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“Boring place”
Review of Smokey Joe's - CLOSED

Smokey Joe's
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Didn't really like much about the place. We stopped by for lunch and I found the menu unappealing. Service was super slow and mediocre. The next day, we decided to give it another go with breakfast and it was bad. Awful coffee, no changes to the menu could be made to accommodate special requests, service slow (again).

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Lorin J, Marketing Coordinator at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Smokey Joe’s Grill. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the service or menu, and we will address the service issue with all of our staff. Our menu offers a diverse variety of menu items to satisfy all of our guests. While we strive to accommodate all of our guests in any way possible, some special requests cannot be made at the restaurants. Thank you again for the comments.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

not clean, but the service was good. The wait staff was very friendly but the place need a touch up a bit. The food was delievered in a ample amount of time.

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Lorin J, Marketing Coordinator at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you for your comments about Smokey Joe’s Grill. We are happy to hear both the service and food were satisfactory, but we are sorry that all of your expectations were not met. We are going to address the cleanliness issues with our staff to make sure our guests have the best dining experience possible.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We visited on a Monday evening, which happened to be there all day "Happy Hour". Not very crowded, well lit, decent food but, absolutely "Sluggish" service with scattered attention to detail. If you're in Chesapeake Beach Md. Smokey Joe's is an option. We would go back but, it doesn't jump out as a must return. They do have "Bingo" machines, Keno, Maryland Lottery etc... so while you're waiting for you lukewarm food, you'll have a distraction.

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Lorin J, Marketing Coordinator at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

We are sorry to hear that our service at Smokey Joe’s Grill did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your comments and are going to address the service issues with our staff to better serve our guests. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and we hope you will join us again soon so we can exceed your expectations.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I had seen the reviews before we went, but we were in a hurry and it was close to the hotel. When we got there, there was no hostess and we were the second family waiting around. Finally, someone came and took our names, and we had to wait an addition 15 min. When they got us to a table, we had to wait as they were out of silverware! When the food finally came, it was bland. I got their special French Dip, and it was ample, but tasteless and tough. The host was bringing other people back to tables that had not been bussed yet. They had plenty of staff, but they seemed very disorganized and nobody was in charge. My wife got a fish sandwich that had an off smell - reminded me of freezer burn. The coleslaw was the best thing, and it was limp.

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Lorin J, Marketing Coordinator at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Smokey Joe’s Grill. We are very disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the service or the food when you visited. Your experience is concerning to us and if you could provide us with the date and time you visited; it would better help us to address these issues with the manager, hostess and kitchen staff. We strive to have both great customer service and food so that our guests have the best dining experience possible. Thank you again for your review.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Nice dockside location. Glenda, our server, was pleasant an accommodating. The ribs were tasty. The pulled pork was a bit bland. Played some slots and the house won LOL

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