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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
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Smokey Joe's is unbelievable. The service is friendly and tip-worthy. The wait-time for food is too long, but worth the wait. Ribs are exceptional. Chimichanga is other-worldly. Give it a crack, but be prepared to wait for your dinner.

Thank mnark54
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had tea here because it's rated high on here and every ones right it was delicious! Great Mexican beers and the Cajun and Deep South style of cooking was awesome, tried gumbo and that's a semi spicy mixed dish quite enjoyable, and my friend had the dry rub ribs and they where fantastic, Staff where extremely friendly and the prices... More 

Thank Jakeywesta
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we have had a great meal and atmosphere at this place. Each time we go have had something different and everytime the food has been exceptional. This is one eatery in Launceston you just have to go to. Good value for money as well

Thank Franelli1
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Is it authentic Creole? No. Is it really good and great and would i go there again? YES! The food was very New Orleans "style" and very delicious. Would recommend this as a must for anyone visiting Launceston.

Thank Clean_Cookie
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The food here was a great surprise. It was awesome. We followed TripAdvisor to the restaurant and nearly missed it as the frontage really is an old house. Once inside and seated the service was good and the quality of the food was great. Lots of different dishes to choose from.

Thank Steven N
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I went with a few friends who live here and they don't eat anywhere else! We had the beef brisket (my friends wouldn't order anything else) and the Gumbo which were both fantastic. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Tyler W
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

This was my third dinner here and it was fantastic once again. The restaurant is small in size but big on what it provides - great food, great service and fantastic value for money. You never leave here needing anything else to eat. I'll keep coming back for more.

1 Thank Samark21
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

What a great place to eat. The food was terrific, best so far on our trip. I had to go back for more. I would recommend this to anyone travelling through Launceston. Service was excellent

1 Thank Peter F
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Tucked away on a quiet street in Launceston is Smokey Joe's; a cottage converted into a Louisiana-style restaurant. The service was great and so were our meals. Tasty, filling, and not too spicy for our suburban palates. The setting is rustic with interesting photos and posters on the wall, and quite relaxed.

1 Thank TrishAndersSyd
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

this restaurant is in an old house just near central park the food seems authentic, is very tasty, can be "chillied" to taste - as well service is great and pricing is very reasonable

1 Thank macdee_don

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $26
Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?