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3115 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-1919
+1 510-845-3640
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Tried it on a whim. Turned out to be a great pick. Fast. Fresh. Friendly. Juicy. Tasty. Hit the spot. Great $4 burger. We'll be back for more.

Thank joelalpert
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good quick, hot lunch... Better than McDonalds, Jack in the Box, etc.... Service is fast too. It may be hard to find parking, but I've been lucky so far. If you are in a rush at lunch, just call in your order. Yum!

Thank Edna_88
western Oregon
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the classic low-price burger joint, the kind that has almost completely been elbowed out by the big franchises with their boring food. The burger is a thin patty that has been flame grilled (and real flames do fly) on a bun toasted on the grill. I like to pay a little extra and get all of the added... More 

Thank FredTep
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I ordered the burger and was asked if I wanted everything on it, I said yes. What wasn't made apparent to me when I ordered was that this included other stuff which wasn't written on the board. I believe they charged extra for this. I wanted everything that was written on the description of my burger not a load of... More 

Thank r0rschach
Concord, California
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278 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The Smokehouse has been at this location fifty (50!) years or more. Although the owners and cooks have no doubt changed over time, they still continue to serve real char-broiled hamburgers, not cooked on a griddle like most everyone else-- and it shows in the taste. So, if you want an idea of what hamburgers were like before the advent... More 

Thank N_skier
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2015

I've been coming to the Smokehouse since it opened at the corner of Woolsey and Telegraph, right over the Berkeley line, in 1951. There's really no indoor area here, just two seating areas with tables, one glassed-in, and benches in the ordering area. I recommend the double cheeseburger for a smoky-good treat. They seem to have cut down on the... More 

Thank bloozshooz43
Pacific Northwest
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Old-fashioned hamburger/hot dog joint that's been in the neighborhood for ages. Nothing fancy here. I got the hamburger and my husband got the chili cheeseburger, and both were very good. Food is made after the order is placed, so it's not as fast as a McDonalds - but it tastes much better! There are a few tables both inside and... More 

Thank Terri01
Manhattan Beach, California
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508 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Wikipedia defines smokehouse as follows: "A smokehouse is a building where meat or fish is cured with smoke. The finished product might be stored in the building, sometimes for a year or more." I define this Smokehouse as an XLNT vibe with perfectly grilled hot dogs and the double cheese burger is finger licking good; totally enjoy messy burgers! I... More 

Thank Sequoia R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

They ask if you want everything on burger when it is extra and they are very misleading... Use to be one of my favorite places to eat, never again will I spend money there.. Language barrier seemed to be a problem or the rude worker is mental challenged... Go just a couple more blocks towards Berkeley and find a real... More 

1 Thank incubux
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

We did not get what we ordered, rude woman forced us to pay extra, we did NOT order the deluxe, she argued with me to the point of disgust. She barely understood English, she should not be working there. When they refired of my burger they literally took the onions off (NOT ALL) and gave me same burger, talk about... More 

1 Thank Jessica W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 01:30
10:30 - 01:30
10:30 - 01:30
10:30 - 01:30
10:30 - 01:30
10:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3115 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-1919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-3640

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