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Smokey Joe's

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Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0530
18:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I really wish the rating system had a 'good' between the 'average' and 'very good'. Service was friendly and attentive. Possibly a little too attentive for a while but once it got busier it dropped off. To be fair, I probably prefer a little too attentive than thinking there was no service at all or that the service was crap.... More 

3 Thank 2shea
Launceston, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Out for a meal with the girls and we wanted to try something different. Non of us had tried Creol food before and we were all happy with the outcome. I've now been a few times and I love the Gumbo.....and the chilli fries! Alcohol is BYO (there's a pub across the road) service is fine.

3 Thank Kyofuu
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

I lived in the southern states of the US for a year, including time in New Orleans(Nawlins). The real Creol food I ate there was very different to this. Quesadillas should have more than a tiny spattering of cheese and a bit of mushroom. What we received was basically two pieces of toasted fajita wraps with nothing in between. The... More 

3 Thank woodsla
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed authentic, genuine and homemade creole at Smokey Joe's. Great to have homemade sauces, though we would be happy with hotter still. If you want pedestrian creole - DONT go there. If you want food that has been thought about in the making - go to Smokey Joe's.

4 Thank carobell631
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I can't say enough about this place. I LOVE Smokey Joe's, so much so that I went twice in August! The dry rub ribs are the best!

2 Thank Katie-Lou-Lou1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Wanting a good night out with friends I asked around and heard about Smokey Joes. I am so glad I did. I got the dry rub ribs and I have never seen such a well prepared rack. Seasoned expertly and moist, you couldn't ask for more, but I did. Onion rings, lets talk onion rings. Not only weren't they a... More 

4 Thank Hittingman
Launceston, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

This place was terrible. Food was disgusting and when i complaining about the meal was told by the owner "oh well this is how it is". Very poor was offered no replacement meal or discount. Service was bad couldnt even eat my food it was so badly cooked and i'm not a fussy eatter at all. people please save your... More 

4 Thank emma t
Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

It's odd that you mention that you complained to me about your meal and service since no one had any complaints at all on the time of your visit. That combined with the total lack of detail about your visit lead me to suspect that there is another agenda at work here. TripAdvisor post all "reviews" whether credible or not,... More 

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86 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

We are locals who have not dined here for a while and it has a hit or miss kind of reputation! My husband was really in the mood for Ribs but their specials board was amazing! We had a serve of onion rings to start - we proper onion rings, hot and full of flavour. I had a duck Fajita... More 

3 Thank Bel75
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

Marlene and I just returned to Tassie following a visit to New Orleans, which we loved so we just had to revisit this little favourite Cajun restaurant. It was too good an opportunity to compare our local version with the real thing. Being chilli lovers we have enjoyed this little hidden gem several times in the past but with our... More 

3 Thank Peter L
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We recently traveled (4 Hour round trip) to Launceston in a small group to celebrate a friend's birthday and all of us agree that it was well worth the trip! Apart from not having our first choice of wine, everything was faultless. I couldn't decide which starter to have, so a friend and I shared three between us - favourite... More 

2 Thank Valindra D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?