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Red Smoke Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2726
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a very nice meal consisting of some top shelf tri-tip and some excellent sides. Spent some time talking to the owner and was impressed with his passion to provide an excellent product. I'll definitely be returning.

Thank Blaine C
Exeter, California
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The best little secret eatery delivers every time. We can arrive half hour before closing and be served the same delicious food as early evening. My favorite is the half chicken combo plate. Save room for a cookie. The best feature is that the taste of the food is enhanced by smoke not overwhelmed by it. We visit at least... More 

Thank gunnysmom
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Red Smoke several times. The pulled pork sandwiches and the salads are very good. We frequently get food to go as it's close to a work location for us. The chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies are fantastic and can definitely be shared. Recommended.

Thank ngcda911
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

I have eaten here many times and it is very satisfying to the taste buds. I love their tri tips plate with mash potatoes!

Thank Skip M
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a late lunch and got their version of a chicken Caesar salad. It was very big and very good. I highly recommend it.

Thank Heath H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

Food was good. You order at the counter and then pick it up. Plenty of room to eat in the restaurant. I had the combination platter with three meats. It was $19.99 and comes with a choice of two sides. I chose the coleslaw and the baked beans. They were both good. The Tri Tip was very good and had... More 

Thank John R
Fremont, California
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Average strip mall restaurant. Staff not very knowledgable about what they were serving. Order and pickup from counter. Burger meat not listed or priced as grass fed but staff after asking around finally claimed it was. When asked if they had a smoker, several of the staff had no idea or didn't know what one was. Finally claimed they did... More 

Thank GymAW
Pleasanton, California
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice salads and platters. Sit down or take out. Good side dish selections. Decent portions. My guys love their ribs.

Thank Kathleen W
Pleasanton, California
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have read many reviews of this small Ptown deli/restuarant, and was disappointed. The BBQ tritip sandwich was more well done then medium rare, MR is what I prefer. My business associate suggested I say something, so I went back to the counter. I will admit that I had taken 3-4 bites on the sandwich. The person behind the counter... More 

Thank kemrich1
Cleveland, Ohio
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2014

5 of us went in one evening for dinner because the restaurant next door (Sweet Tomatoes) that we planned to go in was so packed we could not wait that long. This place had many empty tables and just a few customers. This was a concern for us right off that bat. You order at the counter and then sit... More 

Thank Roger K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4501 Hopyard Rd, Ste 3, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: 925-734-0307

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