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Smokey Joe's Cafe Bar & Grill The Ramada

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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627 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Cairns Region, Australia
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ordered food to the room whilst staying at Ramada, was quick to arrive and did not disappoint. The ribs were awesome and perfect size. My son ordered a steak and loved it too!

Thank Shaz S
Toowoomba, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What the buffet lacks in excitement is made up for by friendly, enthusiastic, service orientated staff. The buffet is what you'd expect from the scrambled/baked eggs through to the pancakes & sliced fruit. There is nothing to complain about & nothing to rave about. It's quite simply a $20 cooked & fresh buffet (including instant coffee, although espressos are available)... More 

Thank Nietslim
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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138 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my wife as we were staying in the hotel The food is very average - more what you would cook at home if you were in a rush Give it a miss and go over to the marina

Thank JayWestYorks
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was staying at the hotel and wanted a quick and convenient meal so chose to eat here. From the service to the drinks to the food everything was superb. Would definitely recommend

Thank Michelle M
Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On the First of November my husband and I shared an amazing evening here. The food was really tasty, desert was to die for. The service was excellent and so friendly and cheerful made the evening splendid. We really enjoyed the evening and the coffee to go was really good and tasted great and definitely will be returning with my... More 

Thank lynnebr0
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Whilst recently staying at the Ramada Hervey Bay we ordered the Fish, chips and salad meal from Smokey Joe's. It cost us $15 a meal. We had takeaway so I walked down and picked it up to bring back to the room. Honestly, this would have been close to being the best fish and chips we have both eaten, for... More 

Thank Michael F
Newcastle, Australia
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325 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wife and I walked in off the street without a booking Expecting a joint that was funky and not aligned with our demographic (58-69) What a diverse group of customers ( people watching eye catching! ) Ordered breads ...dry and bland Our waitress, SUE..was a trooper with personality...got the job done and unfazed We had a nice bottle os Moscato... More 

Thank philandgwenh
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

You wouldnt think it would be good. old style but the foid was plentiful and very nice. A good pkace for a nice filling meal

Thank wardy4160
Hervey Bay, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We have been there several times for breakfast and dinner. Service is excellent with all the staff being awesome and so helpful. Buffet breakfast is great value with fresh food. Our favourite place to dine. If you pre pay for breakfast it is $15 instead of $20. As we are locals we have never stayed there but have heard there... More 

Thank Tammy L
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were staying at the Ramada and decided to have dinner at Smokey Joes. The service was great and the food was delicious. My partner said the steak was cooked perfectly. Entree was small but delicious, we had the trio of prawns and scallops. My garlic prawns for mains was very good but could have had a little bit more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
Ramada Hervey Bay Hotel & Resort

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