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Smokey Joe's

Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0530
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“bananas foster” (12 reviews)
“boudin balls” (7 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I walked in on a Wednesday night and there were two people in the restaurant and I was wondering if I was in the right place. I ordered the beef brisket and some sides and a glass of wine. The meal turned up in 10...More

1  Thank bellmeister
Reviewed 24 September 2017

After looking forward to a night at Smokey Joes I have to say that I was disappointed The ribs were tough and reasonably tasteless. The single slice of tomato and single lettuce leaf did nothing to change my opinion. Service was Ok but nothing startling....More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were a table of twelve and all enjoyed our meals. Loved the cozy, warm atmosphere - perfect for a cold winters night. Staff were very friendly - We were actually dining at Smokey Joes the same night as Mysricmik (reviewer below who rated experience...More

Thank Peta H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The restaurant had warm southern vibes which was very nice on a cool winters night in Launceston. The food was tasty and the service was good. Irecommend the beef brisket, it was very tasty!

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner here easy entrance as I use a cane welcomed the bench seating loved my entree of boulin balls ribs where tasty husband had gumbo wasn't to his taste Ordered a drink but they didn't have any ordered crocodile tails entree but where out hubby...More

Thank vicki a
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The entire menu is different from others. Creole style. Very hot and spicy. Was a bit difficult even for us Asians who are used to such dishes. Try the Boston Butt, garlic bread and Fiery Chips. The restaurant manager is fantastic

Thank darrelj
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Great great dinner! Brisket was amazing. Desserts are great. Totally worth a visit. Best BBQ sauce too!! A nice place!

Thank AlwaysHungree
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

A small group of 3 foodie enthusiasts dining at Smokey Joe's for the first time, we were excited and keen to try out this style of cuisine. Unfortunately our hopes and taste buds were left with a foul taste in our mouths after the incredibly...More

12  Thank Mysticmik
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Went in with an open mind and was very pleasantly surprised. Great food and variety with fantastic atmosphere. Service was really good with extra attention paid as we were with a baby. Melt in your mouth meat and great sides made for a really enjoyable...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Enjoyable meal - smokey meats - whilst great meal not overly generous in meal size for the price but did enjoy.

Thank Robert L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 0530
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