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Smokey Joe's

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Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0530
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 7 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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23 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 6 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
Yeppoon, Australia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It has been a long time between Cajun restaurants for us, so we were looking forward to dinner given the reviews. We started off with chicken popcorn and Boudin balls - both very moreish, followed by the BBQ beef brisket and Boston butt (pork), both very tender and flavoursome; and finished off with spicy peach cobbler (just out of the... More 

Thank Tashmon
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 6 including one vegetarian and we were delighted. Had read some good and not so good reviews and were unsure how the night would turn out. Honestly we didn't need to worry. After finding it (its a sweet little house behind garden) we were greeted and looked after very well. Our waitress Jess was very helpful and attentive.... More 

Thank Jode01

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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?