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Smokey Joe's

Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0530
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brisket” (27 reviews)
“gumbo” (31 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

One of the best meals that I had in Launceston. It took me back to the USA when I was there over 2 years ago. Ribs just fell off the bone, jumbo was authentic and the muddy brulee...there is no words for it besides sensational....More

2  Thank Lindag74
Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

Thanks guys! I remember your visit and we (the whold crew) are always very pleased when visitors such as yourselves make a return trip during your stay in Tasmania! Thanks again!

Reviewed March 31, 2013

On our recent stay in Launceston we chose to eat at Smokey Joes . There were so many choices of cafe / restaurants in Launceston but we wanted to experience something different, so when we read Smokey Joes Cafe was Creole cooking that made our...More

2  Thank 56MadamM
Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We love it when we are able to welcome visitors back for a second visit during their holidays here in Tasmania. We always give our best efforts but it it especially nice when those efforts...More

Reviewed March 22, 2013

We travel from Melbourne to go to this restaurant and it Never disappoints us . Excellent food and atmosphere, the staff are very good in dealing with any request without being over bearing. we would highly recommend and we have too Many of our friends...More

2  Thank Cathy4165
Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review! We aim to please, and though we know we can't make everyone happy, we know that we have provided honest food and a genuine experience every time. thanks again

Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

I dined here on a Saturday evening with my Mum and Sister for my birthday. Mum has been many times, and my sister has been before, also. They rave about it, and I have always wanted to go. The rave reviews were spot on. We...More

4  Thank erandall
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

I have and constantly do hear people rave about this place, so after feeling lackluster the first time I went back again within the month. Perhaps it's that I'm a female or don't "get" this kind of food but it just didn't knock my socks...More

Thank Tassielucy
Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Wethough we strive to provide a great experience to all our customers, we understand that the traditional creole and cajun food we serve is not to everyones taste. many of the dishes we serve are...More

Reviewed March 13, 2013

Finding it difficult to rate, based on food 3/5, more for service. Food was reasonable/okay not very good as such, but I wonder if that is more a reflection of the safe choices we made. Service was good, and I did enjoy the sav blanc...More

1  Thank 2shea
Reviewed March 11, 2013

I chose to take my partner & daughter here for something different, until a month ago I didn't know they existed, I have to say the meal was delicious, none of us have tasted crocodile before, it was good, & no more expensive then having...More

2  Thank Marion A
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Were looking for a restaurant and stumbled on this on Trip Advisor - what a find!!! My husband finally got to try Gumbo - it was a delicious, as of course I sneaked a taste. I had a beautiful chicken dish. The waitress was very...More

2  Thank Lollipop888
Reviewed March 1, 2013

The meal was delicious, well presented and great atmosphere. Loved it, will be back definitely. The outdoor dining area was lovely as the night was humid. The lush trees enveloping the area made the area private and inviting. It was just beautiful.

2  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Seriously-- a Southern American restaurant in Launceston? Could they do the great Creole meal justice? In one word "YES YES YES"! Fabulous service, terrific food (we have the beef brisket and the gumbo for mains, the fire fries for entree and managed to fit in...More

3  Thank melbourneblu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
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: +61 3 6331 0530
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