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Smokin Joes

7753 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tn. 37882, Townsend, TN 37882-4031
+1 865-448-6881
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (67 reviews)
“corn nuggets” (36 reviews)
“hush puppies” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7753 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tn. 37882, Townsend, TN 37882-4031
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted to eat here. However, after standing in front of staff who all suggested it wasn't their job to seat us and didn't try to find someone to do so for more than 5 minutes (maybe 10), we left. Very strange.

Thank Bobbi H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited 30 minutes to get our food and the restaurant was not even half full. When we asked the waitress to check on it, she never got back with us. Food was OK.

Thank A54B53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband had been on the hunt for good BBQ and we saw the sign for Smokin Joes. So glad we did as this may have been the best BBQ we have ever had. Sauces, beans, hushpuppies, and more are all from scratch and out of...More

Thank jenniferstahl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told this is where the locals we're driving to get BBQ. Wasn't bad but wasn't great. No complaints but didn't give me that, can't wait to come back feeling. My sliced chicken was good was just a touch dry. Think they'd do better if...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good BBQ and related foods. Good service, good size portions. Brisket is good but my favorite is the Big Joe pulled pork.

Thank SomeOleDude
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both ordered the sliced chicken dinners -- mine with the potato salad and my husband's with the baked beans. Neither of us was thrilled with the chicken (a little dried out). I loved the potato salad. The meats are cooked in their own outdoor...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews. At best I would rate an average score. Service was extremely slow. (Estimated wait time was about 40 minutes for our food). Our waiter had no personality and was not friendly. (I would...More

1  Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt very welcomed by a friendly staff even 15 minutes before closing on a Sunday eve. Very good food, friendly service and did not feel rushed

Thank CBNurse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate there in April of 2017. It's a bigger place than it looks from the outside. The bar b que is very good as well as the potato salad. The service was excellent as well. Its a bit noisy but that's...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The barbecue is great, great staff, great atmosphere,all around can't beat it. Call ins are easy and great when you want a night at home.

Thank Jeff G
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Questions & Answers
June 29, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from marsalv | Reviewed this property |
There was not a great beer selection- very limited.
July 8, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
We do always have brisket but we can run out quickly, it is one of our best sellers.
June 22, 2015|
Response from saramiller10 |
Bottled beer is served.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7753 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tn. 37882, Townsend, TN 37882-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-6881
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