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Smoky's Club

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3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
+1 608-233-2120
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good25%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“hash browns” (28 reviews)
“steak” (57 reviews)
“pickled beets” (2 reviews)
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3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3515
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Reviewed January 1, 2015

Holding on to their old ways might be starting to hurt Smoky's. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but the atmosphere... it could use a little revamping, I feel like even turning the lights up a bit would do wonders. A good place...More

Thank Max S
Reviewed November 22, 2014

Smokies has continued to keep up the quality of the food and fun factor of the bar area. On this Friday it was comfortably crowded and unlike most places now you could actually sit at bar without being annoyed with people eating full course meals...More

Thank LorenD1
Reviewed November 4, 2014

My daughter was given a gift certificate to Smokys, and I thought; oh yuck. This is an old restaurant who's better days are behind them. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! It was terrific. The French blue dressing was outstanding, and the steak was flavorful, perfectly...More

Thank laurelbrown
Reviewed November 1, 2014

Smoky's has been a fixture on the Madison restaurant scene for decades. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in all those years. It is still your basic supper club built around a bar that serves good steaks. Most of the tables are in the room with the...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed October 21, 2014

I ate here about 20 years ago, place looks basically the same but more worn. Waiter had the personality of a rock. My steak came medium well which is #1 mistake when asking for MR. They said their hash browns were the best but I...More

1  Thank withvalidity
Reviewed October 18, 2014

For Chicago steakhouse prices, we expected more than just average food and an average overall experience. My husband and I dined here for our anniversary; a chain restaurant would have been better. We started with the New England Claim Chowder which was the thinnest NECC...More

Thank koya65
Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've heard this place is an old favorite that once served delicious food consistently. If so, it's gone very far downhill. It was definitely busy, which we took as a positive sign, but none of our party of four enjoyed the meal. The steak was...More

Thank Haleyx
Reviewed September 3, 2014

Smoky's survives on age-old reviews and memories past. The ambiance is still great, but it's a better bar now than a restaurant. Maybe I lived in NYC too long (before moving back here to my hometown), because the steaks in Madison are mediocre at best....More

1  Thank madfarley
Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in Madison, make sure that you check out Smoky's Club. This iconic restaurant offers great steaks. Also enjoy your favorite drink as some of the best bar keeps in Madison are there to make your drinks. The service is great, the food...More

1  Thank Rich B
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Smoky's on a Monday night while heading back to Illinois from visiting Spring Green, WI. We came late, and although it was not busy, our service was excellent and we knew that this place had been around since 1953, so we weren't...More

1  Thank Joan G
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April 6, 2017|
Response from Northern-WI-charle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the tardy response. Regarding Smoky's gluten free options I cannot comment. Thankfully, I do not have to be concerned about gluten free dining. Rest assured, I will keep that in the back of my mind in future... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 608-233-2120
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