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Smokey Joe's

Certificate of Excellence
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Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0530
18:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In an era of formula creole and southern US restaurants, this place is a rare gem. Tucked away in a quiet street in a converted house, you'd think you'd see Frank Underwood eating ribs in a corner (if you don't know who Frank Underwood is then don't read this review). Staff are friendly, but not fake,and efficient. Portion servings are... More 

Thank CactusPicante
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. When u first pulled up, I thought, "is this a restaurant??". Then I ate there for the first time, and WOW!!! The Baudin balls, to die for, the smokiness, the flavour and the service. I found myself eager to get back to Tasmania just to go eat here!! Highly rated. Food fantastic, prices fantastic.. Creole/Cajun now on top of... More 

Thank Robciv
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were excited to try creole food when we found SJ's on google maps. There was a long wait. We asked how large the portions are and the lady gestured and we thought...ahhhh. When the food arrived some 35-40minutes later...they tasted just alright and the portions were ordinary. It was ok, not great as expected.

Thank MariaWilkinson66
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We found ourselves at Smokey Joes on a weekday evening. I was excited about the prospect of something a little different. Creole food is something I miss from our time in the US. When we ordered we were told that dishes couldn't be changed so removing the baked vegetables from the kids dishes and replacing them with chips would be... More 

Thank KidBucketList
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had a group of ten for dinner The food and service were excellent Only suggestion would be to have a broader wine list Definitely going again

Thank Ian C
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had dinner(11 of us boys), and had sharing plates of all sorts of things. Chicken wings, Burnt Tips, Ribs, Flank Steak. Beautiful Food. Good smokey flavours. A great Night. Wine list is average to disappointing. Very little good Tasmanian Wine Beer is Good

Thank John S
Alice Springs, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We ate & left early but nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent & there was plenty of it. A great atmosphere - relaxed, comfortable. A nice selection on the menu - not too big. Highlight of the trip to Launceston

Thank lost19
Launceston, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband the kids and I went there for dinner last night. The waiter was very helpful and friendly, prompt service, food didn't take too long to come out. The entrees of fried mushroom was divinely crunchy when you bit into, with a soft mushroomy centre, chilli cheese fries had a love.y chi.i con carne sauce, poured over crispy, salty... More 

Thank Suzanne G
Launceston, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Awesome meal and fantastic service. Love the food and Joe is exceptional when it comes to looking after regulars. Didnt have anyone at the table disappointed or at a loss for choice. Great meal and superb experience. Thank you

Thank Jenni L
Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I went to smokey joes after one of friends raved about the place and I wasn't disappointed. From the service to the great chilly sauce it was a wonderful experience. Definitely recommend the wings and gumbo!! You feel well looked after!! Will definitely come back.

Thank Daham S

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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
US$9 - US$26
American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?