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“disappointed !”
Review of Smokey's

Smokey's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Nestled amidst the pines in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Smokey's offers a relaxed, comfortable setting to enjoy fine dining and our premier selection of spirits and wines. Managers Kellie and Jim Zett have used all of their warmth and know-how to create a casually elegant atmosphere with Northwoods ambience. We invite you to sample some of the finest food and drink you'll find and a dining experience you will long remember. Dine in or unwind in our comfortable bar. Whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a gathering of friends and family, Smokey's is the place to go.
Loves Park, IL
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“disappointed !”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Mixed feeling about the experience. A Thursday night in October and it took almost 2 hours for my husband and I to have dinner. The tables are so close that it is hard to have a conversation that your neighbor won't hear. My steak was wonderful but my husbands lamb was very raw, ice cold he said. We would never send anything back to the kitchen so that is no ones fault but ours. We have had dinner several times at Smokey's and have never had a bad meal so I'm sure we will give them another chance.

  • Visited October 2012
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Schofield, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had an excellent dinner at Smokey's this evening. Even though we didn't have reservations, they were gracious and made room for us. The prime rib was delicious! Service was top notch; as were the after dinner drinks and piano entertainment. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience. Well worth the drive from Wausau.

  • Visited September 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

Visited Smokeys on Sunday night. Had pan fried walleye it was excellent,wife had salmon excellent too!! Server was Gloria and she did an outstanding job!
Always enjoy Don Penfield at the piano.
Irish coffee at the bar after was as good as the Buena Vista in Sanfrancisco were it was first served. A great restaurant!!
JNB

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Davenport, Iowa
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best of Best”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful, newer facility still with great supper club feel. Great bar, wonderful staff from the chefs, hostess and waitstaff to the kitchen crew. Always thoughtful, kind and knowledgable. Fantastic, well diverse menu. Steaks are amazing, seafood and fish always delicious and perfect, wonderful combinations of sides. Salads and tapenades/cheeses are a great start. Never disappointed

Visited August 2012
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Carefree, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“See if the servers can explain the menu”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Smokey's has an excellent ambiance, and a great pianist, but some of their servers do not know the menu and cannot explain it. It is overpriced, but the food is usually good. We will go back at some time, but it is a strain on a retired person's budget.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Gary B
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