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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the lovely gentleman softly playing tunes on the piano to every staff, Smokey's is the consummate dining experience! The menu is varied and everything ordered was delicious, particularly the blackened scallops, prepared to perfection. A special shout out to our wait staff, Barb, who...was attentive without being obtrusive. Smokey's is a winner! P.S. The desserts looked tantalizing, but who had room? P.P.S. A lovely tray of spreads and assorted crackers and toast accompanies each meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Smokey's and it was fantastic! Our server Lori provided a great experience and great service. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back soon. Thanks Smokey's for a great dining experience!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

Asked for bread and said would pay extra but we’re denied since we were sitting at bar. I was surprised since times are tight and money is available. The bar menu Is not as good as the floor menu wish we could’ve gotten better service.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

This is one of the best dining experiences anyone can enjoy in the northwoods. What took us so long to dine at Smokey's, we do not know. But we finally went last night and it was beyond fabulous! There were 3 of us dining and...all of our meals were excellent. The server, Barb, did a fabulous job discussing the menu and specials of the day. And the building, inside and out, was immaculate. Clearly attentioin to detail, with every aspect of this business, is a top priority with the owners. We highly recommend this restaurant for fine dining.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

I can sit here and absolutely say I just had one of the very best meals of my life here last night! Every single thing was unforgettable! I ordered well done filet mignon - which was cooked perfectly and still moist. I asked for bleu...cheese and herb butter topping - which knocked it out of the park… highly recommend! My side salad was wonderful w/ garlic dressing. Side veggies were fantastic and best baked potato I’ve had in years. Happy they offer unsweetened iced tea. Comfortable seating in lovely setting. Our server, Barb, was so informative, pleasant and attentive! Truly was the perfect experience start to finish. My new favorite place!!!!! Note: my new favorite place in the country, not just up here where I happen to live!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2021 via mobile

Hostess Bartender Waitresses Chef nothing but Professionalism. Food absolutely delicious. Great Food and Service.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

Amazing 75th birthday dinner at a fabulous supper club. From our crafted cocktail at the bar, to our very knowledgeable and efficient server, Becky, to “the best” clam chowder, to two delicious entrees (steak and lamb chops) perfectly cooked and plated, to a tasty birthday...dessert, it was the perfect outing for a milestone birthday. Smokey’s is a model for how to present a supper club with its calming atmosphere and friendly staff. We also enjoyed the piano music while dining. Thanks, Smokey’s for an amazing evening.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

Even though it was raining outside, the atmosphere inside was warm and inviting. My wife and I were seated right on time, and had wonderful meals. My wife had a spirit of adventure and tried the venison fillets; they were done perfectly, tender, and with...a sauce that made one want to raid the kitchen and get the chef to revel his recipe. I tumbled to the special prime rib, which being the smallest cut I had to bring some of it home with me. Fork tender and done to perfection. My wife had a Schaum Torte for dessert and I had a small glass of Irish Crème.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

As soon as we walked in the door they made us feel welcome. We didn't realize that reservations were needed, but the gentleman that greeted us found a table for us. The waitress was cheerful and very helpful. She made you feel like you were...her only customer. The food was delicious and plenty of it. I would highly recommend Smokey's to anyone.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review, Carla! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed August 12, 2021

It's a tough ticket to get a reservation at Smokey's so make sure you call at least a week or two in advance! I thought I had made a reservation but it was clear I didn't once we arrived and spoke with the manager, Jim....We worked through all the reservation scenarios and he was so professional and kind. He quickly made it work and found room for our table of four on a busy night. So thank you, Jim and the Smokey's team for your excellent customer service! This includes the bartenders who are always friendly and our fantastic waitress who was perfect in every regard!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

Reviewed July 29, 2021

Wonderful, personalized service. I've tried most of the appetizers and they are all excellent. Highly recommend Smokey's!

Date of visit: July 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review!

Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Pretentious. Over priced. Server forgot my app, but after having the mediocre rack of lamb, it probably worked out for the best. Why pay for one more uninspired dish? Won’t be back. Oh, and unless you’re one of the only eight restaurants in the U.S....licensed to sell genuine Kobe beef, you might want to rename your burger. And who in their right mind would make a burger out of Kobe beef anyway.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience was not of the quality you expected as we always strive to provide exceptional service and great food. We would love an opportunity to make it up to you. Please call Smokey’s at (715) 543-2220...More

Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

Excellent staff Excellent food Excellent atmosphere! Proactivity at its finest. Thanks for a great evening. Tom & Heidi

Date of visit: June 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2021

Thank you for the "excellent" review! We can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed June 16, 2021 via mobile

We come up to Minocqua usually 4 times a year. We always stay at The Pointe Hotel and Suites in Minocqua and we always eat at least once at Smokey’s. Neither The Pointe nor Smokey’s have ever let us down, and this trip was no...exception. We arrived 2 minutes after our reservation and were seated immediately. The table was already set up with waters and an appetizer tray. Our server, Becky, visited us quickly and took our drink orders. The salads were quite good as was the appetizer tray. The dinners were simply excellent; a halibut with a caper cream sauce was pronounced as “perfect” while my veal bone-in chop garnished with roasted tomatoes and onions was properly prepared and very tasty. The pineapple on the appetizer tray was the best I have ever had — ripe, juicy and sweet — so I asked it they could make me a pineapple Sunday. Becky said “Certainly”. Very creamy vanilla ice cream with pineapple pieces and chocolate sauce. It was wonderful! We will continue to come to Smokey’s on each of our visits. You should come to Smokey’s as well!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2021

Thank you for sharing details of your wonderful experience! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed June 11, 2021

Atmosphere is relaxing, welcoming, and clean. Service was friendly and attentive. The Food however was disappointing. Tried their steak and kobe burger along with their shrimp pasta. Their beef quality is not what it used to be. It was tough with lots of junk and...gristle, (kobe should be flawless), the bun was hard, potato sides poorly baked and their drinks uninspiring. I hate to say it but we've had better beef at York Steakhouse even. The shrimp pasta was ok but not exceptional. Honestly expected much better quality since my first 2 visits were very good. Hope it was just an off day and not their usual quality these days. If that had been my first visit with them, I'd never go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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LodgeMW A, Marketing at Smokey's, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're sorry your food experience was not of the quality you expected. We always strive to provide excellent service and great food. We hope you visit us again, so that we may demonstrate the true quality of our...More

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Yes. I believe the food and your experience at Smokey's will exceed the expectations of 99% of reviewers, if that helps.
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Not sure. Usually wood fired grills are exposed, but not here. I feel it is more traditional cooking. But very good.
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Menu DID have prices! I see them every time I've gone. It looks like this: 22 NOT like $22.00
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Smokey's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5