at Smokey Joe's over the weekend- which reminded me of why I loved this place 2 years ago. Menu was interesting and the specials allow for variety, while keeping the regular favourites (Chilli- amazing!). Flavours are fabulous! I have to give a special mention to the staff who were so accommodating of us, allowing us to... More 

Thank DimityA
Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Haven't tried a creole restaurant before, and wasn't disappointed! Overall a great experience with tasty, novel food, friendly waitstaff, and a warm 'homely' ambience. Pros: good southern American /creole /smokey BBQ style food. I had crocodile for entree, which was a novelty! The meat is unique, I'd describe it as halfway between fish and chicken - served as small balls... More 

Thank doctorbass00
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323 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Well for those of you who wonder how this place does so well with exactly the same menu, decor, and service for years answer consistently good. Good food good service and variety with their menu. Decided on this visit to change from our usual I had the chimingina excuse the spelling and partner had the Boston butt. The shredded beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $26
American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 03 6331 0530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?