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Smokey Joe's

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1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06902-3530
+1 203-406-0605
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Stamford, CT
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our group of 15 senior men had very mixed reviews on the food. Some really liked it (burger; chicken BBQ; tacos), while some really did not like it (brisket sandwich, Reuben) and others said "Blah". Servers were pleasant but inattentive and very slow. We will not be back.

Thank mannyab
Newville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped by around 7PM on a Friday night for an enjoyable dinner. Drinks & food was reasonably priced, served efficiently and tasted great!

Thank Kodacolor37
Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is our go-to casual place. The standing menu is varied and we've tried just about everything. The BBQ is enhanced by the selection of a sweet or a spicy sauce. They have daily specials in most menu categories. The bar is well stocked with beers and liquor. Desserts are superb. If you are looking for a low-key, boatyard atmosphere... More 

Thank AMIKayaker
New York City, New York
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The BBQ is just ok. The sides were good. I would recommend the red potato pie and the sweet potatoes fries. The service was efficient and professional. We have had better BBQ elsewhere.

Thank Laurelbeach
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Don't read any of the old reviews. This place is beyond great. Food, service, atmosphere is all there. Delicious ribs, coleslaw, fries. Nice wine selection and full bar. Our waitress was genuine, sweet and gracious. Very clean, glass sparkled. Dim, yes, candles, yes. I loved it (men don't lol). So what. Try it. This place can't replace what some folks... More 

Thank Janis K
Haverhill, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Used to go here before they closed the lower level. I'm not impressed at all with the changes. The food is still very good, but the service was lacking. We waited way too long for our food to arrive. They changed from an old time bbq environment to a sit down restaurant. I'm sure they're enjoying some success at it,... More 

Thank PatrickRobb
Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Went with friends for dinner. I ordered the Ahi tuna burger on a salad. It was supposed to be panko crusted on a bed of lettuce, etc. When it arrived it was a gray blob on top of lettuce. I took one bite and had to spit it out! It tasted like I took a sip out of a green... More 

Thank Maggie P
frank g, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this review

Maggie, we are surprised to hear that you had a less than stellar visit with us because we take great pride in our food and especially our service. We wanted you to know that we took great concern in hearing how you felt and are being proactive in trying to effectively communicate our menu items to our customers. It is... More 

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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Comfortable. Prices are reasonable and portions are just right. Second trip as good as the first. Bartender pleasant. Music good. Nice draft selection. Not huge but right variety.

Thank Ronald D
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This is my favorite place for bbq when my hubby isn't cooking in our own backyard…I've requested it for our anniversary & my birthday for 3 yrs now…It's not a fancy place at all, but if you like good bbq'd food, this is the place for you! We ate there again last nite & hubby's cheeseburger was one of the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Steak & fish were great, properly cooked with generous portions, reasonably priced. Bar populated by locals.

Thank Cliff C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06902-3530
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-406-0605
Smokey Joe's has teamed up with the Boatyard BBQ & Grill to give you fire on the water: BBQ and seafood. Join us for slow smoked meats and New England's freshest catches! Check our out social calendar for live entertainment:

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