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Smoky's Club

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3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
(608) 233-2120
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Portage, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Classic Supper Club feel with an extensive martini menu. Our drinks were very good. Steak was okay but for the same dollars you can get a better steak and a much finer dining experience elsewhere.

1 Thank Rich D
El Cajon, United States
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

On a recommendation from a colleague we visited here for dinner. Actually her recommendation didn't say anything about the quality of the food, but she did mention that Smoky's Club was, "a venerable old establishment in Madison". With that in mind my wife and I decided to give it try. Unfortunately we were not the least bit impressed. My wife's... More 

1 Thank William C
Madison, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

It has been years since we've been to Smoky's. At one time they could claim the best steak in Madison, but there is more competition now. The restaurant is still owned by the same family. We found ample parking behind the restaurant. We had a reservation, but it wasn't too crowded. Previously the decor was distinctive for its eclectic look--Christmas... More 

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Madison, WI
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I was reluctant to go back to Smoky's after nearly a decade, and it was worse than I expected. You're greeted at the door by a broken, backless bench and that pretty well sets the stage for what's to come. We were led through the dark dingy interior to the far back table of a distant back room decorated like... More 

1 Thank PrairiePaddler
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. Had the ribeye, salad, hash browns and ice cream sundae. Very interesting decor. Good service. Steak was tender although seemed to be a bit under flavored but that's better than being over seasoned. That said it was a good experience.

Thank Jeff M
Rutland, Vermont
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My son and I both ordered the strip steak - it was delicious, huge and cooked perfectly. The salads and bread basket were both tastey as well. Nice assortment of breads in the basket. Broccoli that came with my dinner was cooked well, firm, not raw. My son's hasbrowns were great. The building could use a little updating but the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I do not know where to start: Our waiter was totally awesome and dedicated to every detail. We started out with a couple of splits of Champagne, a Beefeater Dirty Martini, a craft beer and a white wine. We were not rushed and enjoyed the veggies that were on the table. We were then served an assortment of warm bread... More 

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somers. wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four are here while moving our daughter into her new apartment. Starving, we were lucky to get a 7:30 reservation. Waiter was very nice and efficient and the Old Fashioneds perfect. Steaks are simple and unadorned letting the flavor if the meat shine. We had a T Bone, large Filets and Top Sirloin among us and all... More 

1 Thank grinisa
Madison, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I had high expectations heading into dinner at Smoky's. Born and raised in Wisconsin there is nothing I appreciate more than a good supper club atmosphere that also serves good steak and fish. And Smoky's is supposedly the best in town. However, I was less than impressed. The good were the drinks (thanks Martini Bob) and the service (our server... More 

1 Thank MissSarahJ
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Smoky's is old school in the tradition of mid western supper clubs. It has been in Madison for more than 30 yrs. You will get a great steak, hash browns that are to die for and excellent service. The bartender, Bob, makes great martini's. The waitresses tend to be older women. They are excellent at their job. They have expanded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 233-2120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?