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The Smoke BBQ

#268 of 3,390 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Merthyr Village Shop 9 85 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3358 1922
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the absolute bomb diggity! We have been back so many times. As a couple, with friends, with family and take away several times each. The original buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce are perfection and the St. Louis Thick Cut Pork Ribs are our favourites. Ample parking and seating. Staff are always amazing and Ben and Jerrys... More 

Thank KylieH3
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a few work mates who decided we needed an end of week treat and wings, corn bread, and Philly subs was the way to go. Our order was made over the phone and when we arrived to collect it was hot and ready. We had wings done 3 different ways , corn bread & Philly steak subs. The... More 

Thank Katy4010
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was top notch which was a nice change. Very attentive and friendly. Decor is a bit ho hum and feels like a cheap bistro in a pub. Food was tasty but nothing outstanding. Good portion sizes. It was quite expensive for what was essentially a good pub style meal.

Thank Rockytribe
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The pulled pork was soaked in juices and not eatable, the owner advised its supposed to be that way. Crispy pork was nice but 4 thin slices for $29 is expensive. The place was a cafe style and was on a TV food show thus why we went. I wouldn't recommend nor go again. A big disappointment and thumbs down.

Thank Jason D
Level Contributor
69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch so no need to book and get a table easily. Had CeeGars for starter - mistake. The flavour and spice was ok but it didn't seem to be crispy pastry and just seemed pretty ordinary. Shared Big Rib Combo with hubby. We were cautious after the starter. It there was no need. This was excellent. We had... More 

Thank Purple31
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My son booked the Saturday evening dinner! The hostess didn't get his name or time correct over the phone nor did she take his mobile number ( if she did they never called) so on our arrival we were told we had no table as we were an hour late!! So 7:30 pm dinner rolled onto 8:15 pm as we... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were on the hunt for great ribs in Brisbane, this place did not disappoint! We had pork and lamb ribs, both were succulent and delicious! To start we also had some hot wings. Highly recommend! Corona Beergharitas are the ultimate man cocktail! Where have they been all my life??

Thank Swisscloud
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Steve and his team do amazing American BBQ. It's authentic flavours, tender meats and a homage to hearty tasty food. Great choice of beers, service is always friendly and portion sizes are generous. Standouts are the beef rib, pulled pork and the slaw. The platters are great value and a good way to try the different styles and flavours. You... More 

Thank oscar2405
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The heading ssys it sl really. Good food, tasty. But it's a café rather than a restaurant. With about as much Ambience as a MacDonalds fsst burger joint. Won't be returning soon.

Thank lolex
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Disappointed. Have wanted to try this place for a while, would't say the meal was bad, but not worth the prices they charge, wouldn't recommend. Also some of the items on the menu weren't available.

Thank Simone J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 94
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merthyr Village Shop 9 85 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3358 1922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?